CAREERS: Where I Work - Brett Turner, Account executive,Jackson-Dawson Integrated Marketing Communications

How long have you been working there? A year and a half.

How long have you been working there? A year and a half.

How did you end up in your job? I met and spoke with Jackson-Dawson employees for years before coming on board to handle BMW's only factory in the US.

Do you socialize with your colleagues outside of work? Yes. We have a tight-knit group that ranges in age from 23-60. We are diverse, but we all get along wonderfully. That equates to better office life, as well as better results for our clients.

Who is the funniest person you work with? John Sullivan, our PR manager, was a broadcaster for CNN Sports before coming to Jackson-Dawson. He has the funniest stories to tell of his CNN days. He also approaches everything with a great sense of humor and is always looking for a well-placed joke to bring levity to the office.

What has been your most embarrassing moment while working

there? During my first week, I spread a computer virus to everyone in the office. It had a caption that said, "Check out this hot picture of Anna Kournikova. Everyone had a good laugh.

What is the most exciting project you have worked on recently?

The BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament at The Cliffs. Coming from a sports background, it was a lot of fun to handle the PR for this event. Last year's tournament brought in celebrities such as Kevin Costner, Johnny Bench, and Dan Marino. It raised $500,000 for local charities. This year's event surpassed that, raising more than $515,000 for local charities.

If you were to do your job from any location other than your current one where would it be? San Francisco, or Charleston, SC. I love sailing, fishing, and the beach. Plus, I would love to be able to walk to and from work every day. Both places have incredible restaurants, along with a lot of history and culture.

What is one thing about you that none of your coworkers know? I have a huge desire to sail around the world.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully, still here at Jackson-Dawson. We have a terrific agency that's on the rise, with a prime location halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. I hope that I can stay here to help the firm grow.

Number of PR dept. employees: 5
Address: 2 Task Court, Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 272-3014

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