What’s on your desk? PR pros share their clutter

All of you have a computer, The AP Stylebook, and a dictionary, but what about squirrel underpants? (You read that right.) See the useful, distracting, and downright weird objects taking up space on your peers’ desks.

First, let’s skip past the three usual suspects: The AP Stylebook, a dictionary and a thesaurus.

Move past the stapler, stress ball, coffee mugs, hand sanitizer and pictures of family and friends.

We asked members of MyRagan, a social network for the corporate communications industries, what makes a communicator’s desk special. Here’s what some of you are looking at:

A green sequin bat and a rubber duck.
-Nancy, public relations

A microwaveable heating pad.
-Kelly, Canada, corporate communications

A stack of reporter’s notebooks, proportion wheel, X-Acto knife, pica ruler and photo loop. “It’s hard to part with old friends like these.”
-Lula, Ohio, PR

A space shuttle, space capsule and astronaut stress toys.
-Ann, Alabama

A Drew Carey autographed bowling pin.
-Rich, internal communications

The office Zhu-Zhu pet.
-Maureen, media relations

A purple, fuzzy gorilla.
-Shannon O’Brien, public relations, Canada

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