November 01, 2012 - Comments Off on SEO far, So Good says our new SSE exec
SEO far, So Good says our new SSE exec
Let me introduce myself…
I’m Alex and I am one of the many newbies that has started at Bloom over the last few weeks – and what a few weeks it has been!
I’m an addition to the wonderful Search team here; my official title is Search and Social (SSE) Executive. This is my first role within a digital agency – sorry, aware I’m no longer supposed to say ‘digital’ – and so far it has been an incredible learning curve.
I’ve always had an equal interest in both science and art, but my background is more of an arty based affair, particularly if you take into account my BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the University of Leeds . During this time at university I managed to find myself a placement at the University of Manchester one summer, which was my first introduction into the professional world of digital and design.
With an interest in the digital realm firmly planted, entering this arena was my first goal in terms of post-graduate employment. After a bit of travelling and a couple of stop- gap jobs, I managed to find my way into my first ‘proper’ job as a resourcer at Orchard – a digital, marketing and creative recruitment agency. Working at Orchard was a great opportunity to immerse myself in the digital world – it also gave me great insight into the industry. During my time at Orchard I took on more and more responsibility for the social media output of the company, which was a great way to be creative and put my interests into practice.
The more involved I became with the social side of things, the more obvious a natural step it was for me to broaden my knowledge into SEO too. This is where I stand today as a link between the search and social team. SEO and social is the perfect crossover for me, something that is both analytical and creative.
Living in Leeds I was aware of Bloom as a prominent agency and one that I’ve always aspired to work for. So getting the opportunity to learn from some of the best SEOs and working for a people-focused agency is pretty much a dream!