March 10, 2020
Anniversaries are a big deal at Aria. We know that working at a PR agency can be challenging and we pride ourselves on offering our staff an awesome work environment and great perks that makes them want to stick around for years. Regardless of whether it is your one year anniversary or your 15 year anniversary, we celebrate our employees – and our anniversary awards program is just one of the many ways we do so!
We’ve had a slew of anniversaries over the last few months (including my own!) as we’ve retained 93% our staff in 2019, so we thought this would be the perfect time to shine a light on some of the anniversary rewards our employees have selected recently.
For my fourth anniversary, I received an Aria company credit card, which includes a monthly budget for food, drinks or other office supplies that I can use to treat my team or myself! This came in super handy when dealing with the #HIMSSanity – especially once HIMSS was cancelled due to COV-19 – as I could treat my team to a lunch on Aria to help alleviate some stress and reward the team for a job well done.
Ashley Owen, account director, was going to take advantage of one of our cooler anniversary perks as she celebrates three years at Aria this week – a trip to a conference anywhere in the continental U.S. “Conferences are often as expensive as they are educational, so Aria’s three-year anniversary perk is a testament to how much the company values its employees and our continued professional growth. I chose South by Southwest (SXWS), a massive international conference-meets-music-and-film-festival that takes place in Austin and has been on my list for years,” Ashley shared. “Upon researching, I quickly discovered that SXSW boasts a robust and diverse conference offering, with tracks spanning health and medicine (hello, Aria!) as well as wellness, professional development, media and journalism, and more. Thanks to the coronavirus, the conference was cancelled for 2020 — but you better believe I am already planning my 2021 SXSW adventure!”
Our account executive Kelsey Pearse recently celebrated her two-year anniversary in January and selected an iPad that is hers to keep for her anniversary perk. “I selected an iPad Air so I could work while on-the-go and avoid carrying around a large laptop,” Kelsey said. “Aria even supplied me with a keyboard case, allowing me to respond to client emails and write pitches with ease.”
Madeleine Smith, account coordinator, took advantage of the gym membership perk for her one-year anniversary in late-2019 – a perk she will get to take advantage of as long as she works at Aria. “I feel so lucky to work at an agency with such a strong growth mindset. I’m given opportunities to stretch and push myself in my professional work, but also in my personal health life as well,” she said.
Think these anniversary perks sound awesome? We’re always on the lookout for savvy PR professionals who want to join our team and, hopefully, never want to leave! Send resumes to email@example.com to learn more about any open positons.