Meet Claire Osburn

Account Manager

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It’s not enough to just get it done. It needs to be done right.

That’s Claire’s philosophy. A self-described perfectionist, Claire won’t rest until she’s done everything in her power to achieve a job well done.

Whether that means spending a few hours researching a new client industry or calling every journalist in town when a story breaks, she’s up for it if it means the job will be done well.

If you glance at her résumé, you won’t find any gaps between jobs or new projects. Internships, editorships and freelance writing kept her busy while she earned her Journalism degree at MTSU securing a variety of opportunities from helping to manage the opening of the George Jones Museum here in Nashville to interviewing Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.

That work ethic landed her an internship at RPR in 2015 and quickly led to a promotion to Associate Account Coordinator. Now she’s helping us pitch media, create content and bring large-scale marketing campaigns to life for a number of clients. She’s a go-getter and we dig it.

One thing to note about Claire: she’s kind of a music nut – complete with an unreasonably large CD collection and a boyfriend who’s in a real rock and roll band. That probably explains why she’s been to Bonnaroo four times and can rap all the words to “Hot in Herre” by Nelly without hesitation.

Not a bad talent to have when you live in Music City. Keep on keepin’ on, Claire.

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A little polite stalking is necessary.

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