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Media Relations on a Shoestring

Glamour Nails, the singing manicuritst

How can a small business or nonprofit on a shoestring budget get some publicity? I was reminded about how great media contests are when I stopped for a manicure at my favorite place, Glamour Nails. Following are some quick, practical tips on how to use contests to your advantage. 1.  Identify your unique edge and…

Why did you leave your job?

This specific blog is my response to my frequently asked questions. It is also for me to read on the days when I feel insecure about what I am doing. People ask me: Why did you leave the University of Michigan? Was the job/reorganization that bad? Why, in this economy, would you risk changing your…

Big Heart, Big Talent, Big Courage

For people that live in the Detroit area, camping in the east side just isn’t something most of us would consider. Why many people won’t even consider driving through the neighborhoods, they stick to the main corridors. Yet, roughing it in pup tents next to the Numbers House in the Heidelberg Project area is exactly what 3…

Behind the blog: Joan Witte

My first writing gig was a column for my high school’s newspaper. Off and on I have kept journals and made little scribbles–eventually I became a public relations professional. I couldn’t believe that people paid me to write! It’s great when you earn money doing what you love to do. In 2004, I was in…