PR Experiences: A 25-Year Journey 0

I’ve been saying for some time, “I’m a veteran in PR.” The number of years didn’t hit me, until a few weeks ago when a client introduced me at a training session. He said that I had 25 years in the business.  My reaction … where did the time go? Because the year 2013 marks […]

Author Susan Young Joins #PRStudChat on Tuesday, Feb. 19th to Discuss Social Media & Business Communications 1

As we roll into February, PR and marketing professionals are actively incorporating social media in their personal and professional communications. Moving beyond simply gaining likes and followers and sharing fun apps on Facebook, social media can be used effectively in your business communications; from better blogging techniques, which spark passionate conversations with stakeholders to reaching […]

Todays PR Agency: Partner not Predator 0

I’m working on a presentation for the Florida Public Relation’s Association. Their annual conference, PR Under Fire, is in August 2009. My presentation will help PR professionals to understand how they can be better partners with their clients by focusing on three important factors: attitude, education and technology. Here’s are some highlights from the presentation.

Virtual to Physical 0

I read a great blog post by Chris Brogan that discussed all of the extra chores that social media adds to our daily “To Do” list. Chris’ post maps out his very busy day, from the time he wakes and monitors his Google reader (to see what people are talking about or what they are saying about him) to reading 700 blogs and sifting through his 500 emails. Yes, Social Media definitely takes time and effort. It’s not a one day or once a month type of adventure. And, it’s definitely not a spectator sport. Actually, Social Media is an everyday commitment (in some cases, it becomes an addiction) and for me is one of the best ways to build human capital and turn a new virtual friend into a valuable physical relationship.

Approachable Blogs 0

There’s no shortage of excellent blogs and the numbers continue to grow. But, with the hundreds of thousands that pique your interest, how many do you visit regularly? Now, ask yourself another question, with how many of those blogs do you actually join in the conversation, tweet about and mention in your own blog to get a conversation started? After all, one of the main benefits of Social Media is the dialog that you have with other members of the community. You can share ideas, learn about almost anything and educate others on mutual topics of interests.

New Curriculum for Colleges & Universities Part II 2

I recently posted a blog regarding my participation at the New Jersey AdClub’s Career Day at Montclair State University on April 7, 2009. I discussed how overall I thought the day was educational, fun, friendly and provided students with useful information to take with them after college. However, I did notice that many of the questions that they asked as well as some of the questions posed by my fellow panel members were indicative of traditional PR, media relations and publicity.

PR2.0 Research Librarian 1

The PR person has a new and important role. At my company, PFS Marketwyse, the PR department is comprised of PR people who take on the role of Research Librarians to aid in monitoring and measurement. Brian and I mention in our book, Putting the Public Back in Public Relations that PR professionals take on many roles in the new social economy. However, one of the most important roles is the Research Librarian, who actively listens, observes and dissects the conversations that take place with customers, media, bloggers, and other stakeholders in web communities.

Perspectives Launch Party 0

April 15, 2009 was the launch party for the Perspectives Book Series at Barnes & Noble in Clifton, New Jersey. Course Technology PTR, part of Cengage Learning, and series creator and editor, Jason Miletsky, who is my business partner at PFS Marketwyse, published Perspectives, which is an innovative new book series that covers topics such as marketing, branding, managing employees, and increasing sales.

PR 2.0 and Internal Culture Change 0

During my MBA program, I remember reading the book, “Leading Change” by John P. Kotter.  Every so often you come across a meaningful book where the philosophies stick with you.  I can honestly say that John Kotter’s thoughts on the approach to change in an organization are still with me today. Although businesses have changed […]

PR 2.0 and the New Curriculum for Colleges and Universities 10

recently attended the New Jersey AdClub’s Career Day at Montclair State University on April 7, 2009, after being asked to participate on their Public Relations panel. Students of all ages (not just juniors and seniors, but adult students as well) attended the event. The day was divided into breakout sessions where PR, marketing and business students were able to select the sessions of their choice.

Interview in Perspectives Book 2

wanted to share my recent interview that appeared in a new book, Perspectives on Branding, part of Cengage/Thompson Learning’s, Perspectives Series.” I participated in this interview for a few reasons. First, if you know me, I can’t say no to the opportunity to educate professionals and to discuss PR 2.0. I was also happy to participate in this interview because my business partner at PFS Marketwyse, Jason Miletsky, is the series editor.

 

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