Meet Shelby, Our Newest Social Media Specialist

Say "hi" to Shelby, That Random Agency's newest Social Media Specialist! We can't wait to get to know her and what better way to do that than a Q&A?

First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?

Their vibrant and energetic culture caught my eye! I loved the personality that they brought to their own brand & the emphasis they put on making an effort to always be growing, learning, and sharing!

Tell us three Random Facts about yourself.

  1. This question might be one of my Top 5 Worst Fears
  2. Not to brag but I am a four time elementary spelling bee champ. 😤💪🏻
  3. When I'm not doing social media for work, I do it as a hobby! You could say I'm becoming an influencer of sorts

Favorite TV show?

Depends on the day Psych will always be my #1 comfort show, but I could talk to you forever about Barry or Ted Lasso.

If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?

My husband, my pup & I would definitely move to New York and buy a beautiful, old brownstone in Brooklyn.

What's in your refrigerator right now?

Literally what isn't in there? A case of Diet Dr. Pepper An old bottle of wine or two Some Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce Oh, and way too many leftovers to count. It's fine.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Super speed. I am admittedly the reason my chronically early partner is never on time to functions anymore  

What's your favorite childhood memory?

I used to do summer camps at the local theater in middle school and I look back pretty fondly on that.

Name one thing you wish you could do better.

I used to work at a third-wave coffee shop so I wish I could make decent latte art with my at-home espresso machine. A frothy blob is really exciting when you don't have a $30,000 machine to steam your milk just right.

Which three things would you take to a desert island?

I'm boring The dog, the man, the phone. 5G is like everywhere, right?

What is the last book you read?

Strangers by Nature by Madison Heberlie

What is your favorite account to follow on TikTok?

Has to be @jadennedwardsss, @chris or @haileyknox

Meet Angela, Our New Social Media Intern

Say hi to Angela, one of Random Agency's newest Social Media Interns! We can't wait to get to know her and what better way to do that than a Q & A?

First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?

In the first conversations, I felt drawn to the team because of their passion and creativity for the work they do. I wanted to gain a better understanding of this strategic process through hands-on experience in an internship role and with a dynamic team!

Tell us three Random Facts about yourself.

1). I'm into all things art-related.

2). My favorite director is David Lynch!

3). I learned to write in cursive before print.

Favorite TV show?

Suits

If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?

All around Western Europe! I would like to experience local cuisines and activities- especially those artisanal and nature-related to gain a deep understanding of culture. In addition, I would also make many stops in major fashion and tech hubs to attend events and shows!

What's in your refrigerator right now?

A box of cherry tomatoes, greek yogurt, spinach, â…“ bag of kale, aloe vera water, and 3 lemons

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Mind reading

What's your favorite childhood memory?

Entrepreneurship day in 4th grade 

Name one thing you wish you could do better.

Playing the piano 

Which three things would you take to a desert island?

1). Chapstick

2). Water filter

3). Scissors

What is the last book you read?

Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky

What is your favorite account to follow on TikTok?

@dspacestv

Meet Sydney, Our New Social Media Intern

Say hi to Sydney, one of Random Agency's newest Social Media Interns! We can't wait to get to know her and what better way to do that than a Q & A?

First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?

Random Agency stood out to me because they have a dedication to social media marketing, which aligns perfectly with my desire to enhance my own skills in this area. Additionally, the team at Random Agency is filled with ambitious individuals who genuinely enjoy their work and actively encourage the growth of their colleagues' professional journeys.

Tell us three Random Facts about yourself.

  1. I have been vegetarian my whole life.
  2. I was a club swimmer for 7 years.
  3. I've lived in Florida my whole life.

Favorite TV show?

Ozark is my all-time favorite show, but I have been loving Black Mirror right now.

If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?

I would like to spend at least a year traveling around the world to visit new places and experience different cultures.

What's in your refrigerator right now?

There isn't a lot in my fridge right now except a lot of different types of cheese.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I would love to be able to teleport anywhere. It would save me a lot of time and money traveling.

What's your favorite childhood memory?

It is hard to pick just one childhood memory. However, growing up I was fortunate to have 5-10 families who became family friends and I loved when we would all get together for holidays and vacations.

Name one thing you wish you could do better.

I wish I could sing better because I am a terrible singer.

Which three things would you take to a desert island?

  1. A water filter
  2. My dog to keep me company and protect me
  3. A hammock

What is the last book you read?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

What is your favorite account to follow on TikTok?

