The PR Maven Podcast

The PR Maven Podcast

The PR Maven® Podcast uses a combination of traditional networking techniques and the power of social media to help you build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy Marshall, The PR Maven®, connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.... Show More

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Michael Bourque became The MEMIC Group’s second president and CEO in the company’s history in September 2017.

Mike previously served under founding president John Leonard for more than two decades, culminating that time as senior vice president for external affairs and corporate secretary for The MEMIC Group. In that role, Mike led the company’s corporate marketing programs, inc... Read more

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Kim Jackson has a passion for storytelling and brand development with more than two decades of experience in marketing and communications in the public and private sectors. She has worked in various industries, including health and fitness, skiing, snowsports, travel and tourism, and most recently, the nonprofit sector.

She has expertise in brand building, storytelling and mes... Read more

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Ben Fowlie is the executive director of Points North Institute, and the founder of the Camden International Film Festival. He is a co-founder and co-programmer of The DocYard, an award-winning screening series in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has served on juries at the Silverdocs Film Festival, Hot Docs Festival, Dokufest Kosovo, IFFBoston and IFP’s Gotham Awards. Ben is currently th... Read more

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Jim Dinkle became president of the KRDA/FirstPark on November 6, 2017. He moved to Maine from Arizona where he had led a regional economic development organization along the Interstate 10 corridor between Phoenix and Tucson. He was deputy chief of staff to former Kentucky Governor Wallace Wilkinson and he went on to serve as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s special projects manager l... Read more

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In this episode, Nancy describes the power of a plan. With public relations and marketing being so expensive, it is important to start with a plan that ensures you are using your money wisely—after all you wouldn’t build a house without blueprints! Nancy goes through the process of creating a marketing and PR plan, as well as why she created The Marshall Plan®. Nancy also provides ex... Read more

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Greg is the perfect guest for today’s episode because in addition to his role as an account supervisor at Marshall Communications, he is also one of the producers for The PR Maven® Podcast. In his role, he helps schedule the guests we have on the podcasts, plus he helps Nancy with media pitching and schedule coordination to appear on other popular ... Read more

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Time and time again, as an account supervisor at Marshall Communications, Greg has stepped up with innovative and quick-thinking solutions to our clients’ problems. From social media to broadcast media to press releases, he does it all and does it calmly, thoroughly and efficiently. 

Greg’s sports background and competitive nature fuel his pa... Read more

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Closing out 2019, this episode includes the top ten podcast episodes of the year. Covering a wide range of topics and featuring guests from around the country, this podcast provides a description and a clip from each top ten episode. Reminisce on the year past and get excited for the year ahead, full of new and exciting PR Maven® Podcast episodes!   

 

In t... Read more

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Andrew Silsby is the president and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, a long-standing community bank that supports the Central Maine region’s economic and community development, while providing their customers with a great banking experience.  

Andrew has worked up through the ranks in banking, starting as a teller in 1986 to his position now as president and CEO. He has performe... Read more

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Since its beginning, the public relations industry has depended on the media to share client stories and increase visibility by providing their audience with timely and interesting content. Public relations professionals would pitch a news outlet with a story idea and rely on the news outlet to publish their story.  

With the increased pop... Read more

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Julene Gervais began her career after completing her master’s degree from Emerson College and undergrad at Boston College. 

Her first job was at WECT-TV, an NBC affiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1996, Gervais moved to Maine and became an anchor/reporter at WAGM-TV in Presque Isle before moving on to WLBZ-TV NEWSCENTER MAINE in Bangor and WGME-TV Channel 13 in Portl... Read more

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Laurie Lachance is Thomas College’s 5th president and the first female and alumna to lead the college in its 125-year history.  

From 2004 to 2012, Laurie served as president and CEO of the Maine Development Foundation. Prior to MDF, Laurie served three governors as the Maine state economist, and before joining state government, she served as the corporate economist at Centr... Read more

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From outspoken CEOs to U.S. Senate candidates, Luka Ladan has advised some of America's most recognizable thought leaders. Ladan is an expert on strategic messaging and media relations, with a deep background in brand and issue management. Prior to founding Zenica, Ladan served as communications director at a leading public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. 

Ladan graduat... Read more

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November 19, 2019 37 min

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Angela Ferrari is an artist and children’s book author/ illustrator based in Portland, Maine. She is the creator and host of the Story Spectacular podcast.  

Angela grew up in the mountains of western Maine. Living in a rural setting, she developed a talent for finding creative ways to play and captivate her imagination. 

After graduating with a BA in studio art from t... Read more

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Patrick is a biotechnology entrepreneur currently serving as project manager at Lobster Unlimited, where he works to identify, validate and commercialize biomedical and cosmetic applications of lobster-processing waste byproducts. He is also a co-founder of KinoTek, an innovative sports performance startup using motion capture and virtual reality to visualize, analyze and communicate... Read more

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Jim is the principal of Peak-Careers Consulting offering professional development for career practitioners/coaches through workshops and online discussion-based seminars. He is a LinkedIn strategist, career coach and blogger. He is the author of A Field Guide for Career Practitioners: Helping Your Clients Create Their Next Move.  

For more than 11 years he was director of th... Read more

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Kurt Kleidon is the president of Kleidon & Associates, a marketing communications agency in Akron, Ohio. Kurt has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and media relations, with previous experience as a magazine editor and college professor. 

In his professional capacity, Kurt focuses on marketing strategy and helping his clients find the right balance between di... Read more

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Sean began running a 19-room motel & cottage business in Wells, Maine, in 1982 with his wife Dayna while teaching high school special ed., moving to a larger condotel three years later and then to a 130-room hotel, restaurant and marina. He switched full time into the hotel business, giving up his career as a teacher. The owner ran into financial trouble in the late 80s and put t... Read more

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Lieutenant Tim Cotton from the Bangor Police Department is a 22-year veteran officer with a fondness for upholding the law and having a sense of humor.  

His father was a police officer and he came off the beat in 1963. Tim didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps at first. Instead, he worked in radio, hosting local morning shows and writin... Read more

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John Iannarelli retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which time he was a member of the FBI SWAT team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attack, and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting. Among his many FBI assignments, John previously served in Washington, D.C. as the FBI national spokesperson and later on the ... Read more

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