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New team member

Posted on: Thursday 11 May, 2017 | Filed in: General News, Marketing News, Recruitment

This month we welcome another new member to our team with Isobel Martin joining us as Marketing Apprentice.

Isobel studied at Wilmslow High School and is now undertaking an apprenticeship in marketing and business, studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

With a particular interest in events, Isobel is supporting the rest of the team in delivering the marketing requirements for our clients and is enjoying the challenge of learning about their different businesses.

Managing Director Catherine Mackenzie commented: “At Mackenzie Marketing we have a history of employing apprentices, with Isobel being the third to join us. Our previous apprentice Zachary still works for us following the completion of his apprenticeship and it’s a great way of nurturing talent and supporting young people into work. I’m delighted to welcome Isobel to the team.”

Congratulations Zach!

Posted on: Monday 12 December, 2016 | Filed in: Blogs, General News, Marketing Events, Recruitment

Zach Henshaw joined us as an apprentice in September 2015 and in September this year he successfully completed his apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship was supported by The Apprentice Academy, one of the region’s leading providers of apprenticeships. The Apprentice Academy has a track record of working with more than 300 employers to guide talented learners in launching their careers, delivering high quality apprenticeship programmes as well as developing candidates and employers to get the most out of their apprentice experience.

The Apprentice Academy and Mackenzie Marketing celebrated Zach’s achievement earlier this month by presenting him with a certificate.

Over the past year, Zach has developed a wide set of skills in marketing and digital communication and has gained invaluable experience dealing with the marketing and online requirements of a range of different clients. On his achievement, Zach says: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Mackenzie Marketing so far and I’m really happy to be staying at Mackenzie Marketing. I’ve learnt so many new skills, and gained experience in lots of different areas of marketing. I would thoroughly recommend an apprenticeship as an alternative to university.”

It can be difficult for young people to take their first step on the career ladder as companies often ask for previous experience and / or a degree. An apprenticeship can be a great way for school leavers who don’t want to go to university to get started in the workplace and earn while they learn.

Catherine Mackenzie, Managing Director of Mackenzie Marketing, says: “Here at Mackenzie Marketing we have seen the benefits of apprenticeship schemes, having taken on two apprentices in the past few years. It’s a great way for young people to study while they work and, for the employer, it’s a really good way to support getting young people started in a career.”

We’re hiring! Senior Marketing Assistant

Posted on: Monday 12 September, 2016 | Filed in: General News, Recruitment

Background

Mackenzie Marketing provides business development and marketing advice to small and medium sized businesses. Our clients are mostly professional service firms, with most marketing of our marketing being B2B; although we do undertake some B2C marketing. Our service to clients is bespoke to their needs. For most clients our Managing Director provides strategic advice. Implementation of this advice is undertaken by the client themselves (where they have the internal resource); or by Mackenzie Marketing (where the client does not have the internal resource). We also undertake ad hoc projects for clients.

Mackenzie Marketing is a small marketing consultancy, with clients who have been with us since we started in 2008. We currently have four members of staff, and are keen to grow.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Marketing Assistant who will support our Marketing Executive in the implementation of clients’ marketing plans. The Senior Marketing Assistant will undertake the following activities for our clients, as well as for Mackenzie Marketing:

1. Draft introductory letters/emails to go to prospects

2. Draft and project manage the design/print of marketing collateral, magazines and programmes etc

3. Draft optimised website content and upload to content management systems

4. Assess Google Analytics and drive forward appropriate keyword rich content

5. Draft blogs and social media content, including engaging with appropriate social media followers etc

6. Draft regular e-newsletters

7. Draft press releases

Person Specification

The following skills/competences are essential:
• Copywriting and proof-reading; with an understanding of grammar and spelling
• Researching of issues for blogs and social media
• An interest in business issues, as many of our clients are professional services firms
• An eye for detail
• Highly organised
• A desire to deliver for clients
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Understanding of google analytics; and search engine optimisation
• Experience of using: Microsoft Office packages; WordPress; Hootsuite; Linked-in; Twitter; and Facebook

The following is desirable:
• A Degree

We will consider full time and part time candidates for this role.
Salary: £18,000 per annum (pro rata’d if part-time)

Email CV and cover letter to info@mackenziemarketing.co.uk

Our Clients

  • SI Sealy
  • Kuits
  • Fairway Business Finance
  • Benson Bunch
  • Surfacing Group
  • Castletons Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Talent HR & Recruitment
  • Getaway Villas
  • Thriveminds
  • Legal Works
  • Internation School of Business (ITP)
  • Renwick