New b2b marketing beginnings at BDB

by Anna Grumm /

Finishing university can be scary. Years of revising for exams and writing assignments come to an end, and suddenly lots of changes take place. To top it all, you have to decide which career path is for you and start the job hunt.

In my opinion, being excited about a role description on paper means little. Meeting your potential employer, and setting foot in the work place, can make or break your previously formed decision. From the moment I met the BDB team during my interview, I knew this was the place to be. I was nervous at first, but the feeling quickly transitioned into excitement and joy, due to the welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Not only did I start my first real job with BDB, I also moved from Birmingham to Manchester. Alongside the friendly faces, the opportunities that BDB offers in terms of self-development and career progression convinced me to make this major decision. The b2b marketing consultancy sincerely takes interest in each employee, rewards them for all their hard work and helps them succeed.

My first week went by so fast. It was a colourful mix of comprehensive introductions, project meetings and coffee/lunch dates, making me forget that I’d just moved to a new city. I got the chance to meet every team member professionally, as well as personally. I have also been introduced to exciting projects, which I will be working on over the next few weeks. There is also a great support structure in place – I’m encouraged to communicate with my mentor and my line manager at any time, for all the questions going through my head as a newbie.

Starting fresh out of university as an account executive, I always feared being seen as “starting from the bottom rung” and get given boring tasks that mainly involve making tea and coffee. After all, I had already gained a substantial amount of industry experience in B2B marketing through varied internships and side projects. Not at BDB. I immediately took responsibility of significant tasks, such as writing press releases, handling suppliers and liaising with editors. I even supported a client acquisition project with my German language skills. It felt great to be given this kind of trust and responsibility from the very beginning.

BDB has exciting times ahead, being recently listed 5th in the Prolific North top PR agencies of 2017, with no limits in sight. I’m proud to say that I’m now part of such a successful and ambitious team. I’m looking forward to learning from the intensive industry knowledge and skillset that is brought together by everyone at BDB.

We’re always on the lookout for skilled and talented people at BDB. If you’re interested in starting a career with the UK’s 2nd fastest growing marcomms agency, email ideasthatconnect@bdb.co.uk

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