Christie Moran works for two of our top execs here at Saatchi NY. She also happens to be pretty fantastic in general and a rock star mom (we mean that in the literal sense). You can get more of the inside scoop by following her on Twitter @christie_moran.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I’m the admin for Con & Claudine!
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I put on shows in my grandmother’s backyard when I was 12. All the neighbors had to come . . . and pay to get in!
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I wanted to move out of the music industry and have been intrigued with advertising since watching . . . wait for it . . . “Bewitched” as a little girl.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
Hmm, that’s tough. I really like the Berlitz ad with the German Coastguard.
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Brunei – all expenses paid week as a guest of the prince. How could you not love that?
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I would say “my kids” but I don’t really possess them. They’re on loan to me from the universe.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Reservations. Or bad jokes. You choose!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Stopping somewhere for hot chocolate. Out in the burbs it would be Platform tennis . . . or curling!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
I haven’t taken lunch yet . . .
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Yikes, I really don’t have one! Gotta work on that!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
My favorite to date was my band “Mrs. Robinson” (Available on iTunes, lol).
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
Last August I saw Rihanna performing in Barbados for the first time since becoming a superstar.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Live in the present. It’s a gift.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
Deciding at the age of 40 that I wanted to start a band (see above). We had the most fun ever, wrote and recorded a CD, performed on national television on the Oxygen Network and Imus in the Morning, sang the national Anthem all over the country in amazing venues like Giants Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall (and whatever those non-NY venues are called that are home to the LA Dodgers, Oakland A’s and Washington Nationals). We were written up in the NY Times, The Daily News and The Post and were mentioned in the People Magazine article “Moms that Rock.” It is never too late to live your dream! Nothing is Impossible!