My name is Jess and I am a 21-year-old social media lover. I will be working within the marketing team focusing on all things social media here at Sokada, as the new Online Marketing Executive.
When I’m not snapping pics and posting you will often find me spending time with my family, being an ultimate foodie and walking my dog along the beach. And if I’m not doing any of that then I am definitely under a blanket watching some kind of rom-com.
My love for social media started just after the lockdown when I began to work on my own projects and build my own social media presence. I realised how much I enjoyed engaging with people online and growing my account, making great friends and bonds with other social media savvy people and building great connections with brands. As time went on I started to teach myself key parts of social media and didn’t even realise I was actually marketing my own brand as a micro-influencer.
Before Sokada I dipped in and out of small retail and customer service jobs, still trying to find something I was really passionate about. I found that working within retail and customer service gave me confidence when speaking to people, I enjoyed learning about them and their stories but just knew I could take my love for people and social media in a different direction. I then discovered a trainee role as a social media and digital marketing assistant. This seemed perfect to really boost my knowledge and make a start somewhere.
I gained some key skills and really boosted my confidence online. After gaining my knowledge I felt like I could take it elsewhere and more locally. A year later I felt like it was time to move on.
I knew I wanted somewhere local, friendly and passionate about what they do. This was when I discovered Sokada. I was strolling along Heathfield High Street with my mum when she looked up and saw the Sokada logos; instantly I knew I should get in contact. I decided to take the leap and email the team about a potential social media position. I was thrilled when Sokada emailed me back asking to discuss the options, I could tell almost instantly that this was a company I wanted to work for. The passion the team have and the drive within the company made it clear I had found the right place to be. And here I am, happy and excited to see what the future holds for me here at Sokada.