Show me what you’re made of: Intern for Locallife Chicago

The summer before my Junior year, I worked in the Chicago offices of Locallife - “Locallife is the place to come for all that’s local - with listings, maps & directions, special offers, websites and much more to help you make those all-important local decisions.” Not only does Locallife Chicago serve as an interactive city directory, but is also a pioneer in today’s “daily deal” market. Due to its multi-faceted nature, I was able to gain experience not only in marketing, but in many complimentary aspects of business as well. I worked first-hand with the company’s sales team, managed the company’s micro-sites and directories, and aided in customer service and satisfaction.

Most importantly, after I completed initial training, I was given the reigns to the company’s social media marketing. By implementing Hootsuite, I managed the company’s Facebook, Twitter, and Wordpress blog. My responsibilities included understanding the various neighborhoods of Chicago, conducting market research, and deciding how to schedule the company’s daily deal offers. 

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Working for Locallife Chicago was by far the most intensive work experience I’ve had. Meeting deadlines, understanding new marketing concepts, and working alongside such a fast-paced and advanced team pushed me to new levels of productivity and innovation. I’m ecstatic that the owner of the company personally asked me to come back and work a second internship with the company because he was impressed with the work I completed during the duration of the summer. I love the company and all of its employees, and am extremely thankful for everything I experienced and learned during my time there!