Name: Amanda Walsh
Title: Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
Company: Furia Rubel
Q: Can you briefly describe what you do for your employer, Furia Rubel?
A: As the Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator at Furia Rubel, I assist the public relations and marketing teams with research and writing, strategic planning, website updates, social media strategy and event planning for a range of clients. I manage a variety of client accounts in industries ranging from professional services to the nonprofit sector. I also provide support to our team on several other accounts.
Q: What do you like best about your job?
A: I love working with a close-knit team of professionals with different industry backgrounds. At Furia Rubel, we work in an open office environment; therefore, all of our work is very collaborative. One hour I could be working with our Vice President of Marketing and the next, I could be brainstorming with our Media Relations Specialist on strategic media pitching. This environment allows me to learn something new every day.
Q: What are some goals that you have yet to achieve in life?
A: I feel that I’m in the prime of my career and every day I try to soak up as much as I can from my co-workers and other experts in the public relations and marketing industry. I continually challenge myself to grow as a professional because I feel that learning continues throughout one’s lifetime.
Q: Why did you decide to join YPN?
A: I joined YPN for the variety of programming offered to its members and the opportunities to meet other like-minded young professionals in the area. I enjoy collaborating and discussing various industry trends with other members. By staying up-to-date on news topics, I can put that knowledge to work for our clients and continue to hone my skills in the communications industry.
Q: In your own words, what attributes describe YPN?
A: YPN is a fun networking group of hardworking professionals that enjoy meeting other professionals in and around Philadelphia. I look forward to further involvement with the organization and taking advantage of all YPN has to offer its members.
Q: In your spare time, what do you like to do for fun?
A: I love reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.