My first week at DARETOGROW

Afternoon DARETOGROW followers, I’m Amy, you may heard of me from such TV Vlogs as how to cook your… oh wait you will not have heard of me. I have just joined the team here at DARETOGROW as the new Marketing Executive and have the pleasure of working alongside Lisa and Matt. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you my first week (and a half) with the company.

So it’s Wednesday the 3rd of July, day one of my DTG journey. Granted I had a touch of nerves, but who isn’t nervous on their first day? Lisa was very welcoming, and as I walked into Colony Co-working space one of my first requests was to visit the roof terrace (to which, not only two days later I was enjoying free gin and tonics on). Here I met Jed, who runs the social media, events and general welfare of co-workers using Colony – he also keeps us topped up with fresh fruit and berry infused water. Cheers Jed. Lisa and I made it onto the Colony Instagram just 5 minutes into my first day. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzcqUrSBa69/

Lisa showed me my desk and introduced me (less-formally this time) to Matt and set me up with my very new, very shiny and extremely snazzy MacBook Pro. Where I will be producing all this awesome content to feast your eyes on and get involved in the DARETOGROW journey!

For the first hour Lisa shared with myself some of the processes she has in place and a bit more about what I would be doing in my role as Marketing Executive, and honestly I could not wait to get stuck in.

Being in the centre of Manchester, Lisa, Matt and I headed into the NQ and went to Evelyn’s for a delicious brunch. This was an opportunity to get to know one another and for Lisa to share her vision for DTG with us. After my “initiation brunch” we headed back to the offices where we went through some more of the processes, I got to know the brand in more depth and had a shot at posting on Planoly (if you’re a keen Instagrammer, check it out).

By day two, Lisa introduced myself and Matt to Hollie the freelance graphic designer, we had a live chat and shared some ideas for DTG. With that we took to the streets of Manchester to get some footage and imagery (fantastic, day two and already a chance to use my photography skills).

Something peculiar happened that day, check out VLOG 247 to find out what…

So fast forward to next Wednesday, we’re off to a snazzy Air BnB located in Salford to do some filming for the next few days. Throughout the week Matt and I have been working away in the office producing all the content whilst liaising with Lisa via Basecamp, an awesome programme for anyone managing projects.

If you’re not already, follow the DARETOGROW journey on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube to see what we’ve been doing in the run up to Cohort 10. Including some Guerrilla Marketing, blog posts and of course, daily vlogs.

It’s Friday today and we’ve just finished the filming for Cohort 10, the online course. I am writing this whilst Lisa and Matt sort out the files into the correct file location, or something of that nerdy calibre…

I’m going to have to cut this short because I am starving, and Manchester is renowned for offering some of the best culinary delights ont’ doorstep but stay tuned for more from the team here at DARETOGROW.

A little bit more about myself, a now graduate from The Manchester School of Art, originally from the seaside town of Brighton. I hold a bachelors degree in Photography, however during my second year of study, I discovered this burning desire to write creatively. Encouraged by my tutors, I have now been writing poetically for almost three years now (wow, time flies). Being a part of DARETOGROW is a great opportunity to put all of these skills and passions to practise. I am thrilled to be working alongside Lisa and Matt and look forward to seeing what we will achieve as a team!

If you’re interested in checking out my poetry and photography, visit my Instagram and website.

@amy.linsdell & amylinsdell.co.uk

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