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Back when Katie started here at HMA, one of her first major tasks was to develop an organizational system to keep track of all of the regular bylined articles our clients are responsible for with various media outlets.

When she asked me to take a look at her first draft, I just couldn’t find it.

I looked and looked and looked.

Where was this darned Word Document hiding, I asked?

In an Excel Spreadsheet, of course, Katie exclaimed.

Funny enough, as a chronic over-explainer and creative type with little to no true organizational skills, it never even occurred to me that one would use a spreadsheet for anything but invoices and/or auto summing.

And now, I have to laugh as Rachel settles in here at HMA. I’ve noticed this responsible mom’s love of bullet points and spreadsheets over flowery, adjective dripping-Word documents, too.

Abbie is similarly more of an organized, spreadsheet kind of gal.

But Scott, Steph and I – clearly doctors of the Word Doc. We like words. Lots of them. Trying to fit them into a spreadsheet doesn’t always work out so well.

And you know what?

We need each other.

Together, our office is starting out 2013 with a perfect blend of both Word Doc and Excel Spreadsheet superstars. All creative, but now better organized and more efficient as a team.

So, do you fancy yourself as a Word Doc-tor or Excel Spreadsheet Superstar. What about your officemates? How is your office blending the strengths of both to rock it in 2013?


Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio


  1. Scott Hanson says:

    Spreadsheets are too closely associated with numbers for my comfort zone — even if they contain words only.

  2. Joy says:

    I agree with Scott. Spreadsheets are way too organized for me and numbers hate me. I prefer to color outside the lines…or at least within a .75 inch margin.

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