At 1868 Niagara Falls Blvd in suite 101 sits the digital marketing office of Bean Media Productions and on February 1st, 2022, almost perfectly 3 months ago, I walked into it for the second time; though the first as an official intern. Jeremy loaded me up with a bunch of introductory videos and tutorial articles and I got right to work on what has been the most fulfilling experience of this semester. When I started my internship my goal was to do all my early projects so well that they would have no choice but to give me harder work. A goal which I like to think I’ve completed with flying colors.

During my time at BMP, I have come to learn a lot about digital marketing. In particular, I have gained a very in-depth understanding of organic SEO management, which was what I spent most of my time doing. To date I have written 11 blog posts, worked on 7 pages, conducted and transcribed 5 interviews, designed a number of thumbnails on CANVA, and more that currently slips my mind. What I’m trying to say is that they’ve been keeping me really busy here, but I wanted to try my hand at a number of different responsibilities. I’ve even done some social media research; no one actually told me to do that. 

Interning at BMP has afforded me the opportunity to put a lot of skills I had learned in the classroom into practice. To that end, I suppose I owe my digital marketing professor an apology for how much I implied that I would never use this stuff in real life. I really missed the mark on that one. What I value most about the experience however is that once I was able to prove my aptitude for the field, I was given a lot of creative freedom in how I tackled my assignments. 

In this small office, I got to work with people who have found a genuine passion in their work. It’s a small team, and because of that I was able to work on a project with everyone in the office. I was worried about going into an agency that I’d have to work with clients who were shilling snake oil. Fortunately, Mike, Jeremy, and everyone else in the office had similar concerns and made sure that everyone they worked with had a good moral fiber and a quality service

With that, I would like to offer a sincere thank you to the WNY digital marketing agency that gave me my first professional experience. To Matt Kamholz, Matt Ryan, Alexis Holmok, Mike Bean, and finally to Jeremy Mountain for being so welcoming and encouraging. To the team at Bean Media Productions: Thank you for having me!.