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Episode 102: What you need to know about starting a business, from customer feedback to investors, with Derek O’Sullivan, CEO at Crua Outdoors

Episode 102: What you need to know about starting a business, from customer feedback to investors, with Derek O’Sullivan, CEO at Crua Outdoors

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.
Episode 101: What owners need to know about personal branding (originally aired on Fast Forward Maine)

Episode 101: What owners need to know about personal branding (originally aired on Fast Forward Maine)

How can your personal brand help generate business? This week, we share an episode originally released by the Fast Forward Maine Podcast, featuring Nancy.
Episode 100: Celebrating 100 episodes with top tips from the top ten

Episode 100: Celebrating 100 episodes with top tips from the top ten

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!
Episode 99: How AI is changing the world of health care, with Piali De, CEO of Senscio Systems

Episode 99: How AI is changing the world of health care, with Piali De, CEO of Senscio Systems

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.
Episode 98: How to take the next step in your career during COVID-19, with Kat Child, account coordinator at Marshall Communications

Episode 98: How to take the next step in your career during COVID-19, with Kat Child, account coordinator at Marshall Communications

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.
Episode 97: What you need to know about LinkedIn Advertising, with AJ Wilcox, LinkedIn ads expert and founder of B2Linked.com

Episode 97: What you need to know about LinkedIn Advertising, with AJ Wilcox, LinkedIn ads expert and founder of B2Linked.com

Is LinkedIn advertising part of your marketing and PR plan? In this episode, AJ Wilcox shares what you need to know before getting started.
Episode 96: The power of good conversation in combination with quality content, with Jennifer Rooks, host of Maine Calling on Maine Public Radio

Episode 96: The power of good conversation in combination with quality content, with Jennifer Rooks, host of Maine Calling on Maine Public Radio

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.
Episode 95: How to find your personal genius, with freelance journalist, Nick Davidson

Episode 95: How to find your personal genius, with freelance journalist, Nick Davidson

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.
Episode 94: How to build an audience through content and social media, with Sara Steever, president of Paulsen Marketing

Episode 94: How to build an audience through content and social media, with Sara Steever, president of Paulsen Marketing

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.
Episode 93: Grow Your Audience, Grow Your Brand

Episode 93: Grow Your Audience, Grow Your Brand

Want to learn the secret to growing your brand? In this episode, Nancy describes some of the topics in her new book, Grow Your Audience, Grow Your Brand.
Episode 92: Three ways to lay the foundation for building your brand, with Rick Saucier, professor of marketing at Thomas College

Episode 92: Three ways to lay the foundation for building your brand, with Rick Saucier, professor of marketing at Thomas College

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.
Episode 91: Why living and working in Maine will be valued more after COVID-19, with Edward McKersie, founder and president of ProSearch, Inc. and founder of Live and Work in Maine

Episode 91: Why living and working in Maine will be valued more after COVID-19, with Edward McKersie, founder and president of ProSearch, Inc. and founder of Live and Work in Maine

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.
Episode 90: Why repurposing content should be part of your marketing plan, with Jaclyn Schiff, founder and CEO of PodReacher

Episode 90: Why repurposing content should be part of your marketing plan, with Jaclyn Schiff, founder and CEO of PodReacher

Repurposing content you already have is a great way to boost your content marketing. Jaclyn Schiff joins Nancy to discuss how to repurpose podcast content.
Episode 89: How relationships create a foundation for innovative business, with Labrini Nelligan, executive director of Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital

Episode 89: How relationships create a foundation for innovative business, with Labrini Nelligan, executive director of Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital

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.
Episode 88: The evolution and essentials of personal branding, with William Arruda, Personal Branding Guru

Episode 88: The evolution and essentials of personal branding, with William Arruda, Personal Branding Guru

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.
Episode 87: How giving back can increase the longevity of your brand, with Becky Robinson, founder and CEO of Weaving Influence Inc

Episode 87: How giving back can increase the longevity of your brand, with Becky Robinson, founder and CEO of Weaving Influence Inc

