Marissa Reale is Assistant Account Executive at Braithwaite Communications. She’s been a PPRA member for 1.5 years.
Marissa is passionate about public relations and the unique city of Philadelphia. Through storytelling and relationship building, she connects people through effective communication. After just graduating from Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication, she is so excited to start her career at Braithwaite Communications and live in Center City. At Temple, Marissa was the Vice President of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), an Assistant Firm Director of PRowl Public Relations and completed six internships.
PPRA: Who are your clients and/or what projects are you working on right now?
MR: Although not assigned specific clients yet, I have worked on projects for the Clean Air Council, Wawa, Inframark, Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Foundation accounts.
PPRA: What is your favorite part about your job?
MR: My favorite part about my job is the culture of Braithwaite and my co-workers. By working together, we work hard to create meaningful and rewarding work for clients.
PPRA: What was your latest & greatest accomplishment at your job?
MR: Since I haven’t officially started yet, my greatest accomplishment was getting an offer from my first-choice company before graduation.
PPRA: What one piece of advice would you give to your fellow PR pros?
MR: Keep hustling — no one should be too comfortable in whatever they’re doing. The best advice I’ve received was to just show up with a willingness to do anything, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
PPRA: What book or movie could you read or watch again and again?
MR: I could watch the Father of the Bride movie every week — It’s a sweet story!
PPRA: What’s your favorite spot in Philly (museum, park, store, etc.)?
MR: I love the square in Rittenhouse during all seasons.
PPRA: How do you take your cheesesteak?
MR: Wit provolone from Carmen’s or Geno’s.
PPRA: Our PPRA 2017-18 PRoactive partnership is with Tree House Books. What was your favorite childhood book and why?
MR: I have great memories of my parents reading Guess How Much I Love You to me and my sister.