Meet our Rising Star

Holly Townsend has just joined the Shooting Star team as our new marketing intern! We thought a Q&A was the best way to be introduced…

With a history of success on social media, Holly is joining us to broaden her knowledge within the marketing world. She previously completed work experience here in the office, but was keen to get her feet back behind the desk.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I always like to say that my only personality trait is TikTok, so before anything I want to apologise to the rest of the team for all of the TikTok references I’m going to be making.

I have a passion for creating video content, but I enjoy editing the videos (and rewatching them 100 times) even more. I’m always up to date with trends and what’s going on in the world. If I’m not listening to the news as soon as I wake up, then I’m having a bad day.

How long have you worked on social media?

I started out on YouTube in 2015, making challenge videos, hauls, and vlogs, until my younger sisters introduced me to, which later became TikTok.

In 2019 I began making a TikTok almost every day, following the trends and engaging with other creators. Over 4 years, I have accumulated over 40,000 followers, and started my own hashtag #hollyt which has just reached 10.8 million views.

During my time on TikTok, I have been offered several opportunities to work with different brands, my favourite being Legless Games which I am now Social Media Manager for.

How did you get into marketing?

For my A-Levels I studied Law, Business and Media, which collectively inspired my undergraduate course of BA(Hons) Journalism at the University of Lincoln. During my undergrad I fell more in love with social media and marketing, which encouraged me to apply for a master’s in creative advertising.

Why did you decide to apply for the internship at Shooting Star?

Shooting Star was brought to my attention whilst looking for work experience. I was lucky enough to spend a week shadowing everyone in the office, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I was honoured to be asked to come back, so here I am! The team are so welcoming, and I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity.

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

Witty, enthusiastic, determined

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