Our new column asks our members about their favorite tool, software, article of clothing, shoes on set, favorite scriptwriting software, etc.
Margarita Sophia Cortes – publicist
What are your essential tools in your PR kit on location?
iPhone, camera, iPad, Apple watch, vitamins, water, comfortable flat shoes
iPhone apps: all social media; Snapseed, VSCO, and Lightroom for editing photos; Canva for creating visuals; Adobe Spark and Premium Rush for video.
What do you bring for food on the road?
When I’m with my clients at press events, media tours, or junkets, I usually rely on a Mary Poppins bag of nourishment, so I pack coffee canteen, water, vitamins, protein shake, grapes, dark chocolate & peanuts or cashews.
What’s in your toolkit when traveling for a few days with clients?
My journal, sketchbook, music, eucalyptus bath salts, face masks, Vitamin B, Benadryl, and tons of makeup so I can pamper myself in mornings and evenings.
What do you bring to help de-stress?
Sketchbook to draw when I’m on a 5-minute bathroom break.
What’s the most out of the ordinary thing in your toolkit?
A selection of crystals for harmony, strength, energy, peace, and happiness. Also, Benadryl cream and tequila.
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