parallax background

My time as a Happy
- Dionne Hodges



t doesn’t feel like it was just Monday that I was shaking in my new office shoes at the prospect of starting my work experience at Happy. But everyone here has been so welcoming and approachable.

I wish I could go back now and tell myself I had nothing to worry about! I mean, how scary can a group of people called ‘Happies’ really be?


I’ve learnt many valuable things: how to write blogs, how to keep up with deadlines, what the digital marketing world entails, and what it’s like to work in an office environment. Although I probably picked the worst week in British history to be stuck inside a stuffy office... Just my luck!

Adjusting to blog writing was tricky. After just finishing university, my brain was still in dissertation-writing mode. So naturally, the overly elaborate language and giant paragraphing was still embedded into my psyche. But challenging myself to try a new writing style was enjoyable. And it was fun to exercise my creativity, rather than sticking to a strict guideline. There is no right or wrong to how you approach blog writing; that’s probably my favourite thing about it. And thanks to the helpful feedback I received, I was able to adapt and improve my writing within just the space of a week. I’ve also grown more confident in my own talent, which is always a plus!

Prior to this week, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my English degree. No pathway that was particularly screaming out to me. But now, I think digital marketing is definitely the route I want to pursue. Participating in real-time projects has been both exciting and insightful, and I’d love to do something similar in the future.


I’ve met some extremely talented people, and I’ve been inspired by the amount of creativity I’ve witnessed within such a short space of time. It’s interesting to be behind-the-scenes, witnessing how a basic brief is turned into a completed piece. No two ideas are the same, so there is never a dull moment! It’s always fun anticipating what the next project will entail, and what approach we will take.

This has been a truly rewarding experience, and I’m thankful to Karen for letting me hang around for the week. I’ve acquired skills that will be useful to me for the rest of my career future. But I’ve also acquired a few pounds from all the office snacks that are hard to resist (whoops)…

Share this:
My time as a Happy – Dionne Hodges
This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By using this website you agree to our Data Protection Policy.
Read more

Professional Brand Audit

Free professional brand audit. Receive a grade for your
branding performance, as well as implementable steps and actions.


Please enter your email to subscribe to the Happy blog


Paid Social Campaigns

Paid social media can be a brilliantly effective yet low cost form of lead generation, and it’s a great way to extend your reach, drive website traffic and generate likes and shares.

We’ll take care of setting up and managing your paid social media accounts, ensuring your spend is carefully targeted. Then we’ll provide clear, transparent reporting so you can keep refining the strategy to make your ad spend even more effective.

More about Paid Social Campaigns

Social Media

All the tweets and posts in the world won’t help generate leads unless there’s some strategic thinking behind what you’re doing.

We’ll help define the right social media strategy for you, so that you’re on the right platforms, saying the right things to the right people at the right time to generate the right leads.

More about Social Media

Design & Brand Building

Marketing is bit like those huge, swirling flocks of starlings you see from time to time. Individually your brochure, email, ad, meme or gif may not change the world.

But when you join them together and ensure they’re all heading in the same direction, you have the power to stop people in their tracks.

We design communications that help build a consistent brand and convert more leads to sales.

More about Design & Brand Building


Your website can generate leads in so many ways. Informed content. Strong calls to action. A simple, natural journey from ‘Hi there!’ to ‘Buy now’.

Yet websites are never ‘done’. They need to keep evolving to keep pace with your customers’ expectations, so we’ll be with you for the long haul to keep tweaking, refining and growing your site – and to deliver the PPC campaigns that help drive traffic towards it.

Because when your website keeps working to understand and speak to your audience, you’ve got more chance of converting.

More about Websites

PR & Content

There’s a knack to ensuring your business is seen in the right places at the right time. We’ll build your PR profile across the mix of channels that’s right for you (from press to social media to events) and use our contacts to spread the word.

So when your customers are ready to buy, it’ll be your brand they think of first.

More about PR & Content

Claim your happy offer

    Claim your happy offer

      Claim your happy offer

        Claim your happy offer

          Claim your happy offer

            What would make you happy today?