This post was written for the Carrot Creative blog and has been edited for display on Just Creative Design.
The New York Snowpocalypse couldn’t stop me getting to Boston to talk at the PRSSA “PR Advanced: Brand Yourself” conference at Boston University this weekend… a canceled bus just meant I had to get the train, a minor inconvenience for what was to turn out to be a great event.
Speakers at the PR Advanced event included representatives from JetBlue, Boston Red Sox, Dunkin’ Brands, Wholefoods and then myself representing Carrot Creative and Just Creative Design.
The talk I did was titled “The Art of Online Self Promotion: Branding, Blogging & Social Media” and it gave insight on how to create a strong personal brand identity, how to set up a blog & run it as a self promotional tool and how to build relationships across social media platforms… and then some.
It all turned out to be a huge success, considering the fact that all the Carrot Creative business cards & stickers had evaporated by the end of the talk, as well as my own. Student and teacher feedback was also another great indicator, as well as a few more offers to talk elsewhere, including an offer for regular weekly lectures.
A few attendees of the conference wrote up about what they learned from me and the conference as a whole. A select few are linked below:
- Branding Yourself ‘PR Advanced’ Wrap Up by Ginny Rose
- ‘PR Advanced’ Conference Wrap Up by Emily Forrest
- Branding Myself by Ellie Botelho
- Takeaways from PR Advanced 2010 by Emilie Toole
- The organiser of the PR Advanced Conference shares her experiences – Rachel Sprung
There are a few pictures up of the PR Advanced event here and 200 odd more here.
The #PRAdvanced hashtag turned into a trending topic on Twitter, which was made possible by the Q&A that was set up via Tweetdeck (such a great idea). There are a lot of great tips to pick up from that stream, so be sure to check it out.
Overall it was an extremely pleasurable experience, supported by awesome event co-ordination (Great job Chelsea and friends!), a plethora of talented speakers and most importantly, the extremely passionate students & teachers that gave a Saturday up to attend. Carrot Creative and myself thank you all for the support.
Also, thanks once again for my shiny thank you certificate. Similarly, thank you to those who provided public speaking tips on my last article, always appreciated.
Snow heart photo by kimberleyfaye.