New talent at the Chase community: welcome Bavo, An, Wannes, Iva, Joke and Ana!

 
New talent at the Chase community: welcome Bavo, An, Wannes, Iva, Joke and Ana!
 

Two years ago, we started Chase Creative social storytelling agency, which grew out of Chase Music, a community of creators focussing on Belgian hip-hop music. Since then, a lot has changed in the Chase community! We have always offered social strategy, social story, and social media management services. Recently, we started focussing more on social videos and podcasts. We also got some new colleagues along the way to strengthen our team. To introduce them to you, we asked them some questions reflecting on their career so far and what they wish for in the future.

Article by Helena Verheye, content marketer at the Chase community

 

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Kawaii 🐼🎀🐰 . . #japan #tokyo #shibuya #purikura #kawaii #solotravel

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Anastassia Oudovitchenko – senior account manager Chase Creative

Anastassia Oudovitchenko briefly worked with us at the beginning of her career, launching Chase Academy. After this, she worked at a startup film production company Earlybirds Films. During her five years there, she worked on the production of commercials, music videos, short films, and feature film development. Afterward, she moved from film to sound and worked at sound production agency Sonhouse for a year. We’re happy to have her back on the team as a Senior Account Manager for Chase Creative.

What attracted you to work for Chase Creative?
I love that the company combines working for brands with developing the skills of young creators. You feel it in the energy, the young and innovative approach while still working very structured and guiding the business daily. The company is an inspirational and educational environment hosting a community of digital creators. Growing out a division of the Chase community into an agency is a definite and complementary asset to the company’s social function.

What are your goals for the upcoming year and which skills do you want to improve? I’m looking forward to working with exciting brands and create great social content. I’m a big fan of podcasts and very excited to work on them myself. My personal goals are getting my driver’s license and staying in shape and balanced. I also want to travel to my family in Russia, work on my creative skills, and settle in with my loved one. While working with creative people, I’ve felt the need to start creating and express myself more. So during the past few years, I’ve picked up music and started painting. This way, I want to challenge my self-created boundaries, which will give me the ability to express myself more.

What’s the most important thing you have learned the past year?
If it doesn’t matter in 10 years, don’t stress too much about it.

 

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Buggenhout fashion week 💦🥵

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Bavo Goossens – videography and video editing Chase Music

Bavo Goossens has been studying graphic design and digital media since the age of 15. Besides his passion for graphic design, he always had a huge interest in photography and videography. The past six years have been a great journey in which he shot international artists, went to several big festivals and saw almost every town in Belgium. With a huge interest in fashion and music, he started as a volunteer for Chase Music, but we’re happy to offer him a student job this summer.

What attracted you to work for Chase Music?
I’ve been following Chase Music way before I started working here. They always delivered quality content about the subjects I am interested in such as music and fashion, and that’s what attracted me, creating content about the things I love. It’s great to be part of a young, dynamic, and helpful team that delivers excellent content.

What are your goals for the upcoming year and which skills do you want to improve?
My goal for the upcoming year is the same as last year, always work as hard as I can and only deliver work I am proud of. I would also love to increase my knowledge in After Effects.

What’s the most important thing you have learned the past year?
The most important things I’ve learned the past years is that nothing in this industry comes at you. You should not expect to be shooting big gigs when you start, but focus on the local acts and smaller performances and work your way up. Also, the most critical part of being a creative is to know your worth. In the beginning, exposure could be great, but you don’t fill your stomach with exposure.

Joke Hendrix – social media manager Chase Creative

Joke Hendrix is a social media manager, copywriter, and photographer. Her primary focus is on music festivals in different genres. After being an intern for Chase Music last year, we offered her a social media manager job at Chase Creative.

What attracted you to work for Chase Creative?
The way they always are on top of trends and give young people the chance to improve their skills. At the Chase community, they are willing to teach you what you don’t know and provide constructive feedback on how you can grow in what you do.

What are your goals for the upcoming year and which skills do you want to improve?
I want to become a better storyteller, be it visual and textual, so I want to improve my Instagram Stories game. I feel like, for me, that’s the perfect medium to do so.

What’s the most important thing you have learned the past year?
It’s crucial to work hard to get better at what you do and never stop learning, but also to set boundaries when necessary.

