It’s been one whole year since IntegratePR hired the amazing Jessie Boone, and it’s about time you got to know her! Learn more about our go-to for all things PR – and be sure to check out her fun photobooth pictures!
How she got the job: It’s a great testament to the power of social media, but I found Allie through LinkedIn! I read about Integrate and some of the clients they worked with and knew we would work well together. After being in PR on the corporate side of things for a while, I was looking for a smaller company where I could have some creative freedom and also for a job that required a heavy writing component. One meeting with Allie in a coffee shop, and I was asked to join the team! It’s been incredible to see how much we’ve grown in a short year’s time, but I couldn’t be happier with our progress.
What do you like most about working at IPR? No two days are ever the same. Variety keeps things interesting and ensures that we are constantly learning. I also love having the chance to work with some of the journalists that I most admire. Building those relationships is so beneficial to what we do, but it’s also so interesting to see the ins and outs of exactly how they work.
What’s your favorite thing about working in PR? Writing. Learning how different members of the media respond to different pitches and story lines has always interested me more than anything else about the business. I also love coming up with fun campaigns for our clients that can really captivate their target audience and get people excited about what they’re doing. I’m a behind the scenes kind of person, but have found that with PR, I can help plan for the exciting stuff, and then leave the on-camera antics to the professionals.
What is your favorite life event/accomplishment to date? Graduating from the University of Texas is probably my proudest accomplishment thus far. I learned so much about myself and the industry I wanted to pursue during my time there – it’s truly an experience I would never trade. I also met my boyfriend and some of my closest, lifelong friends while living in Austin, so all in all, it was an amazing time in my life!
What are you most looking forward to in the future? Continuing to watch our business grow and learning the best ways to help manage a staff. I’ve always been interested in how different people work and manage their time, so to work closely with our new hires and interns to ensure their success at Integrate is hopefully where I’ll be able to continue to grow in my role as an account supervisor.
Who is your role model/inspiration? I’m not sure that I have one person I really look to for inspiration, but rather pull it from many different places. I’m inspired by my family, friends, and coworkers, as well as by things I see in the many blogs and magazines I read every day. I am also always inspired by seeing and traveling to new places.
What is one thing no one knows about you? I was on my high school varsity golf team. I’ll never tell you my lowest score (because it wasn’t low at all!) but hanging out at a country club after school sure beat running track in the heat!
What’s on your desk? A kitty paperweight from my best friend, my word-of-the-day calendar, my favorite coffee mug, iPad, and a picture of my boyfriend and I.
In my free time you can find me doing …. Yoga, or cooking at home, or curled up with a book somewhere. I also love to travel and discover new restaurants around town.
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