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New Jersey Black Public Relations Society Meeting – May 8th


New Jersey Public Relations professionals there is another chance to attend a Black Public Relations society meeting. This one will be in central Jersey at the J&J headquarters in New Brunswick. I think its a smart move to have meetings in northern and central Jersey, its such to foster more community among New Jersey PR professionals. I attended inaugural meeting that happened about a month ago. That meeting was held at NJPAC a brought out a good crowd. I have the feeling this meeting will draw a crowd as well. Also the newly reactivated NY BPRS is having a meeting on the 8th as well. So two chances to mix and mingle.

I’ve attached a link to the flier below, feel free to share. Hope to see you all there.

Happy Flying,
~Solo Dove~

NJBPRS_May_2012.pdf

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PR News: NJ BPRS Kick-Off Meeting – Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 – 8 PM


For my New Jersey based public relations professionals this is a meeting you will want to attend.

Inaugural Regional Informational & Networking Kick-Off Meeting

When: Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), One Center St., Newark, NJ

Light Refreshments; $2 Parking Voucher (Lots A, C, & Military Park)

Register no later than Friday, March 23: http://njbprsmeeting.eventbrite.com

BPRS_NJ_Invitation.pdf

Is Public Relations Women’s Work?


PR Daily did a post on why women dominate the public relations profession. They used this snippet of an interview with some top female public relations professions

Why women predominate PR Snippet which lead to a few choice comments here http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/10477.aspx

My whole take on why so many women work in PR is this

#1 Why do we care so much? Is there some injustice happening to males work in PR?

# 2  No answer will ever be good enough.  I don’t think there will be a scientific answer that will satisfy everyone.

#3 Instead of trying to figure why some many women work in PR  we should be focusing on my important issues like educating people on what public relations is all about.

These are just my thoughts. What do you think? Do you even care?

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusiast and hard-core networker. Twitter.com/solodovepr Tumblr: solodovepr.tumblr.com

Networking Adventures | Women 2.0 (@women2) @FounderFriday Meetup


I attended my first networking event of the new year this past week which was sponsored by Women 2.0 who held their once a month  Founder Friday consist of aspiring and current entrepreneurs coming to together and network as well as. There was good mix of women in attendance including some men who were founders of various start-ups. Not everyone there was from a start up though which I think provided a good a balance.

An interesting fact about the Founder Friday event is that one was also being held in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Since this is where Women 2.0 started. So simultaneously there were events being held where women were coming together to share and connect. They are trying to expand the event to other cities which I think will be well received.

Hosting this months meet up were

Kelly Hoey, Investor and Founder of Women Innovate Mobile

CJ Kettler, CEO and Co-Founder of Genius Crowds

“Build your network, so you can pursue your dreams.” -Kelly Hoey

“We can be our own tribe of knowledge if we help each other.”- CJ Kettler

Hearing these two ladies speak revved up those in attendance. Hearing about how others went about their entrepreneurial journey is always inspiring. The ladies also offered tips on what they’ve learned.

I really enjoyed my time at Founder Friday because it was great to go to an event where everyone was there to talk and share ideas and really connect. The energy in the room was very positive. So if you get the chance next month I would recommend attending a Founder Friday meetup.



Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusiast and hard-core networker. Twitter.com/solodovepr Tumblr: solodovepr.tumblr.com

The Public Relations Society of America predictions for 2012


As with any industry as the new year approaches predictions are made about the trends that we should be on the look for in the coming year. These list serve as guides for most PR pros. By reviewing these predictions you can see areas that may need improvement and see what can be implemented for clients.  I like the list of predictions for 2012, I bolded some that I will be sure to keep my eye on for the new year. What are some of the predictions that you are looking forward to the most?

Here’s an overview of PRSA’s predictions for 2012:

1. Business increases its voice in the digital space

2. Convergence continues

3. Organizations will be defined by communication

4. Wanted: great industry leadership

5. The rise of the “influence professional”

6. Social validation becomes the “holy grail”

7. Shifting metrics and integration drive digital pr

8. The consumerization of it changes PR from the inside, out

9. Economic realities reset the PR/media relationship

10. The rise of “brand journalism”

11. Solo PR pros make their mark

12. Talent acquisition goes social

 

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusiast and hard-core networker. Twitter.com/solodovepr Tumblr: solodovepr.tumblr.com

Happy Holidays from Solo Dove Public Relations


Enjoy this holiday season

Networking event from hell


I am actually going to a networking/holiday party event tonight so when I read about the six people from networking hell I had to repost.  Lets see if I can spot any  of these characters tonight. I have to say that I tend to be on the ambitious side but not overly ambitious. I just want to meet the key people at the event and be on my way. I have gone to networking events and witnessed the drunk, the leech and the newbie.

Should you end up in networking hell these are the six people you might meet:

1. Barbie and/or Ken. Let’s start with the best and possibly most pitiful. Barbie and Ken are almost always represented at these things, although sometimes you may only get one or the other. But they’re there, all dolled up, their skin stretched way tight across their face. Why do they attend? Because they want you to look at them, of course. Looking in the mirror does get old after awhile, doesn’t it? Oh, did I mention they are usually too old to try and look so young?

2. The leech. If you’re extremely unlucky, you’ve gotten caught by the leech before. This is a person who isn’t comfortable going up to new people and forming lots of connections. Instead, they will sense the easiest target, anyone who remotely shows any interest in them, and will attach themselves. Once they start sucking your blood, they’ll be with you the entire night, gravy training on all your conversations.

3. The overly-important guy. This guy is out of place and he knows it. “Why the hell am I here,” is written all over his face and you’re wasting your time if you try and hand him your business card. He probably has a million business cards just like yours and won’t remember you five seconds from now.

4. The newbie. Everyone is a networking rookie at one time. However, some handle it worse than others. They usually go around telling everyone, whispering out of the corner of their mouth, that they’ve “never been to one of these things.” And they ask lots of annoying questions like “how does this work” and “what do we do now.” Act like you’ve been there before, man!

5. The overly ambitious. The overly ambitious will not stop until they have shaken every hand and exchanged business cards with every person in the room. They typically talk so fast that you’d swear they were on something. Of course, being so ambitious, they will probably call you and may even be a good contact. So don’t hesitate to talk to them.

6. The drunk. This one might be better than Barbie and Ken. More fun to watch anyway. These events almost always have free booze of some sort. Usually wine. Anyway, the drunk volunteers to attend these meetings because … well, he knows he’ll get to drink for free (and not have to drink alone that night). Unfortunately, he almost always has too much and walks around glass-eyed, making little sense. It’s a waste of your marketing time to talk to him, but it certainly adds to the entertainment value.

This post is courtesy of Mickie Kennedy. He is the CEO and founder of eReleases and blogs at PR Fuel

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusiast and hard-core networker. Twitter.com/solodovepr Tumblr: solodovepr.tumblr.com

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