Today we celebrate one year with our wonderful Senior Account Exec, Lise. This is her reflection on her first year as a Small Girl:
Roald Dahl said, “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Since becoming a Small Girl (albeit still 5’10” on the outside) a year ago, it’s undeniable how much happier I’ve been- and everyone notices!
Every day I feel so proud to have the privilege and honour of wearing the white hat (Scandal reference!) while working with some of the most creative colleagues on the most innovative, exciting clients. I tried to put my thoughts about my last year at small Girls PR into words but they kept turning out mushy, so I made some doodles instead!
Small Girls takes team bonding seriously, which is why instead of practicing your typical trust falls, we threw a slumber party! Complete with cocktails, s’mores, movies, massages, and a psychic. Wait, what? Here’s a recap of the #SGPRSlumberParty (you know you work in PR when your slumber party has an official hashtag).
Team Mock/Cocktail Competition
The slumber party kicked off with a mock/cocktail competition! We divided into teams, changed into our matching pajamas (because duh), and dashed around Williamsburg to assemble ingredients.
Daniel served as the judge and each mock/cocktail was met with careful scrutiny (“this looks like a salad”). Tough competition but the winners were Team Cheese Fries for their mixture of a lot of fruit/a lot more Jameson, and Team Buckeye for their root beer float. The prize was bragging rights and undeniable pride.
Pizza Palooza & Small Girl “Minies” Trivia
While chowing down on pizza, we got to know the interns by guessing which fun fact matched with which intern. We learned a lot about them, but mostly learned we have a lot of interns.
Small Girls Battle Royale
We worked off that pizza by getting our Beyoncé on. Please refer to this video as proof that Small Girls can totally be your next backup dancers. Hire us.
Small Girls S’more-gasburg
After working up a sweat, it was only right we rewarded ourselves with s’mores.
Because we’re incredibly savvy and resourceful, we made them in the microwave.
AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT.
The Future is Sweet
We fulfilled all our That’s So Raven fantasies by having a real life psychic drop by to tell us about our bright futures. We knew she was the real deal because she made us stand at least four feet away from each other so our auras didn’t mix.
Movie: Clueless & Troop Beverly Hills
We rounded off our night by watching two Small Girls approved movies: Clueless and Troop Beverly Hills. Please note: if anyone wants to create an app inspired by Cher’s outfit generator, we are willing to invest. We were all majorly disappointed that does not exist in 2014.
Breakfast / PRIV Pampering
The next morning, we woke up bright & early for bagels and yoga. Our client, PRIV, delivered us an instructor on demand who taught us in McCarren Park.
We ended our slumber party in true #treatyoself style with massages. A few more PRIV agents stopped by and made us feel like our bodies were jelly. In a good way.
**Big ups to our director Jasmine for planning this magical occasion.
July is National Ice Cream Month! Here at Small Girls, we thought we’d celebrate by highlighting our favorite spots in NYC + the best ways they’re using social media to keep their customers cool.
#errbodylovesicecream and OddFellows knows it! They use this hashtag to spread the ice cream love. OddFellows’ Twitter gives you the heads up on specials like freshly baked chocolate waffle cones. Their Instagram also features their distinctive red and white wall. Nothing better than good branding.
We dare you to go on Ample Hills’ Facebook page and not want to try them out. From promotions such as their Sell-Out Celebration in honor of their anniversary to contests like creating a Rocky inspired flavor, Ample Hills’ Facebook is a sweet treat for any fan of ice cream.
Coolhaus serves up special ice cream cookie sandwich combos and you can follow their Twitter for flavors of the day. Fried chicken & waffles ice cream? Count us in.
The earl grey from Van Leeuwen is totally drool worthy. Their Twitter gives you locations of their trucks and news, like how they serve doughnuts from Doughnut Plant now.
What’s better than ice cream? Ice cream AND belgian waffles. Wafels & Dinges’ Instagram gives you snaps of their sweet and savory waffles.