Employee Spotlight: Carly Stonehouse
What are your duties in a typical day here at Sage?
I provide day-to-day support for multiple clients within the technology space, ranging from the enterprise and public sector industry to higher education institutions and major technology trade shows. Typically, I will do anything from generating media lists, developing targeted press communication materials to executive social media programs, and securing client placement with top-tier media outlets. It is a dynamic job– one of the things I love!
What is the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
My team members and I are currently developing the panel speaking track for one of the largest consumer trade shows in the world. We get to develop the specific panel sessions and determine what subject matter experts would be the best fit for both a moderating and speaking role. I am grateful to work on accounts like these where I have the creative freedom to see what topics are currently hot in the industry, and design a conversation for others to participate in.
Who inspires you?
My mother who has always been my biggest advocate in life and continues to remind me the importance of always making good choices.
What quote do you live by?
“Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” – Ray Bradbury
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Anywhere with the sun on my face and a body of water nearby. Preferably with easy access to a boat…
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Successfully get tickets and attend The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Visit New Zealand and partake in a Lord of Rings Tour with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand.
Scuba dive in the Great Blue Hole in Belize… but first get my scuba diving license.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned while at Sage?
Operate with a thick skin and the importance of networking: two of the things I found most helpful in developing as a PR professional in the Metropolitan area.