Before landing the position, Phillips, a 2015 graduate of the Bachelor of Business (Marketing), which is now the Bachelor of Business, had just finished working at Disney for six and a half years. She wanted to move away from a big brand and work for an agency.
“I had done some soul-searching and knew I wanted a change, so I was applying for jobs and in between lockdowns I found MoP,” she explained.
“I just wanted something completely different. I’d done client side, I’d done big companies where there’s a million stakeholders and you work with global teams where things move a lot slower.
“So I wanted to try a small business, agency side, content and creative and I got all of those with MoP.”
Phillips had worked on a broad range of projects at Disney, from campaigns for blockbuster films including the Disney’s remake of The Lion King and Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok to retail brands and activations.
Her position at Disney came about after she did a one-year, RMIT-backed internship there – a career move she credits with kick-starting her career.
“I don’t know if I would have gone out and got a full-time job if it wasn’t for that,” Phillips said.
“I’m so grateful RMIT offers that and helps you find and do those internships. The study is actually crafted so you actually make the most of the internship and you apply it to the work you do.
“I made great friends and connections within the industry – people that I still know and speak to today, which is really nice.”
Since her start at MoP, Phillips has now rounded out her experience to work with smaller companies. This opportunity has allowed her to see the inner workings of a business and proving again how diverse a career in marketing can be.
“One of the things I love and I think is an achievement is I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of different people and a lot of different brands,” she said.
“I’ve been able to soak up little bits and pieces from all of them, which has helped me be where I am today.”
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Story: Kate Jones