There’s No WME Without ‘Me’: Introducing Digital Marketing Strategist Blake
Stepping up to the plate for this week’s cultural segment is Blake Jenkins, who joined WME after a 2 year Spanish adventure. Known around the office for his chatty persona and cheeky smile, find out why WME wouldn’t be the same without him.
Name: Blake Jenkins
Role: Digital Marketing Strategist
A little about myself:
Before working at WME, I was running an event company in the Balearic Islands of Spain where I found myself facing challenges in marketing and out reaching to potential clients that are suitable to our products while they holiday through the islands. This lead me to research into all avenues on digital marketing, using SEO Social, and event cold contacting clients via Instagram in order to build data on potential clients.
After discovering more about the industry, I found myself captivated by the opportunity it offers. So, I continued my research into the leading companies in Australia and when I returned after 2 years in Spain, I packed up my life once again and made the move from SA to Victoria to join WME.
When was the first time you heard about the internet?
The first time I heard about the internet was back in the early years of primary school using it for education purposes, and once I managed to convince my parents to install a 56k dial up modem there might as well have been no phone connected as I was on. I started with learning basic html with friends which we used to customise our first websites, and also to design an aesthetically pleasing Myspace page.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is being able get inside the minds of businesses owners and learn and work through the marketing challenges they are facing as a business ultimately helping these companies achieve great outcomes and improving my knowledge at the same time.
Weight lifting and functionality training
Building my own websites
Developing my Spanish to professional capability
I learnt to speak Spanish in 6 months