Posted by jamese986
Well Its been a while
It has been a considerable amount of time since i uploaded a new blog post it has been the busiest and most hectic few months of my life.
On the 21st of January i started my advanced apprenticeship with Shape Creative based in St martins square Leicester. My apprenticeship is officially in Social & Digital marketing. However i have gained so many new skills and expanded my view on what marketing is. Previous to working at shape i was solely focused on social media marketing, strategies,platforms and integrating the latest tech into all of them.
A New Train of thought
Since i started my apprenticeship i have completely changed my view on marketing and my mind set has changed for the better. i now have a strong understanding of not only Social media marketing but i have vastly improved my knowledge of my industry over the last 3 months i have put in a Herculean effort to learn the ropes of how a creative studio works. i have began to learn to code HTML and css and will shortly be moving on to app development for iOS and Android. I was quite surprised how fast my HTML and CSS skills developed i went from knowing very little to creating HTML content that went on to clients live sites in the space of a few days. Aside from these technical aspects i have learn’t to create high quality reports for customers as well as SDA reports and i have just recently the journey in to In-depth product descriptions and copy-writing i greatly under estimated how hard product description writing would be, I’m glad to say i have improved greatly at writing them now.
By far the biggest change in my tech life is the change i made from PC to Mac
i never thought id prefer the Mac platform and I’m still not a 100% sold as I’m a bit of a sucker for windows 8 in all fairness but that’s a post for another time.
To conclude this post.
I have learn’t so much so fast it’s hard for me to express via this blog post
i am committed to getting my skills to an intermediate level by the end of the year and i hope to get an advanced skill set within a few year.
This Post was written by James English (@jamese986)
P.s I want a pair of these
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Posted by jamese986
Just a quick update on friday the 18th of may it was my 18th birthday 🙂 and i was lucky enough to receive a apple iPad 2 however it didn’t get delivered until the 20th of may (typical). anyway this was my first apple product since the iPod which truth be told i really wasn’t that blown away with. the main reason i wanted an iPad was because after starting my pre-apprenticeship course in social media i had to lug around my laptop and its charger case and a fair amount of paper work. i also had to carry around a separate bag with my other belongings in. and it was becoming a pain in the bum. especially when i had to go birmingham for 2days. i can safely say the iPad 2 blew me away my windows laptop is noisy fairly slow heavy bulky and requires a huge power brick charger. But no more for the iPad has saved me from this it super fast lightweight and only requires a usb plug and cable to charge this = Happy Me. Aside from this the amount of relevant apps regarding social media and productivity was astound and the best thing their all high quality. I cant wait to start my full time apprenticeship and really push the iPad to its limits
thanks from James