Monthly Archives: September 2009

Presenting Dallas Lawrence, Social Media and Crisis Response Expert

Dallas Lawrence

Dallas Lawrence

Dallas Lawrence is a guest on Conversations in Public Relations.

As chair of Levick Strategic Communications’ Digital Media Practice, Dallas Lawrence leads a team that provides high-profile corporate, government, and non-profit clients with effective online reputation management, crisis response and social media engagement programs.

Before joining Levick, Dallas was Vice President for Communications and New Media at the National Association of Manufacturers and also served for five years as a trusted member of President Bush’s communications team, representing the White House, the Defense Department, and the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

Dallas is a commissioned officer in the United States Navy reserve and resides in Washington, DC.BulletproofLarge

Dallas blogs for Bulletproof: The Blog on Crisis Communicationswww.bulletproofblog.com

Follow Dallas on Twitter @DallasLawrence

Barbara Burfeind: A Career in Military Public Affairs


Barbara Burfeind, APR, has had an illustrious career in public affairs with the U.S. Navy. She now heads Defense Visual Information in the Department of Defense.

In this video, she discusses the power of photographic images to inform. She also explains how working in military public affairs is different from other paths in public relations.

Barbara is also President of the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and talks about her experiences in that leadership role in another Conversations in Public Relations video.

Leadership in PR: Barbara Burfeind PRSA-NCC President


Barbara Burfeind is the President of the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society (http://prsa-ncc.org), a professional organization in Washington, DC of more than 1400 members. In this Conversations in Public Relations video, Barbara shares her leadership experiences and why she believes it’s important for area communicators to join PRSA-NCC.

Produced by Mary Fletcher Jones. September 2009.

An Insider’s View to Working for a PR Agency – with Meghan Sager


Meghan Sager, Online Analyst for New Media Strategies, has worked for three communications agencies since graduating from college a few years ago. This young PR professional describes how working for a PR agency is different from working in internal communications, and provides advice for those seeking a position with a PR or communications agency.

Produced by Mary Fletcher Jones for Conversations in Public Relations. September 2009.

On Event Planning with Jennifer Collins


Jennifer Collins of The Event Planning Group believes (http://www.tepgevents.com) that events and meetings are the most powerful form of communications. In this Conversations in Public Relations video, Mary Fletcher Jones interviews this public relations and event planning professional.

Jennifer provides useful event planning advice for communicators.

A Conversation with Sandra Wills Hannon


Meet Sandra Wills Hannon, Ph.D., APR, public relations professional and market research expert. Sandra is founder of The Hannon Group (http://www.thehannongroup.com) and provides public relations and market research services to a wide variety of clients.

Learn what communicators should know about market research-based communications strategies in this Conversations in Public Relations video produced by Mary Fletcher Jones. September 2009.

What Every Communicator Should Know about Market Research


In this Conversations in Public Relations video interview, Sandra Wills Hannon, Ph.D., APR, discusses what is essential to know about communications strategy and market research. Learn more about her company, The Hannon Group at http://www.thehannongroup.com

Produced by Mary Fletcher Jones. September 2009.

A Conversation with Susan Matthews Apgood, Radio Public Relations Expert


Radio public relations is the topic of this Conversations in Public Relations interview with Susan Matthews Apgood of News Generation (http://www.newsgeneration.com).

Produced by Mary Fletcher Jones. September 2009.

Event Planning Advice for Communicators


n this 3-1/2 minute Conversations in Public Relations video, Jennifer Collins of The Event Planning Group (http://www.tepgevents.com) offers advice for communicators tasked with planning a major special event or meeting. Jennifer’s philosophy is that special events can be the most powerful form of communications.

Produced by Mary Fletcher Jones for Conversations in Public Relations (https://prconversations.wordpress.com)

Meghan Sager talks about Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR)


Board member Meghan Sager talks about the benefits of belonging to the Washington, DC professional association, Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR).

To learn more about WWPR, visit http://www.WWPR.org

Produced by Mary Fletcher Jones.