“Two Minutes With” is Weber Shandwick Seattle’s employee spotlight series that provides professional and personal insight into our rock star team. Enjoy!
Win-what??! Where are you from?
Winlock! Or as I like to call it, the Mayberry of Southwest Washington.
- Population: a tiny 1,339 people (according to the 2010 census).
- Claim to fame: home of the world’s largest egg.
- Number of traffic lights: one (a blinking yellow).
You have spent your entire professional career at Weber Shandwick Seattle. What about the agency has maintained your interest for nearly five years?
The people – hands down. Along with being exceptionally talented and committed to the craft, people in the Seattle office genuinely care about one another. Most days it really feels like a big family.
Did you always want to work in PR or did the opportunity here come as a surprise after graduating from Seattle University?
I was actually a business major. Turns out I’m a much better communicator than economist (or business statistician!) so I switched majors my sophomore year and never looked back.
What was your most recent social media post?
Robert Frank, who pens “The Wealth Report” blog for the Wall Street Journal wrote a post recently entitled, “Why millionaires love Steve Jobs (and the iPad).” It was fascinating so I shared the link via Facebook.
Clearly our office likes to work hard but have fun as well, does any particular office party or offsite stand out as the most memorable?
I’m not one to miss a good party which means in five years, I’ve been to my fair share of excellent Weber events – there’s no way I could choose! We recently had our 15th anniversary celebration which brought together many of our great clients to celebrate a fantastic milestone. It was one for the books!
What has been the most exciting challenge during your time here?
There are some inherent challenges with spending several years in one place, in one field. It’s easy to get complacent and comfortable. I regularly feel challenged to continually evolve and improve the way I counsel and service my clients and my colleagues. Our industry is changing at an unprecedented pace and it’s more crucial than ever to stay on top of my game!
Kristin Prigmore is a senior account executive at Weber Shandwick Seattle.