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Neil Patel (CrazyEgg & Kissmetrics) and Eric Siu (Growth Everywhere & Single Grain) bring you daily ACTIONABLE digital marketing lessons that they've learned through years of being in the trenches. Whether you've just started a website or you manage millions of pageviews, Neil & Eric will help you take it to the next level.
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Aug 10, 2016

In Episode #10 Eric and Neil help you decide where to start out for your first marketing job. They weigh the pros and cons of an agency or working in house, and they discuss what really matters most—your learning and growth.   

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:25 – What should your first marketing job be?
  • 00:45 – Agency vs. in house
  • 01:10 – Where should people should go? – Agency.
    • 01:40 – The poker analogy
    • 02:10 – Becoming a well-rounded marketer
  • 02:45 – Getting into the agency world
    • 03:05 – Growth potential
    • 03:45 – Break Media
  • 04:25 – Agency people typically have higher skills and more experience
  • 05:25 – Neil’s experience at a startup
  • 06:45 – Where’s the company at?
  • 07:10 – “Are you growing or not?”
    • 07:30 – Opportunities will continue to come as you learn and grow
    • 08:20 – Experience is worth more than the pay
  • 08:40 – Subscribe to this podcast and leave a rating and review!

3 Key Points:

  1. Starting at an agency will give you a better learning environment.
  2. Your first salary should not be as important as the experience and opportunity for growth.
  3. Once you get in the door and continue  gaining experience, the better opportunities will come.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Break Media (now Defy Media) – A company that produces online video content

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