Who said summer is over? Here, at 411 Marketing, we love the outdoors and thought we’d send off the last sunny days with a BBQ at Eco Park Varna. There was something for everyone, from the youngest members to our picnic veterans. Some were proudly wearing their aprons making delicious stakes for the rest and other were enjoying the green fields with a football and tons of good mood.
Favorable weather, an abundance of great food, and quality time spent with our colleagues (plus, the occasional UNO card rivalry to spice up the day) – the recipe for a fun BBQ party. We hope the photos we snapped will give you an idea of the good times we spent together! Check them out!
The trainings in SEO and WEB design organized by 411 Academy enjoy a growing demand. For 80 free places, 300 have applied. “411 Academy attracts a growing number of applicants – students and recently graduated young specialists. Young people realize well that education and practical skills are the way to a better career and professional realization,” commented Milen Sotirov, Training Manager of 411 Marketing. The Academy prepares specialists in the field of SEO, WEB, HTML. So far in 2018, 120 people have been trained, and 80 more are expected to receive theoretical and practical training by the end of the year.
A new group of 15 students received their diplomas from Mrs. Vanya Kirilova, Site Director of 411 Marketing. They are students at the Naval Academy, the University of Economics – Varna, the Technical University, and the Varna Free University. They all major in different IT disciplines. 411 Academy gave them 240 hours of theoretical education and practice in SEO, WEB, HTML as part of the Students Internship programs.
Statistics show that about 60% of the 411 Academy trainees chose to work for the company. This year, the company opened over 50 workplaces suitable for young specialists willing to grow in the field of Search Engine Optimization, Digital Marketing, and Website Development.
About 411 Marketing
411 Marketing is the Bulgarian branch of the international brand 411 Locals. The Varna office started in 2009 with only 4 employees. Today, the team consists of over 250 specialists working in the field of SEO, WEB design, and Online Marketing. 411 Locals is an official Google partner and is among the TOP 10 SEO companies in the USA.
15 students of the 411 Academy received certificates for successful graduation of 411 Academy’s digital marketing and SEO (search engine optimization) courses.
The graduates are students of the following universities in Varna: the Naval Academy, the University of Economics, the Technical University, and the Free University of Varna. The students have been provided with 240 hours of training and practice in SEO, WEB, and HTML as part of the “Student Practice” program.
“The education and the preparation of young IT specialists is an integral part of our company’s policy. We believe that with good education and practical skills the young people will have better chances to use their potential and succeed in their career”, said Mrs Vanya Kirilova, Site Director of 411 marketing during the graduation event.
Over 100 young specialists underwent the courses of 411 Academy. The statistics prove that 60% of the graduates are hired in 411 Marketing. This year the company’s planning to employ 50 new people for positions in digital marketing, web, and SEO.
About 411 Marketing
411 marketing is the Bulgarian daughter company of the international brand 411 Locals. The office in Varna was established in 2009 with a personnel of 4 people. The team today consists of more than 200 specialists in SEO, web design, and online marketing. 411 Locals is an official partner of Google and is among the top 10 SEO companies in the USA.
411 Marketing and NVNA are planning to expand their educational projects for the students of the academy in 2018. That was the result of the meeting between the company’s president Konstantin Stoyanov and Docent PhD Nikolay Velikov, dean of the Navigation faculty.
The two organizations started their cooperation in 2017 when 46 students of the academy underwent the “Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)” course, provided by the company’s training department – 411 Academy. In 2018 the course became a mandatory subject and is taught as part of the “Information and Communication Technology” major in the Naval Academy for the first-year students.
“The Naval Academy is an excellent partner and we are honored to work together. I believe that our mutual educational projects will be useful to the students and will give them better chances for professional realization”, commented Mr Stoyanov.
During his visit in the office of 411 Marketing, Docent PhD Velikov spoke with the new group of interns who are currently trained by the company. Part of them are students in NVNA.
Over 100 young and talented people from the Naval Academy underwent SEO, WEB, HTML, and digital marketing courses in the 411 Academy since the latter’s establishment. 60% of the graduates are now company’s employees.
About 411 Marketing
411 Marketing is a Bulgarian-based daughter company of the international brand 411 Locals. The Varna office was established in 2009 with a personnel of only 4 employees. Nowadays, the office has more than 200 employees who work as SEO, Web Design, and online marketing specialists. 411 Locals is an official Google partner and is among the top-10 SEO companies in the USA.
With summer (officially) finally here, we, at 411 Marketing, decided there is no better way to celebrate than to throw a picnic and have some fun in the sun. To be fair, the sun was rather shy last Saturday noon when we gathered at Varna’s Eco Park, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time. After all, it is not the sun that brings the fun, right?
In short, the sport lovers played some football, the adventurous spirits tried making kites fly, others went back in time to their childhood days by making soap bubbles, and, of course, we played some cards. To make it all perfect, there was plenty of food to satiate the hunger and drinks to keep us all hydrated. At the end, even the sun smiled at us. We couldn’t have asked for more!
Here are some pictures we took while we weren’t busy playing and laughing. Have a look!
An IT expert from 411 Marketing sat on the State Thesis Defense Committee at the Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy. The students major in Information and Communication Technologies for the Maritime Industry. “Seven future Bachelors of Science chose to prepare a senior thesis. The topics are chosen from the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The defense of the theses was excellent,” commented Sylvia Nikolova, Director of Client Marketing at 411 Marketing.