I think @octopusslover8 is the funniest account onTikTok.

Meet Ryan, Our New Marketing Director

Say hi to Ryan, one of Random Agency's newest team members! We can't wait to get to know him and what better way to do that than a Q & A?

First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?

Is it lame to say that Random chose me? I bet everybody says that. Maybe not. Either way, I did feel a bit of a magnetic pull towards the Random universe, as I've admired what the company has been doing from a far. Transparently, Random co-founder John Patterson and I worked together at a previous agency, and him and I clicked pretty much from day one. While our career paths went in separate directions after a year of commiserating, I always hoped to work with John again in the future. When I decided to make a move from my previous position, John and Lauren were the first folks I rang up. Lucky for me, they decided to take a chance on me and bring me into the fold. I honestly couldn't be happier to be here!

Tell us three cool things about yourself.

  1. I play in a few bands (I mean, can you get any cooler?) and write songs; it's basically what defines me and gives me an outlet that has allowed me to see the world and get through tough times.
  2. I have an amazing 11-going-on-12-year-old son named Emitt who is a burgeoning basketball star; I absolutely love watching him play and am 100% his biggest fan.
  3. I've ran around 15 half-marathons, one full marathon, and spend most of my Sunday mornings running between 10 and 15 miles; some would argue that this is actually uncool because of how much running can suck (and I would agree, sometimes it does), but I personally love it and credit it with helping me become a better person.

Favorite TV show?

Um, yeah. I watch A LOT of TV, embarrassingly. But I feel like everybody does, so whatever. That said, it's hard to pick just one show, but some of the best I've seen in recent years are Severance, Ted Lasso, Succession, Barry, Fargo, Westworld, Yellowjackets and Game of Thrones. I'm also a sucker for terrible, raunchy, substanceless reality TV, most notably Vanderpump Rules and Love is Blind.  

If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?

I would absolutely love to take my son to watch the NBA Finals courtside - doesn't matter the team, doesn't matter the place per se, but a perfect scenario would be a game 7 in the hometown of the team who ends up winning that night. It would be amazing to watch all that from that close, and see them crown a champion after playing 7 hard-fought games. 

What's in your refrigerator right now?

Food.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

The ability to sleep for 1 hour but make it feel like 8 or 9 hours - just so I could get more done during the day.

What's your favorite childhood memory?

Too many to count, but I have one that sticks out where my grandma took me out on a fun day when I was probably 11 or 12 years old. We went golfing, we drove around, we ate something called a loose burger at a restaurant that I can't remember the name of. It wasn't anything completely or totally special, but I think about that day a lot when I think of her. She was an awesome person and I miss her.

Name one thing you wish you could do better.

Just one? I just should probably say something related to mental health or handling tough situations better, but for real, I wish I could actually cook something edible that didn't resemble hot garbage on a summer day. I mean, I probably could if I tried, but I've been lucky to be surrounded by great cooks all my life. I can make a mean grilled cheese, though.

Which three things would you take to a desert island?

My guitar, my son, and my girlfriend. We would probably die but at least we would be together and I could sing us some songs about how it would have been smarter to bring a knife or harpoon or some twine or something.

What is the last book you read?

Smart Brevity by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz  & How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy

What is your favorite account to follow on Instagram?

Even though I don't drink anymore (sober for 6 years, baby!), I love @drunkpeopledoingthings - it's a great reminder to stay off the sauce and it also is a never ending source of people falling, getting slapped, jumping off of rooftops, running into street lamps, and just, generally, acting a fool. I'm happy there are people out there willing to embarrass themselves on the internet so I don't have to (anymore).

Meet Dimitrios, Our Newest Social Media Intern

Say hi to Dimitrios, one of Random Agency's newest Social Media Interns! We can't wait to get to know him and what better way to do that than a Q & A?

First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?

I am very passionate about marketing and it was a dream of mine to be able to be a part of a successful marketing agency. Working with people that are as passionate as me makes my job easier and more enjoyable.

Tell us three cool things about yourself.

1. I am a collegiate basketball athlete.

2. I am Greek.

3. I won a gold medal in the European Championship competing with the Greek national team.

Favorite TV show?

You

If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?

I would fly to Paris and go to culinary school so I can fulfill my dream of owning a restaurant on a small Greek island one day.

What's in your refrigerator right now?

There is lots of fruit, chicken, and some salmon.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I would pick teleport, so I do not have to worry about traffic.

