Jade Faugno, Vice President at Intermarket Communications was Named a PRSA-NY 2018 15 Under 35 Winner
Faugno Honored at Record-Setting Big Apple Awards
Jade Faugno, Vice President at Intermarket Communications was interviewed by Carolina Osma, Senior Marketing Associate at D S Simon Media. They spoke about Jade’s big career break, advice she offers to people starting out and the best advice she ever received from a mentor or older colleague.
CAROLINA: I am Carolina Osma Senior Marketing Associate at D S Simon Media. I’m here today with Jade. She’s a Vice President at Intermarket Communications and she’s an honoree at 15 Under 35 Awards. We are at the PRSA New York Big Apple. And so congratulations. So can you tell us what was a key moment in your career that led to success?
JADE: Absolutely. So, I graduated in 2009. It was a really tough economy, so being willing to take on an internship even after I graduated college really allowed me to get my foot in the door in the industry.
CAROLINA: And so what is a piece of advice out when you were starting out, maybe when you got that internship or maybe recently into the industry, that maybe a mentor or an older colleague who gave you?
JADE: A really helpful piece of advice that I got very early on in my career was the idea of making everything client-ready. Don’t just rely on the people senior to you to fix your work. Really put in your best effort so that if your supervisor isn’t there to fix it, whatever you’re producing could go to a client.
CAROLINA: That’s a great piece of advice. Good one. So can you tell us maybe if somebody was coming in, maybe a brand new intern and they needed a piece of advice. What would you say to them?
JADE: I would say don’t be constrained by your title. Always try to punch higher than your weight, reach higher than your grasp and take on anything you feel you’re capable of.
CAROLINA: Oh that’s really good. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet you and congratulations on your award.