We had the good fortune of connecting with Robyn Moore Patterson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robyn, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success in business and in life mean different things to different people but to me, success is simply measured by how happy you are. I do not look at success as how much money you make or what car you drive. I believe success is living the life you want and deserve, and that includes working a job that empowers you to constantly grow and make a difference in other people’s live.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve really enjoyed where my career has taken me since graduating Arizona State University in 2010. I started my career at a local PR agency right out of college and it taught me a lot about the industry. I got a lot of hands on experience early on working with a variety of industries. My career took me to Los Angeles in 2013 where I got my national PR experience working with luxury travel and real estate brands. Then in 2015, I had a unique career opportunity to leave the PR industry and to work as a morning show radio personality for an iHeartRadio station. I of course jumped at it without any experience in radio. I learned a lot about myself, got to meet some amazing people and get firsthand media experience which is valuable in my position today. Although it wasn’t the right fit for me and the station, I am beyond thankful for that opportunity because it led me to where I am today. I had never been “let go” from a position before so having experienced that low career point was important. As crazy as it sounds, it motivated me to come out on top. It’s been more than four years now since I founded Mack Media Relations. I now get to work with so many different types of businesses and people that constantly challenge me to be the best publicist I can be. Sure, it can be challenging at times and its not always easy being your own boss BUT I strive to do my best every day and be authentic. It’s important to remember life will always bring highs and lows. You just have to stay positive, be patient and have faith that it will all work out like it should. I am proud of where I am today and excited for the future.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man! How many recommendations can I give? I absolutely LOVE what our city has to offer so the list is long… You have to hike when you visit Phoenix. Camelback is a beast but always my go to for an insane workout and great views of the city. I also enjoy Piestewa Peak. For brunch, I’d recommend Farm & Craft, The Henry or Snooze, then maybe hit one of the Valley resort pools. You got to love ResortPass.com for day passes or cabana reservations. If we wanted to do a spa day too, I’d be at Joya Spa at the Omni Montelucia in a heartbeat. It’s my favorite! Happy hour is my favorite time of the day so we’d have to check out Buck & Rider, Postino or EVO. There are way too many great dinner spots but a few of my favorites are Vecina, Hand Cut, Mastro’s, and Diego Pops. We might end the night dancing to my favorite country music at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row! If time allowed, I’d also take a day trip to Sedona because its heaven on Earth and everyone should experience it. The wineries up there are great too!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d love to dedicate my shoutout to my husband James. He has been my support system these past few years, with 2020 being especially trying. It can be hard being your own boss and not really having a team to cheer you on throughout your career. He is that for me. He recognizes my accomplishments in the sweetest ways which turns into motivation for me. I really appreciate him!