Vox Optima Named In New Mexico's Private 100
We are closing out August on a high note at Vox Optima. We’ve booked some new clients – both government and commercial – and were recently honored at the New Mexico Private 100 luncheon taking the 82nd spot in the roster of largest New Mexico private businesses.
Perhaps most exciting of all, I am pleased to introduce you to our new spokespet, Sam the Cat. I invested $8 for a red collar last week and suddenly we had a walking, meowing brand! To help our blog readers get to know Sam better, I interviewed him after his six-hour Thursday morning nap.
MHA: Sam, how do you think you evoke the Vox Optima brand in your everyday life?
STC: You woke me up for a blog post? No one I know looks at blogs.
MHA: Um, you’re an indoor cat. You don’t know anyone.
MHA: Let’s try that again. What ethos do you bring to Vox Optima as spokespet?
STC: I like dignity and refinement. Can you work on that?
MHA: You spend most of the day sleeping in the home office. How do you like having a bed just inches from the Vox Optima nerve center?
STC: It’s fun to walk on your keyboard when you’re here. I also wonder why you get all those Lose Belly Fat ads on Facebook. And when you’re on travel, I really enjoy vomiting on your Apple desktop suite.
MHA: Yeah. My Time Capsule will never be the same. Any other comments on our telework model?
STC: PR is definitely a change of pace from my previous position as a stray on the streets of Albuquerque. What I like about you coming to work with me is our office camaraderie. I don’t mind sharing my space with you, although I do feel like there should be more belly rubbing time. You tend to be a little lax in that department, so I hope you step up your game.
MHA: So – you’ve been making great progress on the harness and retractable leash. What do you think about going out on the road with me in the next few months?
STC: Really? You’d pay $150 extra to haul a clawed agent of chaos with a brain the size of a golf ball around the country? No wonder you’re still a small business.
MHA: Ouch. You don’t need to slam the CEO on her own company blog.
STC: You’re the CEO who’s interviewing a cat during the workday.
MHA: All right. Here’s a softball question: do you like the red collar?
STC: Please refer to the following: http://www.cathealth.com/vision/feline-vision. I don’t even know what red is.
MHA: Last question: what three things would you change about Vox Optima?
STC: I’d like to see a medical catnip policy enacted. You need ergonomic scratching posts. And I’d appreciate you not scheduling video chats while I’m asleep.
MHA: Thanks, Sam.
STC: (Bites Merritt’s mouse hand.)
Many thanks to Sam, as well as to Marlene Dietrich Dachshund for not beating up Sam as often as she might. Additional thanks to Rachel O’Sullivan, who assisted in cat-to-English translation.
As the “big boss” at Vox Optima, Merritt ranks creating her company as “a bigger deal than coming in third on a game show.” A radio disc jockey, a Navy public affairs officer at 20, and a business owner at 35, Merritt lives her life going several different directions at once. In addition to head paycheck writer, Merritt brings considerable strategic communication, media relations, and campaign and issue management expertise to Vox Optima as well as being the only adult supervision around here. You can find Merritt on her staff page, hanging out on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or you can shoot her an email.
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