The Heart Of Marketing is not only a podcast but a nascent brand. John Gregory Olson and I (Jayme Soulati) have big plans. We want to be a place where marketers can come to find content, tips, products, and services.
To get there from where we launched in February 2015, exactly seven months ago with more than 9,000 downloads of our 35 podcast episodes (milestone!), we knew we needed help.
Our virtual startup needed a summer intern, and in this episode we speak with Claire Freier, a Hillsdale College in Michigan junior. She shares her internship experience with The Heart Of Marketing's John Olson, and I jump in at the back of the interview with my thoughts on the experience, too.
Why Hire An Intern
Having an intern is no piece of cake. In fact, it's more like sauerkraut and cake with some sour and sweet all mixed together. We loved having Claire on board; she made us get organized and communicate better. And, we were a true team with weekly meetings and deadlines. And, when all good things came to an end and we sent Claire back to school, John and I shed crocodile tears at our loss.
We made Claire write things she never knew existed. In fact, she's written a chapter for our upcoming book on internships, very much inspired by her being with The Heart Of Marketing virtual startup brand.
Listen in and hear more from Claire; she's one smart cookie with some lemon mixed in.
Claire Freier can be reached @clairelynn223
Jayme Soulati can be reached @Soulati
John Gregory Olson can be reached @digitaljgo