Get to Know Team Ditto: Milvian Prieto
Read more about Milvian Prieto. Milvian has been working for Ditto for the past 10 months as an Account Executive.
Getting To Know You
Where are you from?
The Garden State – New Jersey!
Can you tell me a little about your background?
Prior to working at Ditto, I was at a boutique consumer/lifestyle PR agency. Anything related to consumer tech, travel or food particularly interests me. When I’m not at Ditto, I run an Instagram solely dedicated to adventuring around New Jersey and beyond looking for good pizza. I also judge pizzas at the Caputo Cup every year. Check out my pizzagram here: (@njpizzagirls)
Who is your spirit animal and why?
Paulie Gee – He owns a few pizzerias in Brooklyn and around the U.S. He’s the nicest guy but has a no-nonsense, in-your-face attitude that I admire.
What would your ideal Sunday entail?
Probably going to a brewery during the day and trying out a new pizzeria afterwards.
If you could have dinner with three people – dead or alive – who would you choose?
Anthony Bourdain. Barack Obama. Bruno Mars.
What’s your favorite curse word?
I don’t have a favorite.
How did you arrive in NYC/SF?
NYC is just a short bus or train ride away so working in the city felt right.
Last song you listened to on your phone?
There’s always music playing in the background on Spotify. I made a playlist called “Fiesta Anywhere” that has all the vibey hits across all genres. I’m usually bumping that.
If I wasn’t in PR, I’d be…
Opening up my own coffee shop!
About your work at Ditto
How would you describe working at Ditto?
I’m surrounded by some of the most intelligent, sincere and caring people at Ditto that have the drive to succeed and produce high quality results while having fun doing so. We celebrate big wins with each other and constantly push each other to learn and grow as PR people.
Do you have a moment this year you are particularly proud of?
With my interest in proficiency in social media (thanks @njpizzagirls) I’m proud of spearheading Ditto’s internal social media efforts and creating an internal agenda with best practices that the team can follow. This is key to maximizing reach and exposure for any of our clients’ upcoming announcements and media hits we secure for them.
If you had to describe Ditto in three words, what would they be?
Uplifting. Strategic. Rewarding.
Bigger thoughts on life and career
What makes for a positive work environment?
Transparency. Whether it’s regarding information on a client, day-to-day work or company news, it’s important to be surrounded by colleagues that are honest, supportive and willing to provide constructive feedback when needed.
What tips would you give someone on balancing work and personal time?
Prioritize and schedule! I create a task list of things that need to get done for each account by the end of the day and I’ll give myself an allotted time in my calendar to complete those tasks, ensuring that I can maximize productivity each day and throughout the week.making changes today. You owe it to yourself.
If you could go back in the time and give yourself advice before you walked into your very first job, what would you say?
While it’s easy to get caught up trying secure coverage on an announcement, it’s equally important to think about results that extend past media hits. Whether it’s creating an impactful social media campaign or brainstorming on key messaging for a speaking engagement, these types of bigger ideas are essential to traditional PR and should not be set aside.