Making the Transition – Corporate to Agency

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I worked on the corporate (or client) side for about the first three years out of college. People often refer to the non-agency side as the corporate or client side. For this post, corporate is my word choice because the organization I was employed by handled everything in-house, didn’t have an AOR or utilize an […]

5 correlations between a digital strategist and a game show contestant

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In late 2010 I was a contestant on “Let’s Make a Deal.” It was one of the most popular television game shows of the 1960’s and 1970’s and now it’s making a comeback. I was on vacation in Las Vegas when I attended a taping that I will remember forever. It wasn’t until recent that […]

A month I’ll never forget

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There has been more change in the last 30 days of my life than most people experience in five years. Since I haven’t updated this blog in ages, I want to use it as an outlet to recap this whirlwind of a month.

Moved to downtown Chicago – The days of an hour plus commute to […]

Teens sprung by Formspring.me

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Ask your friends anything and remain completely anonymous. Asking questions isn’t a new concept, but Formspring.me (launched in Nov. 2009) has taken this concept and placed it online.
And it’s a hit, especially among teens.
Twenty-five percent of the sites visitors are under the age of 18. The site has averaged over 1 million teen visitors for […]

Coupon Web sites hot internet item

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This isn’t anything new. Consumers love deals. Bloggers run the internet. Companies always try to find innovative ways to drive business.
Put all these together and you have one hot internet trend – deals of the day Web sites. Some are the Web sites only offer deals in major U.S. cities, others are internet based.

Groupon.com
BuyWithMe.com
LivingSocial.com
Woot.com

All of […]

Six tips for the job relocation seeker

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Being employed and looking to relocate can be a challenge. As many of you know I relocated to Chicago last month. Here are six tips from my personal experiences that can help you land a new position in another city while still being employed.
1)      Have a Plan – It’s important to have a plan. What […]

Tackling the Transition: From PR student to pro

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I was recently interviewed in an article “From a PR Intern to a PR Professional: Tackling the Transition” for Platform Online Magazine.
Transitioning from intern to a full-time professional can be tough. As I’ve preached many times on this blog before, it’s all about the progress you make. Entry-level employees aren’t expected to be perfect, but you […]

Thoughts on “Social Pollination”

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Social Pollination by Monica O’Brien is an easy to read book that can help small businesses effectively utilize social media. This 224 page book focuses on small businesses, but O’Brien’s book can also be applied to your own personal brand.
A few of the chapters that really stood out to me as a reader were “The […]

Guest Post: Job search tips from a recent PR grad

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Claire Newton Ford graduated from Brigham Young University in April 2009.  A native of northwest Oregon, she now lives in Phoenix where she is a Public Relations Assistant at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Who could have predicted that April 2009 would be one of the worst times to graduate from college? I figured my private […]

A new direction: I’m moving to Chicago

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Life is comprised of key decisions that affect you and the closest people around you. This is one of those decisions.
I’ve accepted a position on the Digital team at Weber Shandwick in Chicago. This is a great opportunity for me to further my career. I’m excited to be working in a very hot niche that […]