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Q&A With a Merritt Group-er: Get to Know Laura Klebanow

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What do you do at Merritt Group?

Associate Marketing Director supporting Samsung’s demand gen program.

What’s your greatest moment — whether in work, school or marketing/PR — so far?


I was very fortunate when I worked at Lincoln Center to work directly with
Stephen Sondheim to develop the content to promote one of his appearances at the American Songbook series. He called me “Ms. Klebanow.”

Who do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram and why?

Rupaul (rupaulofficial) because he is the king and the queen of personal brand management.

What's your favorite piece of technology?

Wireless Bose headphones. Great sound quality and the charge lasts forever.

What’s the one gadget you think needs to be invented?

An arm that closes your refrigerator/freezer door since mine refuses to shut even with a good push.

What’s your favorite thing about living in the Washington, D.C., area?

Proximity to free museums. I have to put the word out for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum because I worked there for over five years, and it’s an incredible institution.

What do you love to do when you are not working?

Cooking and drinking wine.

What's the best book you've read recently?

Ten Percent Happier by ABC correspondent Dan Harris. I thought it would be cheesy but it was great insight into how to manage those negative thoughts that can kill motivation and energy.

What are your podcast recommendations?

Loved S-Town. Recommend Hardcore History, This American Life, and Dear Sugar.

What's your favorite Merritt Group memory?

Hitting the ground running when I started and helping execute on the Federal Innovation Summit, which was a banner event for our client Samsung. It went off without a hitch.

What's one thing you can't live without?

Dumplings. Love them, could eat them every day. The best mandu I’ve ever had were in my hometown – Han Sung Korean restaurant in Ellicott City, Maryland.

What's the most interesting item on your desk?

This is great reminder that I need to decorate my desk.

Topics: Corporate Culture staff profile 2018