I was excited when I was offered a placement with CMYK design and couldn’t wait to start. A small but extremely friendly office, complete with Ruby the Springer Spaniel, put my nerves at rest. My specific interest – and what I wanted to do on my placement – was advertising sales, which Neil offered me.

CMYK work on many titles, but the two I was mainly working with were Scotland Outdoors and aurora magazine (always a small initial ‘a’!). …

With help and support I learnt how to use the database – a very important tool for advertising sales. Contact deals, history of conversations, extra notes and listings of which title are all relevant to help narrow down searches and know who and how to contact companies.

From my placement I definitely feel I improved my confidence in speaking to people and my knowledge of how the advertising in a company like CMYK works. Being included in the office meetings and emails made me feel like one of the team which gave me a great insight into the business – exactly what a placement should do!

I can’t thank CMYK enough for showing me how advertising sales works and helping me make he most of the opportunity.