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About Joe Hogg from Global Wired Advisors

Prior to founding Global Wired Advisors with Jason Somerville, Chris Bodnar, and Chris Shipferling, Joe was the global head of funding for Wells Fargo’s trading and investment banking division, Wells Fargo Securities. There, he oversaw the daily financing of $110 Billion of broker-dealer assets, and between $25 Billion and $40 Billion of additional capital market’s deal flow annually across all industry verticals. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Joe managed the Structured Finance desk at Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for building structured derivative solutions for bank clients and hedging interest rate and equity market exposure. Joe began his career on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he traded foreign exchange and interest futures for some of the world’s largest investment banks. He has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Virginia Tech and has completed graduate work at the University of Chicago in Quantitative Finance. Joe is also a GARP-certified Financial Risk Manager and a member of the International Association of Financial Engineers.

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I was fortunate to be part of MAG's first batch of its Advertising Internship Program. The timing was perfect for me as I was looking for an opportunity to learn more about Amazon PPC and at the same time to have hands-on training to work on accounts.  

 

When I started my internship, I listed down the things I wanted to learn. And I am happy to say that I've ticked all the boxes! My most favorite was "Optimization Using Bulk Files”. Bulk files and I, we did not get along at first, it was so scary seeing all those data! But I had a great mentor who guided me along the way. He patiently taught me step by step on how to process the data. He was very enthusiastic in answering all of my questions. He supported me until I gained the confidence in uploading my first, second, third (and so on) bulk uploads. 

 

The biggest advantage in working with MAG (and I must say one thing that I always look forward to every week) is its Weekly Ads Training. Every week, we discuss various topics about PPC. Interns/Ads Specialists/Ads Managers, we all share knowledge, information, and updates about PPC. During our discussions, we exchange ideas and feedback. It became an avenue not just to learn a skill, but also to clear any vague or ambiguous PPC topics. 

 

For me, the biggest disadvantage is the work schedule. As an Intern, I have to follow EST timing. The time difference from my location was only 8 hours, but being a morning person, I really struggled to keep myself awake. But if you are a night owl, then this will not be a problem for you.

 

So if you are considering joining the MAG Advertising Internship Program, my advice to you is to take action - APPLY NOW! The knowledge that you will gain and the skill that you will develop from this program will be invaluable. And who knows? From being an Intern, you might be the next one to be promoted as Jr. Ads Specialist! 

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