Meet Jennifer Mulligan, a senior account executive on our marketing technology team. Jennifer began her career at Walker Sands as an intern and is now leading a team of media relations specialist to produce amazing results for her clients!
1. What is your role at Walker Sands?
I am a senior account executive on our marketing technology team. My day to day entails communication with clients to ensure that my team is effectively getting their message out to the media and reaching target audiences.
2. How has Walker Sands changed since you first started at the company?
When I started over three years ago, we were around 30 people and now we are over 80! While our size and office location has changed, I would say that our culture has remained largely intact. Also, as we’ve grown we’ve been able to produce more large scale and innovative campaigns for our clients which has been really cool to see.
3. What do you like most about working at Walker Sands?
I really like the people that I work with. We have a cool culture where we work, hard but have a lot of fun while we are doing it. I would say that my coworkers are some of the greatest people I’ve met - everyone is smart and hard working but we still take time to enjoy ourselves and have a lot of common interests (like our love of Gilmore Girls).
4. What sets Walker Sands apart?
I think our size definitely plays to our advantage. The smaller agencies can’t do what we can, yet at the same time we aren’t bogged down by the bureaucratic nature of some of the large agencies. We still have the freedom to be scrappy and are always open to new ideas.
5. What excites you most about the next year at Walker Sands? The next three years?
I’m definitely excited to see our continued growth over the next few years. There’s a lot of potential for the San Francisco office to grow in that market and I’m excited to see what other new locations we might branch out to in the near future.
6. What’s one of your favorite moments you’ve had with your coworkers?
One of my favorite things that my team does is our quarterly progressive. We’ll start out at one person’s apartment with appetizers, move to a second for dinner and finally to a third apartment for desserts! It’s a really great way to get to know people outside of the office and interact with some of my teammates I might not get to on a daily basis.
7. What fictional character do you aspire to be like and why?
I would definitely aspire to be Khaleesi from Game of Thrones cause she’s powerful and gets things done. But I would also enjoy being Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother - she works in media and has a great wardrobe!
8. Where can you be found on weekends?
I really enjoy checking out the restaurant scene in the city and hanging out at some of the northside coffee shops. I’m also working towards my MBA right now (with the support of Walker Sands!) so my past few weekends have been spent studying for accounting.