Hello there! Morgan King here, O’Keeffe’s new PR and Marketing Intern. I am a recent graduate from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. When arriving at college, I was slumped with the thought of “how the heck am I supposed to know what I want to do the rest of my life.” I was involved with journalism classes throughout high school, and introduced to the public relations world in my sophomore year of college. I quickly became interested in all areas of public relations such as event planning, writing, and social media. And to think there’s even more to PR!
Why did you choose this industry?
Before being introduced to the public relations world, I first thought I was going to put my journalism skills to the test in the world of news and broadcasting, but I soon learned that being behind the scenes of things interested me more. I love being able to see things finally come to life at the end of the project.
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into the industry?
Networking. Networking is crucial in today’s world. Along with networking, I would also say another critical point when coming into the industry would be to know your brand and stand for it. Being able to represent your brand to others right away is helpful when trying to connect.
What’s the last book you read?
The last book I read through definitely had to be a college textbook. I am currently reading “You are a Badass,” by Jen
Garlicky. Just the thought of this word can make me hungry!
Least favorite word?
“Umm.” For some reason, I can always point this word out when someone starts using it over and over again. It is most definitely a pet peeve of mine.
What profession other than PR would you like to attempt?
I have a love for dogs, so it would be a dream to be able to open up my own shelter one day. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hang out with dogs every day?
What’s the best thing about our line of work?
The best thing about O’Keeffe’s line of work is seeing the array of talent from the team members that are brought to life for each of the client’s needs. You can most definitely see the passion that is put into all of their work.
Tell me two truths and a lie.
I have a twin sister. I was born in Orlando, Florida. I was the first to graduate from college in my family.