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New Year’s Resolutions for Communicators – A Conversation with Leah Ibraheem

The new year is almost here! Time to make resolutions. Marketing consultant Leah Ibraheem shares advice for communicators, business owners, and nonprofit managers on staying focused, setting goals, and networking.

Leah Ibraheem is a multi-channel marketing strategist and blogger who works in the Washington, DC area. Follow Leah on Twitter @LeahIbraheem.

Conversations in Public Relations is produced by Mary Fletcher Jones and David Hyson of Fletcher Prince http://www.FletcherPrince.com.


Conversations in Public Relations: three years of great interviews

Goodbye-2012-Happy-New-Year-2013-Picture67107801_2012122812231As 2012 draws to a close, we are happy to report that Conversations in Public Relations is still going strong, which motivates us to have an even better fourth year in 2013.

David and I are looking forward to recording even more video interviews with Washington, DC area communicators, marketers, PR pros, and advertising experts in the new year.

In 2012, we added 96 YouTube subscribers, bringing our total to 333.  We had an additional 17,625 views bringing our total views to 61,640.

Previous guests take note: the older videos continue to get lots of play, with some numbering in the thousands of views.

Our gender split of viewers is nearly 50/50 — the audience is 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

Please subscribe to Conversations in Public Relations on YouTube, and let us know your ideas for video topics and guests.  Happy New Year!

PR Careers: Advice for Job Interviews, with Rachel DiCaro Metscher

Are you looking for your first job, or an internship, in public relations, corporate communications, or marketing? Need some job-winning advice?

Rachel Metscher, Corporate Communications Director with Hobsons http://www.hobsons.com shares advice on using social media, job interviews, and even rejections to obtain a job in the competitive public relations field.

Conversations in Public Relations is produced by Mary Fletcher Jones and David Hyson of Fletcher Prince http://www.FletcherPrince.com as a service to the community.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel and Like Conversations in Public Relations on Facebook If you would like to be a guest on Conversations in Public Relations, please email Mary at FletcherPrince.com

Starting your own PR Business: A Conversation with Jeff Ghannam

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own public relations or marketing business?  Jeff Ghannam, founder of Crystal Communications & Marketing, recently did just that.  I asked Jeff to share some of his insights on why now is a good time to go independent, and what it takes to start your own communications business.

Pitching the Media: How to Use Email in Pitches

Vicki Robb, APR explains how to pitch stories to the media with email and telephone contact.  With 25 years of media relations experience, Vicki shares practical tips for communicating your message effectively to reporters.

Vicki Robb is the owner of Vicki Robb Communications.  This video interview was recorded by Mary Fletcher Jones and David Hyson on February 3, 2011.

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Pitching the Media: How to Handle Media Placements

Vicki Robb, APR, explains how to handle media placements.  In this video interview for Conversations in Public Relations, you will learn

  • How to interact with reporters after obtaining the placement
  • Creative ways to share media placements with stakeholders
  • How to use media placements to demonstrate value to your clients

Vicki Robb is owner of Vicki Robb Communications and has more than 25 years of public relations experience.

Recorded February 3, 2011 by David Hyson and Mary Fletcher Jones for Conversations in Public Relations.

Make the perfect PR pitch, with Vicki Robb

Does pitching make you tremble?  Well, don’t worry.  Vicki Robb, APR, is here to tell you how to make the perfect pitch to the media.

Learn media relations tips in this video interview with PR consultant Vicki Robb.

Vicki Robb is the president of Vicki Robb Communications and is a public relations consultant with more than 25 years of media relations experience, including work in the White House.

Check out Vicki’s book on her White House years: http://amzn.com/1439231354

Recorded February 3, 2011. Video by David Hyson and Mary Fletcher Jones.

Working in the White House: a conversation with author and PR consultant Vicki Robb

Vicki Robb, APR, is a Washington, DC area  PR consultant who got her start in public relations working in the White House during the Carter Administration.

Vicki Robb is the author of Me & Jimmy! Tales of A Junior Staffer in the Carter Whitehouse, available from Amazon.com

Vicki shares fascinating insider anecdotes, as well as her views and experience about public relations work, in this candid video interview with Conversations in Public Relations host Mary Fletcher Jones.

Video interview recorded February 3, 2011 by David Hyson, editing by Mary Fletcher Jones.


Vicki Robb and Mary Fletcher Jones

Vicki Robb and Mary Fletcher Jones talk about Vicki's White House PR work for Conversations in Public Relations video interview


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From journalist to publicist: thoughts on the career transition, with Sally Squires

With newsrooms shrinking, many journalists are making the transition into PR. Sally Squires, Senior Vice President, Director of Health and Wellness Communications, Powell Tate (formerly of The Washington Post) reveals lessons she learned as she made the transition to a career in public relations.

In 2008, Sally Squires joined Powell Tate as the Director of Health and Wellness Communications after 24 years at The Washington Post as an award-winning medical and health writer. At Powell Tate, she specializes in the design and implementation of nutrition, food and health advocacy programs for government, nonprofit and corporate clients.

Recorded at the January 6, 2011 IPRA meeting by Mary Fletcher Jones http://www.FletcherPrince.com

2010 in review: Conversations in Public Relations Blog Health

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 155 posts. There were 26 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 11mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 11th with 130 views. The most popular post that day was On ethics, with Peter Stanton (VIDEO).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.search.wordpress.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, youtube.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for makeup, make up, make-up, wardrobe, and make up tips.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


On ethics, with Peter Stanton (VIDEO) May 2010


What to Wear in the Conversations Videos January 2009
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Look Good on Video: Makeup Tips for Women January 2009