Platypus Digital is a team of marketing specialists. We are a B Corp and try to give our staff a safe, comfortable environment to do their best work.
We spoke with John Moody, our Digital Marketing Assistant, on what his role is at Platypus and what it means for him to work here.
What is your role here at Platypus?
I help plan, run and optimize campaigns for the Google Ads team. Over time my role has been progressing which I love. It has been allowing me to take on more responsibility and I’ve branched out to many new things, including competitor research and holding client meetings.
How did you come to work at Platypus Digital in the first place?
Well, this is my first proper job after university. I found the role via the Kickstart scheme that the government was running at the time. I have to say that of all the roles that were available as part of the scheme this was by far the best and offered the best chance to improve my skills.
I didn’t study digital marketing at university but I had some experience in my personal life. I loved that Platypus not only wanted to help me progress my skills, but they invest in my development.
The package they offered me gave me a budget that I could spend on different training throughout the year. I could choose to train my core job skills, as well as skills which would enable me to do my job better and expand my role.
So when they offered me the chance to work with them I jumped at the opportunity.
What do you like about the company’s policies / ways of working?
I mean, I could go down the rabbit hole of personal development. It’s a huge part of the culture here and I love it.
I also love the charity donation we each get towards supporting a charity of our choice. We each get a £1,000 that we can donate to the charity of our choice. Not only that, we are also given a 10% allocation of our hours to dedicate to pro-bono charity work.
This cemented my opinion of Platypus Digital as an organisation that actually believes in the ethics that they talked about. They care about making a real difference, a change in the world. They are giving me the opportunity within my role to do that, which is fantastic.
I donated my grant to a charity I was volunteering with already. I’ve been able to see exactly where that support goes and to see the change and impact that made.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about working with Platypus Digital?
I would say that this is not only a great environment to work in – the career development support and progression to grow are beyond your expectations. I have opportunities to work with the other teams around the business and learn new skills. I’m often learning new ways of working and gaining insights into many different types of digital marketing.
You’d be working for a company that cares about you. That cares about the environment and the world we live in. A company that works towards making a difference is huge for me.
I love it here.