Two Blokes and a Bus was one of ISU PRSSA's student-run firm's clients for the 2013-2014 year with junior member Nick Hebert leading the PRi team for the account.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a junior public relations major at Illinois State University. Outside of my schoolwork, I love to hang out with friends and family. I also love dogs, cars and the outdoors!
Tell us about Two Blokes and a Bus.
First and foremost, they are a group of really nice and talented guys, and they are a pleasure to do business with. The Blokes run a food truck and serve delicious “globally inspired street food” around the Bloomington-Normal area. My team and I were able to work with them during their one-year anniversary this year, which was very exciting!
Why did you want the Two Blokes account?
The Blokes are somewhat local celebrities, and it definitely appealed to me that they were a new business here in the community. Match that with our friendly client contact, Steffan, and you have a recipe for a successful and rewarding public relations opportunity. It was easy to build off of the awesome platform that the Blokes already had going.
What have you learned from being an account executive in PRSSA?
I learned that as a leader, you really depend on your team to get things done. Without the help from my group and all the hard work they put in this year, we would not have come close to meeting all of our team goals.
How will you use this experience in your future career?
I think the teamwork and leadership skills are applicable in almost any position. The end result is just the sum of all the work each group member puts in, and I know now what that looks like thanks to my talented peers. Watching individuals in my group learn new things and advance into other PRSSA leadership positions for next year has been personally the most rewarding part of my time with PRSSA. I love seeing people around me do well!
What is your dream job?
My dream job would be to work in the automotive industry. My mom and dad have told me that “car” was my first word; I think it was a sign! I only have as much passion for a handful of other things in life!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully in a rewarding position, with a company that has plenty of room for growth. Oh yeah… And somewhere warm!
Questions composed by Cassidy Obis
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