Archive for June, 2015

Join us in welcoming back, Jennifer Rogers-Givens.

June 30, 2015

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Welcome back to Matlock, Jennifer! Jennifer Rogers-Givens is the latest addition to the Matlock team and she will serve as the Account Director on our Publix business. Jennifer previously worked at Matlock from 2008-2010 as an Account Supervisor on our Publix account. In addition to her previous experience here, Jennifer brings over 10 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations to her new role. We asked Jennifer a few questions to get to know her better and here is what she had to say:

  1. Where are you originally from? I am originally from Washington, DC.
  2. If you could live on any planet which one would you pick? Earth, I don’t know if I would survive on another planet.
  3. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an Architect
  4. What’s the #1 played song on your iPod or music player of choice? Water, By Lauryn Hill
  5. What is your favorite time (season) of the year and why? Summer – It is my birthday season and I love when it is warm and you can sit by the pool with a cold beverage and a good book.
  6. What is your favorite book? The Giver, Lois Lowery
  7. What’s your favorite quote? “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
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Welcome Julian

June 16, 2015

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Join us in welcoming our newest addition, Julian Moses! Julian is our Off Tha Record Intern. We asked him a few questions about himself and here’s what he had to say:

1.      Where do you attend college?

I am a sophomore at Lewis University, which is just outside of Chicago.

 2.      If you could have any super power what would it be?

I would want to have the ability to have the answers to any question.

 3.      What is your major, why did you choose it?

I am a Computer Science Major. I chose this major because I find it extremely interesting and I am fascinated with how the language of computing works.

 4.      What’s one fun fact about yourself?

My Volleyball team made it to the NCAA championship match this past season.

 5.    What’s your favorite book and quote?

My favorite books are The Harry Potter series. My favorite quote is “Of course it is happening inside your head…but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

How-to Guide to Finding Your First Job After College

June 10, 2015

by: Jennifer Bowers

Finding a job after college is more difficult than most students realize. The job market is better than it was a couple a years ago, but finding a job in any field, especially in advertising, public relations and marketing is hard. I’m extremely fortunate to have found a job at a great Atlanta-based agency and work in an environment that’s creative and fun. Now that I’m one-year out of college, I wanted to share a few tips on how I landed my first advertising job.

Search, Search & Search

You must be creative and think outside the box when searching for jobs in advertising, public relations or marketing. My most successful leads came from searching on companies’ websites and asking my parent’s friends. You have to take the initiative and search for your dream job, because nothing in this world will be handed to you.

Don’t Pass Up An Opportunity

You must keep an open mind and jump at any opportunity that comes your way. Right after graduation, I accepted a summer internship and continued searching for new jobs. The summer internship presented several opportunities for me to add more content such as press releases, newsletters and social media content to my portfolio. Remember every opportunity is chance for you to sharpen your skills and connect with new people in our field.

Don’t be Afraid of the Word “No”

Searching for a job in our field is challenging and you have to keep a positive attitude throughout. Be prepared to hear the word “no” and not receive the first job offer. This process takes time and you need to be ready to put in the long hours, if you want to receive a job that’s worth taking in the end.

Hopefully, my experiences and tips can help you navigate through your job search journey. The road to a career in advertising, public relations and marketing is bumpy and hard, but if you keep going and dedicate yourself you will find an amazing organization to join. It probably won’t be as good as my agency, but we all can’t have amazing jobs.

Good Luck!

Join us in Welcoming our newest addition, Mariah Jester!

June 10, 2015

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Join us in welcoming our newest addition, Mariah Jester! Mariah is our new Account Planning Intern.  We asked her a few questions about herself and here’s what she had to say:

Where did you attend college?

I attended the University of West Georgia and I graduated on April 25, 2015.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

If I could have any superpower I would like to possess the power to heal.

What was your major, why did you choose it?My major was Marketing. I chose Marketing because there’s such a wide range of positions available from Management to Consulting, small business or large corporations, there will always be a need for Marketing professionals.

What’s one fun fact about yourself?

I’m the adventurous type of girl.

What’s your favorite book and quote?

My favorite book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. My favorite quote is “I can do all things through Christ, which strengthened me.” Philippians 4:13, The Holy Bible

Join us in welcoming our newest addition, Kevin Hanson!

June 4, 2015

Join us in welcoming our newest addition, Kevin Hanson! Kevin is our Interim Associate Creative Director. We asked him a few questions about his self and here is what he had to say:

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Kevin Hanson
Interim Associate Creative Director

1. Where are you originally from?  Jamaica

2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Rich

3. You’re stuck on a desert island, what three things would you make sure to have?  Machete, Lighters and Books

4. What’s the #1 played song on your iPod or music player of choice?  “On the Ocean” by K’ Jon

5. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?  I wouldn’t.

6. What is your favorite time (season) of the year and why?  Spring, it’s full of potential.

7. If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?  Buy shares in Apple, Google and Yahoo and when to sell.

8. Do you want to tell us anything else?  No

Welcome Penelope!!!!

June 2, 2015

Join us in welcoming our newest addition, Penelope Wells! Penelope is our new Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Coordinator. We asked her a few questions about herself and here is what she had to say:

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Penelope Wells                       Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Coordinator

1. Where are you originally from? Born in New Jersey but grew up in a small town outside of Savannah, Georgia.

2. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a professional baseball player.  My grandfather introduced me to the game of softball at a very young age.  Once mastered, I played competitive softball until about 10 years ago when I tore my ACL.  Then it became a choice between softball and stilettos. Well, my heels won!

3. You’re stuck on a desert island, what three things would you make sure to have? A pot for boiling water, a fire starter and a machete. I’m all about survival.

4.  What’s the #1 played song on your iPod or music player of choice? Anything and everything by Charlie Wilson. Yup, I’m old school, LOL

5.  If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? I wouldn’t.  As a child I hated my 1st name (Penelope).  Still today, not many people know my legal name. I always thought it sounded like the name for an old noisy lady so I always used my nickname (Penny) instead, even through college.  It wasn’t until I became older that I grew to love it.  Now I think “Penny” sounds childlike and I embrace “Penelope”, which to me is very elegant and classy. Besides my daddy named me and he’s gone now so I see it as a beautiful gift from him.

6.  What is your favorite time (season) of the year and why? I adore winter. I love winter fashions like boots, coats, scarfs, hats, etc. I love to bundle up during the winter months. Or pull out my zebra print snuggy and curl up with a good book or movie and a hot cup of tea. I love that warm and fuzzy feeling.

7.  If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give your younger self? There are not many things that I would change but if I had to pick one I’d say to go harder and be more outgoing. I wish that I had tapped into my entrepreneurial spirit sooner.

8.  Do you want to tell us anything else? I am a professional makeup artist and stylist who just happens to have a degree in finance and I’ve been an entrepreneur for the past 8 years. As the proud owner of Penny Wells and Company, I provide a host of concierge services to the fashion, film and entertainment industry.