New to the Advertising Scene? Well, Me Too! Welcome Aboard!

Hello, everyone. My name is Larry Willis. I am a recent graduate of Coastal Alabama Community College and Troy University with an academic background in communications. Initially, after receiving my master’s degree in strategic communication, I began teaching as an adjunct instructor of public speaking at my alma mater, Coastal Alabama Community College, where I have now continually taught for two years. I have always wanted to gain agency experience in advertising, but I never imagined that I would one day have the opportunity to work with such an awesome team!

I work at Portside Advertising Agency in Fairhope, Alabama, as a social media manager. My duties as a social media manager and content strategist consist of copywriting, actively checking and updating content on our agency’s clients’ social media accounts, and taking and publishing media on to our clients’ social media accounts.

As the newest addition to the Portside Advertising team, I definitely have a lot to learn. I am blessed to be working with coworkers who are so understanding and are willing to help me learn in order to successfully grow, both personally and professionally in this industry. Working in advertising has already taught me the importance of understanding how to convey a client’s message to its specific target audience. Also, having an understanding of each client’s mission is important in determining how to market content for each of our clients.

I am looking forward to working alongside such an amazing team of individuals. Portside Advertising Agency is an agency that strives for inclusivity and equal opportunities for each of our team members. Your voice and opinions matter at Portside Advertising and these are only a few of many reasons why I chose to begin my career here. Please continually check the Portside Advertising page weekly to follow me on my new journey through my blog posts.