When I was five years old, I became obsessed with the Juicy Fruit
jingle. I sang it incessantly, much to the chagrin of my family and
Soon the Folgers jingle was added to the mix, and then the familiar
Oscar Meyer, "My bologna has a first name ..." I was a continuous
recording of jingles - you name the product, I'd sing the song.
One day my fed-up father declared, "You ought to do advertising or PR
since you can't get enough of it." I laughed it off, but in college I
began seriously considering the suggestion. I loved talking to people, I
was creative, and math and science were definitely not in my future.
So I e-mailed some companies including BSMG, regarding PR
Although I had no experience, I landed a summer job with them. Each day
I found myself working on Pizza Hut slogans, ABC Daytime auctions, and
even mailing presents to Madonna.
Now that I'm in PR, I don't plan on leaving anytime soon.
I presently work in legal marketing. It's a different angle, but still
filled with the excitement of placements and opportunities. Who
Maybe one day I'll work on the client side for Juicy Fruit.