New season, new places. This summer is all about escaping the heat and traveling to cooler temps. Leaving the city right at 5:00 can be stressful, especially when you’re looking to head to the beach for a late-night bite. Don’t worry - here is a list of the ultimate essentials to throw in your bag before hitting the road.
Let freedom ring! The best day of the summer, aka the Fourth of July, is quickly approaching and if the day involves fireworks, patriotic songs, and celebrating Lady Liberty, you can count us in. Light a sparkler and put on your fave Old Navy tee because we’re celebrating this national day with some last-minute tips for throwing a supreme star-spangled soiree.
People say that you’re not going to love your first job right out of college. You are starting a new chapter in your life, faced with the unknown of the intimidating “adult world”. I was faced with these same thoughts myself upon my graduation a year ago, until I had the opportunity to work at RPM PR.
Okay, so while I may not have a compelling story of wisdom from lessons I’ve learned over a long-standing career in the industry, I have known that I’ve wanted to be in PR since 2012 (as I was eagerly driving the streets of Fresno with my learner’s permit), when ABC’s Scandal premiered. Bear with me. Watching Olivia Pope, crisis manager and “fixer” for political scandals, inspired me - I realized that I could share people’s stories and support something that I really believed in through PR. I was in.
As I sit here writing this blog, it is impossible not to reflect on the past year. Last summer I was fortunate enough to join the RPM team as the PR intern. After deciding to come back to Fresno for this summer, I just could not stay away from this office and all the inspirational people who work here.
Over the past few years, the RPM PR team has grown (#blessed). So much so, that we needed to upgrade our office space to make room for our creativity to blossom and magic to brew. As a closely knit team that takes a holistic approach to each of our clients, we all have our hands on projects in order to produce quality work. When looking for our next office, we knew it had to complement our culture and our creative style.
In 2010, I was on the cusp of embarking on my professional life after college. I was still living in my college town - the charming Oxford, Mississippi - and working a couple of day jobs (being a barista is something everyone should try once). It was the height of the Great Recession, and open positions at big companies were sparse.
While California may be confused by the seasons lately, the fluctuating conditions are giving us plenty of time to prep for Fresno’s summer heat. Temperatures are starting to rise, and we are coming in hot (no pun intended) with our Summer Essentials Kit. Here are our must-haves for this season - you’re welcome.