Pros: free lunch and free tickets to concerts sometimes
Cons: so many people in one office
My job entails giving creative direction and copy for our art on our mail pieces, and segment the data based on qualifications for each individual event or promotion.
A typical day starts off with answering emails and prioritizing my day. I like to get the art started for a job first due to the amount of time that can take with our studio. Once that has been entered, I create a matrix to work from using specified criteria given, build the offer, and segment the data. I send the output to my superiors for approval that the data was pulled correctly. Once I have that, I send the data to the vendor for them to review the data and start working on that until the art is received. Once I receive an art proof from the studio, I review it and make necessary changes. My superiors and property marketing also review it and inform of their changes. After art has been approved, we send this to the vendor so they can start production. The vendor will send us proofs with the guests information and offer from the data they have received, and we proof that as well to ensure there are not any errors. When everything is approved, the vendors ship out the mailers for delivery.
I have learned a lot from this company in six years. I learned the importance of how one bad experience can affect the perception of a business as a whole. I have learned how to communicate effectively with all counterparts to achieve one goal efficiently and accurately. Also, I have learned how to display professionalism in the work place. There are so many different things that each position has taught me, but the most – more... important thing I have learned is how much I enjoy being a leader and helping people learn.
I get along great with the management and my co-wrokers. We like to keep the mood light so that work is a little more enjoyable. Management can play favorites sometimes, but they are for the most part very nice.
The hardest part of this job is dealing with errors once they have been discovered in a professional and calm manner. This is pretty easy for me, but I do become disappointed in myself when I find I have made an error.
Last, the most enjoyable part of this job was learning so many new systems. I love to learn new things and overcome challenges. Staying current with technology is important since technology is constantly changing every day. Also, management is very flexible and understanding when it comes to appointments or illness. – less