There’s no doubt about it. The world of public relations is full of creative, talented people and Clairemont is excited to highlight the skilled professionals who do amazing work in the Triangle area in a new “PR People” blog series.
We’re kicking off the series with someone who is very involved in the local PR scene – Darcy Bowers. At the beginning of the year, Darcy began her role as president of the North Carolina chapter of Public Relations Society of America (NCPRSA). We recently had the chance to catch up with her to learn more about her life in PR.
Job Title and Function: Sr. Communications and PR Manager for Transitions LifeCare. Jill of all trades with editing, branding, media relations, social media, website content, team management (not a PR team, but various interdisciplinary teams around our organization) responsibilities.
Most Rewarding thing about working in PR today: Variety – who can be bored?!
Craziest/most challenging thing you’ve done in PR: I was an “actress” in a mortgage video. At the time, I was single and not a homeowner. I played the role of a wife who, with her “husband,” was being sold mortgage insurance for their new home. Talk about reaching!
Advice for new PR pros: Remember the importance of ethics. Find someone to emulate, even if it’s not a PR professional. I have several role models from my early career days I think about to this day when I’m in a quandary about next steps. I’m thankful for their guidance and their willingness to shepherd me along.
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