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Ariel Dykes

Ariel is the Content Marketing Intern at Digital Creative Institute. She's a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she studied Marketing and Advertising. She loves creating content for social media and design. When she's not immersed in the digital realm, you can find her with a paintbrush in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.
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Recent Posts

5 Steps to Creating an Inbound Marketing Campaign

Posted by Ariel Dykes on October 3, 2017

Our newest cohort of digital marketing apprentices launched in Austin this September! During their weeklong bootcamp, Cohort 6 built an inbound marketing campaign surrounding the book launch for, Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down, written by Acton Academy Owner and Co-Founder, Laura Sandefer.

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Topics: For Recent Grads

From Discouraged Job Seeker to Experienced Digital Marketer

Posted by Ariel Dykes on September 19, 2017

This article was edited on January 31st, 2019 

When Amantha graduated college, she didn’t fully know what she wanted to do and struggled to find a meaningful job. She searched for jobs in the digital marketing space but wasn’t finding roles that aligned with her passion or her experience level.

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Topics: For Recent Grads

Google Analytics in Action: Examples from Marketers

Posted by Ariel Dykes on August 8, 2017

As digital marketers, data analysis skills are essential and expected. The top tool is Google Analytics - a free web based analytics service that tracks and reports website traffic. It provides marketers with the tools to analyze and adjust marketing campaigns and website strategy. A successful campaign is more than just content, it’s about generating impressions, leads, and conversions. Marketers with an understanding of analytics can take their campaigns to the next level by understanding the data behind the campaign and determining the most successful strategy by adjusting pieces along the way. 

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Topics: Training, For Recent Grads

Ariel's Tips for the Google Analytics Exam

Posted by Ariel Dykes on July 6, 2017

First off, take a deep breath. I know the Google Analytics software can feel daunting and complicated, but it is a crucial stepping-stone to furthering your knowledge of the digital marketing realm. Having a Google Analytics certificate under your belt is an important part of landing a marketing job! After conquering the exam myself, I am here to share some tips to gaining this valuable certificate.

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Topics: For Recent Grads