This week we are recognizing Senior Communications Supervisor, Rose Tokatlian! With nearly 25 years of experience in the field of Marketing Communications, she is an all-around marcom consultant! Rose is the engine that powers both the PR and Web teams, assisting wherever and whenever possible. She works with over a dozen clients in varying industries. Read what Rose has to say about MCCI below!
What do you love about MCCI?
The people! Our creative team not only gets the job done, they are kind and honest human beings. I would feel comfortable going to dinner with any of our team members outside of work. How many of your coworkers could you say that about?
Explain your role as a part of the MCCI family?
I am responsible for managing our PR and Web/Digital teams. I also work with more than a dozen clients, including nonprofits, corporate and government entities to help them reach goals in areas such as internal and external communications, public and media relations, social media and digital advertising, website and digital communications, marketing, branding, crisis communications, events and much more. I also work on business development opportunities and develop comprehensive responses to federal, state and business-to-business RFP / RFQ requests. Finally, I oversee and direct MCCI’s internal Marketing Team responsible for strategic development and execution of our firm’s marketing plan. I love the variety of my work at MCCI!
What’s the most challenging part of your job? Most rewarding?
Most challenging – time – I always want more of it. Most rewarding – Helping our clients solve integrated marketing challenges and seeing them succeed.
How do you spend your time outside of the office?
I race sail boats – on a 26’ boat out of Sarnia Yacht Club and on a 43’ boat out of Bayview Yacht Club. I travel frequently with the smaller boat, competing in regattas across the eastern half of the U.S. I also volunteer my time as president of The Lake House, a support community for those touched by cancer. The rest of my time is spent with family and friends, gardening, dining out and walking the cutest dog in the world – Cosmo. (I’m not the only one who thinks this – he was voted to be the Grand Marshall for the Grosse Pointe Pooch Parade in July 2015!)
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
I would do all of the things I don’t get to do as often as I would like, including checking out the newest restaurants in Detroit, taking a relaxing sail with Cosmo (he loves being on the water too), taking a long nap and just reading magazines (I have a huge stack of them that want to be read)! I know that’s a lot to pack into one day, but I’m up for the challenge!