As Thanksgiving approaches each year, we all take a hard look at our lives and what we are thankful for. In the busy PR world, we often are too busy to take the time to ponder as to what we are thankful for in terms of our careers. Here at PerkettPR, we took a moment to write down what we hold near and dear to our hearts and why we love our jobs so much.
PerkettPR wants to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Christine Perkett, CEO and Founder:
I am grateful for the variety of clients that I have had the fortune to work with. It has been an exciting career learning about new technologies that impact consumers and businesses around the world, across many different industries.
I love that I get to know about so many cool things before the rest of the world, and help shape the way they are presented to the market.
I’m grateful that I get to write for a living.
I’m grateful for an amazingly diverse, intelligent and helpful network. I am connected to some of the most innovative brands and individuals in the world.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to live and work in Boston – love that dirty water!
I’m grateful to the organizations who have allowed me to get up on stage and share my insights – it’s always nerve wracking but fun.
I’m thankful for so many wonderful employees that have worked with me over the years at both PerkettPR and at SeeDepth. Most have been positive experiences and many led to lifelong friendships.
I’m so grateful for the belief and trust that many, many people have put in me to brand their business, promote their work, give them a career opportunity or be a quality partner.
I’m grateful for the lessons learned from the difficult times, like managing a business through two recessions. Not fun at all … but that which does not kill you, makes you stronger.
Kim Kennedy, Senior Account Strategist:
Thankful for regular engagement with many media contacts over 20+ years that have turned into years-long relationships – love seeing who’s beats have changed and how the PR landscape is changing and how we can continue to be part of it, adding to the conversation with our many contacts who can contribute to it.
Thankful for being in Boston and as a result, sitting in one of the hubs of major innovation in the country. Feeling proud of that!
Thankful for happy clients who continue to see the value in PR amidst a changing landscape.
Thankful for learning each day things I didn’t know the day before that I can apply to each client and experience.
Thankful for amazing colleagues who I have worked with for many years – teamwork is a major value-add to PR goals.
Personally thankful for my family who supports me in my career; every day is different.
Thankful for my beautiful family who I could not do this for each day without a lot of juggling and respect of a woman in her career – my 3 boys will hopefully be better for it when they have their own families and see the demonstrated value of women in the workplace. Not sure I lean in, but rather, I sit up straight and balance career and family spheres.
Thankful for how hard my family works each day, inspiring me to do the same. I may work with CEOs each day, but my hats off to my boys who deliver the same results with the equally same goal of doing your best.
Susan Sweenie, Director of Operations:
I’m sincerely grateful for my decision to join PerkettPR over a decade ago!
I’m thankful that I have a career that is ever-evolving. Each day is different and met with new challenges and successes. Never a dull moment.
I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the top PR/marketing minds in the world.
I am very thankful to have a job that has allowed me the flexibility to raise my 3 young children and be there for them when they need me.
I am grateful for all the lessons I have learned throughout my career.
I am thankful for the longevity of PerkettPR and thankful for our “team”.