To be honest, if you made it this far without asking that question, I was going to start worrying about you. Because, while all the resources in the world are great and all, does any of it really matter if there’s no proof in the pudding?
Well, I don’t think so. And that’s exactly why I want to highlight a few of my favorite marketing success stories.
Some of these stories, our team at Crash has had the privilege of participating in or experiencing firsthand. Others are just stories we like–straight from the trenches of marketing–where someone broke into marketing with a particularly entertaining or useful fashion.
But don’t just take my word for it. Read exactly how these marketers launched their careers when they were just getting started out.
“When she saw my video and that I was looking for a job, she said, “Ah, I’ve seen you before. I like how you’re doing this video thing and talking to people on LinkedIn and making connections.” That signaled something to her: that I might be a good fit for this sales/prospecting/marketing job.”
Read Amanda’s full story here.
“Using a combination of tailored pitches and Google Slides decks featuring these value-adds, I was able to land an awesome remote position at a digital marketing and advertising company.”
Read how Brad landed a full-time, remote marketing job by being creative.
“In December of 2016, I decided I’d like to join the team of a high growth startup three years after dropping out of college to work on unconventional projects and boats in the Carribean. In January of 2017, I started as an intern and by April was working full-time in the marketing department. Along the way, I documented the thought processes, email scripts, and videos I made to present myself and communicate the value I could bring.”
Read Brian’s full story about how he broke into the startup marketing scene.
“I had prepared for days. Rehearsing answers over and over. Brushing up on terms and strategies. Doing all the research I could on the industry and company. And then just minutes into the phone interview, sitting nervously in my car between classes, he hung up on me…
"So how did I manage to not only get a marketing job but then also land my dream job two years later?"
Read Corey’s story about how he went from college graduate to landing his marketing dream job.
“I thought the point of going to college was to get a job. But every entry-level position in the business world required two to three years of relevant experience. 'So wait. You want me to uh, have experience for a job that requires no experience?'”
Now Dave is the VP of Marketing at Drift. Read how he used a side project to jumpstart his career in marketing.
“After dropping out of college, Lauren Holliday was waiting tables 40+ hours per week and had moved back in with her dad. But her story doesn't end there. Today, she is in the top 1% of millennials.”
Read how Lauren went from underemployed waitress to the top 1% of millenials in under 6 months.
Mitchell “Yours Truly” Earl (Hey, that’s me!)
"Five years ago, I graduated college without a job–and what I learned next helped me 10x my income my first five years of jobs after college and go from unwitting, lowly college grad to the youngest member of multiple startup leadership teams–and this same advice can work for your career, too."
Read my story and the tactics I used to launch my career.
Morgan Von Gunten
"I got an offer for an entry-level marketing position. A startup was looking for someone to manage communities, run social media, and write blog posts. I was excited. I was ready. Actually, I was terrified. I had never done marketing. I had no idea how to do the things they wanted me to do effectively. But I took the job."
Read Morgan's story on how she broke into marketing at a startup with no experience.
When he was nineteen, he dropped out of college to apprentice under 48 Laws of Power author, Robert Greene. Today, he’s authored ten books, including multiple bestsellers.
Read Ryan’s story here.
A huge thanks to Mitchell Earl for contributing the content for this ultimate guide!