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My 3 Takeaways "What's the Big Deal with Big Data" Event at UMD

On Nov. 13, I had pleasure of attending the University of Maryland Communication Department’s first Data-Comm panelist event, “What’s the Big Deal with Big Data? 668 more words


Eight Items PR Professionals are Thankful for ....

Around many of groaning, overfilled Thanksgiving dinner tables filled with goodies from turkey and stuffing to sweet potato casserole and cornbread, we will bow our heads and give thanks to the people and things that make out lives better every day. 212 more words


7 Ways to Enter the Conversation

The other day, I was invited to spend an afternoon with Public Affairs at State Farm Insurance speaking with a few professionals to finish off… 516 more words

Fundraising PR

After Jack Petchey awarded me the volunteering grant, they advised I should write a press release to get the word out about what I’m doing. So I’m doing just that! 309 more words

Jack Petchey

Milking it?

Gone are the days of milk bottles on your doorstop delivered fresh every morning from the milkman. And in are the days where we can buy milk for less than a pound in some shops. 1,350 more words

The Taper Begins (Marathon Training Week 15)

It’s hard to believe but 15 weeks are behind us and only two are left. Thus begins our taper. Our last two long Sunday runs now dwindle down to 14 miles and ten miles respectively easing us into marathon weekend. 243 more words


PR 101: Understanding the Rhetorical Context of a Situation

One thing I’ve noticed is that few public relations professionals are skilled at capturing the context of a given situation. In PR, understanding your audience, your purpose and your strategy make the difference between success and failure. 474 more words