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.
Episode 86: How your network can help during hard times, with Martin Grohman, executive director of E2Tech and host of the GrowMaine Show

Episode 86: How your network can help during hard times, with Martin Grohman, executive director of E2Tech and host of the GrowMaine Show

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.
Episode 85: Ten tips for communicating during the COVID-19 crisis

Episode 85: Ten tips for communicating during the COVID-19 crisis

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.
Episode 84: How to find balance in your career, with Jodi Flynn, owner of Women Taking the Lead

Episode 84: How to find balance in your career, with Jodi Flynn, owner of Women Taking the Lead

Looking for marketing, personal branding and career advice? This week’s PR Maven® Podcast is jam-packed with chunks of wisdom from Jodi Flynn.
Episode 83: Why outdoor recreation is so important, with Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation

Episode 83: Why outdoor recreation is so important, with Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation

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
Episode 82: How to use a message map to build your brand

Episode 82: How to use a message map to build your brand

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.
Episode 81: How to find the right audience for your business (and have fun), with Shannon Bryan, Founder of Fit Maine and the Fit Maine Social Club

Episode 81: How to find the right audience for your business (and have fun), with Shannon Bryan, Founder of Fit Maine and the Fit Maine Social Club

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
Episode 80: How to hide less-appealing content by producing good content, with Robert Rose, Chief Troublemaker at The Content Advisory

Episode 80: How to hide less-appealing content by producing good content, with Robert Rose, Chief Troublemaker at The Content Advisory

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.
Episode 79: How being yourself is the best way to build your brand, with Lee Goldberg, Morning Report anchor at WCSH 6

Episode 79: How being yourself is the best way to build your brand, with Lee Goldberg, Morning Report anchor at WCSH 6

Lee Goldberg sits down with Nancy to talk about his transition from covering sports to becoming an anchor for the Morning Report on NEWS CENTER Maine.
Episode 78: The benefits of asking questions and being curious, with Michael Bourque, President and CEO of The MEMIC Group

Episode 78: The benefits of asking questions and being curious, with Michael Bourque, President and CEO of The MEMIC Group

How can being curious and asking questions benefit your career? Find out in this week’s PR Maven® Podcast with Michael Bourque, president and CEO of The MEMIC Group.
Episode 77: How tell stories that build authenticity and relationships, with Kim Jackson, Director of Communications & Marketing at Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

Episode 77: How tell stories that build authenticity and relationships, with Kim Jackson, Director of Communications & Marketing at Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

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!
Episode 76: How focusing on the experience can build your brand, with Ben Fowlie, founder and executive and artistic director at Points North Institute

Episode 76: How focusing on the experience can build your brand, with Ben Fowlie, founder and executive and artistic director at Points North Institute

Have you heard of @camdeniff? On this week’s PR Maven Podcast, Nancy chats with Ben Fowlie, founder and executive and artistic director at Points North Institute.
Episode 75: How listening and networking can improve economic development, with Jim Dinkle, Executive Director of Kennebec Regional Development Authority, FirstPark

Episode 75: How listening and networking can improve economic development, with Jim Dinkle, Executive Director of Kennebec Regional Development Authority, FirstPark

Maine is not just a great place to visit, it is a great place to live and work, too. Nancy’s podcast guest this week would agree.
Episode 74: Why a PR and Marketing Strategy Matters

Episode 74: Why a PR and Marketing Strategy Matters

Why is a marketing and public relations plan necessary? In this week’s episode, I share why having a plan is a must.
Episode 73: How to be a great podcast guest

Episode 73: How to be a great podcast guest

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.
Episode 72: Top 10 marketing, PR and personal branding tips for 2020

Episode 72: Top 10 marketing, PR and personal branding tips for 2020

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.
Episode 71: Top 10 PR Maven® Podcasts of 2019

Episode 71: Top 10 PR Maven® Podcasts of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, let’s celebrate the most popular PR Maven® Podcast episodes of the year. In this week’s podcast, Nancy counts down the top ten episodes from 2019.
Episode 70: How to Maintain a Customer Service Culture in a Digital World, with Andrew Silsby, President & CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank

