Member Spotlight: Taylor Bishop
Taylor Bishop is a PR & Social Media Coordinator for Off Madison Ave.
“I owe a lot of what I’ve learned and the opportunities I’ve had to PRSA and PRSSA. I became a member of PRSSA my freshman year of college and stayed involved by becoming a board member and attending several conferences,” said Taylor Bishop, a new PRSA Phoenix Chapter member and the public relations and social media coordinator for Off Madison Ave.
In high school, Taylor remembers participating in a business program that mentioned the public relations industry. She hadn’t heard about it but did some investigating.
“What really attracted me to (public relations) was you could be creative and touch so many different industries throughout your career,” Taylor explained. “PR gives me the opportunity to be a storyteller while also flexing my strategic thinking skills.”
Taylor is a New Mexico native who has called Arizona her home state for the last 5 years. She moved to Arizona to pursue a journalism and communications degree at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Being a new PR pro, she is still learning how to balance her personal and work life but has found hiking new trails throughout our state to be a solution. The Superstition Mountains are her go-to trails, but she has backpacked through Havasupai last year and is now eyeing a rim-to-rim hike through the Grand Canyon.
When not hiking, Taylor attends several events to build rapport and relationships with the media and other communications professionals. She views expanding her networks as critical to her career and her personal growth. Early on in her career, she realized she can’t impress everyone, but having solid relationships with clients and colleagues bring out the kind of trust that guarantees quality work from her that may be unexpected, but certainly appreciated by clients.
If given the chance to invite a living person to dinner, Taylor said, “It would be a fun evening to pick Elon Musk’s brain. I guess I would want to discuss his idea of the future (and also ask him to gift me a spaceship).”
Follow Taylor’s hiking adventures and PR projects on Twitter at @taylor_bishop6 and on Instagram at @TaylorSBishop.