City Living: Perks of a Publicist BFF

After the positive response to our “Pros and Cons of dating a PR pro” post, we decided to examine another type of relationship that our jobs affect. Then it hit us – we make for pretty rad BFFs. Why is that? Well, we’re glad you asked!

Met a cute new guy at a party? No problemo. Our social media savvy (read: supreme stalking skills) means we’ll find out where he works, his relationship status, the name of his puppy and his favourite sports team by the end of the following work day. 


Happy freaking birthday. 



Built in event-planner. From red carpets to intimate media dinners to launch parties for 300, we’ve organized events of every shape and size. How does this benefit you? Well, over the course of our friendship we’re sure you’ll need assistance planning a birthday party, bridal shower or Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Because we love you, you get our services free of charge. On the flip side, we know this makes us a little intimidating to throw a party for. Pro tip: fancy balloons, flowers and lots of bubbly wins us over, every time. 


“It’s, like, a totally important designer.” 


A closetful of party dresses. Again, the life of a publicist involves many, many events. This means we’ve spent way more money than we’d care to admit on new clothes. The downside is that we get sick of them pretty quickly, especially after a particularly event-heavy time like TIFF, and are delighted to share with our bestie. 

Samantha Jones, the ultimate PR BFF.

Your ticket to the inside. We don’t want to hammer home the point, but hammer home we shall: the life of a PR girl involves many events. Lucky for you, we sometimes get to bring our BFFs along for the ride. Free food and drinks, eclectic guest lists, first listens of new albums and bands, fancy venues and perhaps best of all, the occasional stocked swag bag all definitely beats the pizza and reality TV-fueled evenings you normally spend together. 

Look at this face. You can take us anywhere!

We’re great plus ones. Whether we’re accompanying you to a random house party or heading to a super-exclusive event, we’re pretty awesome dates. We can hold our own chatting with strangers but chances are we know most of the people in the room, so can entertain you with insider info all night long. We can also map out the hors d’oeurves serving route within the first 5 minutes of arriving, so you’ll never go hungry.  

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City Living: The Pros and Cons of dating a PR pro

Today on the fourth floor, we’re talking about dating a girl in PR. We’re not going to lie, dating a PR girl can be
tough at times – we’re independent, opinionated and will often correct your
grammar on text.  But, there are some significant pros when it comes to dating us – like our loyalty and passion, outgoing personality and ability to talk to anyone in a room.

Inspired by
recent posts on NYCPRgirls, we thought we’d give you a more comprehensive breakdown of
the pros and cons of dating a girl in PR. Voila! 

CON
We’re often overanalyzing
situations.
PRO
But we can find
the positive in most situations.
CON
When we’re at work, we probably can’t text, or sext, or have idle banter via social media. What can we say? We’re busy!
PRO
We aren’t (or can’t be) stage 5 clingers. We just don’t have the time. 😉

CON
We’re busy at night too. 
Our job
requires us to be out anywhere from 2-5 nights a week to a barrage of events,
cocktail parties, launches, etc.

PRO
If you like
events, and you don’t mind fending for yourself throughout the night, then you’re in store to
check out some fun parties! Double PRO – we won’t always join you in a cocktail,
especially when working, but you’re very welcome to take advantage of the open bar. (…and gift bags and yummy treats…). 
CON
We will most definitely
correct your spelling or grammar while texting.



PRO
Think of how
much better your texting skills will become!
CON
You will be
judged by your online profile or lack thereof. LinkedIn counts. Update that
shiz.  Twitter followers (when applicable) are also taken into consideration. Facebook is too, in that if you’re updating it every 5 minutes, clearly you have too much time on your hands and we’re not able to handle that.

PRO
We are experts
at doing a two-minute background check on pretty much anyone.


PRO
When we’re
well dressed, we’re really well dressed. It’s part of our job (and one of the parts we enjoy most).

CON
When we have
a rare night off, our outfits can be….let’s say ‘very relaxed.’ Or when we’ve been working late 5 nights in a row. Deal.
  
PRO
We will
always have a suggestion about the trendiest, newest restaurant to try.
CON
We will judge
you if you pick somewhere horrid. Choose wisely, friend.



There are likely many more that we can think of – maybe even enough to inspire a follow up post.