I was doing some research for my marketing class and I interviewed Mr. Sean Stevens, who is the director of field marketing of the company Nothing Bunt Cakes. His role is to be the day to day face and voice between the company and the franchises. He builds marketing plans and helps carry them out, and maintains their social media presence. He has been working with nothing bunt cakes for two months. His previous job was the director of field marketing with Wingstop. He said that the biggest difference is the experience of the franchises that he works with. At Wingstop the franchises that he worked with were fairly experienced and usually owned several stores. With Nothing Bunt Cakes his franchises are not very experienced. They only own two or three store fronts. He spends more time teaching the new franchises than he did at his other job. He did say that the field marketing parts of the job were very similar.
Stevens earned a marketing degree at Stetson University. After he graduated he spent five to six years in sales. He then got an entry level marketing job and has stayed in marketing since. The most difficult part of his current job is Nothing Bunt Cakes processes. When problems arise he spend a lot of time creating new programs that have should have already been put in motion. He pointed out that Nothing Bunt Cakes is a fairly new company (20 years) and is growing quickly. Stevens enjoys getting to be the voice of the consumer. He understands the business side of the company but he gets to be the voice of the customer. Being that I will be graduating in a year and start looking for a job he gave the advice to build relationships.
Networking is so important, not just knowing people but having a relationship with them. He also gave the advice to learn how to market yourself. Right out of college it will be the first thing that you need to market to get a job. He also said to make your values clear and known. Going into a job interview they know that they can teach you certain skills but they can’t teach you new values. A learned a lot from Mr. Stevens about the marketing field and how to get jobs in the future. Resources : Stevens, S. (2018, June 20). Phone interview. Perreault, W. D., Cannon, J. P., & McCarthy, E. J. (2014). Basic marketing: A marketing strategy planning approach. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.