Skitch and the Bastard Part I

30 03 2010

I like to travel.  As a matter of fact, I love and live to do it.  The new places, new smells and all of the new experiences and people that come along with traveling have kept me yearning for more.

My biggest “Aha!” moments have occurred during some of my most memorable trips and I don’t think I would be the same person had they not happened. Walking the empty, ancient streets of Rome in the middle of the night, talking to a delusional ice cream store owner in Nashville, driving to South Carolina to a beach home with friends only to learn that “money talks” and respectable real estate companies prefer not renting to fraternity brothers- every, single one of these adventures has left a lasting impression.

My most recent adventure to Texas was no different.  In my preparations for the trip, I decided to take a much different approach- I would be a sponge, an observer if you will, and completely take in all that would surround me. 

If I stumbled across a man walking around in a pink wig and thong, I would find out why. If a homeless man asked me to do some PR for his traveling “troupe of artists”, I would oblige him. And if a man, tattooed from head to toe, stepped out of his parlor to strike up a conversation- I would happily listen and learn.

The next two posts are the stories of some of the most interesting people I have ever met.  These are my observations.  These are their stories.

This is the introduction to a three-part series about my reflections of a journey to Austin, Tx.


Great things are #HAPPO ‘ning!

19 02 2010

Please allow me to reintroduce myself.

My name is Evan Strange and I am a 22 year-old Senior at Butler University where I am studying journalism with a concentration in PR/Advertising and a backgound in business and marketing

Aside from school, I intern at one of the largest, full-service public relations and advertising agencies in Indiana and have been able to execute community relations, crisis communications and media relations programming.

I love to write, create, strategize, connect and am looking for an environment that is condusive to my creativity and strategic thinking.

I think outside of the box and I never want to go back in. I am a writer by trade and entrepreneur at heart- put those together and it’s a potent combination.

Add some proactivity, ingenuity and a lack of complacency and you have the makings of a lean, mean, public relations machine.

I enjoy a fast-pace, thrive on deadlines and I get results.

Put a problem in front of me and I’ll solve it.

I am hoping to move out west one day and would love to live in Colorado, Oregon or Wyoming but I am open to going where ever the wind should take me. Oh, and Indianapolis, I love you.

Want to know more? Here is my resume.

Pants-less PR

12 10 2009

51da8545ceb7f6c43a246608a4196ae2[1]People are taking their pants off all over Indianapolis, and actually feeling good about it!

This past wednesday, Butler PRSSA had the first Community Outreach event of the denim drive at City Market downtown, and had an excellent turnout.  In just four hours, we collected 200 pairs of denim jeans, which put our total count right under 500- the number of jeans it takes to insulate an entire house.

With the success of the event last Wednesday, and at the requests of countless customers and vendors alike, we are having a Downtown Denim Drive part II at the outdoor farmer’s market at City Market again this Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. 

So gather up your blues and bring them downtown for free t-shirts, discounts and coupons to the market, and a raffle ticket for every piece of donated denim for a chance to win four Pacers tickets! There is also a special prize for the person who donates the 500th pair of jeans.

If you are unable to make it to the drive, save your denim and email and we will schedule a collection.

For more information on the Cotton. From blue to green denim drive.