Get to Know Team MR: Shari, Integrated Marketing Strategist (Plus a Week of Her Outfits!)

Where were you before this?

I was at Time Inc. as a Digital Account Manager. I was responsible for making sure all of our clients got what they paid for and that their campaigns were executed properly.

What did you go to school for?

I went to school for Business Finance with a minor in Marketing. I was actually pre-med my first year, then realized I hate BioChem.

How did you get started at Man Repeller?

Kate Barnett, the President of MR, reached out to me on LinkedIn (sometimes it pays off to keep LinkedIn updated!). We met almost a year ago just to chat, but I wasn’t ready to leave my job at the time, so we stayed in touch. Fast forward to winter 2016, when I met Patty. This is when I really knew that if the opportunity is knocking at my door a second time, I couldn’t say no. Best decision of 2017 so far!

Favorite part of your job?

Brainstorming new ideas for brand partnerships. I love that everyone on the MR team gets in on conceptualizing new ideas — I think it makes them feel more organic and less forced. It’s super unique to work at a place where the employees are, in some senses, both the brand and the audience.

Least favorite part of your job?

When you’re working with a brand, there’s an underlying understanding that you have one shot to get things right. One campaign, one video, one story, etc. That leaves less room for iteration than is sometimes ideal for such a creative process. The pressure to get things right on the first try can sometimes be intense, but it’s also probably what makes the job fun.

What’s one thing that surprised you in your path up until now?

If you speak it into existence, it will happen. I went on a trip with my friend before knowing I would have anything to do with the MR brand. On that trip, we randomly brought up MR in discussion and all the great accomplishments the brand has achieved in such a short time and how much we loved it. Literally the next day, Kate reached out. Kismet!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be an Owner/Founder of an emerging artist record label. I love music like the next guy, but what I love most is fresh talent. Hoping to make the new Kanye.

What’s one piece of advice you can offer to someone who wants a job like yours?

Don’t think about the title because it’s different everywhere you go. Think about everything you love to do and how you can merge it all together. The title and job will follow.

What’s one piece of advice you have for someone who has no clue what they want to do?

Create your ultimate playlist and start a vision board while listening to it. Allow your mind to wander and watch your ideas flow. Thank me later Ms. CEO!

Tell me something weird about you.

I love to hug. Bring it in!

Photos by Krista Anna Lewis.

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  • Amelia Diamond

    Shari I lol’d 4 real at your captions CAN I BORROW THE CAMO JACKET ONCE ALSO

    • LOL Just make sure you give it back Amelia!!

  • Harling Ross

    SHARI! Your day 3 graphic t-shirt/midi skirt combo is being pasted to the top of my mental vision board.

    • Good, because your face is on the top of mine!!

      • Harling Ross

        just read this and it was a real EOD treat

  • Maria Jia Ling Pitt

    Sometimes I hear people singing on the subway and wish I had a record label/knew someone with a record label so that this person could make it big time. Now I will let you know, Halsey buddy.

    • Yes Maria!! Send them my way and we can get this thing started. Maybe I should call it Halsey records?? Hmm!

  • Casey McKenna

    Obsessed with your style and open minded thinking!! #newbiggestfan

  • Leandra Medine

    Ugh, Shari, you’re so cool.

    • Cool me. Working on a cool team. At a cool brand! #winning!!!

  • Hi, Shari! You’re rad!

    Here, a song u might like from a cool ass woman on the up and up, Ace T. With her smooth as hell hit, ‘Bist du down?’ (‘are you down’ in english) she puts a beautiful face to das deutsche hip hop! Also, the video is beautiful

    • Soooo good and visually stimulating. Thanks for sharing Emma!!

  • Hey Shari! Love your Miu Miu’s!

    • Thanks Kayla! Love a good kitten heel!

  • Aviva Downing

    I love these features! Congrats on your new gig Shari!

    • Thank you Aviva!! So excited to be on this team 🙂

  • Another MR team member I’m gonna wanna be best friends with.
    Congrats Shari!! And I’m not really a shoe girl but those Miu Miu’s – gorgeous!

    • We can all be BFFs!! Thanks Katherine! I’m not a big shoe girl either, but these Miu Mius have a low enough heel to fake the funk!

  • kay

    all the shoes and all the coats!!! gorgeous!!! like every single one!

  • Looooove your style, and I’m trying your playlist/vision board advice this week!

  • tmm16

    Hi Shari! I really admire your optimism. I love creating vision (or as I say, mood) boards to express my ideas, interests, things that inspire my, etc. “Think about everything you love to do and how you can merge it all together” was helpful advice.

    I hope you find and “make” the next Kanye in 2017!

  • Courtney Cartier

    love that last outfit Shari! that All Saints jacket is….no words.

  • Perla

    Shari your style is da bomb! So happy you’re part of the team!! <3

  • Shelley Jane

    Photo 9…killing it. <3