Public Relations Account Manager

Sam Wormser

Tell us a little bit about your experience as an intern with Power Digital.

I interned under the director of PR as the second person in the department. This was a unique opportunity to not only drive workflow but also help with brainstorms and strategy. I focused on media outreach and honed my communication, pitching, and organizational skills throughout the course of the internship. I truly believe I learned more interning at PDM than any other internship I had prior and more than any class I took in school.

How has your position evolved since you began as an intern at Power Digital?

I began as a part-time, unpaid intern and worked my way up to a paid internship and upon graduation was offered a full-time position as PR Coordinator.  I am now a PR Account Manager for four accounts, work on the production side of PR, and started our most recent offering for podcast advertising. I built our now very large offering of influencer outreach and spearhead the strategy for these operations.

What is your favorite thing about working for Power Digital?

My favorite thing about working at Power Digital is the ability the team has to innovate and create new services. I was able to launch two new services in the PR department because I saw an area of opportunity. Rather than being discouraged to start something new, I was encouraged to forge my own path. I also really love the culture of the company and the relationships I have built with my coworkers.

Describe one thing the Power Digital experience has given you that you don’t think you could find anywhere else. 

I never feel like my role at Power Digital is stagnant. There are always opportunities to be more involved cross-departmentally and involve yourself with internal marketing efforts or new strategies and initiatives for our current client base. I think young people struggle with getting bored in their role, something I have never felt here because the culture that was built at Power Digital encourages innovation and thinking outside of the box.

 

Director of Social

Mike Opera

Tell us a little bit about your experience as an intern with Power Digital.

I graduated on a Friday and started interning at PDM the following Monday in the SEO department. There was 6 or so of us in a small Kearny Mesa office and I saw that as an opportunity for myself to absorb everything I could.

How has your position evolved since you began as an intern at Power Digital?

I began as an intern in the SEO department. From there, I moved onto three different positions as Content Manager, Ad Words and Paid Social Manager. Today, I am the Direct of Social… So, it has changed quite a bit!  

What is your favorite thing about working for Power Digital?

Seeing everyone’s growth. It’s insane to see the people who want to get everything they can out of here, take leaps forward, and improve their craft. Seeing other people’s growth makes me want to get better myself.

Describe one thing the Power Digital experience has given you that you don’t think you could find anywhere else.

I think my story says it – I’ve set high goals for myself and the partners have let me achieve them. I’ve always wanted to be a complete marketer and I feel that I’m well on my way to having that skill set cemented. Not many places will let you work within multiple channels to gain experience, but Power Digital has let me do so.

 

Paid Media Account Manager

Patric Kreidler

Tell us a little bit about your experience as an intern with Power Digital.

My internship experience at PDM was easily the most beneficial period of my professional career. I began in January 2015 when the company had 9 people. I was immediately thrust into contributing to client work, which is super unique for an intern. I learned a ton at a really fast pace and in a way that was actually tangible and applicable to my career. I definitely knew that I had a leg up because of the level of ownership that PDM gave me. I still refer back to my internship notes all the time in my current role because of that.

How has your position evolved since you began as an intern at Power Digital?

I began as an intern in the Paid Media department. I was hired on as a part-time employee and soon became a full-time project manager with some Junior/Single channel account management in Paid Media. Today, I am an Account Manager specializing in PPC strategy and I also handle cross-channel strategy and Exec sponsoring.

What is your favorite thing about working for Power Digital?

Easy – it’s the people. I love everyone here, and they really motivate me to continually take my game up and keep improving in a positive way. Everyone is so on their game, savvy, professional, yet at the same time fun-loving and balanced in their life. I learn something new everyday because of the people who work here. I think this is really important because your time is valuable, so you should spend it around the right people that line up with your values and ambitions.

Describe one thing the Power Digital experience has given you that you don’t think you could find anywhere else.  

The ability and freedom to always learn new things. For instance, sales and business development are things I am passionate about and very interested in learning. Not only was I able to learn the process, but I was able to run sales calls, do prospecting, and learn a ton that I otherwise would not have been able to since it’s outside the scope of my role. This is super rare, and speaks to the emphasis PDM puts on personal and professional development.

Content Freelancer

Dani Thomason

Tell us a little bit about your experience as an intern with Power Digital.

I had a very memorable intern experience with Power Digital. I originally chose to join the content team because I wanted to strengthen my writing skills. By the end of the program, not only did I feel confident in my writing, but I also felt that I had gained a deeper understanding of all the other departments as well. I really appreciated the learning process here and how much PDM motivated me.

How has your position evolved since you began as an intern at Power Digital?

I began as a content intern, where the content team taught me everything I needed to know to be an effective content marketer. Today I am working as a Content Freelancer for Power Digital working in Barcelona, Spain. As a freelancer, the main difference in my work is the fact that I’m not in the office. I get to work where I want and when I want

What is your favorite thing about working for Power Digital?

My favorite thing about working for Power Digital is the flexibility they have given me. When I told them I wanted to move to Spain and travel after college they didn’t try to stop me. In fact, they encouraged it by allowing me to continue working for them. Their flexibility and open-mindedness allowed me to not only follow my dreams, but also provided me with the support I needed to make this goal of mine a reality, and for that I’m forever grateful.

Describe one thing the Power Digital experience has given you that you don’t think you could find anywhere else.  

I honestly believe no other company would have worked with me and supported me the way Power Digital has while I made my transition abroad. Not only do I get to continue working for an incredible American company while living in Spain, but I also get to create my own schedule and work from wherever I want. This allows me to travel and work as I please, which is ultimately my dream job at this stage of my life.

 

Want some quick tips?

Words of advice from the digital mavens of Power Digital:

  • Learn as much as possible from other departments. Sometimes when you are an intern for one department, you tend to turn your entire focus to that specific area. Power Digital tries to fix that by offering lunch and learn workshops where you can learn about other areas you are not as familiar with in the company
  • Don’t take things too seriously. An internship is meant for you to learn and build connections. Everyone at Power Digital is always willing to help and they genuinely care about your overall experience.Go above and beyond in whatever you do so you stand out, whether that means getting in a little early, staying late, or putting in the extra effort to make something excellent and client-ready.
  • Go above and beyond in whatever you do so you stand out, whether that means getting in a little early, staying late, or putting in the extra effort to make something excellent and client-ready.
  • Learn as much as you possibly can, and mirror that with hard work and focus. Take notes, ask tons of questions, and always seek opportunities to learn and try new things. You never know how good you’ll be at something unless you try it.
  • Sit in on as many client meetings as possible – even if it’s just as a fly on the wall. This is where you really learn about the client dynamic, and why we do things the way we do them. You also learn how to communicate your work to actual business success.

 

  • Finish your assigned work as quickly and well as you possibly can, and then ask for more work. When you do this, you demonstrate your level of understanding, and begin to engrain yourself as an irreplaceable part of the team

 

  • Be social! Talk to people, get to know them, and learn what drives them. Learning from the people here is equally as important as learning the skill set as a standalone.

 

  • Always find ways to add new value to the company. This could be developing new strategies or processes, it could be bringing in new clients, or it could be as simple as helping with things like the culture committee. If you do this the right way, you become irreplaceable, and that is always the goal.
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