At GS&F, We Stay Curious
Curiosity isn’t just a core tenant of GS&F’s values; it’s the key to elevating any PR practitioner from good to great. At the start of every day, our teams are challenged to scour online, broadcast, print content (and more!) for continued understanding of brand representation, media landscape and cultural mining. From creative campaigns and influencer-led programs to vertical-breaking partnerships, if it’s happening it’s our job to know about it and identify how we can use that knowledge to impact our brand plans.
“The most important thing we do as earned practitioners is start the day consuming the endless information that exists online, in print publications and on broadcast news,” says Rochow. “In order to do the best work for our clients, we have to understand the larger media landscape and how other brands and personalities exist within culture or category. The industry and categories shift so often that if we don’t stay on top of it, we’ll get left behind.”
Jamison Crenshaw, PR Account Coordinator, loves starting conversations online. “We’re constantly dropping articles we’ve read into our group chat to analyze and discuss them throughout the day and week,” she says. “We also attend webinars and panels through PRSA and other platforms and present our findings during weekly meetings.” Internal practices like this also help the team sharpen their presentation skills.
Then, the week ends with a PR Wins and Insights meeting. “We share highlights from the week and any interesting industry insights we’ve learned,” says PR Account Executive Hannah Raleigh. “Plus, it’s just a great time for all of us to catch up.”