I have been part of the Signature Products Startup-team for almost 1.5 years. I joined in September 2020 and have been working in marketing ever since. Back then we still had our B2C brand "BUDDY", I was mainly active here, diligently writing to influencers, preparing content and writing BUDDY blog posts. However, since this year we have been focusing only on wholesale hemp, BUDDY no longer exists like that and therefore my tasks have changed as well. I mainly write texts, e.g. for our Signature blog, magazines or press releases. But there are always other things coming up as well.
When I think of Signature, the first thing that comes to mind is the great people behind it who do a great job every day. My colleagues are, without exception, simply awesome. We have a great, competent, humorous and committed team that is very motivated to revolutionize the hemp market. It's simply fun to work in this environment.
But it's not just the people who make working at Signature Products so enjoyable, but also, for example, the freedom to choose the time and place. That fits in perfectly with my current lifestyle. I'm very grateful for this job, proud to have been around for so long now, and I look forward to the more time and valuable experience I will gain.
My day starts always with my alarm clock. I've gotten into the habit of putting my cell phone, and therefore my alarm clock, far away from my bed. So I'm forced to get up when it rings and that works pretty well. Then I have to drink half a liter of water to get my brain going. After that, everything goes much easier. In the best case, this is followed by a bit of sport, but sometimes I directly start with work, university or a good breakfast.
Since I work as a working student at Signature, I don’t really have a regular work day. I plan my working hours around my lectures. When I'm not at university, my day at Signature starts at 9 a.m. when we have our marketing kick-off. Here we discuss what's coming up and plan the day. Next, I get to work on my tasks and make sure to take regular breaks, otherwise working on the laptop can be a bit tiring.
Working remotely offers incredible freedom. It gives me the flexibility to combine work and study, which could otherwise be difficult because lectures are often irregular. In addition, remote working offers the possibility to simply pack up the laptop and move the workplace to another location. So I was already sitting in Croatia, the USA or in Poland working.
My favorite times of the day are always when there is food to eat, food to prepare, or planning the next meal. So it's pobably no suprise that my absolute favorite product is our hemp protein powder. I drink it almost every day in a shake (you can also find the recipe for it on our blog). Hemp protein is a great product, with many terrific properties and nutrients, that is a natural alternative to most protein powders. Even if it has a somewhat special taste, you can easily spice it up with a few ingredients and enjoy it.
Before I started at Signature, I didn't even know what CBD stood for, and I had trouble remembering the order of the three letters at first. I don't really have a personal history with hemp, but in the meantime I'm just excited about this super plant. I think it's really amazing that so many different foods and commodities can be made from it, it's really unique. I wish a lot more people knew about its potential. But that's what we're working on at Signature.
From the social environment, of course, funny comments about hemp and cannabis come every now and then. Meanwhile, many already know something to do with the term CBD, some were certainly disappointed that our BUDDY oils contained almost no THC.
But I work every day to make people realise that hemp is so much more than THC!