Are you doing public relations and marketing in the arts or higher education? This week’s podcast guest has some insight for you. Raffi DerSimonian describes his career promoting the arts and higher education.
Grab your Wyman’s Just Fruit cups because this episode's guest is Colleen Craig, brand manager at Wyman's. Colleen talks about her career in experiential marketing and the launch of the Bee Wild Mobile.
Listen to Nancy’s conversation with Greg Glynn about some exciting podcast changes, including live streaming to Facebook and YouTube and launching episodes bi-weekly. Don't forget to join the PR Maven® Nation Facebook group for early access to episodes.
What is the difference between PR for established brands and startups? Find out in this podcast episode with Matias Rodsevich, who started his career doing PR for companies like Google and now helps startups gain momentum.
Are you living life to its fullest now? In this episode, Michael Comerford shares how he found his passion and how he lives each day to the fullest, including hitchhiking and working at carnivals for his book, American Oz.
Having a fulfilling job is important to career success. In this episode, Tony Shurman, president and CEO of Jasper Wyman & Son, talks about creating a pleasant work environment, giving back to the community and providing consumers with healthy food options.
What is the secret to business success? In this episode, find out what Brandy Runyan, CEO and founder of Black Diamond PR and Sports Management Firm, attributes to her success. Hint: it has to do with client relationships.
What marketing tactics do you use to grow your audience? In this episode, Nancy speaks with Camilla-Jean Ringkob, founder of Camilla-Jean, about the best ways to use email marketing, landing pages and other lead generators.
Do you know what content-based networking is? In this episode, listen to Nancy’s interview with James Carbary, founder of Sweet Fish Media, to learn how to use content-based networking to build relationships.
How do you know a prospective employee is the right fit for your company? In this episode, learn how to use data to determine the right candidate for the job with advice from Amber Hurdle, CEO of Amber Hurdle Consulting.
Ever wonder how to make your family business into a beloved brand? In this episode, Nancy interviews Lindsay Skilling, CEO of Giffords, who describes the family business and what makes the brand unique.
How do you go from startup to international business? This week, Nancy talks with Derek O'Sullivan, CEO at Crua Outdoors, about founding his business, using customer feedback, finding international investors and creating jobs.
This week, we celebrate the 100th episode of the PR Maven® Podcast! In this special episode, listen to highlights from your favorite episodes featuring guests such as Tim Cotton, Kate Paine, Anna McDermott, Rich Brooks and more!
COVID-19 has made a visit to the doctor’s office more challenging, especially for elderly people in rural areas. In this episode, Nancy speaks with Piali De, CEO of Senscio Systems, who shares how AI is helping keep those with chronic conditions healthy and bridging the gap between doctor visits.
Many aspects of our normal lives have changed in recent months, including the hiring and interviewing process. In this episode, Nancy talks with Kat Child, account coordinator at Marshall Communications, who was hired during COVID-19. Nancy and Kat describe what it was like to interview using Zoom and how change can positively impact your career.
This week, Jennifer Rooks, host of Maine Calling on Maine Public Radio, describes the power of good conversation in addition to quality content. Find out how conversation and content can increase engagement with your audience.
Do you know what ikigai means? In this episode of The PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy speaks with Nick Davidson, a freelance journalist who has shaped his career around reinforcing his ikigai, or purpose for being.
From social media to content marketing and SEO, there is a lot to stay up to date on in order to continue growing your audience. In this episode, Sara Steever, president of Paulsen Marketing, describes how her appetite for learning has helped grow the Paulsen audience.
Life-long learning is important for every field, especially marketing and public relations as digital media changes so quickly. In this episode of the PR Maven® Podcast, Rick Saucier, professor of marketing at Thomas College, offers some of the tips he shares with his students.
The transition to working remotely may have come sooner than expected due to COVID-19 but is likely to change the future of many organizations and their employees. In this episode, Edward McKersie, founder and president of ProSearch, Inc. and founder of Live and Work in Maine, describes how his business has adapted and what the future holds for Maine as more people seek a higher quality of life.
On this week’s PR Maven® Podcast, I spoke with Labrini Nelligan, executive director of Lunder-Dineen, about how this organization has had such a terrific impact in Maine by emphasizing the relationships they have created both online and in person.
Personal branding has evolved immensely since 1997 when William Arruda was inspired to create Reach Personal Branding. Hear how personal branding took off as social media grew and how to improve your own personal brand digitally.
Whether big or small, each business has challenges they must overcome. This week, Nancy interviews Becky Robinson, founder and CEO of Weaving Influence Inc, who shares how her company has overcome its challenges.
Working together is what pulls us through challenging times. On this week’s episode, Martin Grohman, executive director of E2Tech and host of the GrowMaine Show tells how Maine businesses can grow the economy and help our environment.
During a time like this, it is important for businesses to communicate with their customers or clients. In this special podcast episode, Nancy shares her top ten tips for communicating during a crisis.
As we practice social distancing and work remotely, take some time to refresh by exploring the outdoors and listen to this week’s podcast with Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation
Message maps help clarify a message you are sharing with the public, which is particularly important during media interviews and a crisis. A clear message helps grasp a specific situation or company goals.
Trying new things can be scary, but also exciting! That is just one of the reasons Nancy’s podcast guest, Shannon Bryan, founder of Fit Maine, loves what she does. Learn how Shannon built the Fit Maine brand in this week’s episode
Has your organization been faced with unappealing content or news? In this episode of the PR Maven® Podcast, Robert Rose, Chief Troublemaker at The Content Advisory, shares how to hide negative articles with high-quality content.
