Martin Agency Internship

 
Martin Agency Internships
4.83 out of 5

11 review(s)
Headquarters:
Richmond, VA
Employees:
750
Annual Interns:
30
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Martin Agency

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.83 out of 5
11 Intern Reviews
Avg Martin Agency Intern Salary: $12.81 per hour
11 Intern Salaries
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Martin Agency Internship Program Information

The Martin Agency has a small amount of mostly unpublished internships and also offers their well-respected student workshop program. The student workshop program lasts for 2 weeks and is offered twice a year.

About Martin Agency

The Martin agency is a full service ad agency based out of Richmond, VA. They are known for the Geico, UPS, and FreeCreditReport.com work. The majority of students interact with the agency through the agency's two week student workshop.The Martin Agency Student Workshop is designed for college students interested in pursuing a career in advertising. We hope that through the experience, you will gain a better understanding of the industry and the unique environment characteristic to advertising agencies.The Student Workshop Program consists of interactive seminars and lectures about advertising and the agency business. The seminar topics include, but are not limited to media, account management, strategic planning and landing a job in the industry. Additionally, the students will work on a case study project for the duration of the Workshop. The project, based on an actual client situation, is to concept, create and present an integrated marketing and communications program, including ads.

Internship Resources & Links

Martin Agency Internships & Jobs: here
Martin Agency Student Workshop (Facebook): here
11 Martin Agency Intern Salaries
Creative Technologist Intern: $2500/month
Workshop Intern: unpaid
Account Planning Intern: unpaid
Media Planning Intern: $10/hour
Advertising Intern: unpaid
Student Workshop Internship: unpaid
Account Intern: unpaid
Account Planning Intern: unpaid
Workshop Intern: unpaid
Account Strtegy Intern: unpaid
Advertising Intern: unpaid
11 Martin Agency reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"For Brandcenter Students, unrivaled internship opportunity"
Position: Creative Technologist Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Pay: $2500/month
Duration: 8+ weeks
Review posted on 6/25/2012
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Pros:

I got things made, worked with amazingly talented people (who respected my input), was integral in huge pitches, and made several hundred close connections that I'll keep with me forever. I couldn't have imagined a better outcome.

Cons:

None. I wish I could go back and do it again.

Advice for other students:

The internship program is different for VCU Brandcenter students than it is for undergrad students. Brandcenter students are treated as true juniors right away.
 
"Martin Agency student workshop"
Position: Workshop Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 11/7/2011
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Pros:

- Interactive sessions that focus on various advertising/communications disciplines including strategic planning, creative, media, public relations and interactive.
- Other students in the workshop.
- Worked on a real life client and able to present to both client and agency personnel.
- Target market research.
- Cool digs in Richmond.
- At the end of this, I really did feel like I knew how an agency worked.

Cons:

Not a true internship.

Advice for other students:

Martin's Student Workshop legitimizes a resume and definitely provides an advantage in the internship and entry level job search. I highly recommend the workshop.
 
"LivingStocial.com student workshop at Martin"
Position: Account Planning Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 10/5/2011
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Pros:

- Richmond HQs is very cool.
- Martin takes the workshop very seriously.
- LivingSocial was the client and we were broken into teams. We pitched a campaign to a Martin panel.
- Great insight to the actual world of advertising.
- I loved learning from martin's planning dept.
- Got along well with the other students in the workshop.

Cons:

This isn't really a true internship, it's a workshop.

Advice for other students:

Get involved with agencies. Go volunteer.
 
"MAIP program Martin in NYC"
Position: Media Planning Intern
Location: New York, NY
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/5/2011
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Pros:

- Huge client like Geico, Tylenol, and Sun Life.
- The scale at which Martin did buys.
- Loved the people and the media business.
- Learned the business through working on RFPs, IOs, tracking software, and comScore.

Cons:

Even though I love NYC, if would have been fun to be in Martin's Richmond HQs.

Advice for other students:

Start to build relationships with agencies as early in college as you can.
 
