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Selfish Altruism: Ned Lundquist on Origins of the JOTW and an Appeal to Take the Annual Comms Survey

Sword and the Script

. >>> Do you work in communications, PR, public affairs, marcom, or a related field? Ned: I started JOTW when I found myself rather suddenly out of work in January of 2001. When I started my new job in April 2001 the network had grown to about 150 people.

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3 former PR pros who made mid-career shifts and lived to talk about it

Communications Conversations

Former role: Vice president of communications and public affairs with Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE). I resigned my last full-time PR job in December 2014, as vice president of communications and public affairs with Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE). What was your last PR job? How long did you work in the PR field?

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Putting PR on the Table for Minority Students


After a lot of persistence, I was offered a PR internship with the San Francisco 49ers during their 2001 summer training camp. Thomas Bennett is the Public Affairs Manager at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This marked my beginning into the PR profession. He is the Diversity Co-Chair for the PRSA Dallas chapter.

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Take 30 Seconds to Read!!

Bad Pitch Blog

Take it from someone who has been doing public relations for 20 years and has owned her own successful public affairs firm since 2001, emails like this, quite honestly, give the entire profession a bad name. [Not only not cool, kids, but silly and the kind of thing that gets you bad press, like, well THIS.]

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Masters in Marketing Interview: Paul Furiga, WordWrite Communications

Mindful Marketing

An interesting aspect of our work is that we find ourselves doing more and more public affairs work. One that particularly stands out came in 2000-2001, the Firestone tire crisis. In terms of industry focus, healthcare, manufacturing and professional services are sweet spots for us. As the CEO, you wear many hats.