The Articulate Account Foundation and Account Execution teams participated in the PRSA New York Amazing Race yesterday afternoon. Yes, yesterday afternoon in the heat and humidity of Manhattan.
Courtney, Margot, Isa, Bess and I traveled through midtown looking for various landmarks relating to media. While I can’t say that we completed all of the 25 or so tasks assigned to us during the scavenger hunt, we did learn a few things:
• People immediately assume you’re a tourist group when you’re all wearing the same t-shirt.
• When you preface a request with “I know this is strange, but it’s for a scavenger hunt,” you’ll typically get what you’re asking for.
• There is a Jamba Juice in the Time Warner Center. (Thanks Isa!)
• I am terrible at taking arm’s length pictures with my iPhone.
While we did not win the Amazing Race, it was a good way to spend a summer afternoon together, learning more about your coworkers than is discussed on a daily basis in our cubicles.
We did manage to get one decent, although slightly blurry, photo. Many thanks to the worker at the newsstand in the Conde Nast building for taking this picture with us, and earning us a few points!
By Ashleigh B. Egan