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Sleeping Giant Media

An multiple award winning search and social marketing agency based in Kent

About

Sleeping Giant Media is a specialist search and social marketing agency based in Folkestone, Kent. Their customer service levels and business success have been celebrated by being finalists and winners in a multitude of awards, including the Wirehive 100, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and KEiBA business awards.

When they are not working hard to provide clients with top level service, they are relaxing at their in-house bar or playing PS4 in their ball pit.

Rewards 2017-18

Sleeping Giant Media are offering five 2-week work experience placements, which will allow students to work in the account management and digital creative teams, as well as gaining experience in video work, general marketing, and operations.

You can check out the 2016-17 case study here.

You can also check out a video created by the '16-17 students:

Student Work Experience Blogs

Interested in undertaking work experience with the 'Giants' at Sleeping Giant Media? The 2014-15 EP winners created some fantastic blogs on how to succeed during your work experience placements with Sleeping Giant Media.

Rebecca Kovacova, School of Arts, on "Hand in Hand with the GIANT - Work experience summary"

"At first I was mesmerised by the sea views and the offices located on top two floors. Actually, I am still amazed. Imagine walking into an office and having a ball pit on your doorstep. From time to time, the giants even have meetings in there..." - Read more here

Germano Cunha, KBS, on "My Top 5 Tips for Work Experience with SGM"

"Look at this as a great opportunity and most importantly enjoy it. As mentioned previously the company also wants to make this a valuable and enjoyable experience for you, so there are no reasons for it not to be a wonderful experience.

Work experience is a great chance for you to learn, and it could even convert into your first work placement, so don’t waste this opportunity! But above all enjoy it, and make the most out of it." -Read more here

 

 

"This placement expanded my marketing, planning and research skills and...hopefully the experience I gained at this placement will get me closer to...a future in marketing or advertising."

14-15 EP winner.

Read more here.

 

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"We appreciate that the job is tough, and given that you spend most of your waking life in the office, we want to make sure our employees are happy. So we have a number of incentives! We have an in-house bar, a ball pit, scooters, beer fridge, games consoles, sleep pods, a pool table, ping pong table and regular subsidised nights out."

Nell Sanders, Sleeping Giant Media

 

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2014/17: Five work experience placements in digital marketing and account management.

2012/13: Sleeping Giant offered an internship in Marketing, Sales and Digital Media.

2011/12: The company offered a digital media marketing internship over the summer.

2010/11: The company offered a summer internship.

 

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The EP team caught-up with the 'Giants' at Sleeping Giant Media and they gave us some more information about the organisation and the great rewards on offer to students registered with the EP Scheme.

EP Team: Please describe Sleeping Giant Media?
Nell: In the fast-paced world of social media and digital marketing, we utilise new media to the benefit of our clients by implementing strategies tailored to the needs of their business. This could be an audit of their website, shooting promotional videos, or a complete overhaul of their digital marketing, providing SEO, PPC and social media strategy and management.
EP Team: Please tell us something which is unqiue about Sleeping Giant Media
Nell: We appreciate that the job is tough, and given that you spend most of your waking life in the office, we want to make sure our employees are happy. So we have a number of incentives! We have an in-house bar, a ball pit, scooters, beer fridge, games consoles, sleep pods, a pool table, ping pong table and regular subsidised nights out.
EP Team: How do you feel the EP Scheme can benefit students at the University of Kent?
Nell: It used to be that graduates could have their pick of a career. These days it’s not so easy. With the EP Scheme, students can gain valuable experience and workplace skills. Not only does it look good on your CV, it also helps you get an idea of what to expect from your chosen career. 
EP Team: What type of students would benefit from this?
Nell: Someone who wants to experience something far from the norm. Someone who wants experience in a top search and social marketing company, and who really wants to make a difference. A student with a work-hard/play-hard ethos and who would go the extra mile for the company.

 

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Last Updated: 15/09/2017