Friday, September 14, 2007

Off and Running

Wow, these last two months have been a whirlwind. After leaving a large entertainment-based PR firm in New York City, I assumed the most I would have to catch up on and worry about would be the jet lag. Boy, was I wrong!

I went from brainstorming public statements regarding Lindsay Lohan and walking celebrities down the red carpet at film premieres to decadent dinners, multiple golf course tours and several tasty happy hours all in the name of research.

Some begin their first week at a new job with stacks of new hire paperwork and finding the best vending machine, I began mine with Guest Chef on the Waterfront, Taste the Nation and a trip to Portland for El Gaucho’s 7th Anniversary Media Dinner. Lori Randall and the Randall Team is as hip, happening and ambitious as any Manhattan PR firm could ever be.

Coming from a large firm to a boutique firm, the learning curve has been substantial and I am thankful for how patient and helpful Stephanie and Lael have been. There is always a lot of ground to cover when going from one field to another.

Overall I can’t believe my good fortune. I am so happy to be home in the Pacific Northwest and definitely enjoying the good life here at Randall PR.

-Andrea Courtney, Assistant Account Executive