Having completed a digital and social media internship with us earlier this year and with an impressive background in retail and visual merchandising, we are excited to announce Esmeralda Dzafic has joined the Strictlymarketing team as our newest Marketing Assistant.
With one semester left before she is conferred with a double degree in Business and Media & Communication from QUT, Esmeralda brings a first-hand perspective of the retail sector to her role with the Brisbane-based marketing and public relations consultancy.
She has previously held part-time positions as a retail assistant for fashion outlet Decjuba and an administrative role with a building company.
Esmeralda has the benefit of speaking four languages – English, Korean, Bosnian and French – is a talented copywriter, photographer, photo and video editor and social media manager, as well as being an accomplished make-up artist.
She joins Strictlymarketing in this full-time role where she can grow her skills and indulge her passion for using available and evolving technologies to provide more in-depth insight and analysis into the retail and marketing sectors.
Strictlymarketing Managing Director, Bev Strickland, said she was impressed with Esmeralda’s work ethic and creative thinking during her internship and was delighted to offer her an ongoing position with the company.
“Esmeralda was one of nine interns we were lucky to work with and mentor in 2020 and she was an absolute stand out in the way she approached her duties,” Ms Strickland explained.
“She has a wonderful, outgoing personality, is keen to learn and is happy to teach us about the latest in trends in the digital marketing space.
“With Strictlymarketing having such a strong focus on the retail sector, Esmeralda’s experience at the retail coalface, gives her a level of understanding of the sector and customer service which is invaluable to us.”
Esmeralda said she was excited to be joining a team of passionate professionals who strive to exceed the expectations of clients.
“The workplace I entered into at the start of my internship with Strictlymarketing was quite different to what we are seeing now,” Esmeralda said.
“From remote working to an increased reliance on digital platforms to communicate with and reach clients, I have witnessed the agility and professionalism of the team at Strictlymarketing and couldn’t think of anywhere else I would rather work at this stage in my career.
“It’s exciting. I have a lot to learn and a lot of knowledge to pass on. I am confident that in doing so, we can see some exciting results for our business and our clients.”
Strictlymarketing is more than your average marketing agency, offering the full spectrum of modern marketing capabilities including Business & Marketing Plans, Marketing & Event Management, Creative Design, Digital Marketing and Media Relations.