PR’s Top Pros Talk… Jennifer Bodner – Navigating PR in an Imperfect Comms World

Jennifer Bodner, CEO of Babbit Bodner, discusses how to manage the unpredictability of PR by planning ahead and knowing when to pivot. Jennifer emphasizes the importance of gathering insights during the research process. She talks about the value of being a scrappy and strategic communicator. Jennifer also shares what Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and the Barbie movie have in common.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Chrissy Faessen – Educating Reporters Through Messaging and Events

Chrissy Faessen, Principal at ConwayStrategic, shares the methods she uses with clients to develop strategic and authentic messaging. Chrissy also explains how she connects with reporters through email and social media and discusses developing visibility opportunities during tight news cycles for her healthcare clients.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Marie de Foucaud – Developing an International Program

Marie de Foucaud, Founder and CEO of Elovation Consulting, describes how the Saudi Fashion Commission is making a huge impact on local communities. Marie highlights her experience connecting with upcoming talent and political leaders for the Saudi 100 Brands project. Marie also shares what communicators need to know before working with international brands.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Krysten Copeland – Developing Effective Messaging Strategies

Krysten Copeland, Founder of KC & Co Communications, discusses the importance of having open and inclusive conversations when planning the messaging for a campaign. She also discusses valuable tools such as polling through social media to ensure a client’s target audience is being reached. Krysten also shares her advice for getting stories on local and national TV news.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Amina Colter Jones – Working Together to Drive Impact on Racial Justice

Amina Colter Jones, Senior Vice President, on Edelman’s Health and Multicultural teams, explains how safe spaces can lessen the divide between executives and associates when it comes to racial justice progress. Amina shares the impact of affirmative action and explains why communicators should research the policies. Amina also shares her advice on how companies can be more inclusive in their hiring process.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Natalie Boden – How to Create an Effective Campaign for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Natalie Boden, Founder and CEO of BODEN Agency, shares her insights on how brands can engage with the Hispanic cohort authentically during Hispanic Heritage Month (and beyond) and why understanding local and cultural nuances matter when reaching this fast growing community. She also discusses her new children’s book, “Sasha’s Big Question,” which she wrote in response to the question “Mom, why do you work?” which many moms (more than dads) are faced with during their motherhood and career journeys. To purchase the book visit:

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Annie Pace Scranton – Developing an Effective Earned Media Strategy

Doug Simon talks to Annie Pace Scranton, Founder and CEO of ⁠Pace Public Relations⁠ and Author of The Guide to Earned Media. Annie explains how communicators can build authentic relationships with journalists. She talks about what to include in an email pitch. Annie also shares her journey of becoming an entrepreneur. 
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PR’s Top Pros Talk… Seth Linden – How to Get Earned Media Coverage During Uncertain Times

Seth Linden, President of Dukas Linden Public Relations, describes how to effectively work with clients when they want to secure earned media coverage. Seth explains key skills he’s learned including understanding the news cycle and building strong relationships with journalists. Seth also discusses the importance of local news in the public relations industry.