Storytelling is a powerful tool to share what your brand is about. This week on the PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy chats with Kim Jackson, director of communications and marketing at Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports. Listen to hear some of Kim’s storytelling tips and tricks!
Podcasts are a fantastic way to build your personal brand! On this week’s podcast, Greg Glynn and Nancy sit down to discuss what goes into being a great podcast guest, from creating a show sheet to promoting the episode.
In PR, we are always adapting to new trends and techniques. Greg Glynn, account supervisor at Marshall Communications, and I look at the changes that can be expected for 2020 and share our best tips for staying on top of these trends.
While technology has changed banking, one thing has stayed the same – the need for quality customer service. On this week’s PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy sits down with Andrew Silsby, president and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, who describes how customer service is a differentiator.
There is a lot that makes Maine a great place to work, such as the entrepreneurial spirit. On this week’s on podcast, Nancy speaks with Julene Gervais, producer and host of Greenlight Maine, about growing small businesses throughout the state.
On this week’s PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy sits down with Luka Ladan, president and CEO at Zenica Public Relations, who shares his advice for building relationships and how millennials can have successful careers in public relations.
Looking for career advice? This week on the PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy speaks with Jim Peacock, principal and owner of Peak-Careers Consulting who shares how to differentiate yourself with a value-added statement and five or six essential things you want everyone to know about you.
On this week’s PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy speaks with Kurt Kleidon, president of Kleidon & Associates, who talks about building knowledge, whether it is through experience or doing the research, and how that can lead to a successful career.
On this week’s PR Maven® Podcast, Sean Riley, president and CEO of Maine Course Hospitality Group, shares his mission of positively impacting lives and how he takes care of his employees so they will take care of guests in order to keep them coming back.
An energetic and entertaining speaker, John is the author of four books, including Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from internet predators and other dangers, Information Governance Security about how businesses can protect their important information from loss or compromise and How to Spot A Terrorist Before It’s Too Late, a guide to help people recognize and prevent terrorism before it can occur.
Emma is a recent Thomas College graduate with a degree in marketing management. She graduated in three years with a 4.0 GPA. In her final semester, Emma started working as an intern at Marshall Communications before starting her full-time position.
Megan immerses herself in her clients’ industries. When you work with her, she’ll ask the right questions and use your answers to craft engaging social media posts, media pitches and press releases that will pique your audience’s interest so that they’ll want to learn more.
With 46 years of experience in the ski industry, Chip Carey has held positions at many ski resorts across the country. Carey worked at Sugarloaf for 26 years, filling roles in sales, marketing and public relations. He also took on a position at The Canyons resort in Utah, where he was responsible for the NBC Today Show live coverage for 14 days of the Salt Lake Olympics in 2002. For four years, Carey worked across a network of eight resorts as senior VP of marketing for the American Skiing Company using his wide range of skills to build brands and revenues.
Originally from Connecticut, Anderson graduated from Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts, and spent the next 15 years on Boston’s North Shore, working in the academic publishing industry. In 2013, he continued moving north and settled in Bar Harbor where he has since lived with his wife, Heather. In 2015, the Bar Harbor Chamber was looking for someone to run their events program and Alf put his experience in that area to use. Over the next four years, he took on the marketing and membership roles for the Chamber and has just recently been named as the Chamber’s executive director.
Whether it is PR and marketing, healthcare or another avenue, businesses need a good leadership team to grow. This week on the PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy speaks with Michelle Hood, CEO of Northern Light Health, about how she learned to become a leader and what role PR and marketing has played throughout her career.
Have you ever been white water rafting? On this week’s podcast, Nancy talks with Russell Walters, president of @MaineAdventures, about his career and how important customer and employee experiences are.
John Waid is the founder and CEO of C3 – Corporate Culture Consulting, a firm specializing in aligning an organization's culture with its strategic goals. John has worked in sales and marketing at Pfizer, PepsiCo, Nestle and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. During these experiences he developed a heightened awareness of the indispensable role people's attitudes play in implementing effective processes and procedures.
George A. Smith of Mount Vernon has done a lot of things in his life, from writing comprehensive plans for rural Maine towns to managing statewide referendum campaigns. He served as executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine for 18 years, growing the membership from 4,000 to 14,000 and making it one of the state’s most influential organizations.
Word-of-mouth marketing is the most cost effective and impactful form of marketing and delivers the highest return on investment. This form of marketing is so successful because it comes from a genuine place in the customer’s heart and mind. In this podcast, Nancy shares how the different groups in your network, including the people from your hometown, schools you have attended, your gym or YMCA and the sports teams you follow, can increase word-of-mouth about you.
Katie is the subject of a Showtime documentary “No Look Pass,” which followed her and her Harvard teammate, Emily Tay, during their basketball careers in college and overseas. Upon coming back to the states, Katie started working at Coca-Cola as a category analyst, interpreting data on shopper behavior and trends to help guide brand strategy. She then transitioned to a sales role, managing the Coca-Cola portfolio in 3,000 CVS pharmacies across the east coast.
Gary Arndt is an awarding-winning blogger and travel photographer who has been traveling around the world since 2007. His travels have taken him to 200 countries and territories in the Traveler’s Century Club and 128 United Nations countries. He has also visited more than 380 UNESCO World Heritage sites and all 50 U.S. states.
Lisa DeSisto is the chief executive officer for Masthead Maine, which publishes six daily and twenty-three weekly newspapers in Maine. The titles include The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Sun Journal in Lewiston, and the popular Forecaster newspapers.
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