SPPR Retreat: Six Years and Ojai Vibes

The Soda Pop PR retreat is a summer highlight and this year’s festivities might be our favorite yet! To celebrate six years, our team spent a few days soaking in the laidback & creative energy of Ojai. The uber cool airstream hotel Caravan Outpost served as the perfect backdrop to help us unwind and open up.

 

We kicked off an inspiring discussion on connection, growth and getting out of our comfort zones with this fantastic Ted Talk. Our retreats are a great time to think big as a company but also, to bond on a personal level as we delve into the dreams and challenges that shape each of us individually.

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It’s not a Soda Pop PR retreat without some custom Wylie West Creative swag! Our friend Boo put her talents to work on a custom “Troop SPPR” logo for us and gift bag goodies from Shop Summer Camp brought the Ojai vibes home with lavender, sage and rose quartz. We may have been partial to the rose quartz for the pink but its heart-opening abilities paired perfectly with copies of Daring Greatly, a bedside reminder about the strength of vulnerability and importance of staying connected.

If there’s one thing you can say about a Soda Pop PR retreat, we know how to have FUN. We brought in a personal bartender to mix up local orange and lime margaritas for a magic-hour photo shoot. For dinner, our private chef prepared a campfire grilled steak, chicken, salmon fajita bar followed by cast iron peach cobbler.

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As the stars came out at the end of the night, Troop SPPR sat around the fire to connect over music, each of us sharing songs that have shaped us and soundtracked our memories over the years.

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At Soda Pop PR we are grateful to work with such smart, creative and kind people both on our team, and on the teams of our wonderful clients. As we reflect back on our year, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our clients, partners, friends and family for their continued support. You inspire us and we are happy to know you.

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Cheers to year six and many more,

Team Soda Pop PR

 

* Special thanks to photographer Daybreak and Dusk for all of our beautiful retreat photos.

 

 

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SPPR Retreat: Celebrating 5 Years!

Every summer, the Soda Pop PR team heads out of the office for a little bit of relaxation and inspiration at our company retreat. These days are filled with good food and fun activities as we revisit the year’s highlights and our goals for the future. This year, the SPPR team was excited to celebrate five years with a Malibu getaway.

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The Malibu Beach Inn spoiled us with endless ocean views and proved the perfect escape from the hustle of Hollywood. Equipped with swag bags and custom Milk Jar Cookies we settled in to talk leadership, strengths and company growth.

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Retreat activities included a wild time at Malibu Wine Safari, complete with flower crowns and the famous celebrity giraffe Stanley as well as a photoshoot on the pier with photographer Courtney Paige.

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It’s not an SPPR trip without some amazing food! With locally sourced food and Pacific Ocean views, Malibu Farm became a mainstay for the team while in the ‘bu. We’re still talking about their quinoa oatmeal and many laughs were had over their yummy cocktails at our team dinner.

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Five years is a milestone for a small business and we are proud to be doing thoughtful, inspired work for a roster of incredible clients. We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported us along the way, and continues to support us as we grow. Looking forward to another five years of fun, creative work and all of the exciting milestones yet to come. We’ve only just begun!

Cheers to the next 5!

Team Soda Pop PR

Celebrating SPPR’s 3 Year Anniversary

Hooray! Soda Pop Public Relations has come a long way in three years and we’re feeling pretty proud. In just the last year alone, we moved into our dream work space, expanded to a team of four and partnered with clients we have long admired.

In celebration of the journey so far and to inspire our vision for the future, the first SPPR company retreat was held last week at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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To kick things off and get our creative juices flowing we enjoyed bubbly on the rooftop of the Ace Hotel before heading to an amazing dinner at Faith and Flower. The Carnitas Pizza is everything.

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We were well prepared for our day of brainstorming, reflection and discussion with welcome bag goodies by ban.do, Mountain Valley Water, and Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm.

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Beautiful flower arrangements, courtesy of Forest Beach Flowers, were picked straight from owner Leslie Schott’s garden!

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Because good food fuels our work, the retreat included many delicious meals over conversations about how to best serve our clients, our community and our industry.  LA Chapter has the BEST avocado toast!

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We also had the honor of hearing professional photographer and social media expert  Bonnie Tsang speak on the importance of branding and authenticity. As if that wasn’t cool enough, an SPPR photo shoot with Bonnie followed.

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 (What’s a retreat without a team selfie?)

We wouldn’t be the company we are today without the support of our clients, friends and families. Thank you! Please join us in celebrating three great years and toasting to many more!

Cheers!

Team Soda Pop PR