Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Feigenbaum and McDowell Join Uptown PR’s 2013 Summer Internship Program


New Orleans (June 18, 2013) Uptown PR, a public relations and marketing firm based in New Orleans, is excited to announce their newest additions, Alex Feigenbaum and Kate McDowell, who will be working as Client Service Associates for the firm this summer.

Their duties as client service associates include drafting press materials, creating and maintaining media relations and conducting research on the newest public relations tools. Feigenbaum and McDowell will also be responsible for client and agency event promotion along with updating and managing social media sites for a large array of clients.

Feigenbaum, a native of the Boston metrowest area and student of Tulane University, is delighted to be a part of the public relations industry in New Orleans.  Prior to interning at Uptown PR, Feigenbaum worked as a shift supervisor in the restaurant industry. She has also worked in retail and as a receptionist at a law firm, both in her hometown of Boston, Mass. 

Feigenbaum brings her enthusiasm and business experience to the firm this summer.  At Tulane she is an active member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honors fraternity and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. 

A native of Richmond, Va., McDowell will be a senior this coming fall at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.  A candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Economics, she is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, the Investment Club and works as a teaching assistant in the economics department.  She is delighted to be working in the public relations industry in New Orleans this summer.

McDowell recently returned from a spring semester abroad in Sydney, Australia, where she worked with the international marketing and sales services firm, Crossmark ANZ.  She brings with her experience in research, marketing and branding to Uptown PR.

“Our Summer Internship Program is a great way for young talent from around the country to get a feel for the public relations industry in New Orleans,” said Genevieve Douglass, founder and executive director of Uptown PR. “It gives students with different majors and fields of study an opportunity to gain experience in the PR industry and allows them to have better insight for their career path before they graduate.”
About Uptown PR
Founded in 2011, Uptown PR specializes in media relations, event and product promotions, social media and brand management. Located in Uptown New Orleans, the firm offers integrated public relations and marketing solutions to develop and grow business for its clients.

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