Episode 70: How to Maintain a Customer Service Culture in a Digital World, with Andrew Silsby, President & CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank

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.
Episode 69: How Public Relations is Shifting Toward Content Marketing

Episode 69: How Public Relations is Shifting Toward Content Marketing

With the rise of the internet, we can use content marketing to attract our own audiences, build trust and gain new clients rather than relying on the media.
Episode 68: What It Is Like To Be An Entrepreneur In Maine, with Julene Gervais, Producer and Host of Greenlight Maine

Episode 68: What It Is Like To Be An Entrepreneur In Maine, with Julene Gervais, Producer and Host of Greenlight Maine

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.
Episode 67: How Being a Lifelong Learner and Growing Your Network Can Advance Your Career with Laurie Lachance, President of Thomas College

Episode 67: How Being a Lifelong Learner and Growing Your Network Can Advance Your Career with Laurie Lachance, President of Thomas College

In this podcast, Laurie Lachance talks about her career, much of the time being the first woman to take on the role she was serving, as well as her road to becoming a college president.
Episode 66: How Millennials Can Make Connections, with Luka Ladan, President and CEO at Zenica Public Relations

Episode 66: How Millennials Can Make Connections, with Luka Ladan, President and CEO at Zenica Public Relations

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.
Episode 65: How to Inspire Creativity with Angela Ferrari, Children’s Book Author/Illustrator/Podcaster at Story Spectacular

Episode 65: How to Inspire Creativity with Angela Ferrari, Children’s Book Author/Illustrator/Podcaster at Story Spectacular

On this week’s PR Maven® Podcast, Angela Ferrari, children’s book author, illustrator and podcaster at @Storytacular, challenges you to create, create, create.
Episode 64: How Lobsters Are Helping People Heal, with Patrick Breeding, Project Manager at Lobster Unlimited

Episode 64: How Lobsters Are Helping People Heal, with Patrick Breeding, Project Manager at Lobster Unlimited

On this PR Maven® Podcast, Nancy sits down with Patrick Breeding, project manager at Lobster Unlimited, who describes how his work with lobsters is helping to heal eczema, among other ailments.
Episode 63: How to Find the Right Career Path and Excel with Jim Peacock, Principal and Owner of Peak-Careers Consulting

Episode 63: How to Find the Right Career Path and Excel with Jim Peacock, Principal and Owner of Peak-Careers Consulting

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.
Episode 62: Kurt Kleidon, President of Kleidon & Associates

Episode 62: Kurt Kleidon, President of Kleidon & Associates

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.
Episode 61: Sean Riley, President and CEO of Maine Course Hospitality Group

Episode 61: Sean Riley, President and CEO of Maine Course Hospitality Group

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.
Episode 60: One-year Anniversary Party with Tim Cotton

Episode 60: One-year Anniversary Party with Tim Cotton

Lieutenant Tim Cotton from the Bangor Police Department is a 22-year veteran officer with a fondness for upholding the law and having a sense of humor.
Episode 59: John Iannarelli, FBI Agent

Episode 59: John Iannarelli, FBI Agent

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.
Episode 58: Emma Dimock, Account Assistant at Marshall Communications

Episode 58: Emma Dimock, Account Assistant at Marshall Communications

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.
Episode 57: Megan Crowder, Account Manager/Social Media Specialist at Marshall Communications

Episode 57: Megan Crowder, Account Manager/Social Media Specialist at Marshall Communications

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.
Episode 56: Chip Carey, Retired Chief Marketing Officer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Episode 56: Chip Carey, Retired Chief Marketing Officer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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.
Episode 55: Alf Anderson, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Episode 55: Alf Anderson, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

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.
Episode 54: Michelle Hood, CEO of Northern Light

Episode 54: Michelle Hood, CEO of Northern Light

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.
Episode 53: Russell Walters, President at Northern Outdoors

Episode 53: Russell Walters, President at Northern Outdoors

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.
Episode 52: John Waid, Founder and CEO of C3 – Corporate Culture Consulting

