About Deirdre Breakenridge

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Announcing #50Shows: Giving Women a Platform and a Voice

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Being a woman in business and a mom juggling family responsibilities certainly has presented many great adventures and challenges. They say, “Balance, balance, balance.” I’ve spent a large part of my career finding this balance between career and family, as well as mentoring other women, both seasoned and young professionals, to do the same. My mantra has always been to grow by embracing new opportunities, even when the journey is uncertain.

Q&A Interview with theSkimm co-founders, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

Q&A Interview with theSkimm co-founders, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg 2

If you haven’t checked out theSkimm, I encourage you to take a look. I recently wrote about the daily email newsletter in my blog post, What’s in your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit?” For me, theSkimm is an essential tool. For those of you who are curious about theSkimm and how the newsletter came to life, here’s a Q&A with the co-founders, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg.

PRStudChat & PR20Chat Kick off the Busy Season With a “Back to School #PRToolkit” Twitter Chat on Sept. 9th

PRStudChat & PR20Chat Kick off the Busy Season With a “Back to School #PRToolkit” Twitter Chat on Sept. 9th 2

Where did the summer go? It’s September, which, for most, marks the busy season. Vacation is over and our students, educators and pros are either back in the classroom or busy at work. On September 9th at 8:30 p.m. ET, the #PRStudChat and #PR20Chat communities will gather for a joint Twitter chat discussion on finding the most effective resources to include in a “Back to School #PRToolkit.”

What’s in Your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit?

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It’s the end of the summer and fall marks the busy season for professionals, as well as PR educators and students who are back in school. Gearing up for a productive fall means having the most efficient tools in your PR and communications toolbox. There are SO many tools that I’ve “Tech Tested” in 2014. Here are nine resources (both free and paid tools) I’ve discovered that have the power to enhance your communications program in a variety of ways.

Guest Post: The PR Generalist vs. The Industry Specialist

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A Guest Post By Suzanne Mannion, EVP & Co-founder, Newsmaker Group One of the aspects I like best about being in public relations is that it presents opportunities that appeal to a wide variety of people. Because PR is relevant to nearly every industry, practitioners can tailor a career in any number of ways. One […]

How to Get Ahead in PR and in Business

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I spent a good part of last week in Orlando at the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Annual Conference. After my session concluded, there was one question, which stood out in my mind. I was so pleased to have a young professional approach me to ask, “How do you get ahead in public relations and […]

Guest Blog Post: What Does Being a Millennial Really Mean?

Guest Blog Post: What Does Being a Millennial Really Mean? 0

It seems more and more businesses are trying to figure out Gen Y aka Millennials these days. First off…what is a Millennial? Some countries define the generation as anyone born from 1980 to the early 2000s; however, in the U.S. and the U.K. it is defined as anyone born from 1980 to the early 1990s – we’ll go with that one.