Meet Jasmine…Summer Intern

image2Hello all! My name is Jasmine Conley, I am interning with The Twiggs Group this summer.

I was born and raised in Fayetteville, AR along with my six younger brothers who range from 18 all the way to 1. I love to spend time with them when I am home, and support them at their many different sporting events.

I am currently a junior at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and majoring in Public Relations with a minor in marketing. I am a member of the school’s PRSSA chapter and the chairwomen for our publicity team, as well as the Social Media Correspondent.

I started college as a Physical Therapy major, but quickly realized that was not the field I needed to be in. While I do enjoy athletic training and learning the science behind the human body, science was not my strongest field.

When it came time to pick a new major, I knew that I loved to write and use my creativity to help people come up with solutions. I wasn’t sure if there was a major that fit these interests, but once I found out that my school offered Public Relations, I knew that’s where I belonged.

Switching my major to PR was one of the best decisions I’ve made in college, and I love that I am able to learn something new about the field every day.

After I went on my first agency tour with PRSSA I realized how important internships were, and I began to research and apply to many different agencies and companies in Central Arkansas as well as Northwest Arkansas.

I chose to work with The Twiggs Group, because I felt I would be able to receive more hands on experience with clients and other tasks than I would at a big agency.

To me, interning is a chance to take all that you’ve learned in school and actually apply it to the real world and see what works best for you, and what doesn’t. This is my first internship, and I am so excited to apply what I have learned thus far, as well as learn new things that will help me in my future classes, and business endeavors.

Throughout this summer I will be posting about different topics as well as various social media tips. One of my main focuses will be Snapchat and how to keep up with all of their updates, and how to use it to its fullest potential.

Talk soon!

Friday Favorites 5.13.16

AT.com Blog graphicHappy Friday the 13th, folks! I hope today brings you lots of good fortune.

No one tells you the crazy town that is preparing for your child’s high school graduation…maybe the universe is keeping me busy on purpose.  Less tears that way!

I had a great week of client meetings and I spoke on a panel about social media…one of my favorite subjects.

Here’s what I found just for you…

☞ Working from home is great…but challenging.

☞ I just refreshed my website…glad to not have one of these issues.

☞ This article got me fired up about the inequality in women’s sports. 

☞ Want to make things pretty but you are not a graphic designer…here’s a few apps for that.

The hubs got me a Fitbit Alta for Mother’s Day and I am LOVING it.  I had the Fitbit One but I was tired of remembering to strap it on my bra strap! My goal is 50,000 steps a week and so far this week, I’m already at 52,000…there’s just something about tracking those steps that gets me moving.

Have a great weekend, friends!

Friday Favorites 5.6.16

AT.com Blog graphicHappy Friday, friends! Today is the last day of high school for my son…to say I’m a little emotional would be an understatement!

What an amazing milestone for him…I remember being a high school senior, I was ready to tackle the world.  Little did I know, the world would tackle me right back.  I survived it with flying colors and he will too…this mama is just not ready to let go.

So, today is not particularly a ‘favorite’ for me but I did find a few good things to share.

☞ I’m a sucker for these Habits for Happiness lists but this is a good one.

☞ Need to relax? There’s an app for that. 

☞ I am loving Snapchat…these features would make me love it more. 

☞ I’m here to tell you, miracles do happen. Please take a moment to read about Baby Eden.

My son signed his letter of intent this week to play basketball for Lyon College…it was a great day! Go Scots!

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Friday Favorites 4.29.16

AT.com Blog graphicSo long, April! Do you ever notice that some months seem to fly by, right before your eyes?  That is how April felt to me. I hope May takes it’s time considering it’s my son’s graduation month.  (sigh)

This week was jam packed with great meetings and new opportunities…I love a week like that. It’s uplifting and motivating.  There’s something about meeting new people that gives you a boost.

Even though my week was busy…I still found a few things to share as my favorites.  Have a great weekend and take time to find the joy in each day.

☞ If you are not watching the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt…You are missing out on Titus Andromedan. 

☞ I can’t stop listening to this album and people can’t stop using the lemon emoji.

The fear of failure…and a good book rec.

