The Ugly Mug Marketing Marketing Specialist will work with small business owners helping them achieve their marketing goals. This includes working closely with both your client and the Ugly Mug Marketing internal team to keep projects on track, on budget, and gets results for our clients.
This role will include: making sure that all projects run smoothly and that client's expectations are exceeded, in addition to ensuring their goals are reached. A typical day includes working directly with designers, coders, photographers, copywriters, and vendors, etc. to ensure projects stay on track and on budget. This person understands that clients have other options, and it's our privilege to work with them...no matter how difficult a client may be.
This is NOT an entry level position. A minimum of two years in marketing is required. Experience in a sales role does not qualify. Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to): media buys, working with graphic designers, developing social media campaigns, writing copy for email newsletters, etc.
Examinedexistence.com defines grit as:
A noncognitive trait based on someone's ability to persevere despite the presence of many challenges and obstacles to achieve a given goal. It is the trait that tells you to keep chugging at something when everyone else has given up on you. It is a measure of emotional intelligence and well-being. Gritty people tend to stick to their goals despite numerous setbacks and failures. It is basically an attitude—a personal creed that you can conquer anything if you just put your mind and body to it. It is the unwavering purpose and the resilience to stick to that purpose whatever the outcome.
At Ugly Mug Marketing grit is needed on a daily basis. For example:
It's easy to read all of those examples and think, "of course, I would go the extra mile to do whatever it takes." Sure, it's easy to have grit when you don't have a to-do list that's a mile long, when you don't have imposing deadlines waiting just ahead, and when you don't have the stress of helping a client increase their sales or they'll have to shut down their business,
You see, grit isn't needed when your to-do list is empty. It's needed when your list is a mile long. Grit isn't needed your calendar is wide open. It's needed when you have meeting after meeting, and yet another client just called with an emergency.
Don't have grit? Aren't willing to do whatever it takes. Don't apply… grit is required to succeed in this position.