"ChapStick student workshop intern at Martin"
Position: Advertising Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 8/30/2011
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Pros:

- Martin is an amazing agency doing incredible work.
- Cool office complex and great speakers/events. Always felt like there was something going on.
- Other interns.
- ChapStick was our client and I love the brand. My focus was in digital executions, but we put together a whole campaing for them.
- Pitched to judge panel with agency executives.

Cons:

- 2 weeks.
- Workshop, not a true, long internship.

Advice for other students:

Martin automatically lends credibility to the resume. It's also the best ad agency in the Southeast.
 
"Advertising experience at Martin"
Position: Student Workshop Internship
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 8/30/2011
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Pros:

- Awesome people.
- Great feedback on our ideas.
- Martin split us into team and assigned us to come up with a campaign for Geico. I really enjoyed the competition and it simulated real work.
- Exposure to media group and analyzed print, radio, interactive, outdoor, television, and social media.
- Senior management was there for the pitch and served as part of the judging panel.
- Fun experience.

Cons:

- Unpaid.
- All pitch work.

Advice for other students:

Only 15 people were accepted into Martin's workshop, so they are very selective. This is a great way to learn and get Martin on the resume.
 
"LivingSocial acct at Martin's student workshop"
Position: Account Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 8/29/2011
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Pros:

- Exposure to Martin senior leadership, including creative execs.
- Completed 10-day case study competition to pitch a holiday shopping campaign for LivingSocial.com on a $5 million budget.
- Very cool office in Richmond.
- Learned comScore.
- Authored creative brief.

Cons:

- Martin offers an advertising student workshop, not a true internship.
- Unpaid, for experience only.

Advice for other students:

The Martin Workshop is a terrific way to test run a career in advertising. It's very competitive to get into, so standout.
 
"2-week program that dives deep into life at an agency"
Position: Account Planning Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 8/9/2011
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Pros:

Helped to Develop a communications strategy for Olympus and produced a fully integrated marketing campaign over the course of the 2 week workshop. The Martin team is amazing and the office was incredible. As an intern, I was exposed to senior leadership across the company - creative, media, account, and digital. Very intelligent group of advertisers.

Cons:

I wished it was longer and we were assigned real accounts instead of a project. I understand why Martin does it like this, but as a student, I wish they had 10 or 12 week internships.

Advice for other students:

This workshop gave me credibility when apply for entry level jobs.
 
"Pitched a Burt's Bees ad campaign"
Position: Workshop Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 8/2/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

In the Martin Agency workshop, teams of around 6 are given a hypothetical advertising challenge. Ours was to come up with a campaign for a new line from Burt's Bees. I personally led strategy and helped come up with some creative concepts and a communications plan. It was a very fun projects. The people at Martin are terrific and it was easy to become friends with the other students in the workshop.

Cons:

This is a workshop, not a real internship, but I thought I'd list it on the site as others were.

Advice for other students:

People in the industry know about Martins workshop and it is respected. You also get to meet the mgmt at Martin. I would recommend it, for sure.
 
"The Martin Agency's workshop gives you a taste of the ad world"
Position: Account Strtegy Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 7/22/2011
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Pros:

- Presented a campaign to increase sales and traffic to a daily deals site for the holidays.
- Learned and worked within comScore.
- Discovered some outstanding techniques for consumer insights research.
- Productive feedback from executives.
- Learned the creative brief process.

Cons:

This is just a 2 week workshop, not a true internship. I don't think Martin really offers true internships.

Advice for other students:

If you want to get a feel of what agency life is like, this is the best way. Also, it's cool to see Martin in action.
 
"Loved the Martin student workshop"
Position: Advertising Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 2 weeks
Review posted on 3/29/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Amazing people.
- Insightful seminars from senior executives and creatives.
- Exposure to all parts of the business. You really get an under-the-hood type view of how things work at Martin.
- You work on a case study project which is very, very fun (and challenging).

Cons:

The only con is that this is a short "workshop." I wish I could have been there for a full summer internship. It's also very competitive to get a full-time job there.

Advice for other students:

Loved this. The Martin Agency is an amazing place to work.
 
 
 

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