2 Years of Sascha Richards at Clicky!
We continually celebrate staff milestones at Clicky, this month we wanted to shout about our Search Marketing Assistant, Sascha who has recently celebrated 2 years of working at Clicky. We take a look into the life of Sascha at Clicky and celebrate her achievements and journey of #clickylife.
I joined the Clicky team back in January 2018 as a Marketing and Research Officer, fresh out of university with a Marketing and Popular Culture degree. I had no solid idea of what I wanted to do career-wise, not knowing if digital marketing was for me, of if I wanted to work in an agency or even move back to Nottingham full time. As a newbie into the world of digital marketing, I was still trying to find my feet, discovering my likes and dislikes and, I can’t thank Clicky enough for giving me the opportunity I needed. Joining Clicky on a 2-month internship in the Nottingham office was by far the best thing I could have done, and who knew it would lead me to where I am today.
After completing my internship, I was ecstatic to become a full-time member of staff at Clicky as a Marketing and Research Assistant. During this role, I was responsible for assisting with marketing and research initiatives, as I planned and implemented focused promotional activity to aid the growth of Clicky in Nottingham whilst supporting wider marketing and new business efforts.
Shortly after this, I was promoted to a Marketing and Research Executive, which was very exciting! This role saw me take on even more responsibility, where I was maintaining and managing Clicky’s content strategy. Whilst being a part of the business development also as I support new business opportunities from the initial enquiry through to team briefing stage.
Clicky continued to support my career development and interests which has seen me diversify further and land a role within both the SEO & PPC team, as a Search Marketing Assistant. In my most recent role, I get to work with some fantastic clients and brands every day, as I work towards achieving key targets alongside the wider account team.
It would be right to say, my career at Clicky so far has been nothing but progressive and filled with numerous opportunities.
A typical day for me at Clicky begins with me checking my emails, writing my to-do list for the day and putting my music on! I will prioritise my tasks for the day and set deadlines for myself. Then get cracking, my day could consist of completing dedicated client tasks (both SEO & PPC), Clicky marketing, internal meetings & team catch-ups, whilst dedicating a set amount of time to training. I also split my time between the Nottingham office and Clicky HQ in Chester which enables me to work alongside the wider team every few weeks.
I love the variety of my job, from working on an array of clients & brands, my exposure to different tasks and the ability to constantly learn all whilst being part of two fantastic search teams. Combined Search is an exciting approach for Clicky and Search Marketing as a whole, one that I love being a part of, helping clients to receive the most presence on search results pages.
No day is truly ever the same, every day is different with its own achievements, learnings and challenges, but I’m proud to say I have a job that I look forward to going to every day.
The opportunity to continue to learn is unmatched. I believe Clicky has taught me everything I know so far, they take pride in providing limitless training opportunities, everyone is encouraged to dedicate time to training and there is a real focus in upskilling. Lots of different training types happen at Clicky, whether it’s from senior team members, agency-wide training or independent learning. Since joining Clicky I have achieved Fundamentals of Digital Marketing certification, an array Google Digital Garage & Skillshop courses, whilst working to complete my Google Analytics and Google Ads Search exams.
Since becoming part of both the SEO & PPC teams the opportunity to learn has been endless. I have been exposed to lots of different search marketing tasks and learnt how to use a range of different tools, that I now use daily. All whilst being trained and guided by more specialist team members.
Two years into my career and I still love every day like my first. Clicky is a great place to work, an environment that builds staff up, celebrates achievements and is truly transparent in everything they do. It is a fantastic positive working environment that allows me to continuously learn, explore and grow as an individual whilst working alongside such a talented team.
The senior management team takes the time to get to know you, make you feel valued and take an interest in your likes and dislikes helping to shape your career journey at Clicky for the better.
I can honestly say that joining Clicky is one of the best things I could have done.
I would say the past 2 years of my life, have been a period of growth! From being a fresh-faced uni graduate stepping out of the university bubble into the real world – without any real idea of what’s going on, to now being a confident 23 year with clear goals and aspirations. I feel like I have grown not only in my career but also as an individual, these 2 years have seen me, move back to Nottingham – a city I now call home. Start my career in digital marketing and love every minute of it!
Clicky truly develop and nurture talent from the beginning (I’m living proof!) and I can’t be more grateful for them giving me that opportunity.
When I reflect on my journey so far, I’m often in shock and awe of just how much I have learnt in such a short space of time and I desperately can’t wait to learn more and achieve the best I can at Clicky.
I’m so excited to see where the next couple of years take me, as I continue to develop my skillset and hit new milestones & highlights in my career and personal life.