Kyle Moore: Intern Spotlight
Kyle Moore is a media intern who makes sophisticated media buys look easy. Whether it’s creating reports or making the presentation for a big pitch, you can rest assured that the job is getting done right. If you come by for a visit and are unsure which one Kyle is, look for the guy walking through the halls with a determined look on his face. Here’s Kyle’s take on what it’s like to work as a media intern at RD Thomas Advertising.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I used to be a pole vaulter until I broke my arm trying to land a shot to win a game of HORSE… I can jump pretty high but the tennis net I was trying to jump over was just a little bit higher. I like to think the shot went in and I won but who knows?
Do you make your bed every morning?
I do. It’s the first and easiest task you can complete in the day, so why not just do it?
Outside work, what do you like to do in your spare time?
There is not a lot of spare time but you can usually catch me cooking with my girlfriend, playing 2K, listening to records, or watching the Dallas Mavericks or Everton games.
How did you hear about this internship opportunity and what steps did you take to get here?
I heard about RD Thomas through the agency tours with TAF (Tech Advertising Federation) and I got turned down the first time for the internship but look at me now!
How is this internship different from how you expected it would be? Or is it playing out exactly as you thought?
I didn’t have a lot of expectations coming in because I didn’t really know what it was going to be like but it’s been super fun and educational. I feel like this internship has been a crash course in media strategy and buying.
What is the most fun assignment you’ve been given so far?
The Hi-Pro Feeds Competitive Analysis. It was really interesting to dive into an industry I’ve never learned much about. Production shoots are always really fun too.
What’s a typical day like as an intern at RD Thomas?
It’s not really like interning. We are given real work to do and report to our superiors just like any other job. The interns feel like they are part of the RDT team, not just a coffee runner.
What is the strangest assignment you’ve been given?
Entering each individual keyword for a United paid search campaign. I feel like I was staring at a screen for hours just typing the same words but a little different each time… It was rewarding to finish it though because that was in my first week of interning.
Apple Music or Spotify?
First thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
I need a cup of coffee or two or maybe seven.
Favorite TV show of all time?
Seinfeld. It’s better than Friends.
Which class has proven to be most beneficial in regards to your internship responsibilities?
Well I’m taking Media Planning right now and this internship has helped me in that class a lot
What three people, dead or alive, would you like to have dinner with?
My grandfather, Barack Obama, and Kobe Bryant
If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you?
Brad Pitt. So if people don’t know who I am then they’ll think I had to be really good looking because Brad Pitt is playing me
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