Name: Paige Lamparelli
Role/years with AAF Buffalo: Vice President of Programming
Occupation: Social Media Manager @ Crowley Webb
Twitter handle: @paigesarah_PR
Instagram handle: paigeylamps
Let’s hear about your day job.
Where do you work, and what does your role entail?
I work at Crowley Webb, a local advertising agency.
What’s your advice for emerging talent?
Kill everyone with kindness! In PR especially, it’s essential not to burn bridges. We don’t always have the answers, but be patient, strategic and thoughtful.
Tell us about organizations/charities you’re passionate about.
Buffalo Prep is an organization near and dear to my heart. I sit on the board for their Party for Prep event and consult their wonderful team on PR-related projects. Buffalo Prep is truly unique and continues to grow, prosper and make headways in Buffalo city education.
What are three things you use at work every day?
Social media (my fav is Instagram!), Cision PR and Hootsuite
When you’re not working, how do you spend your free time (hobbies, side projects, etc.)?
Raising my dogs, Darla and Sosa
If you could choose any song to represent you, what would it be?
When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio
What’s one thing not many people know about you?
I was in a Madonna music video. Mic drop.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Disney World 3x a year
Now, let’s talk a little about AAF Buffalo.
What role(s) do you play on the AAF Buffalo board?
I am the Vice President of Programming.
What’s your favorite AAF Buffalo event?
The ADDYs! Aka the Oscars of Buffalo
What do you enjoy most about AAF Buffalo?
The friends I’ve made 😊
Why would you encourage others to join AAF Buffalo?
If you want to get involved in the industry you work in, Ad Club is the way to go. You will make long-lasting connections that could lead to jobs, board positions, and hey, sometimes even marriage. Even if it’s going to an event here and there, having a presence with AAF Buffalo is essential if you’re in the ad world here in WNY.