Meet the faces behind BizCom! We’re profiling all of our team members at the agency.
Meet August Anderson! August, originally from Peachtree City, GA, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She has been working at BizCom for the last 8 months as an Account Manager.
Why did you choose PR? I really had no idea what I wanted to do “when I grew up,” but I knew I enjoyed writing and talking! So, when I began college, the major I pursued from the start of my freshman year was Integrated Strategic Communication, or “ISC.” My studies as an ISC major gave me experience with a little bit of everything that could go into an integrated communications campaign, from public relations, to direct marketing, to creative advertising, to account management. PR was my instant favorite because it allowed me to use my writing skills, but I loved that my undergraduate studies gave me an understanding of how all of these different communication methods need to work together in harmony for an effective campaign. Eventually, I attended graduate school to earn my Master of Arts in Strategic Communication, and it was during this time that I decided once and for all that I wanted to pursue a career in PR. PR can be challenging, especially in a fast-paced agency setting, but it is so rewarding when the hard work pays off and you get the big hit for your client. It’s those “little victories” that keep me motivated and excited about the PR work I’m doing every day!
Best part of working at BizCom? I honestly just love my coworkers! In a full-time job, you spend more time on a daily basis with your coworkers than you do with anyone else outside of work, so I feel like I’m very lucky that I get to enjoy that time. Another bonus of working here is the expertise of our leadership. They really know what they’re talking about when it comes to PR, helping everyone on the team become better at our jobs every day.
Best part of living in Dallas: I love getting to be a tourist in my own city. Since I’m new to the area, I learn new things about everything Dallas has to offer every week. I know there’s still so much for me to see and do, so I look forward to more exploring in the years to come!
I’m happiest when… I am with friends and family! Since I have moved around a few times in recent years, I especially look forward to the time I have to reunite with the people I am close to who live in different cities.
Favorite social media platform? Instagram, because I think it combines simplicity and creativity the best.
Favorite show to binge watch: Anything “true-crime” is my go-to when I’m looking for something to get hooked on. But if I just want some mindless TV to watch as I fall asleep, then I will re-watch my favorite episodes of “The Office” on Netflix over and over again. Michael Scott never gets old!
Ideal way to spend a weekend: Friday: Relaxing movie night. Saturday: Some sort of fun activity with friends. If the weather’s nice enough to spend the day outdoors, that’s a bonus. Sunday: Sleeping in, cleaning, and getting myself ready for the new week ahead!
If you had your own late-night talk show, who would your first guest be? I’m a big fan of “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, and one of my favorite recurring guests he’s had on is Robert Irwin, who is the late Steve Irwin’s son. He always brings an assortment of exotic animals with him for Jimmy to play with as Robert tells the audience fun facts about them. He wouldn’t necessarily be my first guest, but he would definitely be on the roster (as long as he promised not to bring any spiders!).
One talent you wish you had: Singing as well as I think I do when I’m in the car with the radio on full blast!
Other interesting facts about August:
My hometown of Peachtree City is a “golf cart town,” meaning I grew up riding a golf cart basically everywhere. Peachtree City has 90 miles of cart paths that can take you wherever you need to go within the town: To school, to the grocery store, to church, etc. I was able to drive the golf cart on my own once I got my driver’s permit at 15, and it was a much more fun (and cheaper!) way to get around as a teenager.
I grew up dancing competitively in a studio and for my high school, and I went on to dance at the collegiate level as a member of the University of Kentucky Dance Team my freshman and sophomore years of college. I danced at home football games, women’s basketball games, and I even got to travel to China with the team to dance for a professional American basketball team in an exhibition tournament. I’m long retired as a dancer now, but the experiences I had while performing as an ambassador for the school that made me a die-hard Cats fan gave me memories I will always cherish.