RED Digital Marketing Alumni: Meet Emmalee Brunt
In our on-going RED Alumni series, we catch up with graduates to learn what happened after they left our doors. This week we sat down with Digital Marketing student Emmalee Brunt to learn what she’s been up to post-RED.
What were you doing before RED?
I was the Communications and Social Media Coordinator for Mount Seymour Resort. My school background is a B.A. in Sociology from The University of Victoria.
How did you hear about RED?
I Googled ‘digital marketing program Vancouver’ and RED came up. I read through the course outline and really liked the fact that the courses were taught in the evening and weekends and were ‘taught by the industry for the industry.’
What interested you in the program?
I have a strong background in social media marketing, but had no clue on how to use Google Analytics or Adwords. I cannot express how much the program helped me in understanding these programs and how that bettered my knowledge of digital marketing as a whole.
How did what you’ve learned in Digital Marketing help you land the new job?
To be honest it was the entire program. It’s the culmination of the entire course that prepares you for a position as a digital marketer. Everything from Google Analytics to AdWords, learning the Google Display Network and new methods of social media marketing as well as SEO and SEM. Oh, and website conversion optimization – that was incredible.
What is your new job?
Digital Marketing Strategist for HITCASE.
What advice do you have for those thinking of getting into the Digital Marketing Program?
DO IT! The program is flexible, the instructors are fabulous and the cohort became quite close over the semester. The content is well paced and sets you up for a role as a digital marketer or will help you with any role in your business. It’s relevant and is an industry that is growing.
What are your career goals?
Keep pushing ahead in the digital marketing world. I love the highly creative and competitive nature of it.
Colin is the CEO / Managing Director of RED Academy. He originally started his career as a classically trained musician and sound engineer, before switching to the tech industry where he has been working for the past 15 years. While he sounds British, don’t let that accent fool you; his roots are Dutch, and he calls Amsterdam his hometown.
Also the founder of Drive Digital, one of Western Canada’s biggest digital agencies, Colin is inspired by watching people create and seeing them find fulfillment in doing something they believe in. Colin is excited by the idea that the Internet connects us all, increasing transparency and accountability. He strongly believes that purpose is a bigger driver in people than profit, which will lead us to a better, fairer, more conscious world – values that dictate the foundation of RED.