From 8-5, here’s what our marketing team does in a day
Ever wondered what the people at a marketing agency do everyday? We can’t speak for every marketing company, but we get quite a bit done between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. In some of our previous posts, you’ve gotten to know each of us, and we’ve introduced you to our new office in Tempe.
Now, in this blog post, we’ll review what the average day at 5 Fold looks like for our team.
It’s February, and the sun has just risen. Scott, having already picked up John, stops by to pick up Kevin in Gilbert. From there, the carpool group winds through the southeast Valley.
The two passengers use Google Maps to determine which freeway is the best route. Plus, in Phoenix, cars carrying more than one passenger are allowed access to a carpool lane. In exchange for helping the city reduce congestion and smog, we also get to our Tempe office (and home again in the afternoon) that much faster. Tori and Drew live closer to the office. MJ lives in Mesa.
Everyone arrives at the office. We unlock the doors, turn on the lights, switch on the computers, and unfurl the shades, letting the sun in. We’re ready to start the day.
Our team starts each and every morning with a quick standup meeting. We gather together and go over what each of us will be working on that day. We also review our plans for each client’s Boost for that day, and what we’ll need from one another. After this quick meeting is complete, we break and get to work.
Well, except for on Fridays. On Fridays, we all head out for coffee after our morning meeting. At our local coffeeshop (we had a favorite place in Gilbert, and we’re discovering new places in Tempe), we chat about the week behind us, the week ahead, and how work is going. Even if we’ve had a busy week, our Friday morning coffee trips give our team a chance to reconnect and recharge.
Bijo calls into our morning meetings from our office in Pasadena, California. He’s often working on a variety of projects throughout the day and communicating with us through Skype, calls, emails, and more.
The sun is now fully out and streaming into the office. Our office space has standing desks, and many of us have decided to get out of our chairs for the rest of the morning so that they can stretch.
With the exception of the sound of jets from Sky Harbor flying overhead, the office is quiet. Everyone has headphones in, intently listening to music while focusing on work. It’s peaceful.
It’s lunch time. Many of us bring pre-packed lunches to work: sandwiches, leftovers, and other snacks. Others go out to grab food or to run errands. At times, our entire team will get out of the office for lunch on Mill Avenue. However, on most days, we keep things casual, and people can decide whether to eat lunch outside or in the office.
Everyone is back from lunch, and the office livens up a bit. John opens the garage door, letting in the beautiful February weather. Scott puts on a record, and the office is filled with music. People break away for meetings in the afternoon, or continue to work on projects at their desk.
Usually, it’s around this time that each of us takes a quick 15-minute break to mentally refresh ourselves. Drew, Kevin, and Tori settle in for some competitive games of Connect 4 in our break space, while John and Scott talk about their plans for decorating the new office. MJ shows the team the designs he’s been working on. It’s a good chance to get up and out from behind our desks for a bit.
It’s almost the end of the day. Kevin works with the team to prepare the daily Boost Report for clients. John closes out tickets, while Scott fields some final calls from clients. Drew finishes optimizing his campaigns for the day, and Tori has completed social media calendars. MJ wraps up his design work for the day.
We all wrap up the day, using any remaining time to prepare our notes for the next day, including Boost.
The day has come to a close. We power down the computers and pack up our things, and then close the garage door and draw the blinds back down. The lights go out, the door is locked, and we all go our separate ways. Drew and Tori head north to their homes, MJ heads east, and Scott, John, and Kevin begin their carpool back to Gilbert.
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