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Digital Creative Fellows

After 15 months of apprenticeship and rapid skill acceleration, apprentices who meet the requirements become Digital Creative Fellows. These fellows went above and beyond in their skill development and learning goals. They tackled electives and curated excellent portfolios over the 15 month apprenticeship.

Requirements for Digital Creative Fellows:

Maintain an overall grade of 80% or higher on projects and goal setting

Earn 3 certifications – in addition to Google Analytics and HubSpot Inbound

Read each fellows’ key accomplishments and click on their image to view their LinkedIn profile.

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Cohort ATX2 – Austin

Sept 2017 – August 2018

Ariel Dykes Austin TX

Ariel Dykes

Content Strategist at Practice Cafe

Key Accomplishments

  • Collaborated on projects for partner companies with other apprentices
  • Earned top industry certifications and built personal portfolio
  • Developed professional skills through coaching and goal setting
  • Networked with top marketers and mentors
Alicia Palomares Austin TX

Alicia Palomares

Digital Marketing Analyst at Kadence Collective

Key Accomplishments

  • Collaborated on projects for partner companies with other apprentices
  • Earned top industry certifications and built personal portfolio
  • Developed professional skills through coaching and goal setting
  • Networked with top marketers and mentors
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Nelson Eisenmann

Digital Marketing Strategist at EBQuickstart LLC

Key Accomplishments

  • Developed skills for marketing automation and received the Salesforce Pardot Specialist and Marketing Cloud Email Specialist certification
  • Wrote quarterly content pillar with corresponding social ads and email marketing campaigns that resulted in a record number of MQLs
  • Launched small-business focused web design consultancy, Eisenmann Design LLC
  • Moved laterally in company from agency-side to in-house. Pioneer in building the EBQ marketing engine
Adrianna Ramos Marketing Austin

Adrianna Ramos

Digital Marketing Analyst at Kadence Collective

Key Accomplishments

  • Earned Pardot Specialist and SCRUM Certifications
  • Successfully launched a personal blog vibewithade.com and YouTube channel with a 600+% growth in channel subscribers
  • Created two pieces of lead generation content to generate leads for company
  • Launched brand new social media channels for company
Kelly Manalo Practice Cafe Austin

Kelly Manalo

Digital Marketing Specialist at Practice Cafe

Key Accomplishments

  • Collaborated on projects for partner companies with other apprentices
  • Earned top industry certifications and built personal portfolio
  • Developed professional skills through coaching and goal setting
  • Networked with top marketers and mentors
Ira Arora Austin TX

Ira Arora

PPC Specialist at Corel Corporation

Key Accomplishments

  • Collaborated on projects for partner companies with other apprentices
  • Earned top industry certifications and built personal portfolio
  • Developed professional skills through coaching and goal setting
  • Networked with top marketers and mentors

Cohort SA4 – San Antonio

August 2017 – July 2018

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Alexis Bonilla

Content Marketing Specialist at Digital Creative Institute

Key Accomplishments

  • Collaborated on projects for partner companies with other apprentices
  • Earned top industry certifications and built personal portfolio
  • Developed professional skills through coaching and goal setting
  • Networked with top marketers and mentors
Jermaine Malcolm San Antonio TX

Jermaine Malcolm

Head of Growth Partnerships at Digital Creative Institute

Key Accomplishments

  • Led efforts to transition DCI’s curriculum to a learning management system for scaling optimization.
  • Developed and implemented key programs and initiatives to optimize the apprentice experience.
  • Recruited and nurtured strategic relationships to further DCI’s apprenticeship experience and movement
  • Became a cross-functional marketer, completing a number of projects in various areas of Digital marketing, and earned 6 certifications including the PSM 1.
Matt Reiter San Antonio TX

Matt Reiter

Automated Marketing Specialist at Digital Defense

Key Accomplishments

  • Became a Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist & Marketo Certified Expert
  • Optimized our marketing automation instance for better reporting and usage
  • Grew knowledge of HTML/CSS through Web Dev application and practice
  • Created a reporting template to visualize annual campaign data
Erin Winch San Antonio TX

Erin Winch

Digital Media Specialist at Digital Marketing Sapiens

Key Accomplishments

  • Collaborated on projects for partner companies with other apprentices
  • Earned top industry certifications and built personal portfolio
  • Developed professional skills through coaching and goal setting
  • Networked with top marketers and mentors

Cohort ATX1 – Austin

March 2017 – February 2018

Danielle Allen Cohort 4 Austin

Danielle Rogge

Marketing Coordinator at Five Stone Tax Advisers

Key Accomplishments

  • Expanded website content by creating 15 new pages focused on services offered

  • Increased client base by 125% through inbound and outbound marketing tactics

  • Implemented automation strategies to effectively communicate the right message at the right time

  • Became sole in-house marketer, taking on 100% of the marketing execution

Zac Blankenship C4 Austin

Zac Blankenship

Content Marketing Coordinator at NeverFail

Key Accomplishments

  • 5 new campaigns were created, leading to an increase of 2k+ clients for Neverfail
  • Helped improve communication between sales and marketing
  • Implemented Hubspot at Neverfail
  • Scrum Master Certification
Nena Untung C4 Austin

Nena Untung

Digital Marketing Media Analyst at Effective Spend

Key Accomplishments

  • Automated over 60 reports and developed 10 paid media dashboard templates
  • Established a client conversion audit process that has been utilized for 24 new clients
  • Gained proficiency in implementing conversion pixels on 8 different paid media channels
  • Learned how to use 3 different business intelligence tools for data visualization purposes

