Ah, Throwback Thursday. A time to go through old posts, tags and perhaps even embarrassing family photos.

Luckily, here at Scream, we’ve always been pretty darn cute – you don’t have to take our word for it either (see for yourself below).

So for a Throwback Thought, we wanted to know – what did the Scream Team want to be when they grew up and did it have any influence on what you do today?

Lora (age 4)

When I was little, I wanted to be everything. I aspired to be a renaissance woman. Still to this day, I love everyday adventures in learning, activities, work and parenting. I knew I was probably right for the writing/PR/advertising/creative field when at the young age of eight, I started producing and writing Campbell Soup commercials. Granted it was on an old cassette player and for my immediate family audience but I did love hitting that orange button for record.


Miranda (age 5)

When I was little, I aspired to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader – I was a fan of sparkles and large audiences.

I gave that dream up after I visited my uncle’s ad agency – it seemed more likely that I would make clients sparkle in front of a large audience.

Gem (5, as you can tell)
Here is the McLaughlin family in Tampa, FL, circa 1985. George, Linda, Gem and Jordan.

Judging by the room decor, I think this is what inspired me to become a designer. See how that fake plant pops the wallpaper pattern. Classic.

Katie (age 3)
I wanted to be a teacher one week, an archaeologist the next; a vet one month and a writer the following; and oh, how I dreamed of being a photojournalist for National Geographic!

And as my mother pointed out when having this discussion with her, I’m a little bit of all of those today. I’ve fallen in love with mentoring interns, I am constantly digging through my purse to find things, if you know me, you know how much I care for Gordon, I write daily – from pitches and releases to tweets and posts and I’m always the one shouting “SMILE!” with my camera in hand.

Robyn (age 3)
I wanted to be a school bus driver because I loved the energy of a bus full of kids. I liked the thought of having a daily schedule, being on time, the responsibility for the safety of all the kids and always doing it with a smile on my face.

My dream of being a school bus driver did make an impact on my PR/Marketing Coordinator job today as I am the queen of multi-tasking. I’m happy to be the first one you’ll talk to when you call Scream – all while compiling ROI reports, monitoring PR clips, fixing the jammed printer, paying bills, invoicing clients, assisting with PR needs and trying to make sure the team is smiling (though its not too tough with this group!).

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