Wow – today is THE DAY! It’s been a while since I have done a blog, not because I don’t want to but because there literally isn’t a second to even stop, take a breath, come up with something witty and at the same time, reply to one of 300 emails a day on my screen, scream out to a courier who decides to pile garment bags on the floor when he cant be bothered making 5 trips to the car or nag Laurz that the fridge needs the water to be restacked, perhaps in between all this I’ll be reading up on the latest Converse range or the new ‘GalPal’ strap on without the strap on from another client…… or talking about a bra that will make your boobs look 3 times the size! (I swear by them – wear one every day hahaha YEAH)
So why the 6th celebration – its not the average 1 year, 5 year or 10 year milestone but in between multi-tasking I thought it was time (it took me 6 years to think of it) to consider leaving our desks pre midnight and take the time to thank everyone that has taken us to where we are today 12.58pm, Thursday 22nd April 2010. Theres been court cases, touch parking incidents, boyfriends lost, drastic haircuts and colours in moments of insanity, a host of brands that I would never thought would be within our reach and a few (well more than a few) staffing disasters BUT we did it, oh and who could forget the neurofen plus carry on, calming I thought it was (4 tablets at a time kinda stuff and daily – SMART?!) and a way of powering through the days in true Boiler Room (the movie) style until it left me in an ambulance with my mum insisting I put on the hotel slippers she has bagged on her last trip O/S – Please I am happy with a chanel ballet flat!
Sweaty Betty PR has grown in to the unstoppable monster and its something I would never ever thought was achievable, as the student who excelled in ticking every seldom column (and not much else other than ‘talks to much and is disruptive) on her report card – received 14/100 in maths for the HSC and got turfed from school in year ten – I am so proud of where we are today – and its thanks to my amazing amazing team – these girls work harder and under more pressure than anyone could ever dream of, they treat the business as their own and because of this we have made our mark and continue to do so daily with every new client that knocks on the door. The Magazine, Newspaper, Radio, TV, Bloggers – (and here goes my Oscars speech) without your backing since the days I opened with 4 racks and an office with just ME we are where we are today because you took me under your wing and backed me, I couldn’t even properly formulate a release but you saw I had the hunger, the passion and the Drive to make it happen so – you looked after me and took RJ from 1 man band to 20 strong with over a 100 local and international brands – THANK YOU.
Our clients – wow ! I cannot believe it…….. You trusted me – and I was a 24 year old kid with 4 months PR experience….. WOW it was a gamble (as I pitched I even trembled and heaven forbid you would want to shake my hand, it was dripping with nervous sweat) but we did it!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
BT – I am sad that you aren’t here to read this and I have a tear as I write, you were my ‘anchor tenant’ what Woolworths is to Lowy we would say…..from the day I told you I had a wild idea of opening a PR business. You gave me the brands that I dreamt about – Von Dutch, Dolce & Gabbana, Diane Von Furstenberg to name but a few in my first week of opening the ‘doors’ and because of this it gave other brands confidence I was the girl for them. I’ll never forget it. Thank YOU
Mum and Dad – you backed me, told me if it didn’t work (over Alexandria Chinese) that I could always just go and get a job again – you gave me the confidence to not think about all the what if it didn’t work and just get on with it…….
There’s been fast cars, houses bought, indulgences like Chanel Jackets and perhaps even a BALMAIN number – all in all, the most rewarding part, walking in and watching the team and business evolve and know that we did it as a team …..not me all of us together with devotion and hunger like I have never seen before………
So, now best get back to my 307 emails awaiting reply, scream out to someone, stuff the remaining 2000 RAFW invites that are screaming my name and prepare for 2, 3, 4, 6 tequila’s and a burrito this evening (yes ill indulge, tonight only and probably just ½) but I’ll try it at least in good spirit……..
Thank You to everyone who has taken us to 6 – and we shall be sure to have another soiree at 10!!!!!!!! Maybe a gold watch might be in order – remember Amy what I said yesterday – if you get to 31 years with me ill sort you out a Bentley, 10 years – a gold watch?! Hahaha
Love Thanks and OMFG I am the luckiest girl alive!