Digital Marketing Coordinator, Tampa, FL - September 5, 2014
Thompson Cigar Co. is a privately owned company and the oldest mail order cigar company in the United States. In my year and a half of working there, I have learned a lot about the different types of marketing channels, such as email, affiliate management, and cost-per-acquisition programs.
My typical workday includes reporting sales results on the three channels mentioned above, approving and recruiting top-tier affiliates into Thompson Cigar's publisher network, setting up the email asset submission forms for Thompson's email provider, and proofing all daily emails to ensure text and offer accuracy.
The company culture is a team oriented environment. My coworkers are enjoyable and easy to work with and follow the team structure to accomplish tasks. The manager of my team is extremely competent and informed on what her team is working on and how each of her channels must be run. I have learned the most from during my time at Thompson Cigar.
I would say that two of the downsides of this company are, low compensation and benefits, and the physical workplace environment is not pleasant for workers. The office is a dark, closed off space with few windows and an inconsistent air conditioner. It makes for a difficult place to concentrate in.
Overall, my position at Thompson Cigar has been a good first post-college job. I have learned a lot and expanded my skill-set quite a bit.