Cohort SA3 – San Antonio

January – December 2017

Charlie Deese digital marketing apprentice San Antonio

Charlie Deese

Marketing Director at SPS DGTL

Key Accomplishments

  • Pardot Specialist Certification
  • Promoted to Director of Marketing at SPS DGTL
  • SPS DGTL Website Content Development
  • Interviewed by The Muse and Permission to Grow
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Kim Doughty

Digital Marketing Specialist at SoccerZone

Key Accomplishments

  • Transitioned SoccerZone’s PPC campaigns to Adwords, improving avg. campaign CTR by 248%
  • Managed promotional partnerships with community organizations, brands, and influencers
  • Designed and managed two Squarespace websites
  • Became a certified Pardot Specialist and Scrum Master I
Wesley Haverlah Digital Marketing Apprentice San Antonio

Wesley Haverlah

Digital Marketing Strategist at Cattura Video

Key Accomplishments

  • Planned and executed a new SEO strategy
  • Created opportunities for customers to become brand advocates
  • Took on 2 freelance clients for marketing consulting
  • Surpassed lead generation estimates by 400%
Rachel Page Digital Marketing Apprentice San Antonio

Rachel Page

Digital Marketing Specialist at Supplize

Key Accomplishments

  • Implemented email marketing/monthly promotions for Supplize: increased subscriber list by 52%, and averaged an 18.4% open rate and 5.21% click-through rate
  • Was appointed interim marketing team lead in the absence of a Director of Marketing
  • Created a branding style guide, brand audit, content calendar, and social media strategy
  • Did a partial site redesign for Supplize and Dixie Paper Company websites
Sarah Stephens Digital Marketing Apprentice San Antoino

Sarah Stephens

eCommerce Content Specialist at Supplize

Key Accomplishments

  • Successfully integrating SEO into workplace practices
  • Expanding and discovering creative passions
  • Strengthening storytelling techniques to develop engaging copy
  • Experimenting with data analytics
Matthew Traywick Digital Marketing Apprentice San Antonio

Matthew Traywick

Director of Marketing at Cook Hearing and Balance

Key Accomplishments

  • The AdWords return on ad spend from both Supplize and Cook Hearing & Balance
  • Created a CryptoCalculator program
  • Set up the new CH&B website from scratch
  • Directed the virtual reality video for the IDDBA trade show

Cohort SA2 – San Antonio

August 2016-2017

Amantha Hons San Antonio TX

Amantha Hons

Social Media Coordinator at Roger Christian

Key Accomplishments

  • Increased following on client social media pages by 154%
  • Developed social media ad and content strategies
  • Became Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate
  • Created social media and website reporting templates for client reviews
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Christine Contreras

Senior SEO Manager at Gray Digital Group

Key Accomplishments

  • Created and streamlined all SEO onboarding and strategy processes
  • Developed and launched custom WordPress site
  • Transitioned clients to Google Tag Manager and implemented event tracking
  • Increased responsibility in role to include SEM campaigns and building landing pages
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A.J. Ellis

Digital Marketing Strategist at Acemart

Key Accomplishments

  • Applied Pandas data analysis library to increase report depth and uncover strategic insights
  • Earned Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist qualification
  • Became expert in Google Analytics to provide insight into user behavior on ecommerce website
  • Used Tableau to communicate data trends in an easy-to-understand manner
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Jeff Goodyear

Digital Marketing Manager at PEZ

Key Accomplishments

  • Grew social following for Facebook by 45%, Twitter by 26% and Instagram by 59%
  • Lowered cost per result for Facebook ads by 33%
  • Optimized email marketing program and increased subscribers by 15K
  • Project managed two major software and website implementations
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Carla Sinfon

Campaign Associate at Hostway Corp.

Key Accomplishments

  • Earned Pardot Consultant Certification
  • Became knowledgable in marketing technology and CRMs
  • Transitioned into a new role that required steep learning curve
  • Learned how to develop campaigns from beginning to end
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Joseph Hwang

SEM Analyst at Pear Analytics

Key Accomplishments

  • Exceeded projected SEM revenue by 50% at the end of 2016
  • Developed an automated reporting process, reducing time by 75%
  • Created a file management structure improving time utilization by 80%
  • Earned Pardot Specialist & Scrum Master certifications
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Sarah Davis

Content Marketing Manager at Digital Creative

Key Accomplishments

  • Learned HubSpot language hubl to build custom landing pages and optimize blog for mobile
  • Promoted to Content Marketing Manager
  • Redesigned and wrote copy for majority of website
  • Developed process for scaling apprenticeship curriculum and experience

Cohort SA1 – San Antonio

January to December 2016

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Reese Garcia

Director of Paid Search at Pear Analytics

Key Accomplishments

  • Promoted from SEM Manager to Director of Paid Search
  • Published work on PPCHero.com
  • Developed SEM account management process
  • Managed PPC spend increase from $1M to $2.9M
  • Networked with PPC professionals, including Disruptive Advertising
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Samuel Mills

Social Media Analyst at CalTex

Key Accomplishments

  • Implemented successful reputation management strategies
  •  Learned how to use Canon 5D Mark III to create high quality video content
  •  Designed, built, and launched email marketing campaigns
  •  Developed HTML, CSS, and Java Script skills
  •  Project managed website redesigns
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Marc Cunningham

Digital Marketing Consultant at Cunning Digital

Key Accomplishments

  • Learned HubSpot automation tools
  • Developed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding skills
  • Used email marketing to promote events and create brand awareness
  • Created blog promotion strategy to convert web traffic from leads to sales
  • Launched his own company
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Victor Vo

Program Manager at Digital Creative Institute

Key Accomplishments

  • Promoted to expand company efforts into Austin
  • Earned Pardot Consultant Certification
  • Developed efficient lead nurturing system
  • Gained proficiency in marketing technology and CRMs
  • Implemented human-centered design strategies
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