Rebecca Filart

What does a Junior PR & Experiential manager do?
I assist the PR and experiential directors with deliverables and events for our clients.

What attracted you to Bookmark?
The portfolio of brands really resonated with me and the team engagement is so refreshing.

What aspect of your new job are you most looking forward to?
Working on a variety of interesting and creative projects with a great team.

What’s the last thing you read/saw that inspired you?
I recently needed to do some research on female entrepreneurs and found reading about their experiences and the challenges they faced very inspiring. A common thread I found notable among these women was their drive to develop businesses that build up other women, their community and their consideration for the environment.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I really enjoy yoga, going to see art/science exhibits or events, checking out clothing and home furnishing boutiques and, of course, travel!

Tell us something surprising about yourself?
I worked in technical departments before coming to Bookmark which prompted me to learn some scripting and sparked my interest in coding and user experience technology.

What are your top 5 must-see destinations?
-White beaches of the Philippines
-Touring the rice paddies in Sapa, Vietnam
-Biking through the Irish countryside
-Food and shopping in the South of France
-Hiking and coffee tours in Costa Rica

What is your favorite thing to do in Toronto?
Taking advantage of the wonderful variety of restaurants, educational workshops and arts/culture events.

What’s been your career highlight so far?
The variety of projects I have had the opportunity to work on and the challenge of steep learning curves. I hope to bring this forward with Bookmark, on projects that resonate with me, and that’ll make my time here a career highlight.

What is the one piece of advice that has helped you get where you are today?
If you are feeling stuck, look to what needs doing rather than wondering what might suit you best. Also, remember that failures are temporary but the grit you develop is necessary.