This month's Employee Spotlight features the ladies of the marketing team here at Southport Antique Mall. Piper and Jessica are the voice of our social media and are responsible for all of the marketing and advertising. They also write this newsletter! You can find them in their office in the back of the mall Mon-Fri 10-1pm, if you have any marketing or social media questions, want to know more about the mall's marketing strategy or just want to say hi stop by and see them.
Favorite Word: Synergy
Collects: Star Trek Collectibles (Original Series)
Favorite spot in the mall: Because I grew up in the mall, my favorite spot would have to be the "secret passage way" in section one. When I was a little kid I thought it was awesome that I could cut through the middle of the section!
Years at Southport Antique Mall: 19 years. The first seven I spent pestering the staff, the next seven I worked in the mall, and the last five I have been running the marketing.
Best antiquing tip: Turn things over. Always look at the bottom of things because people often forget to look for cracks there.
Favorite things about working at SAM: They are my family. Going there is like going home.
Favorite Word: Epic.
Collects: I don't really have an antique collection yet, but I do have an obsession with the color magenta to the point where it could be considered a collection.
Favorite spot in the mall: I have two. My first is section three. When you are working, you get to see a lot of the people roaming around. My second favorite is the back room because it's comfy.
Years at Southport Antique Mall: Well, Piper has been dragging me along since college, but technically about three years.
Best antiquing tip: You don't have to take antiques as they are. You can put a fresh coat of paint on something and transform it!
Favorite things about working at SAM: It's been said before, but it is definitely the people. They are fun and whacky and really kind hearted. Also, the opportunity to be a co-marketing director has been an invaluable experience.