Episode 52: John Waid, Founder and CEO of C3 – Corporate Culture Consulting

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.
Episode 51: George Smith, Writer, Outdoorsman and Conservationist

Episode 51: George Smith, Writer, Outdoorsman and Conservationist

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.
Episode 50: Nancy Marshall, CEO of Marshall Communications & The PR Maven® on Building Network Maps

Episode 50: Nancy Marshall, CEO of Marshall Communications & The PR Maven® on Building Network Maps

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.
Episode 49: Katie Rollins DelSignore, Senior Shopper Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola

Episode 49: Katie Rollins DelSignore, Senior Shopper Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola

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.
Episode 48: Gary Arndt, travel blogger and photographer

Episode 48: Gary Arndt, travel blogger and photographer

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.
Episode 47: Lisa DeSisto, CEO of Masthead Maine

Episode 47: Lisa DeSisto, CEO of Masthead Maine

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.
Episode 46: Antoine Martel, Owner of Martel Turnkey

Episode 46: Antoine Martel, Owner of Martel Turnkey

Antoine Martel of Martel Turnkey is a real estate investment expert from San Mateo, California. As a licensed real estate agent and experienced investor himself, Antoine helps new and seasoned investors realize their financial goals. His proven real estate investment strategies have enabled countless clients throughout California to realize passive income and financial freedom through out-of-state turnkey rental properties.
Episode 45: Matt Ginn, Chef, Evo Kitchen & Bar

Episode 45: Matt Ginn, Chef, Evo Kitchen & Bar

Chef Matthew Ginn oversees menu creation and operations at Evo Kitchen + Bar, a 50-seat upscale and modern eatery located on Fore Street in downtown Portland, Maine.
Chef Matt was awarded Lobster Chef of the Year in October 2015, cooked at the James Beard House in New York City in 2017, and won Food Network’s Chopped episode “Room for Shrooms” which aired on July 10, 2018.
Episode 44: Lori Harnois, Executive Director, Discover New England

Episode 44: Lori Harnois, Executive Director, Discover New England

Lori Harnois is the executive director of Discover New England, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her primary role is to increase tourism to the New England region from overseas markets. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism Planning and Development, with a minor in Sociology, from the University of New Hampshire.
Episode 43: Steve Lyons, Director, Maine Office of Tourism

Episode 43: Steve Lyons, Director, Maine Office of Tourism

Steve Lyons has been with the Maine Office of Tourism for 20 years and was named director in July of 2017. He is responsible for overall operations of the Maine Office of Tourism, having moved into his position following nine years as director of marketing. In that capacity, he played a critical role in developing a tourism marketing strategy for the state of Maine and managed contracts for the state’s ad agency, marketing research firm, fulfillment and call center operations, and website.
Episode 42: John Francis, retired vice president for research, conservation and exploration at National Geographic

Episode 42: John Francis, retired vice president for research, conservation and exploration at National Geographic

John Francis recently retired as vice president for research, conservation and exploration at the National Geographic Society. His professional career has been rooted in wildlife biology and gaining a better understanding of humankind’s delicate position within nature. John earned a PhD in behavioral ecology and later became a film producer at National Geographic.
Episode 41: Nancy Marshall, CEO of Marshall Communications & The PR Maven®

Episode 41: Nancy Marshall, CEO of Marshall Communications & The PR Maven®

Nancy Marshall, CEO of Marshall Communications and The PR Maven®, presented to attendees at the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Maine Land Conservation Conference. The conference brought together hundreds of attendees to train on best practices in all aspects of land trust work, network, and address the most pressing issues facing land conservation today.
Episode 40: Nicole Mahoney, CEO of Break the Ice Media

Episode 40: Nicole Mahoney, CEO of Break the Ice Media

Nicole is the CEO of Break the Ice Media, a public relations and digital marketing firm specializing in travel and tourism. Ever since she was a little girl, Nicole knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur. She earned a degree in marketing and then went on to complete a master’s degree in communications. After she started her family, Nicole decided it was time to freelance and owned several businesses before starting her own media company.
Episode 39: John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire

