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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
Sandra Fathi, President of Affect, sat down with Doug Simon to analyze the findings of the DSSimon’s Media Influencers Report which shares new statistics and sentiments in the industry, ranging from digital content to communications trends.
Last week, Communications Week 2015 came to a close with its highly anticipated Friday Morning Sessions event. The three expert panel sessions provided key lessons for optimizing your business social media strategy, and here are our top three takeaways from the event.
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… Continue reading
Social media is considered an essential part to any communications strategy, especially in today’s digital environment. Forbes contributor, Carmine Gallo, was pleasantly surprised by Cathay Pacific’s responsiveness and personalized interactions that he connected with Dennis Owen, the group manager for social media at Cathay Pacific Airways, to discuss the keys to success.
There has been a lot of uproar in the news recently regarding brand spokespeople gone wrong, from Subway spokesman Jared Fogel’s indictment on criminal charges to other major cases over the past decade. For example, you might remember Kellogg’s dropping Michael Phelps for smoking marijuana, or Smithfield Foods and The Food Network dropping Paula Deen… Continue reading
For many businesses, relying on the merits of their products alone may not be enough to garner the most coveted media placements. In this video, Sandra Fathi, President at Affect, shares how companies can share best practices about their corporate culture in order to hook media interest.
LinkedIn, when properly executed and engaged with, can be a key platform for a communications program. If you are putting effort into LinkedIn but not seeing the intended results, here are a few tips from Melissa Baratta, Senior Vice President at Affect, to consider.
This week, Affect VP Katie Creaser and I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by our friends at LIFARS, a NYC-based cybersecurity and digital forensics firm. The event focused on cyber espionage and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), with speakers from well-known security software and hardware companies discussing the threat landscape and strategies to keep… Continue reading