Monthly Archives: April 2016

Apr
08

Team Spotlight: My First Two Months at RGM

Jade

My first two months at RGM have definitely been an eye opener for me; showing me what a sales job is really like, but from the other side… proactively making contact with national brands.

I went from an inbound call centre selling insurance, to phoning big-name brands to help promote themselves through the competitions, promotions and offers that we organise. Joining the RGM team was such a great decision. Like every new role, I came across a couple of bumps in the road at the beginning as there is so much to learn and absorb but who doesn’t find a new job challenging to begin with? With two months now completed, I can safely say it has been everything and more than I expected; it’s a lovely relaxed but professional working environment and the team are great! We are a team of 10 including the sales, production and digital teams. I love being part of a small team as everyone helps everyone; we can all share ideas and you get the support that you need.

RGM is a great place to work; it’s target-driven which to some people might be daunting, but when you have a great commission structure to earn, it is definitely rewarding and makes you determined to want to hit your target each month.

As a Sales Account Manager, I am responsible for building up my own fresh client base, making the first point of contact to a new brand in order to introduce RGM, and start educating that brand on what we can do for them. The feeling of making your first sale is great, and it’s then such a drive to want to make more. One of the most important things in this role is to have a positive attitude at all times. Inevitability, there will be some days, weeks or even months were you might not necessarily make a sale or hit your target, but you have to be able to pick yourself back up and start fresh. Every no is one step closer to a yes.

I hope to progress my job role within RGM and eventually become a Senior Account Manager. I know that with my positivity and drive for making sales, I will get there. I feel positive and comfortable within the job I am in and I really do see a big future for myself within RGM.

Interested in joining our team? We’re always on the look out for talented people. Email us: hello@rebeccagarrettmedia.com

Written by Jade Hawkings – Junior Account Manager


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Apr
04

Team Spotlight: Production Success

RGM is a modern, exciting & creative media company that specialises in the setting and running of competitions/promotions & offers for a wide array of brands from fashion to household must haves, collecting valuable quality data to help brands promote their products.

My role in the above is as Head of Production. This position is a unique rarity as in most media company’s production is done externally or by the brand themselves. By offering this service to our brands we feel this gives them the reassurance that the worry and time consuming aspect is taken off their shoulders and on to mine, so all they have to do is send in their individual copy & imagery and I do all the rest. I set and proof all copy and imagery and make the competitions etc look aesthetically pleasing to ensure maximum impact to the consumers, to make sure they are fully engaged and enjoy the process.

Once the competitions end I check all the data collected to ensure there are no errors and collate what can be sent out to the brands to use for future marketing of their products, so this would be the entrants that agreed to hear more from the participating brands. I also send the closing information i.e. entry figure, data collected figure, click throughs etc to the brands and present these details in a round up presentation. One other delightful aspect of my job is to ring the lucky winner that is selected at the end of every promotion, it is so gratifying that I can bring that my joy to all these wonderful people.

My role isn’t always fun and games though, there is a serious side to the creativity regarding admin and legal forms but this to me is just another process within a fantastic position I have the pleasure of doing every day.

5 Top Tips to a successful Production role

  • Excellent communication skills to be able to use between yourself and the brand and your team
  • Always be organised and keep on top of your processes
  • A spark for creativity to design new and vibrant imagery and competition pages
  • Excellent grammar skills to be able to proof read all incoming copy from brands and titles
  • An eye for detail

For more information on Rebecca Garrett Media, and the work we undertake, please do check out our website: http://www.rebeccagarrettmedia.com/

Interested in joining our team? We’re always on the look out for talented people. Email me: liz@rebeccagarrettmedia.com

Written by Liz Challice – Head of Production