Sharon Fenster is a public relations and diversity, equity and inclusion expert. She has managed the reputations of industry leaders such as Motorola, Microsoft. Samsung, Sharp Electronics, MSNBC, GE, Honeywell and more.
Robin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years, and has been anchoring the weekday newscasts at WBIR since the 90's.
The Fletcher Marketing team hosted a workshop for Blount County Chamber of Commerce members to teach how media relations can help drive sales in your business. We enjoyed the opportunity to work with local business leaders on incorporating public relations strategies to increase brand awareness and, ultimately, boost sales. We covered everything from why media relations should be part of your strategy, to what makes a good news story and how to measure your success.
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The Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA) – the largest global public relations body, based in London – recently honored two East Tennessee public relations executives as inaugural members of its International Fellows: Fletcher Marketing PR CEO Kelly Fletcher and Senior Strategist Mary Beth West.
There's a lot of debate about paid placement and PR and where it fits into the whole big picture. In this episode we talk through the different types of paid media and why paid should be a part of your PR strategy. Plus we explore which scenarios are the best match for different types of paid placement.
In the Public Relations world, we often work to promote single brands, or single businesses, but when several come together to collaborate and promote their town for the sake of tourism, everyone wins. It’s why we pulled together a group of powerful community stakeholders to host a FAM tour to promote Townsend, Tennessee.
When Fletcher Marketing PR published this blog post last month highlighting the reasons I left my career as a journalist, so many people reached out to share their experiences. It seems many people feel the same way in their current careers (journalism or otherwise), and have either left, or are thinking of leaving soon. It doesn’t surprise me. Microsoft's Work Trend Index Report found nearly half the global workforce is considering quitting.
When I announced, publicly, I was leaving television news after a 13-year decorated career, my inboxes filled with former coworkers, managers and employees who had also left, welcoming me to “the dark side.” Then something else happened. Strangers started reaching out, asking for advice as they were considering a similar transition. The Facebook communities I had joined to celebrate and commiserate life in TV news turned into a support group for dozens, if not hundreds, of people considering their exit strategies.