Episode 39: John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire

John Lee Dumas is the host and founder of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning daily podcast, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs every Monday and he drops what he calls “value bombs” every Thursday. He has more than two thousand episodes, 1.3 million listeners every month and seven figures of annual revenue.
Episode 38: Lisa Steele, Founder of Fresh Eggs Daily

Episode 38: Lisa Steele, Founder of Fresh Eggs Daily

Lisa Steele is the founder of FreshEggsDaily.com, the popular natural chicken-keeping site, and author of several top-selling books from her small farm in Maine where she now lives with her retired naval officer husband, two dogs and an indoor-outdoor barn cat. She’s a fifth-generation chicken keeper and Maine master gardener.
Episode 37: Nancy Roberts, Program Coordinator for Marketing, New England School of Communications

Episode 37: Nancy Roberts, Program Coordinator for Marketing, New England School of Communications

Nancy Roberts is the program coordinator for marketing and an instructor at the New England School of Communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in graphic design from Central Connecticut State University. She received her master's degree in business administration from Husson University in Bangor, Maine. She has also earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America. Nancy joined the faculty at New England School of Communications in 2007 to develop and lead the marketing communications program.
Episode 36: Lieutenant Tim Cotton, Bangor Police Department

Episode 36: Lieutenant Tim Cotton, Bangor Police Department

Tim Cotton is a lieutenant with the Bangor Police Department and has become well-known for managing the department’s Facebook page. He now finds himself the recipient of serious Facebook attention and adoration from fans around the country that follow the Facebook page to read Tim’s insightful, humorous posts.
Episode 35: Stu Tinker, Owner, SK-Tours of Maine, LLC

Episode 35: Stu Tinker, Owner, SK-Tours of Maine, LLC

Stu Tinker is a lifelong resident of Bangor, Maine. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Betts Bookstore for 20 years, where they specialized in Stephen King books and memorabilia. Stu also owned and operated a limousine service for a number of years transporting people like Stephen King, Drew Barrymore, Kenny Rogers, Ann and Nancy Wilson, John Mellencamp, Cheap Trick and many others. His knowledge of the King world in and around “Derry” is second to none.
Episode 34: Alex Nerney, Co-founder of Create and Go Show Notes

Episode 34: Alex Nerney, Co-founder of Create and Go Show Notes

Alex Nerney is co-founder of Create and Go, an online blog that teaches others how to start a blog and eventually make money blogging. Alex and his partner Lauren quit their jobs, sold almost everything they owned and went all in on blogging. Within their first year they made $100,000 blogging and now, by year three, they are currently making over a $100,000 per month online.
Episode 33: Tobias Parkhurst, President of Oakes & Parkhurst Glass and co-owner of Cushnoc Brewing Company

Episode 33: Tobias Parkhurst, President of Oakes & Parkhurst Glass and co-owner of Cushnoc Brewing Company

Tobias Parkhurst is the president of Oakes & Parkhurst Glass and a co-owner of Cushnoc Brewing Company in Augusta. He earned his B.A. from the University of Hartford and for 10 years he traveled the world as a professional skateboarder. Tobias returned to Maine in 2008, and in 2009 he bought and refurbished five Water Street historical buildings in Augusta, Maine, and enticed two successful restaurants into the downtown area.
Episode 32: Emily Roy, Marketing and Communications Specialist for the City of Saco

Episode 32: Emily Roy, Marketing and Communications Specialist for the City of Saco

Emily Roy is the marketing and communications specialist for the City of Saco. In this role, Emily has spearheaded Saco’s rebranding through the development and implementation of a Marshall Plan®, a new logo and a website design. Emily is responsible for creating content across multiple platforms, including both printed and digital mediums, coordinating Saco’s public relations and media inquiries, and communicating information to the public.
Episode 31: Carey Kish, adventurer, outdoors & travel writer, author & editor, beer enthusiast, funmeister at Beerman Enterprises

Episode 31: Carey Kish, adventurer, outdoors & travel writer, author & editor, beer enthusiast, funmeister at Beerman Enterprises

