Graduation Day

Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 3.38.59 PMIt is still hard for me to believe that my time at The Voice has gone by this quickly. In these past two months, I have grown more than I imagined one could do in such a short period of time. If someone had asked me two months ago what I hoped to gain from this internship, my response would not have remotely covered the amount of knowledge, insight, or growth I have gained from this experience. I owe this to the incredible people I had the chance to work with. Matthew, Rachel, Amanda, Elyse, Sam, and Aleshia have each played a unique role in making my time here so incredibly positive. I am grateful for having experienced moments of triumph and hardship with the other interns, both of which were essential to my growth at The Voice. Some of my most memorable accomplishments include the day we completed and sent out our first newsletter, the day we got the blog running complete with a new layout and logo, and the week we were featured as AdForum’s Agency Of The Week. The obstacles we faced, whether it was technical difficulties or trouble downloading photos, are ones I now value just as much as any accomplishment. From them, I learned how to work through stress in order to get a job done. Leaving The Voice, I have so much more confidence in my abilities to think creatively, communicate my ideas to others, and work with a team. I am especially grateful to Rachel and Matthew for creating such a positive environment that fosters learning and growth for all of its interns. Whether we were ordering pizza for lunch, buying all of the Cheesecake from Adros Diner on National Cheesecake Day, or taking a video of a bird that made its way into the house, every day spent at The Voice is something different. The strong sense of community, encouragement, and support at The Voice is what makes this internship program so special. I feel extremely lucky to have had the chance to be a part of it!

Social Media Marketing: The Time is Now

shutterstock_174838673As a key member of the team that is behind the social media efforts of the Voice, and a marketing student that has also studied social media marketing, I see utilizing social media as an essential, yet overlooked, piece of the marketing mix. Competitors are already on social media, making it the perfect time to update your social and online presence. Utilizing social networks will bring increased exposure of your company, can help improve search rankings, allow you to share information and news instantly, and helps you interact and communicate with both current and future customers.

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You Can’t Be Prepared For Everything

While driving to my first day at The Voice just three days ago, I wondered what the day would be like. I tried to think up all the possible things they could expect of me, hoping that it would be within the realm of what I have learned in my last two years of college. I felt confident in my range abilities, still riding on the high after receiving straight A’s just a few weeks earlier. It is safe to say that I am a perfectionist, the type of student that will read the textbook twice just to be sure that there will be no surprises on the exam. Over-preparing is my specialty, my seemingly fool-proof method for success. I now admit that it was about time for me to get a reality check, one that was about to take place that day.

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Shine a Light on Business Opportunities with LED

LED Light Board
Led Lights by Pixomar, Published on 29 October 2009

LED, or light emitting diode, is a newer mode of lighting. An LED is easily identified by the smaller collection lights, seen as just dots, that make up the display light itself. LEDs are very bright, and are rising into popularity in advertising due to their stunning imagery and flexibility for a variety of uses.

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An Ending of the Last Week

As I say farewell to five months of working at the Voice Advertising Agency, it’s time to move on to the next step in life, and that’s the real world. I am ready to continue my passion with film-making for the future, and have an exciting adventure ahead of me. At my last day here at the Voice, I spent the entire time working on a trailer to somehow put together a montage of what went on throughout the semester, and how great it is to work at the Voice. I took clips from my video projects, Tony’s video projects, and photographs, and put together a one-minute trailer to showcase the advertising agency. In addition, I briefly spent time making sure all of the blogs I wrote were written by me (to make it say, “By Ray Corriea” instead of “By The Interns”). It’s been a pleasure working here, and once again, I look forward for the future.

A Little Bit of Work

This week has been a busy week for me since I was preparing for my final weeks in college, so that was my main priority. I was only able to come on Friday to continue with what I left off with last week. I took the camcorder and watched a small video tutorial on how to have the projector screen working. It’s easy with unedited videos, but to have edited videos on there was going to be a difficult task for me to accomplish, also to have it project outside in the day time was just no way.

So, Matt sent me an email about an Annual Award Show for the Connecticut Art Directors Club, and he wanted to get a couple of videos submitted. Seven videos with their respective images (screen-shots/captures) were chosen, and ready to go. One day of work this week was very easy.

What’s What?

Not that much done for this week at the Voice. I just put all of my video work onto the right server, and upload the Levine Huntley commercials on YouTube (as well as putting it in the server). Honestly, with my last few weeks of college happening, and upcoming events that I’m part of, my balance between work and school has been interfering with each other. So hopefully within the last few weeks, my progress won’t continue to slow down.