Meet Jen Brotman, an Account Executive for Tide. Not only could she beat you in a race with ease, she would sing you all of the lyrics to Rent afterwards as a consolation prize. You can find her on LinkedIn here, get socially connected with her on Instagram at @jbrot8, or stop by and say hello in person!
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
AE on Tide
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I worked at a Dairy Queen, and no I have not been to the new one in the city yet, but I used to make a mean blizzard
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I knew I wanted to go into communications so Newhouse (Go ‘Cuse!) was the logical choice. One Saturday Freshman year, we had to go to an 8 AM, four hour session to learn about the different majors – I was between Magazine Journalism and Advertising – I fell asleep during the Magazine session and loved the advertising one and have loved it ever since.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
I love the Google work, specifically Dear Sophie and Parisian Love
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
I like baking, so I’d want to go to Pastry School to actually know what I am doing
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
Some jewelry that was my Grandma’s – My Mom has this tradition to wear her Grandmother’s jewelry on holidays and I want to keep that going
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
They usually get sent to me, I’m not very good at finding them
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Running in Central Park and/or on the Westside Highway
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
Do Jacques Torres cookies count as lunch?
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
For starters I know all the words to Rent…
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
I love anything with peanut butter, banana and chocolate
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The world record holder of the most world records, duh
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
I guess baking is a creative pursuit although it’s hard to experiment in my apartment
WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Everything on my Kindle and Spotify/Pandora because I’m not very good at downloading and keeping up with the latest music, but I like a good playlist
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
The Brooklyn Half Marathon – it was my first official half and I hit the goal time I wanted after coming off an injury
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
I’m a big believer in everything happens for a reason
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
Sorry for another running one, but every time I run a longer race or have a faster time, it’s a great way to remind myself nothing is impossible