Carey Kish is veteran hiker, outdoors and travel writer, photographer, registered Maine guide and certified funmeister. Kish has completed some two-dozen long-distance trails in the United States, Canada and Europe, including the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (once in 1977 and again in 2015), the 1,100-mile Florida Trail in 2017, and has plans to tackle all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2019.
Episode 30: Maddie Purcell, Founder, Fyood Kitchen

Episode 30: Maddie Purcell, Founder, Fyood Kitchen

Maddie Purcell is the founder of Fyood Kitchen, an award-winning startup that puts on cooking competition parties – absolutely no experience required. In the past year, Maddie has been nationally recognized as the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur of the Year by SCORE and named to the 2018 Mainebiz Next List, while Fyood Kitchen was named an American Small Business Champion and the SCORE Maine Innovative Business Award winner.
Episode 29: Ruth Jackson, Vice President of Communications at Colby College

Episode 29: Ruth Jackson, Vice President of Communications at Colby College

Ruth Jackson is the vice president for communications at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She is the college’s chief communications officer, providing vision, direction, and leadership for Colby’s internal and external communications. She oversees the strategic planning behind, and the development and creation of, Colby’s communications and marketing programs, including the website, Colby Magazine, advancement and admissions materials, media relations, social media, and internal communications.
Episode 28: Greg Glynn, Account Supervisor at Marshall Communications

Episode 28: Greg Glynn, Account Supervisor at Marshall Communications

As an account supervisor at Marshall Communications, Greg manages the public relations and marketing efforts for a wide range of clients. In 2016, he received his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America and is one of only 5,000+ professionals nationally accredited in the field of public relations.
Episode 27: Skylar Welch, Loan Officer at Acadia Lending Group

Episode 27: Skylar Welch, Loan Officer at Acadia Lending Group

Skylar grew up on a small island in Eastport, Maine. She graduated from the University of Maine, and she spent time studying on the coast of California. After graduating, she took a job with a title company and this is when she found her love for the real estate business. In 2011, Skylar started with Acadia Lending Group where she found her passion and became a loan officer. In her role with the company she provides affordable, reliable lending options to people looking to purchase property in Maine.
Episode 26: Whitney Raymond, Account Supervisor at Marshall Communications

Episode 26: Whitney Raymond, Account Supervisor at Marshall Communications

Whitney loves Maine and enjoys representing the state in her role as international marketing manager for the Maine Office of Tourism. Her enthusiasm has endeared her to the tour operators and travel agents that she works with.
Episode 25: Kevin Frisbie, Author, Radio Show Host and Financial Advisor

Episode 25: Kevin Frisbie, Author, Radio Show Host and Financial Advisor

Kevin Frisbie is from Rumford, Maine, is the owner of Frisbie & Associates and is one of Maine’s top financial advisors. He is also the author of the book Every Dime Every Day, a roadmap for self-help and a personal development book with a compelling and true “rags to riches” story.
Episode 24: David Lee, Owner of Human Nature at Work

Episode 24: David Lee, Owner of Human Nature at Work

David Lee is the founder of HumanNature@Work, a consulting and executive coaching firm, and an associate at Heart At Work, a career counseling firm. He works with leaders and business owners who want to bring their best selves to work and help their people (and clients) do the same.
Episode 23: Leanne Pressly, CEO, Stitchcraft Marketing

Episode 23: Leanne Pressly, CEO, Stitchcraft Marketing

Principal owner and multi-hat-wearing fearless CEO of Stitchcraft Marketing. Leanne holds an M.A. in sociology and a B.A. in English and has 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to starting the agency, she owned a website design and hosting business for 10 years. She’s been a knitter since she was 18 and as a multi-craftual crafter sews garments and quilts.
Episode 22: Susan Baier, Head Honcho, Audience Audit Inc.

Episode 22: Susan Baier, Head Honcho, Audience Audit Inc.

