GRC Staff Spotlight: A Q&A with Andrew Henrys
At GRC, our team is dedicated to enhancing the profiles of our clients worldwide. We also understand that in order to achieve excellence within the industry, excellence must first come from within. GRC takes pride in working with a diverse, creative and collaborative team of exceptional individuals, all with something unique to offer.
Meet Andrew Henrys, an Account Executive originally from Melbourne, Australia. Andrew has an extensive PR background with experience in media relations, project management, public relations strategy and public affairs. Andrew has worked for a number of globally recognized brands. As a result of his international experience, Andrew has gained a valuable understanding of key global markets, including North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
In 2010, Andrew graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Monash University with a focus on international journalism and public relations. Prior to starting his PR career, he worked at a Melbourne-based advertising agency where he oversaw the production requirements for multiple radio, television and print campaigns.
Check out our Q&A to learn more about Andrew.
1. Why did you decide to join the PR industry?
I have a passion for sports. As I was unable to play sports professionally, PR provided a great avenue to get involved in the sports industry one day. Additionally, I very much enjoy writing and PR provides a good opportunity to apply these skills accordingly.
2. What motivates you?
I take a lot of pride in everything I do – whether it’s my performance at work or on the football field, I think it’s important to walk away from any activity saying “I gave it my best.” If you are not pleased in your performance, odds are others won’t be either!
3. How do you handle overcoming challenges both personally and professionally?
I rely on the advice of those I trust and look up to. Odds are one of my professional/personal mentors has experienced the challenge before me and getting an understanding of how they navigated through it can often help me overcome it too. However, it is always important to be willing to fail – fear of failure will often do more damage than failure itself.
5. What advice would you give to someone just entering the PR profession today?
Be willing to work hard. Simple.
6. Fun Fact!
I’ve lived in four different countries – Australia, Colombia, Sweden and United States of America.