Bio: Alexis Smith is a Senior at Olivet Nazarene University. She is studying Public Relations and Strategic Communication with a minor in Theatre. She serves as the Agency Director for ISA. Read her story
Major: Public Relations and Strategic Communication
Graduation Date: May 2017
Hometown: Bourbonnais, IL
Semester begun agency: Fall 2015
What clients have you worked with: Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
Why do you love working for Inspired Strategies Agency? I grew up in this town where time after time we showed each other what it meant to be a community. I have been given so much, and see this opportunity as way to say thank you.
What was your greatest accomplishment within ISA? Last May I got to see all of the hard work my account executives did at the annual Chamber of Commerce meeting. They devoted so much of their time to push perception surveys out and it did not go unnoticed. Barbi was nothing but thankful.
Career Goals: It has always been my life’s mission to tell people’s stories whether that be on stage performing, or with a company. I have a million career goals, but above all else I want to work for The Second City.
What company’s PR or Marketing initiatives do you admire and why? I commend Coca-Cola on their marketing. They have strategically crafted their future through the 2020 vision incentive. My favorite campaign of theirs is #shareacoke. People love telling their stories. This campaign took something so simple as placing names on cans of Coke and elevated it to a new level, truly extraordinary.
Other accomplishments or leadership positions:
- VP of Fundraising, Olivet’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA); 2015 – 2016
- Published on PR Daily
“Life has been some combination of fairytale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning.”