Jodie (Shpritz) Kaplan, Vice President of Media Relations and Branding

Yes, it is true.  I am the friendly office candy fiend keeping my colleagues bellies full and robust.  I have to admit, a lot of it does wind up being eaten by me.  However, I keep this candy dish full to keep my friends and colleagues coming back for more. 

What they don’t realize is that I’m doing it to ensure I get to see them.  I learn about what they like and don’t like, how they are feeling that day, what they are working on and most importantly it gives me an opportunity to pick their brains and get input on client work. 

This ultimately provides for a better working environment and ultimately our clients win.  So while the candy might be putting cavities in our molars, I rest assured knowing it’s helping to provide our clients with our best work. 

So the next time you walk into someone’s office just to grab a piece of candy, you might want to think twice about what their true motivation is.  Or perhaps take a tip from me and start keeping some sweet treats nearby.