Susan Baier helps organizations figure out what’s going on in the minds of their prospects and customers, and how to use that information to craft targeted, efficient and effective marketing programs. Her company, Audience Audit, develops custom attitudinal segmentation research for smart marketing agencies and their clients in a wide range of industries. She has worked with more than 50 agencies and their clients, including Gap, Kona Grill, Infusionsoft, Jayco, Tufts University, AT&T, Pella and more.
Episode 21: Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director, Frommer Guidebooks and Frommers.com

Episode 21: Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director, Frommer Guidebooks and Frommers.com

Pauline Frommer started traveling with her guidebook-writing parents at the age of four months and hasn’t stopped since. She is the co-president and editorial director for Frommer Media LLC, the company that publishes the Frommer guidebooks and Frommers.com, as well as author of what has been the bestselling guidebook to her hometown since its first edition, Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City 2018.
Episode 20: Michael Katz, Chief Penguin at Blue Penguin Development

Episode 20: Michael Katz, Chief Penguin at Blue Penguin Development

An award-winning humorist and former corporate marketer, Blue Penguin founder and Chief Penguin Michael Katz specializes in helping professional service firms and solos talk/write about their work in a way that is clear and compelling.

Since launching Blue Penguin in 2000, Michael has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week Online, Bloomberg TV, Forbes.com, Inc.com, USA Today, and other national and local media.
Episode 19: Cory Lee, Travel Blogger for Curb Free with Cory Lee

Episode 19: Cory Lee, Travel Blogger for Curb Free with Cory Lee

Cory Lee was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of two, but that certainly has not diminished his desire to travel – wheelchair and all. He has traversed six continents, and blogs about his accessible (and sometimes not so accessible) travel adventures on CurbFreeWithCoryLee.com.
Episode 18: MacKenzie Riley Young, Assistant Director of Media Relations at Thomas College

Episode 18: MacKenzie Riley Young, Assistant Director of Media Relations at Thomas College

MacKenzie Riley Young is the assistant director of media relations at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. She studied journalism and communications at a small liberal arts college called St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, before returning to her hometown (and country) to work at Thomas College.
Episode 17: Michael Smart, Principal of Michael Smart PR

Episode 17: Michael Smart, Principal of Michael Smart PR

Michael Smart is an independent communications trainer who helps public relations pros improve their pitching success rate and enhance their public relations writing. He is regularly among the highest-rated speakers at the industry’s largest conferences.
Episode 16: Molly McPherson, Leading-Edge PR Practitioner, Speaker and Executive Coach

Episode 16: Molly McPherson, Leading-Edge PR Practitioner, Speaker and Executive Coach

Molly McPherson combines her thorough knowledge of current social media tools and practices with years of news and public relations experience. She helps her clients find the right strategy for 21st-century communications by combining the best practices of today with the proven methods of the past.
Episode 15: Rich Brooks, President of Flyte New Media

Episode 15: Rich Brooks, President of Flyte New Media

Rich Brooks is founder and president of flyte new media, a digital agency in Portland, Maine, that’s been around for more than 20 years. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, digital marketing and social media. He founded The Agents of Change, an annual conference and weekly podcast that focuses on search, social and mobile marketing.
Episode 14: Jen Boes, Communications Strategist, Marshall Communications

Episode 14: Jen Boes, Communications Strategist, Marshall Communications

Jennifer brings her 20+ years of experience in marketing and public relations to every project she’s involved in. Her background is extensive, encompassing agency, government, nonprofit, tourism, economic development and health care entities. An accomplished writer and researcher, Jen is the chief architect of The Marshall Plan®, Marshall’s trademarked strategic marketing plan.
Episode 13: Anna McDermott, Content Creator at Marshall Communications

Episode 13: Anna McDermott, Content Creator at Marshall Communications

Anna was born in Portland, Maine, and grew up her dad’s 30-acre farm in New Gloucester. She attended Waynflete and then Wheaton College for two years, where she majored in English. She later graduated summa cum laude from USM with a BA in Communications.
Episode 12: Charlene Williams, President of Marshall Communications

Episode 12: Charlene Williams, President of Marshall Communications

Charlene joined Marshall Communications in 1997 and quickly became Nancy’s trusted “right hand.” Her unmatchable work ethic, commitment to generating the greatest results for clients, and keen marketing and business judgement skills led to her being named president of the agency in 2013.
Episode 11: Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI

