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March 24, 2022 00:37:24
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Women in Media with Tracy Brandys & Gina Crash of Audacy | 21

As we celebrate Women's History Month, Jen Renehan is joined by Tracy Brandys and Gina Crash of Audacy. Each professional brings their own unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation on women in media and PR. Tracy is the SVP, Market Manager at Audacy. She is an experienced leader and innovator with over 20+ years of experience in the media industry and works closely with Maroon PR to build authentic, creative and results-driven campaigns for clients. Gina Crash brings 25+ years in broadcast and is currently the morning show host on Today’s 101.9. Listen along as the dynamic trio discusses women's growth in the media and PR industries, challenges and opportunities for women, and advice for anyone looking to succeed in business. ...

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March 02, 2022 00:18:54
Today's PR Issues in Sports | 20

Today's PR Issues in Sports | 20

Emergency pod! It would be hard for us to ignore the current public relations fiascos and storylines in sports today and as PR pros, we like to talk through scenarios and solutions! Luckily, we have John and Matt to provide perspective to it all. In this episode, the team covers a myriad of topics from the professional to collegiate sports scene. How has the controversy of the PGA Tour and Saudi golf league impacted the careers and reputations of some of the worlds' golfing greats? Should Michigan Men's Basketball Head Coach, Juwan Howard, be facing tougher penalties for his actions after their loss to Wisconsin? Will the handshake line after games be removed and did Michigan properly handle the PR situation? How is the work stoppage affecting the MLB and its players? So many questions, listen in for the answers! ...

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February 12, 2022 00:31:15
Kevin Seifert, National Reporter for ESPN's NFL Nation | 19

Kevin Seifert, National Reporter for ESPN's NFL Nation | 19

There’s no doubt the NFL season has been filled with excitement and drama, and on this episode John and Matt dive into it all with National Reporter for ESPN’s NFL Nation, Kevin Seifert. The guys touch on how the reporting was handled regarding the breaking news of Tom Brady’s retirement, the Brian Flores class-action lawsuit and the impact of the Rooney Rule, as well as the most recent allegations from Hue Jackson and how the Brown’s PR team were quick to respond. Seifert discusses balancing the dynamics of reporting with the evolution of team reporters while maintaining relationships with independent reporters and what it’s like working with a large network. For all the latest NFL news, check out Kevin’s twitter @SeifertESPN. ...

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February 04, 2022 00:26:45
Candice Brown-McElyea, Founder & President of One Eight Oh PR | 18

Candice Brown-McElyea, Founder & President of One Eight Oh PR | 18

This episode spins things around a bit as John is joined by Account Director, Eric Hammond to welcome Founder and President of One Eight Oh PR, Candice Brown-McElyea. Eric and Candice once started their career paths together almost 25 years ago at WMDT-TV in Salisbury, MD and now both have made the jump from journalism to public relations. With vast experience and knowledge, Candice delivers thought-provoking conversation surrounding the effectiveness of in-house video production, the evolution of social media and how to identify realistic goals for your clients, tips for client media training, and public relations in the commercial real estate world. We also do a little prediction of where the future of the industry is going and discuss key qualities public relations experts look for in newcomers who are looking to find their place in the industry. Check out Candice’s company at wedogreatpr.com - and yes, she has the best URL on the planet! ...

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January 17, 2022 00:32:11
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Journalism & Public Relations Pro, Julie Parker | 17

Truly an episode you won't want to miss as John and Matt welcome Washington, D.C based journalism and PR pro, Julie Parker! Julie worked as a reporter with WJLA-TV for almost 9 years before venturing down a new path as the Director of the Media Relations Division for the Prince George's County Police Department. Excelling at her position, Julie transformed the department by using their social media platforms in an innovative way, becoming more transparent with department information and building relationships to connect with the community. Listen to how Julie has handled crisis situations, media relationships, and is now building her own company, Julie Parker Communications. Give her a follow on Twitter @JulieParkerComm and visit julieparkercommunications.com. ...

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December 30, 2021 00:34:20
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Roch Kubatko, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) Reporter | 16

For our last SPIN is a Four Letter Word episode of 2021, we talk with longtime friend and journalist, Roch Kubatko. A 35-year veteran of sports journalism, Roch has seen the transformation of sports reporting through the rise of digital and social media. His story of becoming MASN’s first “blogger” and his decision to take social media by the horns to grow his brand should resonate with all PR and media professionals. We talk with Roch about his current role with MASN Sports and the highs and lows of being a beat reporter in the digital age.   ...

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