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Our Q1 Agency Round-Up

Welcome to our quarterly company roundup series, where you’ll be keeping up with everything and anything Colewood! Let’s get going…

New Starters

With the speed at which we are growing as a company, we have recruited a fair few newbies onto the team here at Colewood during Q1. 

First up, we have our new PPC account manager Hannah! Hannah joined the team halfway through Q1, and we are more than excited to see how she grows within the team. 

Secondly, we have Ben, who has joined the team under our graduate scheme as a Digital Marketing Executive, and has spent the first quarter on SEO! Ben has enjoyed the work and the team so much that he is sticking with SEO for another 3 months before moving on to his next venture within the marketing department here at Colewood Digital. 

Next up, we have Alex, who has joined Colewood Digital as our new Senior PPC Account Manager. Alex has been with us here at Colewood Digital for just over a month, and we are excited to see how she flourishes and expands her knowledge to the team!

With such a busy quarter, our team has expanded massively, especially on the design team and we have welcomed our creative lead, Jess! Jess joined Colewood in January of this year and has since settled into her role excellently well, and we are excited to see where she takes her skills and expert knowledge.

Last but not least, we welcomed our Digital Marketing Apprentice, Jack to the team! Joining as an apprentice, Jack will be studying alongside his work at Colewood Digital to expand his knowledge and skillset as a first step into the marketing industry!

Awards Season Is Well Underway

With the start of the new year, comes new award ceremonies and opportunities for us to shine the way we do best. Back in December of 2021, Colewood Digital was shortlisted for the best PPC campaign for the Northern Digital Awards, held in Leeds. The Northern Digital Awards recognise the very best in digital marketing campaigns and talent in the region and reward websites across a number of sectors. Although we didn’t win this time around, we are so proud to be shortlisted amongst many other brilliant companies within the industry.

Q1 also saw us shortlisted for Digital City Awards finalists for Best Medium Digital Company! The heads of the department and our MD headed down to Manchester for the Digital City Expo and awards ceremony, and had an excellent time meeting others from the industry, and offering our expert services to the visitors. Although we weren’t lucky enough to win this time, it was an excellent experience and we are looking forward to the next. We’re surely due one win soon!

What Else Have We Been Up To?

Colewood Digital Office Refurb

Over Q1, we have been giving the Colewood Digital offices a makeover and a bit of a facelift! After completing the purchase of our building back in 2021, we thought it was about time we started decorating! With plans well underway, spaces are being painted and re-branded with the Colewood colours, and we cannot wait to see the finished product. Alongside a very exciting paint job, we have just hung a brand new office building sign, which you will be able to see in our progress and update photos very soon. Keep an eye on all our socials for the final reveal! 

Retaining Our Google Premier Partner Status

As you may have seen on our social media accounts over the last couple of weeks, the PPC team here at Colewood have, once again, managed to successfully retain our Google Premier Partner status! This means that we have met the required criteria in the 3 main areas highlighted by Google: ad spend, company performance and certification. 

Here at Colewood, we are extremely proud of retaining our Google Premier Partner Status, and we currently have 16 certified users within the business who have worked hard to ensure that our clients have seen successful account growth. Our team has shown and delivered the necessary expertise, knowledge and skill that have allowed them to pass all required exams to ensure that they are fully certified in line with the requirements of the Google Partner Program.

Continuing Success Of Our Graduate Scheme

In Q4 of 2021, we introduced our new Graduate Scheme here at Colewood. The idea was to give graduates the opportunity to gain valuable job experience within each of our marketing teams, learn more about working in specific channels and learn relevant skills within the workplace. 

Q1 has seen continuous success from our first graduate Katie, who joined the scheme back in 2021 and has since completed her first 3 months on the email marketing team. She says that the last three months have enabled her to gain knowledge from expert-led webinars provided by Mailchimp and Litmus while completing industry-recognised certifications. In just three months the knowledge and training Katie gained from the email marketing team have allowed her to truly get stuck into content and blog writing, creative design, email strategy planning, and email creation. With such a successful first 3 months, we are excited to see where Katie goes with her next department, which is PPC! 

As previously mentioned, Q1 saw us take on a brand new Marketing Executive under the Graduate Scheme, Ben! Ben started his first three months of the scheme on the SEO and Outreach team and has since flourished. Ben has since said in this short space of time he has worked with the team, he has learnt about how to create and follow through with SEO strategies that include but are not limited to metadata reviews, keyword research and content creation for both blogs, and on-page content of clients websites. Since coming to the end of his 3 months with the SEO team, Ben has decided that he wishes to deep dive into the department more and extend his time by a further 3 months, coming to a total of 6 months in the department.  Ben is doing extremely well and we cannot wait to see him continue to grow and learn on the SEO team before he expands his knowledge and skillset into a new department within the company.

You can have a read of our full graduate scheme article here. 

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