All Careers Advice

  • Neil Shapiro, Managing Partner & COO of Intermarket and former Producer at Fox News Channel, CNBC and CNN, on deadly PR sins, being a good storyteller and transparency.
  • Buck Wolf, Executive Editor of Crime & Weird News at The Huffington Post, on offbeat stories, pitch lists, blacklists and his vocabulary of naughty words.
  • Professor Jim Macnamara, Professor of Public Communication at UTS Sydney and a special speaker guest at the AMEC International Summit, on the impact of PR on media, the search for a silver bullet, and silver spoons.
  • Thomas Madden, CEO of TransMedia Group and former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, on writing, salesmanship and originality vs hackality.
  • Marie-Josée Gagnon, President and Founder of CASACOM, on being the Press Attaché of the Prime Minister and launching her own business.
  • Heather LaMarre, Assistant Professor at Temple University, on changing courses, emergent media and “strategic communication.”
  • Lorraine Ali, Music Editor at Los Angeles Times, on navigating 500+ emails a day, Chris Brown’s tweets and Britney’s Las Vegas residency.
  • MaryBeth Vrees, Director of Customer Communications and Marketing at Pepco Holdings, Inc., on being a TV news anchor, transparency with the media and living in Alaska.
  • Doug Buemi, Vice Chairman, Regional Director, Asia Pacific at Cohn & Wolfe, on the James Brown of PR, starting up a new business in China and living in the now.
  • Bruce Blythe, Founder of BlytheComm and former reporter and editor at Bloomberg, Reuters and Dow Jones Newswires, on ink-stained types, the flack language and the headline question.
  • Daniel Massey, Vice President at BerlinRosen's National Issue Advocacy Practice and former Senior Reporter at Crain's New York Business, on giving voice to poor and working class people, the powerful role of PR, and growing up in the Bronx.
  • Owen Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of ReadWrite, on mapping out big trends, content versus stories and a well-crafted email pitch.
  • Emily Buchanan, Senior Principal, Chair of Brand Marketing and Social Engagement at Carmichael Lynch Spong, on UND, Dee Dee Myers and Pop-Tarts World.
  • Zennie Abraham, Founder of Zennie62, on video-blogging, getting named one of the top bloggers to watch out for in 2014 and being added to the White House Press List.
  • Ned Potter, SVP at RLM Finsbury and former award-winning ABC News Correspondent, on effective pitches, essential ingredients of storytelling and landing a space shuttle simulator.
  • Tali Mackay, Head of the US Healthcare Practice at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, on healthy choices, media traction and character as the new black.
  • Marie Griffin, an editor and writer with more than 20 years experience in b-to-b media, on not having to commute, not being pulled into unproductive meetings and not dealing with office politics.
  • Some stupendous calligraphy
  • Jim Lukaszewski is an international practice leader in crisis management and President of The Lukaszewski Group, a division of Risdall Public Relations.
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