@allisonjanney – Thanks for having me! Hello, #jectv followers and fans.
Q – #1 So @allisonjanney, where did you grow up, what HS did you attend and where did you go to college?
A: Grew up in St. Michael-Albertville, MN. Made famous for the Albertville Outlets. But, I rarely shop there.
Freshly graduated from St. Thomas in May with Business and Communication/Journalism degrees.
Q – #2 Good for you! :) So where have you worked/interned over the past few years?
A: The internship question always has people thinking I’m a little nuts.
JoelECarlson From 07- 10 -> Friends of the Orphans, @FaithsLodge, St. Thomas, @megaphonepr, WCCO-TV, @exponentpr
A total of six internships in three years. But, they ranged from 3 months to 2 yrs in length.
Currently, happily employed as an Associate @exponentpr
Q – #3 Why would they think you’re nuts? Now at @WCCO, didn’t you work with that @DeRushaJ fellow? What was that like?
A: It was horrible. All I did was get @DeRushaJ coffee :)
Obviously kidding. @DeRushaJ is a talented reporter and great boss. Always lots of laughs with the #GoodQuestion team.
Best day was tagging along on unveiling of hot dogs @TargetField for #GoodQuestion. YUM.
Q – #4 @DeRushaJ seems like he’d be a good boss. He’s a #SocialMediaGiant locally. Do you have a dream job?
A: Working at @exponentpr was on my vision board for 2 yrs prior to hiring.
I think it’s more important to have a dream role than specific organization.
For me, that’s being able to use my skills to do what I’m most passionate about. #
Q – #5 Great! So what Social Media tools do you use and have they helped you personally or professionally?
A: Well, it’s no secret Twitter has been an instrumental tool in my last two positions.
Also regular user of the usual suspects: Foursquare and Facebook for mostly personal utility.
I love Twitter because it allows pros to be more accessible than ever. Virtual networking is crucial in the industry.
Q – #6 I see. So do you have any unique badges on Foursquare that you’ve earned? How many places are you the mayor of?
A: I joke I’m not a good enough consumer for Foursquare. Bad at frequent check-ins
Proud mayor of @exponentpr. Does work count? @SethOrNone and I have been battling.
Q – #7 Sure it does. Now to the FAVS: Favorite – restaurant, store, fall activity, gadget and stress reliever.
A: Big fan of Broder’s Pasta Bar in Linden Hills. Panera Bread for daily dining.
Banana Republic for clothes. Of course, @Target for clothes and everything else.
Walking/running around Summit Ave and Mississippi Blvd. in St. Paul. I miss the neighborhood.
Typical and unoriginal, my iPhone is my fifth limb.
Stress relief can go either way: a weekend of sleep or a weekend of beer. No yoga for me.
Q – #8 If you could invite any 1 person (dead/alive) for dinner, who would you choose and why?
A: That’s a toughie! Give me a minute.
I’m a huge #MadMen fan. So the creator, Matthew Weiner, and Jon Hamm
Or… @cbetancourtpR and @ElleryLuse :)
Q – #9 The question was 1 PERSON. But I’ll let it go. To end today, what final thought or mantra would you like to share?
A: Haha I’ve always been a little social.
Words to live by: Work hard. Have fun. Be Kind. It really is that simple.
Thanks for having me!
@JoelECarlson – Thank you @allisonjanney for sharing some of your life and thoughts today. You have a great afternoon!