Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bring It ON!!!

Because four of the six ladies on our lovely PR team went to Oregon, we have decided that we hold the majority, and therefore can post our love for our Ducks on our blog. We are getting our green and yellow out and ready to roll for the Civil War - only a week to go! (Sorry Jill - but your Beavs are going DOWN!)

Enjoy our new favorite video, and of course GO DUCKS!!

Happy Turkey Day!

It's now officially the holiday season - tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we are exactly a month away from Christmas! So get in the spirit of eating tons of food and feeling incredibly full for the next few days, we thought we'd give your taste buds a preview of the joy that is Thanksgiving! (Hey, what can we say, we're a group of ladies who like our turkey and pie!)

Enjoy the long weekend and get ready for Christmas lights and pretty trees! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Wonderful World of Disney

Before the ice had set and before the skates were sharpened, Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy was given a kings welcome at the R/West offices.

To help gear up for the opening night ahead of us, the PR squad blasted such favorites from our childhood throughout the halls including, but not limited to:

Molly and Ali took off for opening night interviews and media at the Rose Garden. We were pleasantly surprised with FANTASTIC seats and quickly learned that front row seats can also equal awkward moments of eye-contact with the skaters. I'd never been that close to a hyena or giraffe in my entire life!

The next morning was an early one. As noted on previous R/West posts - The early morning PR bird gets the worm- that's the saying, right? A cast of 4 R/Westies joined a cast of 30+ Disney On Ice performers at 4:30am to start shooting for the two top local morning shows:

Out and A
bout with Drew Carney on KGW Channel 8 and...

On the Go With Joe
featuring Joe V. from KPTV Channel 12.

Brittney and I even got to get in on the action - I mean who wouldn't want a picture with Flounder and Sebastian?

The afternoon was filled with a lovely event planned alongside the FABULOUS folk from Special Olympics Oregon. We were able to set-up a skate clinic with stars from
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy at the Rose Garden with athletes and their friends/family. Ten Special Olympics Oregon athletes were able to make it for the clinic and they were all smiles, all afternoon. One athlete was so excited that she brought along a photo book of her Disney cruise hoping to reunite with her favorite characters.

We all agreed that the best part of this event was in seeing the faces of these girls (Yes, we couldn't persuade any boy athletes to attend) light up as they took the ice.

The athletes and skaters were then escorted to a private suite where they met the world's favorite mice - Mickey and Minnie of course!

All in all, a great year for Disney On Ice. Can't wait to put on the ol' skates this winter and see if I can try one of those triple axle things- doesn't look too hard...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The R/West crew is a bunch of...

WINNERS! Ok, I'll back up and let you in on the details...

So a few months ago, our little PR team decided that we do some pretty cool stuff, and that it was time to see how we stack up in Portland's PR world. So we applied for four PRSA Spotlight awards - and good news - we stack up pretty well!

Last night we donned our best attire (had to pull out those fancy dress-up clothes that we never have to wear to work - thank goodness!), prepped ourselves for possible acceptance speeches (ok not quite, but we were excited!), and headed to the Governor's Hotel for the PRSA Spotlight awards ceremony.

It was great to mingle with Portland's PR pros and even greater to find out that we had won! (Keep in mind we have never entered awards, and we definitely flirted with the deadline!) We won three of the four awards we applied for - one for The Game Factory's Build-A-Bear Wii Celebrity Launch Event, and two awards for Taco Del Mar's Free Tacos on Tax Day! We wanted to share the good news with you - and here are our new, most prized possessions. (They have taken the place of our candy jar - that's how much we like them...)

On another very exciting note, our design department won a Rosey award last night for their amazing work on BridgePort Brewery's Raven Mad bottle labels - they were 3D and even came with 3-D glasses, very cool! Congrats R/West team!!