Christine is a Talent Manager at SaatchiNY. If you’re interested in more on her background, please head on over to her LinkedIn page. Portraits taken by resident H/H photographer Brian Davidson.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I’m a talent manager – a little bit of everything from recruitment to managing professional development.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Ahhh, the days of working reception at a law firm in NJ. It was just like being in a John Grisham novel, minus Tom Cruise and all of the excitement.
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
My dad. He worked for many years as a Creative Director for Y&R – I have a bunch of his Clios from 1968 sitting in my office! Even though I knew the creative world wasn’t for me, I wanted stay close to the advertising industry and its people – Human Resources seemed like a great way to do both.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
So hard to pick one! I’m partial to this Excedrin campaign . . .because its my father’s from waaay back in the day. =)
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Am I also loaded? Because if that’s the case, I’d hire an entourage made up of my friends and family and we’d travel the globe together. Want in?
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Berlin! I have an odd affection for the street food, Currywurst.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My LG flat screen. Is that terrible? I should have picked something more sentimental. Whatever, sorry . . . I love TV.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
This is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on:
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
A giant mess of my bedroom.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Lying on grass while reading US Weekly.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
Better Being Underground on Leroy St. The Fu Man Chew sandwich is a revelation.
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Um, of course I have one! Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Jefferson Starship. Good luck prying the microphone out of my hand.
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Braised short ribs & polenta followed by homemade chocolate cake. Made by mom.
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Most important person. Ever.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Improv Comedy! I’m currently a member of two improv teams. One called “The Enemy” and the other an all-girls team called “Goldie & The Hawns.” We perform regularly at The People’s Improv Theater.
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
Scissor Sisters concert at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE GREATEST INVENTION OF YOUR LIFETIME IS AND WHY?
The iPhone (see Lovemark question above)! It keeps me entertained, keeps me in touch with my favorite people, and keeps me from getting lost.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
It’s never too late to reinvent yourself!