My Experience Interning with MMG

It all starts with what you need and what you want, and then you go out and get that. As an intern at MMG I did not know what I wanted to do at first, the guidance and support that MMG has given me over these past months is amazing. I worked alongside Joe and Susan Arco learning the world of media and all the components that go along with it. My main focus was Social Media and Marketing; I learned a lot about the applications that you can use with different social media platforms and how to boost your brand name with Transmedia Storytelling.

What did I do?

The projects I’ve worked on range from blog postings for companies that work with MMG to going to job fairs and working the booths. I’ve had to learn to do thorough research and make sure my work is perfect and exactly the way I want it because when you post something on the internet, it’s out there. I just finished a series of blogs for MMG’s blog explaining how Neuromarketing and transmedia storytelling are marketer’s secret weapon. I worked two booths for MMG, one for internship and job opportunities at Rockford University and set up the interview process. The other booth I worked with MMG was for event planning, we went to Rockford Housing Authority, who happens to be one of their clients, and different people from business around town came in and asked us about what we could do for them as far as event planning goes. It was great to get experience with networking about the company and what they have to offer. I also had professional headshots taken to accompany my blog posts and to take with me for future reference, while taking those photos, Joe took the opportunity to teach me about photography as a little intro, he taught me about the different types of lights and where you want the shadows and highlights to be at with varying styles of photography.

What did I get out of it?

At MMG it defiantly wasn’t what I expected an internship to be at all. It was inclusive, and I was actually learning things instead of being told to do things. I sat in on conference calls and worked those booths, and it was a perfect introduction because I did not have any knowledge of the Marketing world before this experience with MMG. I think that I did great work and matured in my writing and communication abilities. I was involved in the day to day schedule and had a voice. If you go on the MMG website, on their blog page, you can read the blogs I’ve done and taken credit for. It was a great feeling being able to take credit for my work. I was also enrolled through MMG in a Transmedia course with the University of Sydney, Wales. I’ve had a small introduction to Hoot suite, E-blasts, and different ways to work and talk to my audience as well as a little Photoshop and graphic design. From all these little intros of things I’ve learned has helped me along the way catch things, like if we are promoting something I can look at a photo on a brochure and make sure the lighting and colors all flow well. MMG has taught me a lot in such a short amount of time, but it was all excellent information that I am now able to use in my everyday life as well as my professional life. Joe and Susan mentored me through all of these pieces that I had no idea about, my knowledge of Transmedia, Marketing and everything in between, is because of them.

Author: Serena Ahlquist

Social Media Marketing Intern

Multimedia Marketing Group Event planning

Your Success Is Our Business

    The benefit of partnering with Multimedia Marketing Group is simple: We are recognized and acknowledged with having a high level of expertise, skill, knowledge, and commitment. More importantly, we have a broad range of expertise that spans many years of serving clients in a plethora of services.

No two events are alike; they all have their own needs, wants, and individuality. From pre-planning through execution, to post follow up and thank you cards, we can provide it all. Say you only want us to handle a couple of things; we can take on any aspect of your event and assist you with anything you may need. We can do a live video of the project, media packages, creation of the invitation, and documentation of the whole event.

First things first, it all starts with What IS? What is the goal of the event, possible dates, venues, number of guests? Along with many of the other questions we ask to provide a smooth event from start to finish. From catering, tents, table center arrangements, sound systems, we work with vetted vendors to ensure that what was promised, is indeed delivered on time and schedule. We coordinate all aspects in-house as well, so rather than keeping track of many different vendors, you have a single point of contact.

One of the in-house services we provide is social media promotion. Our team will promote, create groups and events on Facebook, create and send emails with information regarding your event straight to the guests and monitor social group pages for any questions.

From our years of a unique experience with event planning, we align your brand with the right audience at the exact time when those prospects are ready to engage with you. We understand how to drive real results by applying long tested methods in Transmedia storytelling and have an impact on the content we create. It is undeniable that culture and society are changing exceptionally, as have events, marketing, public relations, and communication practices. We believe that weaving new and different threads into the social fabric enhances your marketplace and provides a border and deeper media context for any organization.

Multimedia Marketing Group is focused on the success of our clients; our Core Values are at the very heart of our company. As a Client-Centered Service organization, we have a passion for the highest quality of outcomes, through media design excellence and client commitment combined with Integrity has emerged a body of work that equates value with performance, to create projects of lasting value. We are continuously moving forward, innovating, and improving. If you are interested in exploring our event planning services and how we can partner with you, please review the downloadable PDF. We are looking forward to exploring your needs at a face to face meeting, free of charge.