January 30 – Megan Malloy, Ketchum

At Ohio University Megan Malloy studied Integrated Marketing Communications, a major she created. Now, Malloy is a Vice President at Ketchum. During her career she has overseen campaign development, tactical execution and media strategy for a range of clients, including Néstle, Hershey, Hain Celestial Group, Hilton and more. She’s been instrumental in orchestrating numerous award-winning campaigns, leading awareness-driving programming, issues and crisis counsel, talent partnerships and influencer and digital strategy for one of Ketchum’s largest accounts, Clorox. She also serves as the client director for the plant-based food company Quorn.

Key Takeaways:

  • Agency life is not as scary as it seems.
  • It is important for people, especially women to self-advocate in public relations.
  • As an intern, take daily logs of what you do; it can be hard to remember all the project experience you gained.
  • Meghan says she would not have gotten her job at Ketchum without her masters degree; however, she recognizes that there are high-level professionals who have not gotten the degree.
  • Keep your focus on what you want and make sure your decisions are all stepping stones to lead you to that goal.
  • Send a thank you email after your interview, it always goes a long way.

Connect with Megan on LinkedIn here.

Maxwell Burton is a sophomore studying journalism – strategic communications and pursuing a minor in marketing at Ohio University. He serves as the Vice President of Public Relations for Scripps PRSSA. Connect with him on LinkedIn here.

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