☞ I don’t know how it happened….but I LOVE Snapchat. Follow me? allysontwiggs

Last Saturday was Spencer’s last Prom…so many ‘lasts’ in senior year.  (sigh)

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Maggie and Spencer

Friday Favorites 4.22.16

Another Friday is here and I have Prince music on repeat.  I’m so sad by his passing…he was my TTG SMM (1)Elvis, his music filled at least 30 plus years of my life.  I had his posters in my room, I bought all his albums and I loved him. Not only is it immensely sad but we lost such a musical talent…there will never be another new Prince song and that hurts me the most.

So, here’s what I found this week but I hope you just listen to Prince music all day and dance with joy.

Gen X’s Parenting Problem…I literally could have written this about my life.

Want to be creative? Exercise.

The history behind some of our favorite brands.

 

Friday Favorites 4.15.16

AT.com Blog graphicWas this the longest week in the history of longest weeks for anyone else…or just me? So glad it’s Friday! I had a great week of meetings and started work with a new client that I’m really excited about. I hope your week was productive and fun as well.

My favorite activity right now is to watch my tulips….I watched them bud, then bloom and now I’m watching to see how long I will have them.  They are so beautiful.  I love that I planted them in October then wait until spring to reap the reward…it’s a great reward! Spring gives us so many beautiful gifts.

Without further ado…here’s what turned my head this week.

A great reminder to take care of ourselves. 

The Lion King cam…so cute!

We Could All Use Time-Saving Systems

More Great Book Recommendations for Creatives 

Sugar is the Devil. 

There’s just something magical and fun about being on a college campus…I visited Lyon CollegeSpencerLyon this week with my son and I felt 20 years younger! Maybe we should all walk on campus every once in a while for a youthful jolt!

 

Friday Favorites 4.8.16

AT.com Blog graphicSpring has sprung, friends! Isn’t it a (achoo) beautiful time of year? I don’t mind the allergies because the tulips are just so pretty.

It’s been a great week…busy and productive AND I launched a website refresh for my business, The Twiggs Group.  I’m so happy to have it launched and finishe….who am I kidding, a website is never finished.

Here are the good things I found this week:

Great list of free stock photography sites.

Practice Being Your Future Self.

12 Powerful Habits from Ultra-Successful Peeps

Friends Forever Takes Work

I enjoyed watching the Connecticut Women’s Basketball team win their 4th consecutive National Championship…best program in the history of women’s basketball and Breanna Stewart is the best of all time.

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Photo Credit: The Oregonian

Friday Favorites 4.1.16

Happy April Fools! I’m back from the Dominican Republic and no fooling…I want to move there TTG SMM (1)and live on the beach.  What a beautiful place! I will definitely be returning the next time I head out on a beach vacay.

The week after a vacation is always crazy busy and this week was exactly that for me…but I still managed to find some really cool stuff just for you.

I’m always wondering how to pronounce fancy French stuff!

5 Books to get your creative juices flowing.

Fun ways to track your travels…I love #4

Buy coffee for the car behind you…it’ll be good for you.

We gotta stop doing these 12 bad habits! I do at least half of these.

I’m excited to join Susannah Conway on her April Love project! Want to join me? I’m going to use Evernote (of course) to keep track of my days.

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Friday Favorites 3.18.16

TTG SMM (1)Happy March Madness Friday! Are your brackets as messed up as mine are?? I bet they are…it’s getting harder and harder to predict the upsets.

I love this time of year…beautiful weather, spring flowers and college basketball on 4 television channels!

I dug up some pretty interesting stuff this week…hope you enjoy.  There won’t be a Friday Favorites post next week because I am on Spring Break.  I hope you have a great spring break as well.

A 5 year, 5 minute plan…I have time for that.

I love a great quote.

Have you thought about your personal brand?

Don’t buy that standing desk just yet.

We should be single-tasking…say what?

I finally broke down and bought fantastical2 for my mac and iPhone…it’s pricey but the best calendar I’ve ever used!

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Friday Favorites 3.11.16

While I am certainly grateful for all the rain, (spring showers bring spring flowers) I am really TTG SMM (1)missing the sun.  There’s something about getting a little warm sun on your face to make your day that much better.

In honor of International Women’s Day…you might see a theme running through my favorite picks. Here’s to a few interesting items for you to enjoy and to a weekend that will hopefully bring us a little sunshine.

PS: We get to spring forward this weekend! Hooray!

I always ask my son’s permission before posting a pic of him on social media…do you?

You might want to hire former female athletes.

Ceilings were meant to be shattered!

Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

I think Under Armour might be finding their groove.