The major was opened 4 years ago, and this is its first graduating class of Bachelors. Between the company and the Academy, there are strong partnership relationships in the field of IT specialist preparation.
“The interest in education in the field of Information Technology is growing with each passing year. This is totally understandable – the IT specialists successfully realize themselves on the labor market,” commented Mrs. Sylvia Nikolova. This year, 411 Marketing plans to open 50 new positions in the field of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Web Development, HTML, and Content Writing.
411 Marketing is the Bulgarian branch of the international brand 411 Locals. The Varna office was opened in 2009, with only four employees. Today, the company employs over 200 specialists in the field of SEO, Web Design, Online Marketing. 411 Locals is an Official Google Partner and is among the Top 10 SEO companies in the USA.
Students from the Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy received awards from 411 Marketing for excellent results achieved at a competition in solving logical IT cases. The competition was held in the building of the Academy. Three teams of 4 students participated.
“We highly value the efforts all the participants put in the competition to prove their knowledge,” said Sylvia Nikolova, Director of Client Marketing at 411 Marketing, at the award ceremony. The competition was carried out in an innovative way, combining interactive technologies, and its organizer is Associate Professor Yulian Tsonev, PhD, Head of the “Information Technology” Department at the Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy.
Between 411 Marketing and the Academy continues to exist a successful cooperation for the education of IT specialists.
The Training Manager of 411 Marketing Milen Sotirov sat in the State Examination Commission for the State Qualification Exams in theory and practice for the high-school seniors of Hristo Botev high school – Vetrino Municipality. The expert was invited to the commission by the school principal – Svetlana Petrova.
“The exam consisted of two parts – theoretical and practical. The practical assignment lasted 6 hours, and the students were tasked with the creation of a business website,” commented Mr. Sotirov. The students were individually evaluated, based on the theoretical knowledge demonstrated and the results from the practical assignment.
Hristo Botev High School and 411 Marketing are already partners. The students from the vocational class “E-trade” recently visited the office of the company and received an internship invitation.
The company has its own academy – 411 Academy – the educational project of 411 Marketing, oriented toward the training of students and young people in the field of Digital Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Web Development, HTML, CSS, and WordPress.
The possibility was considered of students from Hristo Botev High School to conduct their practical exercises in the training facility of 411 Marketing.
The company was established in Varna in 2009 with only four employees. Today, the company provides employment for over 200 people in the coastal city. The company is part of the 411 Locals brand – an international company based in the USA and specializing in the delivery of SEO solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. It has been ranked among the TOP 5 of the Local SEO companies in the USA. In 2018, 411 Marketing plans to open new positions.
Students from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan received SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Certificates from 411 Marketing. In 15 study hours, the company trained the students from the International University in Kyrgyzstan (IUK) for professional realization in the field of Digital Marketing.
“We provided education that is entirely practically oriented and applicable in an actual business environment. Digital Marketing is one of the professions with most promising future when it comes to professional realization and development in the IT industry,” said Milen Sotirov, Training Manager at 411 Marketing.
The initiative was made possible thanks to a joint project for partnership mobility that the company has with the Informatics Department at the Chernorizets Hrabar Varna Free University. The training is practically oriented, and the students were involved in the work process that is all about Digital Marketing and SEO. The lectures lasted 15 study hours.
“The opportunity to be part of the students’ preparation is a great recognition for us. 411 Marketing is among the biggest SEO companies in Bulgaria. The high quality of our product – WEB and SEO for small and medium-sized enterprises ensured for us sustainable presence on the US markets, “ commented Sylvia Nikolova, Director of Client Marketing at the company.
The practical preparation of the young people is part of 411 Academy – an educational project oriented toward the training of students in the field of Digital Marketing, SEO, and Web Development.
411 Marketing started in 2009 in Varna with only 4 employees. Today, the company employs more than 200 people in the coastal city. The company is part of the 411 Locals brand – an international company based in the USA and specializing in SEO solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprises. It is ranked among the Top 5 Local SEO companies in the USA.
45 students from Nikola Y. Vaptzarov Naval Academy were trained by 411 Marketing in SEO ( Search Engine Optimization). This happened as part of the successful joint educational project of the two organizations. Freshmen majoring in Information and Communication Technologies in the Maritime Industry were taught digital marketing techniques by a company representative.
“The lectures and the exercises are entirely oriented toward practical application. The educational program includes website creation, online store creation, and a digital marketing project. The students simulated the creation of their own companies and business projects, as well as their realization in the online environment,” said Milen Sotirov, Training Manager at 411 Marketing and part-time instructor at Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy.
The partnership between the two organizations started in 2017 when 46 students from the Academy received certificates for a successfully completed course in Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). At the beginning of this year, the course developed into a wonderful subject that is taught to first-year students specializing in “Information and Communication Technologies.
The course is part of 411 Marketing’s project – 411 Academy, which offers training in Digital Marketing, SEO, and web development. The company employs over 200 people, and in 2018, it plans to open 50 new positions.
About 411 Marketing
411 Marketing is the Bulgarian branch of the international brand 411 Locals. The Varna office was founded in 2009 with only 4 employees. Its team today consists of over 200 specialists in the field of SEO, Web Design, Online Marketing. 411 Locals is an official Google partner and is among the Top 10 SEO companies in the USA.