Thursday, January 15, 2009
So it has been awhile since my last blog, but I have been having a great time in New York. Since the last time I have blogged we have met with many different people in the media world. Today was a very exciting and fun filled day. It started off with everyone waking up to loud banging noise that sounded to me like it was an earthquake. That has been one of the many highlights to staying at the wonderful hostel in New York City. I heard DC’s hostel is not better so that shall be another exciting adventure.
Today we went to the Associated Press and Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising. Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising were very useful to me because that is along the lines of what I want to get involved in after school. Marketing is such a major part of our world and most people do not even realize it. I really liked the Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising work environment. They seem to be a very close group of people which is good for an advertising and marketing group, because that way they can all work together and come up with ideas. One of the neat examples that Saatchi and Saatchi showed us were some of the commercials that they have made. My favorite one was the Crest toothpaste commercial. Saatchi and Saatchi were very helpful to me because it assured me that I am going down the correct career path. Another plus to Saatchi and Saatchi was the amazing the view that they had of New York.
The last part of my day was very excited as I got to meet Sean Hannity with Nikki and Hannah. It was so much fun. First we get there and had to wait downstairs with security because they were not ready for us to come up yet. During that time though we made friends with the security guard who kept us entertained. Then Sean’s assistant came down to get us and took us upstairs where she told us that we would be watching a live taping of the show. Then she told us that they decided to do a live taping of the show because of the big plane crash in the Hudson earlier today. So she set us up in the green room while we mingled with some of the guests on the show and then she came back and got us and took us to meet him in the studio. He was very nice and down to earth and showed a lot of interest in us and what we were doing here in the city. Then he said we could stay and watch the filming in the studio but the camera men said there were too many of us to do that. So Sean’s assistant escorted us out and we watched the show in the green room and met some of the other guests. Then after the show we got to meet Sean again and take a picture. The picture is great because Nikki is a whole head taller than him because she wore 4 inch heels. (She thought he was taller than he actually is.) We got a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put at news show on every day and night. Meeting Sean and all the guests was a great experience and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to do so.