Looking for Spring '18 + Summer '18 Interns

THE SAMPSON HOUSE –

We are a fast growing digital marketing agency that focuses on brand building and modern marketing. We are based out of Sioux Falls, SD. We curate and implement online strategies that work. Our creative team of analysts, strategists, designers, copywriters, video + photo producers are top-notch and devoted to elevating brands. 

THE DETAILS –

We are looking to work with students who are ecstatic to dive into the world of brand building + modern marketing for The Sampson House. This position is heavily focused on content creation, brand building, design, and implementation of campaigns for both The Sampson House, as well as our clients.

OUR CULTURE –

 Our company values passion, creativity and out-of- the-box thinking. We
value honest people who are intelligent and determined over experienced. Our culture
embodies genuine relationships. We work with leaders who can communicate honestly,
care for people, animals, the environment, pursue excellence, and inspire. All team
members at The Sampson House are hands-on and feels comfortable sharing their
thoughts, ideas and dreams.

Graphic Design Intern DETAILS –

This is a paid design internship position. We are looking to bring on someone who is ecstatic to dive into the world of brand building + modern marketing with The Sampson House team. This position is heavily focused on digital facets, design, microcontent creation, brand building, and implementation of campaigns for both The Sampson House, as well as our clients. This internship position requires 20+ hours per week in our downtown Sioux Falls studio along with flexibility to work some hours remotely. 

Candidate should be comfortable with, but not limited to:

  • Assisting our Art Director with design projects for digital media, social media ads and campaigns

  • Working closely with a Project Manager on campaigns, strategy and implementation of projects

  • Coordinating, assisting and contributing to photo shoots for campaigns, look books, and social media microcontent

  • Team brainstorming meetings and pitching campaign ideas w/ The Sampson House

  • Adobe suite: Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

  • The ability to lead design projects

  • The ability to work as a team

  • Working remotely, managing your own time and meeting hard deadlines

  • Managing projects

  • Curating blog posts from start to finish

  • Team projects

Candidate must have:

  • Extensive knowledge of social media and digital marketing

  • Knowledge of Adobe Programs (specifically: Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • A demonstrated eye for quality content

  • A strong ability to multi-task projects

  • Grammatical skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • A strong ability to meet deadlines (late is not an option)

  • An autonomous work ethic and the ability to come up with solutions when challenges arise

  • Regular access to email and texting

Candidate must be:

  • An ambassador for The Sampson House, as well as our clients

  • Reliable

  • Professional

  • A self-starter

  • Extremely motivated

  • Extremely jazzed about marketing for kick-ass clients

  • Able to adapt to last minute changes

  • Organized and meticulous

  • Outgoing and comfortable in meeting new people

Bonus if you are comfortable with:

  • Utilizing a professional camera

DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR INTERN DETAILS -

This is a paid internship position. We are looking to bring on someone who is ecstatic to dive into the world of brand building + modern marketing with The Sampson House team. This position is heavily focused on content creation, brand building, and implementation of campaigns for both The Sampson House, as well as our clients.This internship position requires 20+ hours per week in our downtown Sioux Falls studio along with flexibility to work some hours remotely. 

Candidate should be comfortable with, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining client social platforms, creating unique on-brand social content, and managing and ensuring fan/follower growth

  • Managing projects with excellent and professional communication

  • Assisting and contributing to photo shoots for campaigns, look books, micro content and social media content.

  • Team brainstorming meetings and pitching campaign ideas with The Sampson House

  • Adobe suite: Lightroom, Photoshop, and InDesign

  • Working remotely, managing your own time and meeting deadlines

  • Curating blog posts from start to finish

  • Assisting our Creative Director, Art Director and Project Managers with projects

Candidate must have:

  • Extensive knowledge of social media, digital marketing, and blogging

  • A demonstrated eye for quality content

  • A strong ability to multi-task projects

  • Fantastic and witty writing skills

  • Strong grammatical skills

  • A strong ability to meet deadlines (late is not an option)

  • An autonomous work ethic and the ability to come up with solutions when challenges arise

  • Regular access to email and texting

Candidate must be:

  • An ambassador for The Sampson House, as well as our clients

  • Reliable

  • Professional

  • A self-starter

  • Extremely motivated

  • Extremely jazzed about marketing for kick-ass clients

  • Able to adapt to last minute changes

  • Organized and meticulous

Bonus if you are comfortable with:

  • Utilizing a professional camera

 

YOU ARE –

A student (receiving college credit is a bonus), as this is a mentorship program. Obtaining a degree in graphic design and/or marketing. You are hardworking, a go-getter, and determined to be the BEST. You take initiative and like to develop digital strategy and execute with drive and passion. You slay at short deadlines and fast turn around times. 

 

JOIN OUR SQUAD! HOW TO APPLY –

Please submit your cover letter and portfolio to contact@thesampsonhouse.com

Deadline: Monday, December 18, 2017

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Instagram: Thesampsonhhouse

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesampsonhouse

4 Reasons Why Brand Building is Important

We often talk to business owners that want to skip step one and jump right into direct return advertising. Although return advertising can be a great option, developing a strong foundation to receive ideal results must be a priority. The stronger the foundation, the higher the house. We here at The Sampson House have developed our business model around the core idea of building strong brands.  So what makes a strong brand?

1. Great first impressions matter!

People see things before they experience them and they will make judgments based on looks, it’s human nature. You can keep clients with value and service, but to snag those initial clients you need to attract them. Having a clear message along with a visually pleasing brand is key. With so many options being thrown at consumers these days, standing out with quality visuals is what will set you apart. 

2. Stand out in the market with impressive design.

By investing in a consistent and quality designed brand you are making your business more recognizable and creating associations with your clients. When someone hears your business’ name, you want them to visualize exactly who you are. This is done by consistently sharing attractive content that speaks to your brand and to your target market.

3. Carry this strong brand across all platforms.

Marketing is about reaching consumers to evoke a change in their behavior. People spend money on experiences and you can share your top-notch experience of your business via your website, social media platforms and beyond. When it comes to websites, excellent design also means excellent functionality. Your website needs to speak to your brand, as well as be extremely user-friendly. Invite people to spend quality time on your site, exploring different pages and easily purchase. Even if your website is not for commerce, but for exposure, design is crucial. You are missing out on clients if your website in no way speaks to who you are. Chances are potential clients are looking you up online before they step foot into your brick and mortar. If they don’t like what they see online they may decide to skip visiting you all together. This applies to your social media platforms. Instagram and Facebook are both leaders in the visual storytelling world. With 1.59 billion Facebook users and over 400 million Instagram users, it's no surprise that consumers are shifting to these platforms for personal and consumer affairs. What's the reason for this shift? Consumers, especially millennials, want to be emotionally moved by their decisions, purchases and engagements. They want to visually share their stories and experiences. They want to feel good about who they are engaging with and/or purchasing from. Social media platforms, Instagram especially, offers a highly visual marketing tool for businesses. If your business is not on Instagram, visually storytelling its brand, you're missing out.   

4. Infuse a lifestyle into your brand.

More often through the use of social media, people are following brands for the lifestyle they support. Clients want to follow and engage businesses that inspire them and speak to their personality. You have to be more than a sales person on social media platforms. Instead, be genuine, authentic and showcase who you are. Show them the lifestyle your brand has created and inspire them to want to live that lifestyle with you.

Avoid missed opportunities by investing in a solid brand that attracts potential clients and tells them exactly what your business is all about. If you want to dig deeper into your brand, give us a call. We’d love to chat with you about your brand story and how we can consistently present it across all platforms.

 

 

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