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Meet the team – Rick Roberts, online marketing assistant


Today, theEword meets Rick Roberts, the fresh-faced postgrad currently on a three-month placement in the marketing department as part of the Manchester Masters scheme. Here, we chat to Rick about online marketing, his MA and his brief stint as a guitar hero.

Morning Rick. How are you?

Very well thank you. I’m feeling good about my second week at theEword.

Glad to hear it. So, what do you think about theEword team? Be honest, now.

Honestly, you’re all very nice people. The whole team seems very down to earth and genuine.

So, how did you get to work in our little corner of Manchester? Is SEO an interesting topic for you?

I’m here as part of the Manchester Masters scheme. Like Emily (theEword’s other Manchester Masters placement), I submitted a video explaining why I wanted to enrol into the program. My entry saw me having a conversation with myself on a sofa. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

We’re sure. But the judges were impressed with the video?

They must have been as I was accepted onto the scheme! This is my third placement this year and I’m really enjoying working with Mark (online marketing manager) as an online marketing assistant.

Good stuff. What do you want to accomplish after your fruitful stint at theEword?

Get a job! I really want to move into account management at an agency. That or something in brand management. I’m very technically minded, so maybe I’ll look for a position which takes advantage of these skills.

Excellent. Away from the fast-and-furious world of online marketing, what do you do in your spare time?

I like spending time in the company of my guitar. I play Radiohead songs mostly.

A minstrel in our presence! Have you played for the masses?

I’ve actually been involved in a UK tour with my band, Avalon Way. We took to the road and played across the country – Newcastle, Scotland, Brighton. Sadly, I’m no longer in the band, but it was a memorable time all the same.

Bit of a Sugababes-esque disagreement?

No, nothing like that. I wanted to concentrate on my career. It was a lot of fun, but I don’t think I’m the next Thom Yorke.

We’d better let you get back to work then. Thanks Rick.

No problem.

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