Sunday, 23 February 2014

Motel Rocks Internship

Hello Everyone! 

I just wanted to share with you my internship experience at Motel Rocks, the online fashion brand, so far. 
Working in the Press Office Show Room on Great Portland Street, my title is Social Media Assistant and I love it, it's one of the funnest jobs I've done! 
When I started off there in January, I was collating imagery and writing the content to publish across all of the social media platforms which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Polyvore, Tumblr, Pinterest, the list goes on and on! 
I now act as Blogger Representative, dealing with all the 2000+ existing bloggers on our system, gifting them samples, finding new ones to collaborate with, and ensuring they feature anything we send them! So if you're a blogger wishing to collaborate with us, you'll most likely be in correspondence with me. Until April any way! 

What I look for in a blog to collaborate with: 
Well the main thing is the amount of followers. If you have over 5000 followers on one platform such as Instagram or Lookbook (they're the best for imagery) but I will look at Facebook and Twitter as well, then you've got through the first stage. However if your imagery is extremely good, but you've only got 2000 followers, I may be able to overlook this.
I then look to see if you wear Motel, or the type of clothing Motel sells. If you do, and you have a good look/ styling ability and the pictures are quite editorial and would look perfect across our social, then you're in! 
It's quite strange having this sort of power. Not saying I'm the bloody Queen, but when I'm sending out my endless emails to bloggers from all over the world, it's nice to know I've made someones day by offering a collaboration (A.K.A free clothes!). 

I do still dabble in the social world, I write a few tweets, maybe help out with Facebook posts and Instagram imagery, but the one I still collate everything for is Tumblr. The Motel Rocks Tumblr page is my absolute social baby, I LOVE finding the images and seeing the followers grow, it's become my favourite platform by far. If you fancy checking it out you can do here!
I also got to help out at LFW on behalf of the brand which was an experience to say the least! I was in charge of collaborating with brands to get samples for about 300 goodie bags we were giving away, organising the girls to work to give out the goodie bags, as well as contacting all the bloggers that were going to LFW and arranging to meet up so we could get a few snaps of them for the blog. 
It was hectic but a lot of fun! And I even managed to feature on the blog here and the Youtube vid which you can see here!

AWFUL picture, where I seem to have lost my eyebrows, but beggars can't be choosers!