I work in the Marketing and Communications unit and this comprises of various task/activities and events which includes advertising, internal communications, recruitment marketing, events & sponsorships, collateral / credentials development, direct marketing, writing, web content management, database management, and merchandise programs.
Additionally my team help ensure continued strong visibility in the Nigeria market place for our brand through the activities we do for various Accenture organizational entities.
To further my marketing experience, part of my work includes Recruitment Marketing for Nigeria and this allows me to work and collaborate with Accenture employee in other locations and this has helped me bond more with the people and also gain valuable insight into how marketing functions is done and apply best practices. I also assist in Skills to Succeed programme planning, project management, documentation and payment processes.
No day is really cast in iron but there are strategic objectives being worked towards. However what forms an essential part of the day would entail a media scan, I’ll go through news papers and rss feeds to monitor mentions of the company as well as any other media campaign that may be ongoing.
Adequate time is also given to upcoming events, emails, meetings and the necessary communication with employees whom I may be working with on particular projects. At times overlapping initiatives would mean several meetings in a day to keep all activities in focus. This may include conference calls with Accenture people in other locations. Perhaps the most tasking part of the day is the need to keep tabs on performance through input of metrics and a continuous stream of write ups. The day doesn’t end for me when the clock says its closing time but when I’ve ordered tasks sufficiently to be continued the next day.
Apart from spending time with my husband and family, i also sing in my church choir which gives me so much joy. I also like to watch movies.
Accenture is a great learning place and I would encourage anyone who loves to acquire knowledge and make an impact to come work in Accenture. Be open-minded, come with your passion, your goals and dare to dream.