Quiet on the set! How to conduct yourself at high-profile media events
If you’re a seasoned PR pro, you may already be used to leading celebs down the red carpet, coordinating behind the scenes at a TV shoot or mixing and mingling with elites at exclusive cocktail events. However, if you’re new to the PR game and happen to find yourself assigned to a high-profile media event, you might end up feeling overwhelmed and a bit like a fish out of water!
However, don’t fret – we’ve got you covered with a few easy guidelines for navigating high-profile media events like a pro in no time.
It’s called an NDA for a reason – abide by it!
Oftentimes for celebrity TV shoots or special events, you may be asked to sign a NDA, or a non-disclosure agreement, that permits you from sharing sensitive details or information with anyone outside of your PR firm. Although it may be super tempting to snap a quick Instagram of the A-lister getting ready for camera or letting it slip to your BFFs that you’ll be working with a certain celebrity, keep your lips sealed. It’s certainly not worth losing your job or facing legal action!
And speaking of photos…
When working high-profile events, it’s expected that celebrities and otherwise beautiful people are going to show up by the boatload for the event. Although it’s insanely tempting to want to ask for a photo with one of your favorite celebs, resist the urge to fangirl and remember that you are there to do your job, and they are there to do theirs.
Do your best to blend in
Whether on-set or on the red carpet, do you best to blend in at high-profile media events and focus on getting your job done. Although there will be tons of cameras, a tizzy of media crews and socializing galore, flashing your pearly whites for the camera simply isn’t acceptable at an event you are working. Blend in, do your job to the best of your ability, and then sit back, relax and revel in the fact that you – yes, you! – contributed to a fantastic event.
By: Lindsay Shoemake
Lindsay Shoemake is the founder and editor of career-lifestyle blog That Working Girl, which aims to inspire women toward success in the PR, advertising and media realm. When she’s not working, you can find Lindsay exploring her neighborhood, the Virginia-Highlands, in Atlanta and catching up with friends over a great cup of coffee.