We love each other. No really, we do. We think you should love us, too. Today we are continuing our series that lets you get to know our Army of Awesome. Meet our new Account Manager, Patrick Christman!

1. HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY OF WORK AT ARPR?

Like anyone starting a new job, I was a little nervous. What will the office atmosphere be like? Will I get on well with colleagues? Do I need to wear a sportcoat? All of my fears quickly went away as I was welcomed with smiles, shorts and friendly people offering help along every step of the way. It was a quick day – a whirlwind – but I learned a TON and feel privileged to have met a group of talented folks I’m proud to work alongside. 

2. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST NONWORK-RELATED ACHIEVEMENT?

Last summer, I took a big risk and took off from my previous job to spend two and a half months in Berlin. My goal? Write a book. Sitting down every day at beautiful European outdoor cafes may not sound like a chore, but that kind of solitary task was a truly illuminating experience. I’m not sure the book is any good or if it will ever see the light of day, but it has inspired all my consequent writing and, who knows, maybe my next book!

3. WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE SONG? 

Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga – Shallow (need scene partner to play Brad)

4. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO EVERYDAY THAT YOU WISH WAS AUTOMATED?

Shaving.

5. WHAT IS THE OLDEST THING IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR?

Some moonshine a friend left in 2018 (?). Does that stuff expire?

6. THOUGHTS ON HOT SAUCE?

Bring it on.

7. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS STILL LEFT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

  1. A bike trip through Chile and Argentina
  2. Publish a book
  3. Have a kid. Or two. 

8. IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? (and give us your hero name obviously)

Telekinesis, knowing I could use my mind powers to move my own body and fly. Name: The Abdicator (I’d use my powers to run away from people)

9. IF YOU COULD ONLY HAVE THREE APPS ON YOUR PHONE, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

  1. Google Maps
  2. Spotify
  3. Messages (if that doesn’t count and I get one more, than the New York Times crossword puzzle)

10. HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THE INTERNET IS TO YOUR 5-YEAR-OLD NEPHEW?

It’s a place anyone can go to. All you need is a screen and access to one of the three or four monopolies that provide services to access it.  You can find anything you want on it! Do you like puppies? Of course, you do, you’re five. Type in “puppy.” See? There’s a white and brown puppy. There’s two puppies cuddling. There’s a puppy with long hair. Oh, he’s so cute. What? What else can you do? Well, honestly, most people just use it to look at pictures of puppies and kittens.

Patrick is an accomplished PR pro specializing in traditional media relations and content development.

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