What's your favorite childhood memory?

My favorite childhood memory is of my mom taking me to a soccer academy because I was playing soccer in the house and broke her favorite vase.

Name one thing you wish you could do better.

I wish I could speak more languages.

Which three things would you take to a desert island?

1. Hammock

2. Grill

3. Knife

What is the last book you read?

I just finished reading The Richest Man in Babylon.

What is your favorite account to follow on Instagram?

@dearmodern

Meet Sam: Social Media Intern

Say hi to Sam, one of Random Agency's newest Social Media Interns! We can't wait to get to know him and what better way to do that than a Q & A?

First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?

When I first looked into Random Agency, it seemed like they valued creative thinking. This became even more apparent when they asked me to create some social media content as part of my application. As part of an internship, I am really hoping to enhance my creative and strategic skills and I think Random Agency is the place that will help me build those skills.

Tell us three cool things about yourself.

1) I'm left-handed! This means that I smudge everything when I write, and I have the hardest time using scissors.

2) I drove across the entire country by myself in two days. Back in 2019, I found myself in Philadelphia, needing to get back to California in a short amount of time. Long story short, I drove non-stop for two days, only stopping to sleep in Walmart parking lots. A once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never do again.

3) I speak Spanish fluently and am working on learning Portuguese now!

Favorite TV show?

I'm usually not a TV person (movies all day), but my current favorite TV show is Severance! It's a combination of comedy, mystery, suspense, and just plain absurdism. It also has a really unique set design, which I'm learning is a green flag for me when it comes to TV shows.

If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?

I would go to Argentina! I lived in Argentina from 2016 to 2018 and I miss it so much. I would probably go and visit friends, but I would mainly explore the many natural landmarks that the country has to offer.

What's in your refrigerator right now?

A one-pot cheesy spinach gnocchi meal I made last night. And a lot of spinach because I accidentally bought way more than I needed.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation because gas is expensive. Also because I would like to go to mars one day, but the thought of traveling in space scares me.

What's your favorite childhood memory?

Going anywhere outside. Where I grew up, we were equally distant from Yosemite or the beach, so we spent a lot of time at those two places. In my opinion, Yosemite is the Disneyland of National Parks, so every visit there was absolutely magical.

Name one thing you wish you could do better.

I wish I was better at sports. I am a big sports fan, but my athletic coordination doesn't extend past running and swimming. I just want to dunk a basketball.

Which three things would you take to a desert island?

Probably a musical instrument to keep myself entertained, a tent to sleep in, and a Costco Wholesale so I can buy food (I hope this isn't cheating).

What is the last book you read?

Life List by Olivia Gentile. It's about Phoebe Snetsinger, the woman who documented over 8,000 bird species in her lifetime. A wonderful book about a woman with an obsessive passion and the tragedies that occurred during her adventurous travels. Definitely recommend 👌🏼

What is your favorite account to follow on Instagram?

Right now, @sporarts. It's a page dedicated to athletic expression & culture through art. The page posts anything from vintage photography from past ad campaigns to paintings and illustrations inspired by sports.

Meet Casey, Our Newest Social Media Specialist

Say hi to Casey, Random Agency's newest Social Media Marketing Specialist! We can't wait to get to know her and what better way to do that than a Q & A?

First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?

I chose Random Agency because I wanted to grow with a company that would provide me with the creative freedom, support, and skills I need to thrive.

Tell us three cool things about yourself.

I play video games, I golf, and I enjoy hammocking.

Favorite TV show?

Avatar the Last Airbender.

If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?

If money was no object I would go to Japan and experience the colorful and beautiful food and culture. You can experience the traditional architecture or explore the modernized technological advances that they have woven in with their restaurants and stores. There are so many things to see and do so I'd want to make sure to spend a long period of time visiting.

What's in your refrigerator right now?

My first attempt at homemade salsa.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Telekinesis so I could make things move and lift anything with my mind (including myself so technically I could also have the power to fly). It's 2 powers in one.

What's your favorite childhood memory?

Playing in the backyard with my brother and friends.

Name one thing you wish you could do better.

Play piano. Once you learn how to play piano a lot of instruments become much easier to understand.

Which three things would you take to a desert island?

Practically a knife, a tent, and a fishing pole so I can survive long enough to escape...

What is the last book you read?

The Rise of Kyoshi

What is your favorite account to follow on Instagram?

@rydelfunk. She's a bubbly and positive Youtuber that always brings a light to my day.