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Updated Mar 27, 2018

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Pros
  • "I was able to learn a lot about the fashion PR business and it made my interest for that profession grow even more(in 16 reviews)

  • "We did a lot of pitching both through email and in person on magazine desksides(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many interns at a time someday(in 15 reviews)

  • "It is imperative that you enjoy talking to others, it let's the AE's and showroom manager know that you want to learn(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Redlight PR Internship Program"

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    Front Desk Receptionist in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Red Light PR for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Redlight PR was a great experience for my very first internship in PR. Its atmosphere gave me an idea of how it really is in the Fashion PR world. Working there for 3 months was also really good for networking and getting to know the stylists of artists and editorial editors. I learned how to do press clippings, created pitches, and helped pull wardrobe for actual professional projects. Be ready to learn... how to merchandise, clean, and do other tasks than PR as well. Sitting in on the meetings was my favorite part because it gave me insight on what assistant executives, and the company really focused on. Overall it was a great place to start, and I think you can learn a lot within three months. But ultimately, it depends on how much work you are willing to put in. Ask questions, and make sure that you make sure you show up and make yourself noticeable to the AE's and Showroom Coordinator. If not, you won't get the best experience. In addition, it was really fun working right in the middle of Hollywood!

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    Cons

    If coming from a distant location, plan accordingly. Traffic will delay you 15-20 minutes. Working with the AE's can be intimidating at first, but warm up to them and prove to them that you're not just there to do b*tch work. The intern schedule differs, sometimes there are too much and then sometimes there aren't enough to do the projects, just be prepared to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    I wish I got to learn more in depth about Fashion PR and the actual tasks that are given to the AE's. If the intern team were divided amongst what the individual wanted to focus on I think that would be great. For example shadowing the AE's if the intern wanted to do PR, or shadowing Amber about merchandising, and Cole for social media. The LA team for Redlight PR were great people to introduce me to what it is like... to be in Fashion PR and I actually really got a feel for something really different to me so thanks to them for that! I was also lucky to meet the founder, Jen cause she was in town from New York.

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    Red Light PR2016-06-21
  2. "Emily's Intern Review"

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    Intern in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Light PR

    Pros

    Working for RedLight PR was one of the best decisions I have made. Everyone was so friendly and very helpful whenever I had questions. I was able to learn a lot about the fashion PR business and it made my interest for that profession grow even more. It is a great learning experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is just starting out. The CEO , Jen Phillips would come in from the LA office and... would be very friendly. She was extremely caring and down to earth. Erica, Matt, and Nikiya were all very welcoming and super friendly. They made working there worth while. They were always available if you ever had any questions and would be very willing to help you out with anything. I was able to work on my business skills such as sending pitches to potential clients, and helping with pulls to different magazines such as Style or Teen Vogue. Overall, working for RedLight Pr was amazing! I am so glad I was able to be part of their team.

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    Cons

    The only downside of working at RedLight PR would be the commute for me. I live in Rockland County which is about a 45 minute bus ride into the city. Other than the commute, I can't complain at all.

    Red Light PR2016-01-26
  3. "Red Light Intern (3 Months)"

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Light PR

    Pros

    Amazing, friendly, and helpful staff Laid-back environment Hands on experience with stylists and bloggers Get to help at events and attend Great resume builder and learning experience Get to work on social media, out reach, and pitching Get to work next to CEO Jen All in all, I enjoyed my time at Red Light immensely. It's a great experience for someone looking for their 1st or 2nd internship in PR. I... learned a lot during my time here and made a lot of friends. The vibe of the office is chill and fun. There's always music playing, and I found that I was never afraid to make a mistake or ask a question like I have been at other internships. The staff is very understanding and truly wants us to learn and take away a lot form this experience

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    Cons

    Unpaid, cleaning and taking out trash

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take interns under your wings and let them shadow you and see what it takes to be successful in the PR industry

    Red Light PR2015-12-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "You Get What You Give, Great Company & Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Light PR part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I interned here throughout the summer of 2014 and honestly had an incredible experience. The employees are wonderful people and RLPR is like a little family. That being said, I 100% believe that you get what you give with this experience. Some interns came and went without really putting in any effort but if you are hard working and willing this will be a good experience for you too. Some Pros: -a ton of... networking opportunities -assisting in event planning -get to experience the basics of styling/assist stylists that come in the showroom -learn basics of pitching to new outlets -gain experience in social media tracking & learn importance of social media -gain a clear understanding of how the fashion pr industry works -overall confidence in beginning a career in the pr world Advice to incoming interns: be eager and ASK for projects. Matt and Jenna will most likely ask you for assistance in projects regardless, but the more you ask the more you will get out of the internship. If you sit around waiting for direction, you probably won't enjoy the internship as much. At RLPR you can really choose the direction of how successful your internship is. Just like in the real world, you have to go after what you want. I loved this internship because I worked hard.

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    Cons

    The only real issue I had with the internship is problems with too many interns & not enough computers. RLPR really is working to fix the whole computer problem, but it was definitely frustrating at times to have to share 3 computers when we all have something we needed to do on them.

    Advice to Management

    I'm really seeing a lot of positive changes in RLPR and I'm confident about the future of the intern program. Thanks for a great experience

    Red Light PR2014-08-01
  5. "Great company to work for as a young professional"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Light PR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - You get to work and handle all areas of PR; events, editorial/online pitching, social media, celebrities, blogger seeding, stylists etc. - If you show your hard work and dedication, you will be recognized - All of the coworkers are very close and you get to work as a team - There are several benefits that larger corporate firms do not offer - You truly grow as a young professional and learn a great deal... about not only PR, but life situations - The CEO notices if you are a hard worker and appreciates employees that show they care - You get to travel to places such as NY to host events and meet editors face to face. You will hold onto these relationships for the rest of your career - Employees get direct client interaction which allows you to grow relationships with industry professionals - The firm has a wide array of clients to work with, everything from kids collections to high end gowns

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    Cons

    - You have to occasionally work weekends which some employees don't understand, but that's the life in PR - If you don't have a strong personality, you won't show your true potential

    Red Light PR2014-03-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Start, Terrible Place to Stay"

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    Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Red Light PR

    Pros

    Great entry level fashion pr position, you'll learn the ropes quickly and be given a ton of responsibilities from the start. You'll receive priceless experience with handling clients straight away. You will learn to get creative pitches as there are many less than desirable clients brought on to the roster every month. Ambitious employees learn to take the lead and are therefore be able to get a stellar portfolio... of work in a short amount of time!

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    Cons

    You will have lots of responsibilities with very little pay or incentives to do a good job. The account executive team runs itself while the CEO is often times absent and uninvolved. No one in the team is over 30 and you will not be able to support yourself on the salary here without parental support. Most people don't stay longer than 2 years - the turnaround rate is higher than most, the majority of the staff is... buying time until they are afforded better opportunities

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    Advice to Management

    the management will need to pay staff more fairly in order to gain a more loyal staff. the staff needs more guidance to take the firm to the next level.

    Red Light PR2011-11-28
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