Senior Account Manager Madeleine Rush has been with our company for five years and has a strong track record of getting positive attention for our clients. In this month’s Team Goff Q&A, Maddie shares her hopes for the PR industry, the best advice she’s received and why she wore steel toe boots to her first job.
What has been one of the most memorable projects you’ve worked on with a client?
So many memorable and wildly different projects come to mind – from promoting the 5-8 Club’s Tot Dish Juicy Lucy when the Final Four was in town in 2019, to helping launch and manage the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s educational campaign focused on Native American narrative change in Minnesota schools.
Before working at Goff, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked on an assembly line in a window factory during summers in college, steel toe boots and all.
What are your hopes for the public relations industry?
That PR encourages our clients and other organizations to communicate in authentic ways while leading with their values. Stakeholders want to hear from real people in honest ways – not jargon-y robots. That mindfulness is an important lens for our industry to bring to the forefront.
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Say yes to the things that scare you. Growth happens outside of our comfort zones. (Shout-out to Leadership Saint Paul!)
What has been your proudest personal moment lately?
My son took his first sweet, wobbly steps recently – right toward his big sister.
Who is someone you’d like to meet and why?
I’d love to meet Glennon Doyle. Who couldn’t use a boost of her “we can do hard things” energy?
What are you reading, watching or listening to these days?
When I’m not watching “Encanto” for the millionth time with my daughter, I’ve been enjoying “The Dropout” on Hulu.
What trivia category do you always crush it in?
Friends – hands down.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
My siblings all live out of state, so anywhere we can gather with our parents, spouses and kiddos and I can hear everyone’s laughter. Bonus points if it’s near a lake or ocean.