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We love sharing more about our team here at Clix, so please join us in continuing the warm welcome for Amanda Meli, our newest Account and Campaign Manager. Below is a Q&A so you can get to know Amanda more!
Q: How did you get started in the digital marketing field?
While in school I originally was studying psychology, but I had a change of heart. I still finished my degree in psychology but moved into the business program with a focus in marketing as well. As I got into higher level courses I noticed how much some of my psychology classes overlapped with my marketing courses and merged the two together to a projected career path in Digital Marketing which was a very up and coming field at the time in terms of PPC. I interned with a sustainable fashion company helping with their digital and design efforts, and at a full-service agency before taking an entry level position in sales and moved into marketing shortly after.
Q: What is your favorite part about the PPC industry?
I love that it’s always evolving. I know that my day to day will not be mundane and I love that it merges creativity and analytical strategy together
Q: Do you have a moment in your career you’re most proud of?
I’m a first generation college graduate in my family so I’m most proud to set that tone for future generations as a woman in an analytical role, and also be a woman who has worked in many tech roles that have been male-dominated in the past.
Q: Do you have any areas or aspects of PPC you’re particularly drawn to?
I love the instantaneousness of PPC and how fast it can make an impact for start-up’s just trying to get brand recognition alongside enterprise level accounts that have been around for years.
Q: What is your favorite part about your work day?
I like interacting and collaborating ideas internally and externally. I also love that I am always learning something new and the day is not ever exactly the same as the last.
Q: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time outside of work?
I love keeping up with trends and high-end fashion. I also am pretty outdoorsy – I love to hike and picnic outside on nice days. I do a lot of weekend getaways to Asheville or Boone, NC, and hike the Appalachian mountains, but on occasion get to the West Coast and hike in the Rockies.