Just keep livin’

Right before Christmas, I was watching a Food Network special with Guy Fieri.  His guest during the entire hour-long program was actor Matthew McConaughey.  It was a fun show filled with food and good times, but one thing caught my eye more than the recipes. McConaughey was wearing a shirt that said "j.k. livin." I… Continue reading Just keep livin’

Inspiration, Job Search, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Uncategorized

Thinking of shutting down during your school break? Don’t!

You've worked your tail off during this semester and you are absolutely beat.  The last thing you probably want to do is think about getting ready for the spring semester and (probably) that summer internship or first job.  But, this is the perfect time to do it. Last year at this time, I "met" Lauren… Continue reading Thinking of shutting down during your school break? Don’t!

Follow Friday

Follow Friday: Jeff Esposito (@jeffespo)

I get asked from time to time who would be a good person to follow on Twitter.  One of the names I always mention is Jeff Esposito.  I have had the opportunity to chat via phone and on Twitter with him for some time now and he never disappoints. Jeff is always thinking. Take, for… Continue reading Follow Friday: Jeff Esposito (@jeffespo)

Hot Topic, Personal Branding

The Generation Gap Myth

Over the weekend, I was thinking about the supposed differences between Generation Y and other generations.  There is so much talk about how Gen Y is more independent and has greater personal demands.  I haven't always believed the labels that have put on generations (aside from the Greatest Generation), but the Gen Y debate is… Continue reading The Generation Gap Myth

Follow Friday

Follow Friday: Harrison Kratz (@KratzPR)

We are in the time of year when it is better to give than to receive.  Today's Follow Friday choice, Harrison Kratz, is giving all across the country.  He is the person behind "The Holiday Tweet Drive," a nation-wide toy/clothing drive that is using social media to give back to children who are less fortunate.… Continue reading Follow Friday: Harrison Kratz (@KratzPR)

Hot Topic, Inspiration, Public Relations, Uncategorized

An “AH HA” moment

During last night's #HAPPO Twitter event, I was looking at all the advice given out to and for public relations pros (Thanks go out to Valerie Simon and Arik Hanson for their leadership on paying it forward in our field). I'm proud to be a HAPPO champion in the Buffalo, N.Y.-area.  But, I learned a valuable… Continue reading An “AH HA” moment

Follow Friday, Uncategorized

Follow Friday: Help a PR Pro Out (#HAPPO)

Over the last year, you may have heard of the wonderful Help A PR Pro Out initiative. HAPPO (for short) has become a wonderful tool for our industry to help promote those looking for jobs.  Whether it is a tweet about a position at your firm or a job opening via a colleague in the Twitter stream, HAPPO has done a… Continue reading Follow Friday: Help a PR Pro Out (#HAPPO)

Inspiration, Job Search

Got a dream? Pursue it.

Over the Thanksgiving break, I watched "Eat Pray Love" with Julia Roberts.  It's based on the New York Times best-seller by Elizabeth Gilbert.  The book chronicles the author's trip around the globe after a divorce and what she discovered about herself during these travels. It provided a lot of inspiration, not because I'm going to go and get… Continue reading Got a dream? Pursue it.