So, I’m sitting in my office at my previous job, when all of a sudden I get this email from a co-worker with the subject line “hmmm, you should really check this out.” Of course I dropped what I was doing (I’m sure I was facebooking—is that even a word?) and checked out the job write up from a company called crowdSPRING.
They had me at ping-pong.
Now I wasn’t exactly looking to leave my position at the time, but the write up was so intriguing I had to investigate further. Must wear shorts and flip flops – check, plus if you have a rolodex – check (I’m not kidding, I have an actual rolodex – I think I started it in 1966.) I recall it also saying something about media relations skills, writing skills, bla bla, but then I saw it – must play ping pong. Hello—I’m only the Sirt Basement Ping Pong Champion of 1989!
So I decided to send my info in. Around my second or third go-around with Pete, the Director of Marketing, he referenced The Bachelor – SOLD! I knew I must have this job.
Long story short, I researched the company, checked out the industry, met the team and knew it was a no brainer. I jumped ship and am now spin doctoring away in a basement in the West Loop. I came from a position in which we were considered the “media darling” and am now at a company that may be looked at as a boat rocker of their industry. If you know me at all, you know that I am definitely considered more of a boat rocker than a darling, so I feel like I fit right in. I am extremely eager and excited to get the word out about this exciting company that is helping revolutionize the design industry.
Be on the lookout for crowdSPRING hits in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Comm Arts, and of course, OPRAH. Oh yeah, I said it. Mike told me if I get us on Oprah, he’ll buy me a zebra. Game on.
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