Hi everyone! My name is Jocelyn Summers, and I am the newest member of O’Keeffe PR. I love storytelling and exploring the impact of the written word on people’s attitudes. I am a fanatic of all things digital but have a love-hate relationship with HTML. I have experience in corporate communications and have developed public relations strategies for local non-profits. I approach every day as an opportunity to learn a new skill.
What drew me to O’Keeffe was their culture. From the moment I stepped through the door, I knew they were passionate about their team and equally passionate about their clients. I am excited to be a part of the tribe!
Why did you choose this industry?
I have a passion for writing. When I was a kid, I convinced myself that I was going to be the next J.K. Rowling. But through the years I learned that you don’t need to write a novel to tell a story. So, here I am!
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into the industry?
Be tenacious. I know that this is easier said than done, but if you fall, get right back up, take a lesson from it and try again. If you listen to feedback and constructive criticism, you will be amazed at the skills you develop.
If you could tell our clients one thing, what would it be?
We do care about each of our clients. The passion I sensed my first time meeting the team has only grown since I’ve joined O’Keeffe.
What was the last book you read?
A friend of mine gave me “You are a Badass,” by Jen Sincero for my birthday and I have read half way through it. It’s a fact I already knew, but I appreciated the reminder.
Cattywampus. Say it out loud; you’ll love it too…
Least favorite word?
Definitely. I spelled it wrong in the 3rd-grade spelling bee, and I have second guessed myself on it ever since.
What profession other than marketing would you like to attempt?
As you may have guessed from other information in this post, an author. Move over J.K. Rowling, J. Summers is the new kid in town!
What is the best thing from your line of work?
I love that I don’t know exactly what my day is going to look like when I walk into the office. I thrive off of the energy and fast pace of being a part of an agency.
Tell me two truths and a lie.
I have a great sense of direction. I am allergic to cats. I am a vegetarian.