What would a PR agency be without amazing interns? Here at Olson Communications, we have four fantastic interns who brighten up the office with their positive vibes and help us out in so many ways. Without further ado, please meet Brittani Gomez! Chris Riley! Rachael Hill! Lauren Mendoza!
Talk about what you do as an intern at Olson Communications.
Brittani: As an intern I assist the film team as they work to promote and market new and upcoming films. I contact businesses, organizations, and clubs to inquire if they may be interested in receiving promotional items, tickets or put on an event for the studio.
Chris: I am the videography intern at Olson. I make the video blogs and client videos.
Rachael: I intern in the film department at Olson Communications. As an intern, I help promote advance screenings for upcoming movies. I am the Walt Disney Studio Intern, in charge of college campus events, screenings and activities for Disney at ASU.
Lauren: I do a little bit of everything in my internship. From traditional PR tasks writing press releases and pitching, to content creation and community management- I coordinate the Olson social media, blog and brand new Instagram (shameless plug, I know.)
What is one highlight of your time as an intern that you’ll always remember?
Brittani: I worked the Maleficent screening and I got to hand out the horns. One mother complemented me on how well I work with kids and how sweet I was with them.
Chris: Filming an interview with director Will Eubank for The Signal and going to Comicon.
Rachael: I worked on an event promoting the film Endless Love. The film’s star, Alex I-could-cry-he’s-so-pretty Pettyfer, came out to Tempe Marketplace for a meet and greet. I helped organize the crowd of screaming fan girls in line to take a picture with him. I will never forget continuously reminding everyone, “Selfies only, duck face ready. This is your one shot girls, no pressure.”
Lauren: I’ll always remember my first day. I was really nervous about meeting the team and getting swamped with new information, but once I walked in the door and met everyone, I knew I was going to like it here.
Describe yourself in one word.
You’ve just been given a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world. Where are you going to go?
Brittani: To Guatemala to visit my best friend since he is serving there for Peace Corps.
Rachael: To Thailand to ride an elephant.
Lauren: French Polynesia, without a doubt.
Would you rather be born with an elephant trunk or a giraffe neck?
Brittani: A trunk; I’m already pretty tall as it is and there are times that I wish I had an extra hand or two so the trunk would suffice.
Chris: Elephant trunk. Because of the dexterity.
Rachael: An elephant trunk, to blend in with my new surroundings. (For explanation, please see above)
Lauren: Definitely the giraffe neck. An elephant trunk would just give me something else to trip over, and a giraffe neck would make me much taller and give me great pun material. “I’m going to stick my neck out here…”
Not pictured, Chris Riley. Perhaps he has an aversion to being photographed with three beautiful women?