This week, we are excited to welcome a new team member to BIGfish! Brigid is our new Account Coordinator and will be supporting the account management team on public relations and social media campaigns. We had her answer a few questions about herself and her aspirations – read on to find out what she had to say!
Name: Brigid Gorham
Connect with Brigid on Twitter (@brigidgorham) and LinkedIn.
Hometown: Easton, MA
Tell us a little bit about your background: I left Massachusetts after high school to attend college in North Carolina at Elon University. I majored in strategic communications, focusing on public relations and advertising, and minored in Spanish and business administration. I had great experiences with service-learning programs and internships where I worked with nonprofits and small agencies. Working with these smaller organizations enabled me to see and participate in all aspects of the job. Since they were often short handed, I had a great deal of responsibility and played a major role in strategic planning and decision making.
Why did you want to work for BIGfish? I was looking for a smaller public relations firm in the Boston area and BIGfish’s client list really stood out to me. I love that this firm works with entrepreneurs and companies in the clean technology and clean energy industries. These are growing areas of increasing importance that I feel passionate about, and their innovative nature means the products and ideas are new and exciting. The company culture also fit in perfectly with what I was looking for — a group of hardworking individuals with valuable experience who also get along with one another and have fun.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Hard working, positive, resourceful, adaptable and friendly!
Favorite food: Tough one for me. I love trying new things, especially traditional foods from different countries and cultures. I also really enjoy cooking and trying out different recipes. I particularly love greek/mediterranean food, but pizza is definitely up there too!
What do you hope to accomplish in your new role? I want to perfect my skills in writing press releases and pitches, network with professionals in the public relations industry as well as cultivate relationships with media contacts. Building relationships with my coworkers and learning from them is also important to me. A line on the BIGfish website that stuck with me is “We make your story impossible to ignore,” so I hope to really embody this and come up with creative, effective ways to deliver our clients’ news.
Anything else we should know about you? I’m a big Patriots fan!