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Welcome to Tumblr, Taylor Swift. We <3 you!
Tumblr? Blogspot? Wordpress?
Since we have to look at blogs all day and several members of the Small Girls PR team have their own, we decided to share some advice on how to keep your blog going strong.
Carley: I think my best advice would be not to shy away from those "Hey, I feel you!" topics. Nothing makes me happier than when I receive a comment or an email from someone who can personally relate to something I’ve written about.
Carley’s Blog: findingravity.com
Mac: Blogging isn’t as easy as it looks, especially if you’re working full-time. The best piece of advice I could give is to always try to find inspiration and keep posting. Consistency is key.
Mac’s Fashion Blog at: dailymister.com
Annie: Be real and be yourself. The blogs I love the most are the ones that are filled to the brim with energy and good vibes. I like bright images and happy thoughts. But if you aren’t happy, don’t fake it, people will be able to tell.
Annie’s Blog at: anniegj.com
Liz: Don’t worry about what you think others want to read and focus on what you prefer to share. Personal interest leads to passionate writing which results in successful blogging.
Liz’s Ad Blog: lizvertise.wordpress.com & Travel Blog: littlegirlbigjourney.wordpress.com
We’re honored to have been chosen as part of Ann Taylor’s Changemakers campaign- featuring versatile pieces designed to multitask in your wardrobe, and women who are Changemakers in their respective industries.
They outfitted us in Ann Taylor and took a sneak peek inside our brand new offices. Check out the interview to read about how Mallory and Bianca define the term Changemakers, and the roles that they play in the company fueled by their personalities and personal styles.
Former client (and friends!) Cory Vines, recently celebrated their first year in business, and we couldn’t be more excited for them.
We’re happy to have been a part of the team in their early days, spreading the love about the apparel line to our friends/colleagues in the social media world, as well as in features on Bloomberg, Refinery 29 and Fashionista.
They’ve been doing so many exciting things through the year (which they’ve laid out so beautifully in their 2013 annual report.) Looking forward to seeing what they bring in the next 365.
Congratulations to Daniel and the quirky, crazy, lovely people on his team!
*Our take on Cats+Abs, as told by our lovely intern, Liz:
There are two things in this world that can immediately sweep us off our feet: Kittens and boys with rockin’ bods. This video is fantastic because, If you think about it, no better combination could have possibly been created. Even though one causes the reaction of “awwww” and the other results in a shameless jaw-drop, the two have so much common!
I would like to pet a kitten; I would also like to pet rock hard abs.
I would run after a kitten for the chance to hold it; I would also run after a hot boy for a chance to hold him.
I would purchase a calendar of kittens; I would also purchase a calendar of half naked male models.
I would adopt a kitten; I would also adopt a fit man to do crunches in front of me all day.
- Kittens meow. I need these shirtless men right meow.
*A post from our Director of Operations, Kara, reflecting back on her first year as a Small Girl.
Every time I look back on the last 12 months I am stunned by all that can happen in a year. On my first day, I met a spritely team of 3 at a cool co-working space in Williamsburg full of dreams and promise, dazzling me with their rosey pink. Today, I am just one of 13 amazing, talented, creative, funny, smart, and totally cool Smalls doing really big business in our very own office space with all the exposed brick, huge glorious windows, and victorian couches you can imagine.
To celebrate this moment and honor this experience, I wanted to share six lessons from this past year as a Small Girl.
Raw, gut feelings matter as much in business as hard knowledge. This may be obvious to some, but to me this is a brand new idea.What you feel in your gut to be the right decision often is. Just because you didn’t learn it in a book or from a class doesn’t make it any less valuable.
Making friends is good for life and good for business! PR is a relationship business. I’ve been working this field for almost 10 years and it’s only the last year or so that I’ve really put this into practice. Getting to know people, thinking about what they need and want to be productive and then using what you have to meet that need is 100% the right way to be a publicist. Better results for clients, better social life for you.
Work travel can be fun.
We have been to Austin, LA, San Francisco, DC, Connecticut, and so many other places. Work travel doesn’t have to be stressful, it can actually be fun and enlightening. Going to LA for the AOL MAKERS Conference with Small Girls was not only a job, but a totally empowering experience as a woman.
Pink is a power color.
The color pink has never mattered so much to me. Pink is the unofficial color of Small Girls PR. For many, pink is a girly color that belies weakness. But to us, it is the exact opposite. Whether it’s the color of my dress, my notebook, or my nails, or my backpack it now reminds me that I’m strong, smart, capable, and not to be underestimated.
Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.
This team is awesome. When you have a great team of people to work with, anything is possible. That is all.
Age is irrelevant to everything. I’m 30 and that makes me the oldest Small Girl. When I started I was extremely self conscious of my age. The truth? I’m the only one who cared. Age does not matter. It is not proof of experience or talent. It is not a guarantee of success or an impediment to success. Age does not matter. What matters is a willingness to learn, a hunger to try, a commitment to greatness.
The team at Disney Publishing enlisted my help to promote their latest fictional book series, The Ring and The Crown. I decided to do a style breakdown of one of the main characters—- Wolf. He’s your typical bad boy that every good girl falls for (I’ve still never understood why women love bad boys—- but that is a discussion for another day)
Whether you’re a prince or peasant you can definitely wear this outfit.
Be sure to check out ringandthecrown.com.
Even the boys are digging The Ring & The Crown. We love this laid back look that dapprly created based off one of the characters. Bianca noted that she would totally date any guy who was wearing this. Have to agree with her on that.