Ready for another Slice? This week we chat to San Francisco SHIFTer and blogger Jennifer Usher.
Name: Jennifer Usher
Title: Account Executive
SHIFT office: SF
Client focus/title: Consumer, Security, B2B or Admin:
I’m on the B2B side of the house. My clients mainly focus on mobility/wireless, GreenIT and Security (I’m a security geek at heart!)
Hometown: I grew up in oh-so-lovely Sacramento, CA, however few know that I was born in Portland, Oregon.
What is the best part of your job?
I truly enjoy meeting people and developing lasting relationships. I love grabbing drinks with reporters outside of work – it provides a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other better.
What is your PR shining moment?
A client’s positive feedback is the ultimate barometer of success in my book. When a client shares that a recent launch brought in several great leads, that lets me know that I’ve done a great job.
What brought you to SHIFT?
A few years ago I was working at a small Investor Relations company but I was actively looking to break into the PR industry. Like my friend Alex, I consulted Craigslist to see which companies were hiring, saw SHIFT and immediately applied.
Though the company had a great reputation and had a solid client roster, the interview sealed the deal for me. I loved every single person that I interviewed with. When I began talking with my potential new manager about clubs and our favorite radio stations, I knew I had found my match.
Whose Tweets/Blog could you not do without?
Honestly, there are too many to name, so I will go the shameless plug route and say my own – The Jennifer Beautiful Me Show. Please note: the name is a joke from my childhood. J