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Claire Blann

Assistant Media Buyer

Claire Blann
Assistant Media Buyer

NEWTON, KS

A railroad runs through the middle of town, and without it, we wouldn’t exist. Neither would many of our names: Our high school mascot is the Railers, the cheerleaders are the Railrooters, the singers are the Railairs, the student body is the Railroaders …
You get the idea.
 

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

My degree was in journalism and graphic design with a minor in business, but I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with it. What I did know was that I did not want to be in TV news. One internship at a local news station solved that.

I also have a German studies degree, which was an accident. I loved the professor and just kept taking more of her classes. Two months before I graduated, I learned I had completed all the course requirements necessary to earn a degree. Ausgezeichnet!
 

BERLIN – STUDY ABROAD

I could talk about Berlin all day, every day if people would listen. I met people from all over the world – Russia, Brazil, France, Taiwan, etc – and we still keep in touch. If I could, I would move right back.

You know when you feel like you’re exactly where you need to be at a particular moment in life? That was Berlin.

BANK OF THE WEST – BANK TELLER

After I graduated, I applied for a lot of general marketing jobs hoping to get my foot in the door. I got a job at Bank of the West as a teller in the meantime and realized banking was not my industry.

I was so excited when I saw Bozell’s opening was specifically entry level with the intention of training the employee. And, despite my lack of enthusiasm for a career in banking, the experience at Bank of the West paid off. As I’ve transitioned into my current role at Bozell, my depth of understanding has come in handy when working with First National Bank.
 

BOZELL – ASSISTANT MEDIA BUYER

My job is to find the best spot for our creative work in order to have the most impact with consumers. As someone who’s worked primarily in customer service and was trained to constantly have the customer’s point of view in mind, it’s a great fit.
 
Words to live by: Everybody’s weird. You might as well get used to it.

Claire's story

NEWTON, KS

A railroad runs through the middle of town, and without it, we wouldn’t exist. Neither would many of our names: Our high school mascot is the Railers, the cheerleaders are the Railrooters, the singers are the Railairs, the student body is the Railroaders …
You get the idea.
 

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

My degree was in journalism and graphic design with a minor in business, but I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with it. What I did know was that I did not want to be in TV news. One internship at a local news station solved that.

I also have a German studies degree, which was an accident. I loved the professor and just kept taking more of her classes. Two months before I graduated, I learned I had completed all the course requirements necessary to earn a degree. Ausgezeichnet!
 

BERLIN – STUDY ABROAD

I could talk about Berlin all day, every day if people would listen. I met people from all over the world – Russia, Brazil, France, Taiwan, etc – and we still keep in touch. If I could, I would move right back.

You know when you feel like you’re exactly where you need to be at a particular moment in life? That was Berlin.

BANK OF THE WEST – BANK TELLER

After I graduated, I applied for a lot of general marketing jobs hoping to get my foot in the door. I got a job at Bank of the West as a teller in the meantime and realized banking was not my industry.

I was so excited when I saw Bozell’s opening was specifically entry level with the intention of training the employee. And, despite my lack of enthusiasm for a career in banking, the experience at Bank of the West paid off. As I’ve transitioned into my current role at Bozell, my depth of understanding has come in handy when working with First National Bank.
 

BOZELL – ASSISTANT MEDIA BUYER

My job is to find the best spot for our creative work in order to have the most impact with consumers. As someone who’s worked primarily in customer service and was trained to constantly have the customer’s point of view in mind, it’s a great fit.
 
Words to live by: Everybody’s weird. You might as well get used to it.

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years in industry

1 year

years at bozell

1 year

client experience

  • First National Bank
  • Sioux Honey
  • H&H Automotive

Claire's Hometown

Newton, KS

August 9, 2018

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