Hi there! I’m Anna Curtis, a.k.a. the newest PR Assistant for HJ PR. Here’s a little bit about me. I grew up in New Jersey with a big, hilarious family. My mother came to the US in 1982 from Sweden and actually just became an American citizen last year. Visiting family in Europe every summer, I got a taste for travel at a young age. My dream as a kid was to be a fashion designer, but unfortunately, my skills with a pencil and paper didn’t make my dream a reality. Instead, I decided to study PR. Public relations, like any communications field, is about using the power of storytelling to create new, and maintain current relationships. I believe that unlike its marketing and advertising siblings, PR is a job for those who understand and love the impact of language. Were it not for public relations practitioners, the shows I was inspired to see on Broadway as a kid wouldn’t have been written about in my dad’s Sunday paper. I wouldn’t know the story behind my favorite designers. I wouldn’t be inspired by the stories of philanthropic causes that became so important to me.
Well, enough of the sappy stuff. Now for some fun fill-in-the-blank questions!
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a decoder for some secret intelligence service because in this life I’m strangely good at puzzles.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d start a custom gift creation company called, “Curtisy Crafts.” And, you know, keep working here.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is to never choose a non-mint flavor toothpaste at the dentist. It is not worth satisfying your curiosity. Trust me. The bubble gum flavor is revolting.
If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve spending the day quoting lines from television. Oh, and on this holiday, all bagels are free.
If I weren’t so damn good at my job, I’d probably be in dance classes all day long.
Cats or dogs? Big dogs.
My favorite word in the English language is reflection because we have the ability to see ourselves in anything, whether it’s a mirror, a family member, or a character on a tv show.
My favorite word that has no direct English translation is flâner. This word is specifically used in French to mean “strolling down the streets of Paris,” which is my favorite thing in the world to do.
The most important thing I learned before high school was that making people laugh is a great feeling, but if you can make yourself laugh too, it’s ten times better.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be the ability to wave my hand and show a scene from a TV show or movie when I’m referencing it. In my life it would come in handy more often than the need to fly or be invisible.
When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a fashion designer when I grew up.
If I were a pasta shape, I’d be macaroni because my relationship with cheese is sacred.
The most inspiring part of my job is working with people that are passionate about what they do.
The advice I’d give to a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars is that curiosity is a strength, not a weakness. Asking questions is the best way to let others know you’re invested.
Hope you enjoyed learning a little more about the newest addition to the HJ PR team! I can’t wait for you to see all the great things we accomplish.