Attracting and retaining an exceptional team is a big goal for any company. In order to be successful in this arena, your company’s culture must be placed as a top priority. Establishing perks and fun incentives during the hiring process is a great way to appeal to the types of individuals that you want to hire. In order to keep that team loyal to your company, leaders should be sensitive to the fact that culture is something that adapts to the current climate. At Imagine Media, we have a sub-team who are committed to fostering our company’s culture and we’re always looking for fresh, innovative ideas to surprise and delight our team. That’s why we loved this infographic from Fundera with 29 tips to keep your workplace productive, happy and stress free!
No two days are the same as an ambassador at Imagine Media. We call our interns ambassadors because we are held to the same standards as a full-time Imagineer and are entrusted to fulfill and embody Imagine’s core values. Our core values are the guiding force for decision making from day one and they remain part of our daily conversation during our time with Imagine Media. Setting expectations helps us understand both what’s expected of us and how we can embody the culture of the company.
It’s important to love what you do, and that is easy to do when your workplace values a strong company culture. Nurturing a company culture that embodies who your company is begins with leadership. Leaders who create a work culture that matches what they envision for the company will, in turn, attract strong candidates and retain existing employees who value culture and who will continue reinforcing it.
My name is Mariana, or Mari for short, and I couldn’t be more excited to be one of three of the new Social Media Interns at Imagine Media! I was born in Brazil, but raised in ATL. I’m a city gal at heart, and though I live an hour away from Atlanta, I always try to make it out to ATL to explore the many diverse boroughs in the city and venture into the coffee shops that I still haven’t discovered.
As I began my journey as an ambassador, I was overwhelmed by all of the new information I was learning. I was engulfed in this new world of social media that I had not seen before. In the forefront, you see Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with advertisements but there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes. With Monday meetings to partner photoshoots I began taking it all in as fast as I could.
Once I graduated and moved back home to Atlanta, I accepted a position to work as a Social Media Ambassador for Imagine Media. Working for Imagine has been one of the most eye-opening experiences for me so far. Prior to the Ambassador Program, I had zero hands-on experience working for a marketing agency and hardly any experience with marketing tools. However, it has taught me how to work in a variety of marketing platforms that will be useful for my future career. I learned that gaining knowledge and challenging yourself will lead you in the right direction.