For those of you who have stalked me on Facebook or Twitter recently (no shame in it, I swear), you know that I recently received a great opportunity to work for an awesome marketing firm in Portland, Oregon this summer. It’s called Ant Hill Marketing, and I am stoked to say the least. I’ll be getting an unique opportunity to learn about a variety of the different departments of the company, including public relations and client services. Luckily for me, it is a small company, giving me the opportunity to really have an impact and really get the chance to learn. I can’t wait!
However, now comes the hard part: Proving that I deserve the opportunity.
I understand the basics of public relations writing and how to work with clients. I feel like I will be fine learning what Ant Hill has to teach me, but I’d really like to be able to make a significant contribution while I’m there. Specifically, I would like to use the information I’ve learned recently about social media and its use for public relations. I can’t wait to see how blogging, twitter, vlogs, Facebook, Myspace or even podcasting may impact clients in more than a theoretical setting.