This post makes it official. I’m back in Washington, D.C., and after a week in the office, I can say that I’m getting back in the saddle.
For those who didn’t notice my intermittent posts and absence from local events, let me dial it back a bit.
In August 2011, I accepted what seemed like the craziest assignment of my career to date.
Crazy still seems to be the best word for describing the project. How else do you talk about a 7 month project that starts with one question from your supervisor: “How would you feel about taking on a client-side project in Mongolia?”
Mix in some shock, several in-depth Google searches, 1 House Hunters International episode and a variety of follow-up convos, and it was all decided.
3 weeks later I was on a plane with a team of people headed to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
We were sent to train a team of Mongolian staff members on what was labeled as “international best practices,” create work flow processes and an operating structure for a corporate public relations team.
My focus was online communications, and I expected to spend a large portion of my time in country helping to launch a new digital presence for the company.
After a few months, I was knee deep in the development of a new corporate website, guiding engagement for a growing Facebook fan page, writing press releases and executive level talking points, creating video scripts, and generating concepts for infographics and advertisements.
Believe it or not, those were just the interesting parts; the list goes on. I started as more of an online manager and left operating in a generalist role. I have never been more challenged in a role, and to top it off, I was doing it in MONGOLIA with a team of people literally from around the world.
From amazing people and experiences to the workplace challenges and the bitter Mongolian winter, it was an experience I will never forget and will forever cherish.
There’s so much more I can say, but there’s no way to fit 7 months into one post.
I just wanted to say hello again. I’m back and ready to re-engage, so keep an eye out from more from PR Prescriptions!