Rinsed people: Larissa
Yep, it’s that time again – your chance to get to know the people behind Rinsed in a bit more depth. This month it’s all about our account manager extraordinaire, Larissa.
Tell us about what you do at Rinsed
As an Account Manager I develop and execute experiential, PR and social media strategies that drive engagement. I am also known as the whipper (not for my extracurricular activities) for my ability to get things done.
What’s your background
I’m a University of Sydney Media and Communications alumni and come from an integrated agency background, so I am a jack of all trades with experience in PR, social media, experiential, radio, video production, website design, marketing and journalism. I love to have my hand in everything (especially the cookie jar).
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve had to do in the field of duty?
I once had to deliver media mailers with live butterflies to technology journalists. The butterflies all flew away on cue – it was fun!
What’s been the coolest project you’ve worked on this year?
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Roadshow. We turned a training event into a fun night out with a Tweet Shop, Jeopardy-style training game show and exclusive movie screening. Who doesn’t love yummy treats and playing a game?!
What’s the last campaign from a brand you’ve seen that’s made you go “wow”
Batkid by Make-A-Wish. Over 377,048 unique Twitter users, including Obama, got behind Miles, a 5-year-old boy with leukemia who wanted to become Batman for a day. During his special day, Miles (a.k.a Batkid) helped Batman rescue a damsel from the path of a cable car, stop a bank robbery and save the San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal from a kidnapping. The story really warms your heart.
Have you got a dream client that you’d love to work with?
Dave stole the client I would love to work with: GoPro. They have a strong brand identity, great products and a wealth of insanely good user generated content. Need I say more?
What’s the last track you listened to on your iPod?
Born Slippy, Underworld (I was a bit obsessed with Trainspotting at the time)
What’s the last movie you saw?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (thanks Microsoft!)