At Small Girls PR we realize that looking polished is just as important as a polished press release or well-run event. In the public relations world, every little detail counts. The same idea translates into our everyday styles; each member of our team has a daily beauty essential they can’t go without.
Over the next few weeks we are going to share some of our beauty favorites with you! Stay tuned every Friday for our new top picks:
Bianca (Co-Founder): Old Spice deodorant (in Swagger). You can’t see it but it’s a wonderful surprise to catch a hint of yourself and think- “where is the cute boy… Oh wait I am the one that smells so great, I don’t need a man around for that.” Also, I don’t think that only men can be a legend of confidence (as it claims to transform you on the label)- works for me too.
Mallory (Co-Founder): Gel manicures because you can roll out of bed for about 2.5 weeks and be confident that you still look like you tried.
Kara (Director of Operations): Essie nail-polish in every color imaginable. Right now my color of choice is “Smokin’ Hot”. As a recovering nail-bitter, I know all too well that polished nails make for a polished look!
We are so proud to be a part of GE's PR team. This wonderful article in Seeking Alpha gives a shout out to the public relations efforts behind GE’s brand.
Read the full story here.
Ann Taylor: The Changemakers- Behind the Scenes at Small Girls PR
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.
6 Lessons Learned in My 1st Year as a Small Girl
*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.
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.
This MAKERS video hits particularly close to home, as it features Muriel Fox- co-founder of NOW (National Organization for Women - fighting for women’s rights), who was the first woman to break into the male-dominated world of PR.
We can’t imagine this industry without all of the amazing and talented women who lead it today.
She went from being told that they didn’t hire women in Public Relations by the executive VP at Carl Byoir & Associates (the largest PR firm at the time), to becoming an executive VP at the agency, and her work done at NOW has allowed us women today so many freedoms and rights- including the credit industry, affirmative action, and in housing.
Thank you Muriel Fox for setting the stage for us Small Girls to do some big business in.
It’s Thanks Back Thursday!
Use your photos to delight friends and stranger.
Send a message of thanks and we’ll give $1 to kids’ photo education.
Send a Thanks-O-Gram (do it for the kids)
Isn’t this a fantastic idea!? Thankful Thursday! And for a great cause. We are thankful for Gloria, of course, and all of you! And the Smalls team. Yay!
It’s that time again! We are starting Small Girls summer internship interviews. If you are interested or want more information, contact our lovely intern coordinator, Taigen (email@example.com). We’d love to see your resume and some work samples.
Last month, Liza, from Fashion Accelerator 360, reached out to us offering an opportunity to participate in one of their online courses, and to share our experience with you - FA360 is a multi-platform learning experience that offers you full access to the industry’s most established experts.
We took the Social Derby class from Chelsea Matthews (the CEO & Founder of Matte Black) - a four week course based on understanding how to use social media to grow your business - a topic we LOVE (of course)! Although this is something we do everyday, it was a fantastic social media refresher. It’s always good to go back to the basics, right?
For those of you future PR stars reading our blog - we HIGHLY suggest this class. Think of it as a blueprint for establishing your place in the social space. Yay for social media!!
Big thanks to the FA360 team for allowing us this opportunity.
The grass isn’t the only thing greener on the other side. Across the East River lies an office filled with all the necessary (and unnecessary) frills that an office, of small girls, could ever need. These St. Patrick’s Day gems are no exception.
All green everything at SGPR today!
Spent last night making “small talk” with the lovely PRSSA students, of Rutgers University, at their Spring Career Fair.
It was a fun-filled field trip (that’s a tongue twister) that got us excited for awesome summer interns!
*For information on summer internship opportunities contact Taigen@smallgirlspr.com