Episode 11: Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI

Stephen is the founder and CEO of Predictive ROI, a digital marketing agency, and the host of Onward Nation — a top-rated daily podcast for learning how today’s top business owners think, act and achieve. Onward Nation is listened to in 120 countries around the world.
Episode 10: Bill Green, reporter, anchor and executive producer at NEWS CENTER Maine

Episode 10: Bill Green, reporter, anchor and executive producer at NEWS CENTER Maine

Bill Green specializes in telling rich stories of Maine’s outdoors. Bill is Maine’s senior television reporter (over 40 years) and one of its most popular, as well. In 1993, he became a full time feature reporter having already established the weekly segments Green Outdoors and My Hometown. In 2016, his show Bill Green’s Maine won the Regional Emmy as Outstanding Magazine Program in New England.
Episode 9: How to Build Your Personal Brand and Network Online (solocast)

Episode 9: How to Build Your Personal Brand and Network Online (solocast)

In this episode, Nancy records her podcast from her presentation at the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo about how to build your personal brand and network online. She talks about how a podcast can help build your personal brand, suggests improvements you should make to your LinkedIn page and gives resume advice.
Episode 8: Kate Paine, Founder and President of Standing Out Online

Episode 8: Kate Paine, Founder and President of Standing Out Online

Kate Paine helps executives and entrepreneurs stand out online so they become a recognized authority in their marketplace or industry, and a respected asset to their company and clients. She uses her journalism, PR and marketing experience to tease out her clients’ compelling stories to position them as industry visionaries or influencers both online and off.
Episode 7: Becky McKinnell, President, iBec Creative

Episode 7: Becky McKinnell, President, iBec Creative

Becky McKinnell founded her award-winning digital agency, iBec Creative, the day after graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 2006. Becky has since been recognized as one of Businessweek’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs 25 and Under, was named U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and received the Stevie Women in Business Award, among numerous industry recognitions for her company’s work.
Episode 6: Peter Van Allen, Editor, Mainebiz

Episode 6: Peter Van Allen, Editor, Mainebiz

Peter Van Allen has been editor at Mainebiz, Maine’s statewide business publication, since May 2014. He has been a business journalist for three decades. Prior to joining Mainebiz, he was at the Philadelphia Business Journal, which is owned by American City Business Journals. Earlier in his career, he worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor for Gannett, Knight-Ridder and Thomson publications.
Episode 5: Stefa Normantas, Managing Partner, Green Tree Event Consultants

Episode 5: Stefa Normantas, Managing Partner, Green Tree Event Consultants

Stefa Normantas is a strategic event manager and managing partner of the New England Made shows, the Philadelphia Furniture Show and Green Tree Event Consultants/Giraffe Events, Maine-based event services companies. Whether directing a trade show or managing a conference for hundreds, Stefa enjoys the challenge of project management.
Episode 4: Drew McLellan, Top Dog at Agency Management Institute

Episode 4: Drew McLellan, Top Dog at Agency Management Institute

Drew has worked in advertising for 25+ years and started his own agency, McLellan Marketing Group, in 1995 after a five-year stint at Y&R and still actively runs the agency.

He also owns and runs Agency Management Institute (AMI), which serves 250+ small to mid-sized agencies (advertising, digital, marketing, media and PR) every year, so they can increase their AGI, attract better clients and employees, mitigate the risks of being self-employed in a such volatile business and best of all — let the agency owner actually enjoy the perks of agency ownership.
Episode 3: Craig Marshall, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, World Pro Ski Tour

Episode 3: Craig Marshall, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, World Pro Ski Tour

Craig Marshall is the executive director of sales & marketing for the World Pro Ski Tour. Craig grew up at Sugarloaf, Maine, and ski raced while at Carrabassett Valley Academy and at the NCAA Division I level for Colby College. He moved to Portland, Maine, in August of 2015 and still lives there while running the WPST. Craig works part time as a youth ski race coach in addition to playing golf and squash.
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