Summer’s not over yet, but we’re on the hunt for Fall interns! If you’re interested or want more information, contact our lovely intern coordinator, Karen (email@example.com). We’d love to see your resume and some work samples.
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!
Way to make a (small) girl feel special!
Our amazing client, Ann Taylor, sent us this super thoughtful gift. The cardigans matched what we were already wearing, which speaks volumes about our relationships with clients because they definitely nailed our styles. Thank you, Ann Taylor.
This weekend, our client, BRIKA’s co-founders shared their current beauty obsessions on Well + Good. They spend most of their time curating beautiful, high quality products for their site so we trust these ladies on their beauty recommendations.
Jen Lee Koss, one of the co-founders of our client, BRIKA, recently showed off some of BRIKA’s stunning gifts on a segment of Daytime Toronto. Check it out!
We are always really passionate about our clients, but when they team up (the Dutch x Northside Festival), it’s twice as exciting. Technical.ly Brooklyn wrote a fantastic recap of the Dutch Pitch Night from Northside Festival. Eleven Dutch start-ups vied for the chance to work from the Dutch consulate in NYC for three months. We can’t wait to see what these start-ups do!
- Small Girls client, Brika’s co-founder, Kena Paranjape, spoke on The New Commerce Curators panel at Northside Innovation.
- Annie and Carley stopped by PRIV HQ to talk social media and test out some of their newest services. On-the-go spray technology is kind of epic.
- Our recent hires gave presentations about themselves at our team dinner last Wednesday. This was Gabby’s - her mood board for life i.e. the vibes she wants to project to the universe. We’re hip to that vibe.
- Bianca tried out the new Bianca frames at an on-site meeting with Tortoise & Blonde at their new Urban Outfitters Herald Square outpost.
- Lise and Jasmine visited client GE’s Global Research Center in Albany to learn more about the company’s super materials.
- Our founders played dress up in clothes by our client Ann Taylor, during (and after) their Marie Claire (!) fitting.
- Worked with The Dutch Consulate once again - schooling them on PR at General Assembly for #NLBootcamp, then watching them showcase their products and services at Dutch Pitch Night
I’ll never forget the moment the email landed in my inbox from Bianca asking for me to come in for an interview. After sending a cover letter that traditional peeps would classify as crazy, I knew I had found my people when they directly called out my references to snapchat and gifs. I came from a creative strategy with a social media background. Going from a 250 person agency to working at a PR firm, which, at the time, only had four other full time employees, was certainly a big change! One year later I’m still here, and I’ve learned a lot along the way:
1. You can change your career, but keep your core skills: Some parts of my job were uncharted territory (pitches, reporters, embargos, exclusives), but I was able to leverage what I was great at (networking, copywriting, social media, strategy). Even if you’re doing something new, make what you have to offer apparent.
2. Resilience and scrappiness pays off - On my first day, there were four small girls and one tall boy in a room, then we moved rooms. Then we moved rooms again. Finally, in February, we moved into our very own space. While it is absolute heaven, I know the reason I appreciate it is because I was a part of the growing process, when we were small, mighty, and scrappy. (PS - we still are all of those things).
4. Be human - When you’re spending the day sitting behind a computer, it’s important to note that the people you work with are humans, as are the clients you’re repping, the consumers you’re reaching, and the reporters who are writing your stories. People are often more inclined to help you out if you treat them as such.
5. Have fun and be proud of your hard work - Because your work, while challenging, should also be fun. If it’s not making you proud, maybe there is a better fit for you out there!
Last week, Fast Co. Labs featured our client Meetup and told the story behind how the company implements new tools to maximize the user experience both publicly and privately. Read more here.