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    Totally different type of digital agency

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    I have been working at Three Ships full-time


    Three Ships has much greater focus than a typical digital agency. It is zeroed in on data-driven digital marketing to increase web and mobile traffic generation and conversion. This focus has positive implications for employees, because there isn't a desire to be "all things to all people" (which creates weird expectations and stress).

    The company backs up its commitment to innovation with investment. There is a tech team that supports the work of the SEO and Media buying. There is real emphasis on the "learning" value.

    Three Ships has a history of promoting people internally, so there is upside career growth potential in the company. Expectations are high for senior roles, but I have seen several folks transition from one team to another, and be promoted.

    There are lots of open meetings led by the CEO and management to discuss what we are doing. There is a business plan and it's shared with everyone in the company. This type of transparency is positive and unique.

    Three Ships has financial stability and does not have Venture Capital investors. This means there are no big pivots and little drama. The company has a great group of advisors, several of whom spend time in the office periodically and are very friendly.


    You need a good deal of initiative to be viewed as successful in what is an entrepreneurial culture. The company has grown quickly and has said it will continue to grow, so this creates high expectations for performance. This isn't necessarily a "con" but it is a real fact of life at Three Ships, so you should be aware of it.

    The digital marketing industry is constantly changing, and that creates a need for lots of change inside company's marketing departments and digital agencies. Three Ships (and possibly digital marketing) is not a great fit for the change-adverse.

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    As the company transitions to a larger organization, create more clarity about career progression internally. It clearly has already happened in a big way -- but it's not easily explained.

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    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
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    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Three Ships in June 2011.

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    Question: How many golf balls can you fit in a school bus?
    After answering, the interviewer seemed confused by my answer, as if he had searched on the internet how Microsoft interviews people, and tried to emulate, but forgot to read the answer, or the importance of the answering process.

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Headquarters Raleigh, NC
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Three Ships drives transformational revenue growth for our client partners. Clients rely on our expertise and technology to make themselves magnets for their customers through search, digital advertising, database marketing, paid media, social, and mobile. We are full contact, all business, and owner-aligned.

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