The Public Relations Society of America chooses September as the month to remind its members of the importance of ethical thought and behavior. Other communication organizations, including the International Association of Business Communicators and the International Public Relations Association for example, also emphasize ethical practice in their membership information.
That three word phrase continues to ring in my head from the moment my dad said to me years ago before basketball practice or baseball workshops. He wanted me to go and learn everything I possibly could. “Be a sponge and soak up everything they tell you.” Of course, my dad was talking to me about sports, but I feel like that mentality is what got me to where I am today and continues to help me grow in my professional career.
I’ve done hundreds of radio interviews throughout my career. They seem simple. After all, you just pick up a phone or visit a studio and have a conversation with the host. But radio interviews are nothing like normal conversations (unless your friends take listener phone calls and toss to a commercial break every few minutes!).
I was invited by Sarah Evans and SWAGG to be their guest at the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge on Saturday, August 28, 2010. It was such an amazing day, traveling on the SWAGG party bus, spending time in the SWAGG VIP tent and enjoying the Polo match. I was able to steal a few minutes with Sarah (in between her interviews with celebrities that stopped by) to discuss what PR and communications professionals need to know about the mobile space.
In order to grow in our communications careers, we have to move our best practices forward. My video discusses the best values, core competencies and skills from PR past, which we move forward and use to be successful in PR 2.0 and social media communications. How do you move the best of PR forward as […]
I just finished the book Engage! by Brian Solis. I’ve had the book for a couple of months and it’s not a book that you should just breeze through quickly. I mean this in the best possible way. This book deserves time and attention. Now, I have to disclose that I am a big fan […]
In the past, you may have heard me say,”No one owns social media.” However, that doesn’t mean that different departments in your company aren’t trying to own it. Actions always speak louder than words. I remember reading a post a year ago by Jeremiah Owyang that I thought was excellent. He outlined five ways that […]
If you’ve done your listening exercises (monitoring the social landscape through keyword searches) you may have discovered your competition is on Twitter. As a part of your own social media strategy and planning audit, it’s important to evaluate what your competition is doing, how they are connecting with influencers and how quickly they’re advancing on this network.
Speaking at the Florida Public Relations Association 72nd Annual Conference was such a great experience for me. I enjoyed presenting PR Revolution: From PR Past to Hybrid Power, which was received with open arms. After my keynote, one topic of discussion I found extremely interesting surfaced during a Q&A session with the senior counselors. The […]
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of PitchEngine, a “new kind of social PR platform.” I’ve used it to share my customized stories and to be found. Because PitchEngine has launched its new platform with enhanced SEO capabilities, I thought it would be a good time to update you on the progress. Jason Kintzler, […]
Our plans are progressing nicely for the #PRStudChat discussion on August 25, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. In honor of our anniversary celebration, and our special guest, Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales), founder of Wikipedia, our session will focus on great social media collaboration and wiki best practices. Jimmy will also enlighten us on some of his experiences […]
Going through my RSS feeds, I came across Dave Fleet’s article on the 57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources in SocialMediaToday. A very useful article with excellent examples! There are so many best practices for us to review. So, as you are scouring policies, you may want to consider separating your resources into a […]
My last blog post on creating a social media policy focused on a how to approach the development of your policy in order to represent your organization, based upon the type of social outreach, as well as employee and public participation in your social networking initiatives.
I just spent the last two days with Amanda Miller Littlejohn. Amanda is founder of Mopwater PR and a PR professional and blogger based in Washington DC. Our two days were filled with great conversations, laughs (lots of them, as you will see from the video) and many creative ideas.