Public Relations

This Girl is a PR Person’s Dream

This Girl is a PR Person’s Dream

Rachel Parent, a 14-year-old activist from Canada, is every PR person’s dream (or nightmare, depending on whose side you’re on). Parent is the founder of the Kids Right To Know, an organization campaigning for mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). She challenged investor and TV […]

Things PR People Do That Journalists Hate via HubSpot

Things PR People Do That Journalists Hate via HubSpot

HubSpot’s Katie Burke recently compiled a brilliant slideshow titled “S%*t PR People Do That Journalists Hate,” in which she summarizes annoying habits certain PR people have (keyword: certain). Burke did her due research by reaching out to prominent journalists, including writers and bloggers for The Financial Times, […]

I’m Speaking at the Women’s Music Summit Industry Panel in Musicians Institute

I’m Speaking at the Women’s Music Summit Industry Panel in Musicians Institute

It’s funny how life works. I always wanted to be a student at Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, Calif., and just recently I was honored with an invitation by the Women’s Music Summit (WMS) to participate in the summit’s PR and promotions panel on July 28 […]

MAKERS.com Pays Homage to Mia Hamm, Picks Up My Tweet

MAKERS.com Pays Homage to Mia Hamm, Picks Up My Tweet

I‘ve got a confession to make: at one point in my life, I wanted to be a professional soccer player. When I was 13 I saw a group of kick-ass female soccer players on TV – the United States women’s national soccer team. I was […]

Check Out my Interview with The Women’s International Music Network

Check Out my Interview with The Women’s International Music Network

The Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) interviewed me a few days ago to talk about my career in public relations at Fender, how I started playing guitar, and the challenges I’ve faced as a woman in the music industry. Visit TheWiMN.com to read the […]

COOL! I Could Write a Press Release Using a Guitar

COOL! I Could Write a Press Release Using a Guitar

The world of guitars just got a little cooler. I can now play guitar and write my press releases (or anything else) all at once thanks to the “e-mail guitar.” Physicist, guitarist and inventor David Neevel decided it was necessary to spend less time typing  […]

Legendary Fender Custom Shop Pickup Winder Abigail Ybarra Retires Today

Legendary Fender Custom Shop Pickup Winder Abigail Ybarra Retires Today

If you’re an electric guitarist or a Fender enthusiast, you’re most likely familiar with the name Abigail Ybarra, endearingly referred to as “Abby.” Personally hired as a pickup winder by Leo Fender in 1956, Abby has been creating some of the most recognizable guitar tones […]

Traveling For Work is Still Work

Traveling For Work is Still Work

What you think I’m doing                                                   What I’m actually doing   Many of you have seen me posting pictures of my […]

Comedian Nick Kroll Satirizes PR with “PubLIZity Public Relations” Skit

Comedian Nick Kroll Satirizes PR with “PubLIZity Public Relations” Skit

Those of you familiar with Nick Kroll (actor, comedian, writer, producer) know that he’s funny, witty and irreverent. His latest project the Kroll Show debuts on Jan. 16 on Comedy Central, and consists of sketches satirizing pop culture and modern civilization in true Nick Kroll fashion. One of his […]