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Getting the Most Out of Your Agency Internship

Meet Devin Arrington, a junior at James Madison University, where he’s studying Media Arts and Design and — more importantly — is a bass player in the university symphony and jazz band. When I learned that Devin plays bass, I leapt at the opportunity to sing one of my dad’s absolute favorite songs: Johnny Mercer’s Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Advertising, Creative Design

Sometimes babies spit up; And other maternity leave marketing lessons

By: Rachel Spencer, Director of Business Intelligence  Throughout my recent maternity leave, I spent my days re-acclimating myself to the demands and idiosyncrasies of a newborn. As this wasn’t my first rodeo, I even managed to stay in touch with my Access family and managed a few projects here and there in between infant giggles, Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Business Intelligence, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management

What do you even do here? An Account Manager’s Chronicle

Before starting my job at Access on September 5th, I had no idea what an “AE” (Account Executive) was. My supervisor, Misty Smith-Klein, was the first AE I ever had the pleasure of meeting and based on that meeting alone, I decided I love AEs. Misty is the industry ideal of a perfect manager: she Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Advertising, Brand Management

Proofreading. If you can’t spell, pay someone who can!

Bad grammar isn’t just annoying to badge-carrying members of the grammar police like me. It affects a company’s trustworthiness, credibility, and even sales. While I’d like to drone on about all the funny memes I can’t share because of mistakes or hidden rocks painted with misspelled words like I usually do, today’s blog is only Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life

Listen up: The podcast arrives.

Each morning, rain or shine, I harness up my 10-year-old redbone hound for a three-mile trek through our neighborhood. But we never walk alone.   I am one of the 42 million Americans who listen to podcasts weekly.  That’s more than five times the number that go to the movies.  A podcast is basically on-demand Read More.

Topics: Agency Life

Everything Everybody Says is a Band Name

My unquiet mind is forever trying to uncover band names in everyday conversation. A few years ago, I began interrupting people mid-sentence to hold up my hands in the shape of a copyright symbol — the right hand forms the “C” while the left creates the suggestion of the circle around it — and then Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life