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PRNewser Is Closing Down Early Today

Ready for the three-day weekend? We are. So PRNewser is shutting down at 3 p.m. ET today to get the summer the started. We’re also out on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day.

Everyone have a great weekend.

Join Mediabistro’s Summer Online Literary Festival & Workshops

Meet leading authors, editors, and literary agents and get your writing project professionally critiqued in our online Literary Festival & Workshops, July 16 – August 1, 2012. In our innovative, interactive online event, you will:

  • Hear from accomplished authors, literary agents, and editors
  • Workshop your own creative project with writers and editors
  • And make connections with other writers and book lovers across the globe in our summer reading group.

Come celebrate the publishing world with us and get inspired to finish the book project you’ve been working on.

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Discount Rate for the Next Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Ends Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for the next Social Media Marketing Boot Camp at the early bird discount.

Sign up by Thursday, May 10 and get $100 off this interactive workshop and educational program taking place June 7 through August 2. Speakers for this boot camp session include IBM VP of social business evangelism and sales, Sandy Carter; Jen Brown, digital director of TODAY.com; and Jim Tobin, the CEO of Ignite Social Media.

The Social Media Marketing Boot Camp will give you the tips and tools you need for a successful digital strategy. Here’s what others had to say about the program.

And here’s the link to register.

Mediabistro to Host First Online Lit Conference

For all of those out there who have ever thought of writing a book (many PRs do), Mediabistro is launching the first online literary conference this summer.

From July 15 through August 1, the Mediabistro Literary Festival & Workshops will have weekly online sessions that focus on a variety of book-writing topics including how to overcome creative obstacles, use social media to build an audience for your work, get tackle nonfiction, and get your first pages written.

And, among the long list of expert speakers is Susan Orlean, the author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend, The Orchid Thief, which went on to become the (fantastic) Oscar-winning film Adaptation, and one of our favorite nonfiction stories, “The American Male at Age 10.”

More information about the Mediabistro Literary Festival & Workshops, click here.

Contest: What Does PR Look Like?

Just last month, after many weeks of deliberation, the PRSA and its project partners revealed the new definition of PR. Now we’d like to know what you think PR looks like.

Is it the image of the stressed out worker? The words “public relations” sprayed across a step and repeat? You show us.

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Euro RSCG’s Marian Salzman Has Some Choice Words About that PR Definition

Marian Salzman, CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR in North America, is not a fan of the whole “let’s come up with a new definition of PR” thing.

“Those imbeciles at PRSA [Public Relations Society of America],” she says. “…I don’t think we need trade organizations to sit down and figure out the definition of public relations. We need a different industry if that’s what we need.”

This is just one of many thoughts Salzman shared with Mediabistro for its latest “So What Do You Do?” feature. From personal relationships to “group think” to miso soup, Salzman covers a wide range of topics spanning her life and career. Salzman got her start in market research and advertising, was sidetracked by serious illness, and made her way to the top levels of the PR industry.

With all she’s accomplished, Salzman is still her own harsh critic. ”I’m very good at advising other people; I’m absolutely stupid when it comes to myself,” she says.

For more, click here.

PRNewser Business Directory

Welcome to the latest PRNewser Business Directory, offering a complimentary listing of PR firms from across the U.S. and around the world.

As always, the Directory is free to use and free to sign up, offering the basics about the wide range of PR agencies — from solo practitioners to large PR firms with locations around the world. If you’re looking for a job or seeking PR services, this is a great place to get your search started.

Click here to check out this month’s edition. Please note: the Directory is organized by city (fourth row).

If you have any questions about the directory, please feel free to contact us at PRNewser@Mediabistro.com. And thanks to everyone from signing up!

The Next PRNewser Business Directory Closes Today

Yes, it’s Friday the 13th, but not everything that happens on this day is jinxed. The latest and greatest version of the PRNewser Business Directory closes at the EOB, and it’s all good.

The PRNewser Business Directory is a complimentary offering from PRNewser. For firms and solo practitioners, it’s a place to push out some basic information about what you do. For job seekers and potential clients, it’s a place to gather details and start the research process.

Click here to see the last version of the directory. Please note: it’s organized by city (fourth row). To include your firm, click through to our Facebook page, like us, and fill out the form by 6 p.m. The new directory will be on our site Monday.

If you have any questions, contact us at PRNewser@Mediabistro.com.

Pitch to Your Heart’s Content at Jet

As the authority on breaking information in the black community, editors at Jet need to be in the know about, well, everything. For publicists with clients and products to place, that means a PR jackpot of more than 7 million readers.

“We’re not one of those publications that are like, ‘we only work with certain people.’ No, we’re open. We want to hear from you,” assured Jet‘s editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller. “We want to know what’s going on. It’s our job to have our finger on the pulse of everything that’s hot and happening. The only way we can accomplish this is making contact with people who are out there.”

But before you start mass-mailing pitches,  Miller advises publicists to customize the pitch to the right editor. An email blast without a specific feel for the magazine’s audience or style is guaranteed to get ignored.

For a full list of editor contact information, check out How To Pitch for PR: Jet.

Make Waves For Your Destination Clients

ISLANDS has maintained its reputation as an intelligent travel magazine for the last 30 years, and it is “always  evolving,” said editor Eddy Patricelli in our latest How To Pitch for PR article.

As a publication dedicated to uncovering the “last little pockets of independent cultures,” editors are on a constant search for unique destinations. ”Mainly resorts, spa treatments, unique tours and whatnot tend to perk our interests,” said Patricelli. “We don’t do a lot of travel lifestyle products in ISLANDS.”

Get Patricelli’s contact info and more pitching guidelines in How To Pitch for PR: ISLANDS.

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