Pitching Reporters on Social Media – What Works & What Doesn’t

Last week, we attended a PRSA event, “Meet the Media: How Journalists Use Social Media for News and Sources,” and heard from a great panel of journalists including: Galina Espinoza – senior director, strategic content, NBC News (moderator) Michael Roston – senior staff editor, The New York Times Paula Rizzo – senior health producer, Fox News Kaitlin Ahern – editor, Parents.com Lindsay Goldwert – freelancer, Fast Company, The Daily News, Marketwatch, Glamour, ABCNews.com Read more […]

Affect Talks Internship and Entrepreneurship to PRSSA FIT

One of the most rewarding experiences for any professional is to mentor and help prospective candidates find his or her calling in the real world. In mid-November, Affect visited the PRSSA chapter of the Fashion Institute of Technology to do just that. In this interactive session, Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, spoke to a group of 30 budding professionals about the PR industry and what they can expect in the real world. The vivid discussion also touched on the process involved with creating Read more […]

4 Tips to Get Ahead in the Workplace

In a recent PRSSA event titled, “Managing Up: How to Be a Stand-Out Intern, or New Pro,” a panel of PR professionals shared key tips with aspiring PR professionals on how to get ahead as an entry-level employee. Between the four panelists, their workplace experiences of managing full teams and client loads have provided the following insights for young PR stars entering the workforce: ANTICPATE Nothing is more encouraging to a supervisor than seeing a junior employee take initiative Read more […]

Another Successful Year for PRSA’s Amazing Race!

Last week, PRSA’s 2015 Amazing Race took place in the heart of NYC and was a smash hit. Top PR teams from a variety of NYC-based companies met at McGettigan’s bar for an evening of competitive fun. The scavenger hunt kicked off at 5 PM, and each team set out to race around midtown utilizing their creative juices to snap photos with newscastors, celebrities, and iconic New York locations, as well as answer a variety of PR trivia questions and showcase their artistic ability in the drawing portion Read more […]

Communications Week Event Rewind: PRx, The Future of Public Relations & Media

So long Communications Week! For the unfamiliar, Communications Week was a week-long celebration of the public relations, communications and media industries consisting of events held at different locations around New York City and online. Tiffany Guarnaccia, CEO of Kite Hill PR, founded Communications Week and according to her, “We are living in a time where the lines have blurred between the public relations and media industries. Now is the time to focus on how media is being disrupted and how Read more […]

10 Takeaways from the PRSA International Conference 2013

I recently attended the PRSA International Conference in Philadelphia. I have been going to this event for a number of years and without fail, it always inspires me. I enjoy meeting public relations professionals who are just starting out their careers to leaders of some of the world’s most prominent brands and agencies. Here are just a few of the things that inspired me at the conference. Hopefully, I’ll see you there next year! 10 Takeaways from PRSA International Conference 2013 #PRSAICON Read more […]

Media Training 101: Lessons from the Campaign Trail

We’re nearing the end of the 2012 election season, and it’s been quite the race so far. From political scientists to journalists to the mom next door, everyone seems to have a different opinion on how well the candidates are representing themselves and getting their messages across. The last few presidential debates in particular have had traditional and social media abuzz: Were the candidates successful in remembering their media training lessons? Was Joe Biden’s incessant chuckling a tactic Read more […]

The “70/20/10 Philosophy” on Social Media

Last week was full of different industry events, from TechSet’s networking reception for the countdown to the 2012 Pivot Conference and the PRSA-NY Summer Social at SLATE, to the IABC Social Media Workshop. While all the events were successful, for the purpose of this post, I want to share an interesting learning experience from the IABC Social Media Workshop, which will serve as a good reminder for social media gurus. The “70/20/10 Philosophy” was presented and discussed by NYU Professor Read more […]

The New York Intern Project is LIVE!

Today, we’ve got some exciting news for college students out there looking for a fantastic summer internship in New York City. Affect Strategies and Strutta, have launched The New York Intern Project, a contest to find our next summer intern! Working with Strutta, an interactive promotions company offering an intuitive contest builder that enables businesses to manage fully branded online contests, we are calling for all applicants to get creative, think big and use social media to land a sweet Read more […]

Why you should be here – PRSA International Conference 2010 – Leadership Assembly

After a long day at the PRSA International Conference’s Leadership Assembly, I wanted to share a few thoughts on PRSA. I know that few folks outside of PRSA understand the value of the organization. However, for the lucky few that come to these meetings, you understand. When you are in the room with the nation’s brightest, most dedicated and talented PR folks – you want to be in their company, you are inspired by them and you challenge yourself to be the best PR practitioner possible. Through PRSA Read more […]