Having studied a ‘Media Studies’ diploma at college, I jumped at the chance to work with Mzuri for two weeks to help them during a busy period. Although I did not follow down that path for a career, I will always have a passion and appreciation for design, photography and marketing so couldn’t wait to work in an agency for a couple of weeks, on secondment from my role at Oak Lodge Dental Practice.
Like Oak Lodge, Mzuri is a small, close knit team and as soon as you walk in you get a sense that every person has a strong role to play and I have mostly enjoyed seeing them do ‘their thing’ while I supported them along the way. Whether it was catching Phil, Bob and Dean play around with different creative briefs (and some testing deadlines!), listening to Katherine on complex work calls bringing projects together or Lisa copywriting and admiring how natural writing is to her, it was great to see Mzuri’s work first hand.
My main role was to support the whole team by carrying out various marketing administrative tasks, researching, organising, maintaining the company database, managing stock and liaising with clients over the phone. There were lots of client meetings too, so my tea and coffee making skills got fully tested!
I have really had an insight into working in this industry and have had so much fun working in such a buzzing office, filled with creativity, inspiration and such talented individuals. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone and helping out more in the future.
A big thank you to Vicky and Katherine for my training!
Thanks for helping out Hesta, you were a brilliant addition to the team – it was hard to let you go!!