Are you a kick ass student who has been dreaming of working at redpepper? We’re taking applicants for all programs right now for the Spring semester and we’re looking for the best. Check out the details for each program to find the right fit for you and apply today!
Specifically we need:
Graphic Design Interns
Account Management Interns
Social Media Interns
Marketing & Research Interns
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Over the summer, we were blessed to have 11 extremely talented students join our internship program. They came from many backgrounds and disciplines to work and play with us, and pick up some real world experience. In addition to working with our teams on a multitude of projects, they each…
HELLO! My name is Josh and I was one of the Account Management interns this summer. First and foremost, I love ideas. Small ones, big ones, crazy ones, weird ones, funny ones, outrageous ones it doesn’t matter, I love them all. I decided to take some of my ideas I had for our coffee brand, Primary Coffee Co. and implement them into proposed social media post / campaign ideas.
My first step was to see what other companies were doing that had the same target market as Primary. I researched constantly for about two weeks until I had enough to build off of. I narrowed my efforts down into three companies that each possessed their own individual strengths in their market. Imogene + Willie had a very cohesive strategy on Instagram and Facebook by constantly posting motif influenced photography that allowed you to see what the company stood for without even looking at their products. Secondly, Just One Cup was an online based coffee company that posted quirky and whimsical graphics often on their Facebook and Instagram. Lastly, Frothy Monkey was really connected socially by posting events around Nashville and surrounding areas on their social platforms.
After this, I looked at their campaigns in terms of what worked and what didn’t. I then indulged in a practice I call “brain puking”. I wrote down over a hundred (literally) ideas with some detail on their execution. This took the longest out of all my steps by far.
After meeting with some social media guru’s here at redpepper I finally narrowed down my ideas to seven:
I then moved to the media calendar aspect of the project. I had to look at each idea and find out when and how I should present them on social media platforms. Engagement normally is higher on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays so I made sure to schedule posts that required involvement on these days.
The idea process really helped me to think realistically. I normally try to think of the most outrageous and bizarre ideas that will make people look twice. This Primary social media plan made me look at constraints such as time and money that had to fit with the ideas I was proposing. Doing this allowed me to produce ideas that were feasible and could be implemented rather easily.
All in all, I didn’t think I’d learn as much as I did! I actually didn’t even know how far I had come until I reviewed what I had done. The project really helped me organize my thought process and make realistic decisions. Now all I have left to do is put them into action!
Hi, my name is Chris Thomas. This summer I had the pleasure of working alongside a great team of creatives here at redpepper. As a part of the internship process, I was asked to complete a project during the time I was here. The project was to be something that would benefit the company, something that I was interested in doing, and a project that I could learn from.
After a little bit of brainstorming I decided I would like to try my hand in motion graphics. This is a skill I have no experience with, and is something that has sparked my interest but have never had the time to try. I talked with some of the redpepper team and came up with the idea of making an intro and outro motion graphics piece for any rpLab media content. This intro and outro can be thought of as a branding element for rpLab videos, such as, concept videos and video reels.
Alright so I had an idea of what I wanted to do but where to start? Inspiration! I studied other motion graphics intro’s and outro’s. After determining the style of graphics I wanted to use, I started to sketch out ideas.
I came up with a simple design of using the rpLab logo, and implemented stop motion graphis made from vector illustrations to make the logo come to life.
Because I had never used Adobe After Effects, I started to research tutorials online. After understanding the basics of the program I came up with a project outine. I first illustrated the vector elements I would need to make the intro. Once the illustrations were finished I began to import all of the elements into After Effects.
From that point I started to make the shapes come to life. I learned the basics of importing, making shapes move on paths, and simple transitions to make the piece flow smoothly.
I was happy with the intro and outro but I wanted to add to it. I decided that the piece needed a short video to go along with the intro and outro to make the whole project complete. In the beginning of my internship I had noticed that redpepper had a creative nack of concepting great ideas and bringing them to life through video. In all I came up with an intro and outro motion piece to brand any rpLab media content and made a concept video to show how the motion piece was to be implemented in future use.
This was a great experience that I learned a lot from! Thank you redpepper. For helping me grow!
We’re pleased to add another opportunity within our program for Social Media Interns! If you live, eat, and breathe Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Google+, then we’re looking for you. You’re testing the merits of the latest platforms before anyone else has heard of them, and can use Hootsuite blindfolded. You’re thrilled to optimize content for any outlet, and jump at the chance to dive into analytics.
Please contact email@example.com with your resume ASAP for our Fall internship!