Hallam have recently published their guide on “the top 15 cities to start your career in digital marketing”. This is a guide for new graduates looking to break into the industry. It features the 15 best cities to start your search for a digital marketing job. Then, for each city you can see the top 10 marketing agencies to check out.
And guess what…Vitty is proud to be one of the 10 digital marketing agencies to work for in Nottingham, alongside Hallam and 8 other thriving companies.
The best cities for digital marketing
Here’s the list of the 15 cities featured in this graduate guide:
How they compiled the list
This list takes various factors into consideration. Not just career prospects, networking opportunities, and average salaries, but also the quality and cost of living, transport links, nightlife, and how good each city is for socialising in. It’s a well-rounded view of each city, so you can find somewhere that offers the right work-life balance for you.
Hallam also spoke to owners of marketing agencies in each city to gather statistics about their employees, so you can see how many digital marketers started their career with a degree and what types of degrees they held. Plus, you’ll find a list of interesting things to do in your spare time, from local walks to your local pub, and much more.
For example – 100% of digital marketers in Nottingham have degrees, but only 10% of them actually have marketing degrees.
The guide also gives some tips to help you make contacts in the industry, recommending some marketing events that graduates should consider attending.
Why Nottingham is a good choice for graduates
We weren’t surprised to see that Nottingham made the cut of the top 15 cities for graduates. Thousands of new students flock to its two universities each year, and lots of them decide to stick around afterwards to start their career. With big employers like Boots and lots of smaller, independent businesses, it’s a great place for career opportunities.
Being so centrally located, Nottingham is great for getting to and from different cities, whether that’s for a work event or a weekend visiting friends and family. Nottingham also has the advantage of being the most affordable city on the list, so you can save money on rent and everyday expenses while still starting a promising career in digital marketing. It’s also home to plenty of pubs, bars, and clubs to make a great night out, whatever kind of music and atmosphere you like.
So, if you’re a student or a recent graduate, start planning your future with the help of Hallam’s graduate guide. And if you think Vitty might be the right fit for you, get in touch to find out more about what we do.