PLUG GIRL: Contributing to what will become something new for PLUGs blogs, we are taking a look at one of PLUGs original team members, Michelle. Michelle is an Account Manager at PLUG and her client list includes TREE, Linen House and Nespresso. Michelle started as an Account Executive at PLUG when there were only 2 other team members! We sat down with Michelle last week and here is what she had to say… Tell us how you came to work at PLUG? I had just graduated from HKU and wanted to explore the world of PR, so I searched for PR companies in HK and came across PLUG! That was almost 3 years ago now! Can you fill us in on your background and how your family ended up in Hong Kong? I was born and raised in Hong Kong but have lived in Melbourne and Beijing when I was younger. What’s best about working at PLUG? I love all the girls at PLUG. We always work as a team and we make hard work fun. What would you recommend as HK’s must-visit places and experiences? Must visit really local dim sum places and go on the Star Ferry on a nice day! Can you fill us in on a typical day at PLUG? There is no typical day at PLUG. From holding events, welcoming new members and new clients, and doing PLUG team Muay Thai sessions, to having dogs and babies visit the office and colleagues announcing they’re getting married, it’s full of surprises! So typically we get ready for anything.
Update: We have been super busy here in the PLUG office this week – the week has absolutely flown by! For those readers who find themselves outside of our dwellings, Hong Kong was hit by yet another typhoon this summer, making for a fairly miserable start to our normally hot August. But we must not dwell, the month of August is a massive one for the team at PLUG with some very exciting events and give aways on the horizon… Mary Kay, the global cosmetics brand, is gearing up for a HUGE event which is to take place on August 14th here in Hong Kong. The event, One Women Can, has been put together in celebration of Mary Kay’s 50 years in the beauty industry. Invitations have been sent out and the PLUG team, along with boutique events agency TUFF, are working hard behind the scenes getting it ready. The event is set to be a massive crowd pleaser, with Hong Kong celebrities, such as Cara G and Gary Chung, among the prestigious line up. Photos to come soon! As wine lovers in the PLUG office, our collaboration with Banrock Station has been a pleasant one! The final touches are in place for a big media delivery to take place at the end of next week! Expect a tantalizing drop partnered with an eco-chic gift from the Australian wine company – we love what we have put together for this gifting, keep your eyes on our facebook for photo updates! As always, there is another Nespresso event in the works…the coffee extraordinaire will be showcasing some new products (!!!) and the stage is set for another brilliant, coffee loving evening. Sleep Naked were on the radar this week with the introduction of their plush new beach towels! We love them and just in time before the summer ends! Fingers and toes crossed for some more hot weather! And that wraps up the week that was…If you feel the need for more PLUGGING, check out our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter! Love PLUG xoxo
PLUG EVENT: We kicked off our week with an exciting Media event at Origin bar, Hong Kong. PLUG and Jax Coco, the chicest premium coconut water in town, teamed up with celebrated mixologist and mastermind Antonio Lai to create five unique JAX’TAILS. Guests at the event had the chance to sample these JAX’TAILS and be witness to the talented Antonio create his Jax Coco inspired masterpieces. The new cocktails combine refreshing Jax Coco with innovative ingredients created in line with Antonio Lai’s molecular mixology techniques, including pandan-infused gin, slow-cooked coffee bean vodka and coconut caviar. Luckily for all of you, Antonio’s seductive creations can be enjoyed from 1st August at two of Hong Kong’s most stylish bars including the new ultra-sleek gin-focused bar Origin and chic mixology cocktail bar Quinary. Additionally, Jax Coco 250ml bottles will now be available at whiskey-haven Angel’s Share. For more information on Jax Coco products, check out their website http://jaxcoco.com
THE FUN STUFF: Last night, the PLUG team and Hong Kong’s best-loved natural mosquito protection, dined in style. An alfresco style dinner took place at Hong Kong’s historical Spices restaurant in Repulse Bay. The typhoons cleared just in time for a picturesque evening under the stars, filled with wine, yummy food and great conversation. Thank you to everyone who attended and a special thanks to Para’Kito™ for keeping the mosquitos away! Staying naturally free with Para’Kito™. For more information on Para’Kito™ products visit website http://hk.parakito.com/
HOT OFF THE PRESS: The PLUG team are very excited to be teaming up with globally renowned sports garment company, 2XU. As a firm favourite of champion athletes around the world, 2XU is fast becoming the most technical sports brand in the world and the PLUG team are thrilled to be a part of it. Launches, events and more to come – we can’t wait to share it with you!
LUNCHING: The PLUG team pulled themselves away from their desks today for a celebratory Dim Sum lunch! The location was the buzzing Dragon-i and the occasion was in celebration of Lara’s recent nuptials. Great way to end another busy week at the PLUG office.
NEWS: PLUG PR is excited to be working with cosmetics super-brand Mary Kay. Along side Hong Kong event company, Tuff, planning is underway for a big event mid August. Enriching women’s lives for 50 years, Mary Kay’s innovative and powerful philosophy is one we are proud to be working with. We cant wait to share more details with you soon…stay tuned!
Good News Story: A big congratulations to PLUG’s leading lady, Lara, on her recent nuptials. Lara & Alex tied the knot in old town Budva, a costal town of Montengro. Wishing the couple a lifetime of health and happiness. Love, your team at PLUG x
SNEAK PEEK: Today, our amazing PLUG girl Michelle, went behind the scenes of TREE’s latest photo shoot. Sharp Daily were behind the cameras, snapping some fantastic pics of TREE’s new Teak Collection. The new assortment, by our favourite sustainable brand, captures the strong, unique style and flawless craftsmanship that TREE has become famous for. We can’t wait to see what else is to come! Check out what else TREE has to offer http://www.tree.com.hk/
Coming Soon: The PLUG girls are busy behind the scenes planning a mosquito free evening under the stars! On Thursday 18th July, along with Hong Kong’s best-loved natural mosquito protection – Para’Kito™ – we will be dining in style at the historical Spices restaurant in Repulse Bay. The date is set, the table is booked and the wine is on ice. Photos to come…watch this space!