Multi-awarding winning creative marketing agency Guerilla Communications are launching a low-cost social media service and have recruited a new apprentice ready for new clients.  Based in Newcastle they are reacting to the current economic situation and are ready to help SMEs raise their profile and visibility.  As more companies are moving online to stay in business, this new service will add to their already successful brand strategy offer.  James Allen, managing director describes his organisation. ‘We offer services including; branding, advertising, design and digital services including website design and social media. We work with clients across many different sectors, based locally, nationally and internationally. Our purpose is to take clients marketing challenges and give them a strategy that achieves the optimum return on investment  Our new social media service will allow companies to get a great return on investment’ Guerilla recently created the Benu brand for the Phoenix Group which is now the largest retail brand in Europe.  A creation that won Guerilla global brand strategy of the year at the Drum marketing awards.  

Gateshead Council LearningSkills worked with Guerilla to recruit a business administrator apprentice to help support their additional new client influx.  Employers are currently paid £3,000 to recruit a talented young apprentice to their workforce and LearningSkills handle all the recruitment including screening of all applicants.  They are one of the largest local authorities in England for apprenticeship delivery, with vocations ranging from admin to digital marketing, early years to ICT.  ‘The support that we received during the recruitment phase was very helpful in securing the right candidate.  ‘said James.  Liam Mather started his new career with Guerilla and has already been involved in their new product launch. ‘I’ve been with Guerilla just short of a month as of writing this and I can quite happily say I’ve learnt a lot already. I’ve learned how to perform certain administrative tasks such as raising an invoice, creating estimates and logging time on a job. However, I’ve also been part of the digital development side and continue to improve my skills every day. As a result, I’ve gained an understanding of how the company works and a wider perspective on all things marketing.  

James Allen – Managing Director of Guerilla Communications

Recruiting an apprentice is a cost-effective way of bringing in new skills to your organisation at a time when cost and outgoings are paramount to any bottom line.  Apprentices not only bring in new skills but can help save money and increase revenue from social media and other new avenues.  There has never been a better time to recruit and apprentice.  For further benefits call our business development team at Gateshead Council on 0191 433 8727 or email apprenticeships@gateshead.gov.uk.

If you are an organisation or employer that has ambition and want to optimise your market spends, contact Guerilla at www.guerilla.co.uk