Office Holiday Protocol

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, end of year recaps and drinking and eating excessively. With the holiday break right around the corner, here is some holiday office protocol to follow.

Office Holiday Protocol

  • Have fun at your holiday party, but not too much fun. Aka don’t blackout and regret something the next day.
  • Avoid coming into the office hungover. You may set yourself back a few days and have to work over the break.
  • Give small gifts. To your coworkers, such as a note, cookies or desk accessories. Even better, bake cookies for the office.
  • Send the office schedule to the client. Let them know exactly when the office will be open/closed but note that you’ll be available over email/phone.
  • Start pulling your end of year recaps NOW. Don’t leave them until last minute.
  • Leave your online holiday shopping for at home. You’ll get too wrapped into it at work (pun intended).
  • Wish your clients a happy holidays. Before leaving the office for good.
  • Don’t disappear over the break. We all know PR never stops. Be prepared for client requests that could come through.
  • Use the holidays to unwind. And be thankful for all that you have.

What are some other office holiday protocols?

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With holidays coming up, school will be on break and work is slowing down. This is a great time to catch up on some “career plans” and take a step back – what do you really want to accomplish?

With that said, how can the nyc PR girls help you?! Leave us a comment, email, tweet or Insta with a question or subject you’d like us to cover. Even if we’ve discussed it way back when, maybe we’ll feature a post with a revamped answer.

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Hi M and A!

I’m a junior in high school and starting to think about the future. Do you have any tips as to what a high school student can do to increase her chances of doing well in the PR world in the future? What classes/electives I should take? Also, I would like to get a summer internship this summer but would any companies hire a high school student?

The High School Hare

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We receive this question often from high school students and it’s wonderful that so many of you are looking to get a head start. While there isn’t a ton you can do in high school to prep for the PR world, definitely consider taking writing classes and leadership roles in organizations. Also continue researching colleges that have PR as a major. It isn’t imperative you choose PR as your major, but anything related, such as communications or journalism, is helpful.

It’s definitely early to start applying for internships and landing a summer internship – most places only hire college students. However, now is the perfect time to start researching your “dream” agency and internship goals once you start college.

Best of luck,

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All Wrapped Up

From one of our favorite fashion blogs, Vanilla Extract, comes your must-have scarf list for winter 2015:





I see Scarves Anonymous in my future, guys. I hardly ever leave the house without one (see Instagram). A scarf is by far the easiest and most affordable way to change up your winter look. Whether you wrap that baby around your neck or your body like I often do, one thing is for certain: bigger is better this season.

I’ve been buying so many scarves lately that I decided to compile 12 of my favorites for you.. or for gifts! I mean, I certainly wouldn’t mind receiving a few more…

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