How Inspire PR’s Marisa Long finds her work-life balance

Being a new mom and being a PR pro both come with heavy time commitments. Here is how one practitioner stays on top of all her responsibilities.

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Some PR pros rise early to get in gym time or answer emails. Others get up because the baby is very awake.

Executive Vice President Marisa Long manages her days at Inspire PR by downing some coffee to get through the morning and relying on her colleagues for intense collaboration.

We caught up with her for our Day in the Life Series, and she shared what she sees as the future of the industry, how to find success in the short term and how to keep a hectic schedule under control:


1. What time do you wake up?

Right now, my 13-month-old son likes to wake me up around 5:30 a.m. Sometimes he falls back to sleep, but I’m usually up for the day after that and getting bottles, backpacks and lunches ready.

2. How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

Well, it depends on that 5:30 a.m. wakeup, but I usually keep it to about two cups and really only drink it in the mornings—more than that and I might scare people, because I’m already high energy. I love iced coffee in the summer.

3. Who is the most important person at work you talk to during your day?

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