 

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Iva Divic – marketing strategist for the whole Chase Community

Iva Divic joined Chase this summer as a marketing strategist. She used to work for content marketing software StoryChief, and as the Chase community is one of the StoryChief customers, she met the team while creating a video testimonial. Later on, we reached out to her asking if she would like to work for us.

What attracted you to work for Chase?
What I immediately liked at the Chase community was a relaxed atmosphere, a young, dynamic team and plenty of good vibes. I like what they represent, and I can easily relate to the values of the brand, like curiosity and authenticity.

What are your goals for the upcoming year and which skills do you want to improve?
As a marketer today, there is this expectation you have extensive knowledge. So I always try to learn a little bit about everything. However, my focus will be on improving my copywriting and learning ways to be better at project management. I have many goals for the upcoming year. Let’s narrow down the three most important ones: be happy with my work and clients, be involved in challenging projects, and publish a book of poetry.

What’s the most important thing you have learned the past year?
I’ve been a digital marketer for about five years now and the most important thing I’ve learned in the past year is how to become a full-time freelancer. The idea has been brewing for a long time, but I’m happy I finally jumped into it. I’m focused on this new chapter and the changes it brings.

 

 

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tl;dr – I’m back 💥, and: 🙏, 💍 and 🇩🇪! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Before I share some really exciting news, I’d like to take a moment to look back on the past 2 years. This week, I was confronted with how much my life has been on hold. As I scrolled through my social media feeds, I started noticing the gaps. Months without pictures. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 Apparently, I even deleted pictures of some of my favourite moments abroad, simply because they had become too painful to look at. Virtual scars that reminded me of how much I struggled with this thing called “life” while trying to cope with trauma and an autoimmune disease flare-up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💻 I focused on work to keep me busy. 📺 Watched Netflix to keep me distracted. 🎮 Played videogames to fool myself into believing I achieved something when I collected another trophy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥 Until I decided to take back control. Thanks to the support of friends, family, doctors and therapists I can now say I’m back in the game. 🙏 Special shout-out to my squad: Eva, @talesofarishi, @marieke.i.v, @elineverriest, @thedesipanda, @sfraenkel, @enedda. You’re all 💎💎💎! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🗓 Which brings us to the final and exciting part of this post! Because this month is all about prepping, prepping, prepping. In short… 👇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💍 I’m getting married to @mrkwintessential . 🇩🇪 We’re moving to Germany in October. 🤓 I’m switching from a sole proprietorship to an actual business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you looking forward to this month?

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An Selschotter – social media manager Chase Creative

Before joining the Chase Creative team, An Selschotter roamed the planet with her home and office in a suitcase. A severe case of wanderlust which resulted from studying in Brussels, Moscow, and London; as well as interning at the United Nations. While she already had quite some experience as a multilingual B2B copywriter, she wanted to dive deeper into the versatile world of social media. Insert Chase Creative! Together, we’ve mostly been focusing on boosting the online storytelling of Belgium’s only business TV (Kanaal Z – Canal Z) and De Startersfabriek, a local hub for starting entrepreneurs. A perfect match with An her personal background and interests.

What attracted you to work for Chase Creative?
Thanks to its unique environment where learning is just another day at the office, working with Chase Creative enabled me to unlock all the secrets of Facebook advertising.

What are your goals for the upcoming year and which skills do you want to improve?
I cannot wait to explore YouTube and LinkedIn marketing next!

What’s the most important thing you have learned the past year?
Social media truly never sleeps!

 

 

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Wannes Sercu – social media management and content marketing Chase Academy

Wannes Sercu just graduated from the Chase Academy Digital Content & Journalism postgraduate program, after his studies in communication management. As part of the postgraduate course, he did an internship at Chase, during which he put the thing he learned on digital storytelling in practice. After his internship, we were happy to offer him a student job for the Social Media Management and content marketing of Chase Academy.

What attracted you to work for Chase Academy?
Chase is a community that really resonates with a lot of young minds. They seek to inspire other people and to get them to discover new things, which is also 100% my mindset. I got coached by some really talented people, which enforced my desire to keep working here.

What’s the most important thing you have learned the past year?
The most important thing I learned from working with the Chase community is the importance of an excellent social media manager. Without a good social media manager, your company floats around in the digital sea. The presence of a good one elevates the customer experience and the connection between company and customer. That’s also my goal: to perfect my social media management skills. Because who’s perfect, right?

Do you also want work for the Chase community, but not feeling quite ready? Check out our Chase Academy and learn more about digital storytelling and digital content and journalism!