Weekly Roundup

Posted by janelle on January 14, 2012 in Media relations, Politics, Tips |

The first week of the 2012 session of the Washington State Legislature was as crazy-busy as I expected, including: An editorial board with The Olympian; A fascinating forum with Secretary of State Sam Reed, three of my favorite current and former journalists and former Sen. Slade Gorton; An inspiring anti-trafficking event with Washington Engage; and […]


Back to School

Posted by janelle on April 14, 2011 in Media relations, Strategy |

Over the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to visit Seattle Pacific University and Seattle University to discuss the variety of work available for public relations professionals interested in politics and policy. Saturday, I joined new PR professionals and career-changers at the Puget Sound PRSA Career Jumpstart Conference. Wednesday, I visited Barry Mitzman’s Strategic Communications […]


Feeding the beast

Posted by janelle on September 22, 2010 in Media relations |

Media training at the Attorney General’s Office went well today. Great group with thoughtful questions and lots of interaction! Top tips: 1) Be prepared. Recognize when you have a hot case and know what you’ll say if asked about. Write your three key points and stick to them. 2) Know your role. Media relations at […]

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