Kristen Dudek: Director Of Client Relations, Classic Rock Enthusiast And Taco Aficionado
Your role at PC?
My role at Prager Creative is Director of Client Relations. My main focus is to ensure our clients’ success by delivering best in class creative, on time and on budget, no matter what the deliverable calls for. At the same time, I like to make sure our clients are feeling excited about our creative. Advertising and marketing should be fun, not feel like a chore.
When I’m not managing our client relationships, I lead our new business initiatives. Our clients are all about passion, energy and personality. Those are key characteristics I look for. Ultimately, my goal is to find the best long-term partners to shape the future of the agency.
If you weren’t working in advertising and marketing, what would you be doing?
I really love advertising and marketing, but if I had to choose something different it would probably be either interior design or hosting my own late night talk show!
What is your favorite thing about PC?
When I first discovered PC what really piqued my interest was the clients the agency works with. Whether it’s providing financial opportunities or medical services, all of our clients provide services that truly help make a difference in people’s lives. We get to create award winning campaigns while supporting heroes everyday.
What do you love most about NYC?
I’m a born and raised New Yorker so the city will always be a special place for me. The buzz, that kind of hums through the streets, it can be addictive. And pizza… obviously the pizza! But I think what I love most is how diverse the people are. In a city of over eight million people, it can be very overwhelming but it can also be so inspiring. There are so many people to learn from which can be humbling but it reminds you to work hard for what you want!
Why did you choose to have your photo taken here?
This is in Astoria Park under the Hell Gate Bridge. I’ve lived in this area for almost a decade— something I’d never thought I would say. It’s really culturally diverse and not uncommon to walk down the street and hear a mix of languages. It’s also where you can find the best Greek food in New York!
It would have to be the “Classic East” which was a two-day show at Citi Field where the Mets play. My family only bought tickets for the first night which featured, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and The Eagles. The second night featured Earth Wind and Fire, Journey and Fleetwood Mac. We were having such a good time the first night that we bought tickets for the next night while we were still there. It was such an iconic line-up we couldn’t pass it up. It was a show I’ll never forget.
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is really tough… and I want to say french fries, but it would probably be tacos. My love for french fries is well known and I will always be loyal to all things potato, but as a self-proclaimed “taco aficionado”, I feel like there’s more variety in tacos and it would be a better long-term decision. #sorryfrenchfries