Digital Marketing Internship Students Make an Impact at a Ugandan Non-Profit Organization

Last semester, students in the BUS 469 Digital Marketing Internship course dived deep into their digital marketing campaigns with the nonprofit All We Are. All We Are strives to improve conditions and education in Uganda by providing sustainable energy solutions in all communities.

“Collaborating with client companies to create and implement digital marketing campaigns is always a positive experience. Working with All We Are proved to be a particularly meaningful experience, ”said Patrice Fontaine Nealon, Senior Lecturer in Marketing. “The students had a great impact in raising awareness of the noble mission of All We Are on a global scale. By implementing SEO, paid search, and social media skills, both the social search and paid search teams were able to see significant improvements. “

“The social team used three platforms; Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. The most notable metric for the social team was an impressive 428% increase in Instagram engagement. The paid search team, with the help of a significant grant from Google, also managed to get 7,270 equally impressive impressions on the client’s website with a respectable 6.2% click-through rate. ”

The students had a great impact in raising awareness of the noble mission of All We Are on a global scale.

The social media team took responsibility for creating content for social media channels, increasing awareness of the All We Are nonprofit, increasing current follower engagement, and creating donation conversions over three weeks. .

“We designed graphics and found images for posts on Instagram and Facebook over the course of three weeks,” said Lauren Herrin, a new student at Poole College. “We also write a blog post for LinkedIn and we also post there and post about three times a week for three weeks.”

Ricky Herrera, member of the paid search team

Benjamin Parker, a member of the Poole graduating class of 2021, was part of the paid search team where students took control of All We Are’s Google Ads account, where they used a grant from Google to bid on keywords. and create ads to help bring traffic to your website.

The practice group worked directly with Rachel Goldberg, Chief Marketing Officer, and Nathan Thomas, Founder and CEO, who are among the Raleigh-based All We Are team members. The students enjoyed the creative freedom that All We Are afforded them during their campaign and the strong communication between them and the nonprofit organization.

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Cole Welch, senior in business management and member of the social media marketing team

“It felt very applicable to a real-world social media marketing job, and I felt like I learned a lot about social media marketing, working with clients and working with a team,” said Anna Beth Adcock, senior with specialization in management of Business.

All projects come with their challenges and the practice group faced their fair share as they debated content that would match their goals, conflicting schedules, and working remotely.

Ngaocee Wang
Ngaocee Wang, Senior Business Management

“Professor Nealon was always available to help us answer our questions and assist us when we needed help, such as giving advice on social media content and explaining the importance of engagement, hashtags and calls to action,” said Ngaocee Wang, senior in business administration.

The Digital Marketing Practice Course is an experiential learning approach to the digital marketplace in which student groups conduct a customer audit, prepare a three-week pre-campaign strategy, and present campaign results and digital recommendations. future events to your client in a post-campaign presentation.

Meet the team

Social media marketing

  • Anna Beth Adcock, Senior, Business Management
  • Lauren Herrin, alumnus ’21, business management
  • Ngaocee Wang, Senior, Business Management
  • Cole Welch, Senior, Business Management
  • Tennyson Mobley, Senior, Business Management

Paid search

  • Zoe Brittain, Senior, Business Management
  • Kayla Brown, Senior, Business Management
  • Benjamin Parker, alumnus ’21, business management
  • Ricky Herrera, senior, business management and artistic entrepreneurship
  • Pauline Robert, senior, business management

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