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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Huckman’

Tips for Journalists-Turned-Publicists, From Other Publicists

After MSLGroup SVP Mike Huckman offered up his five tips for journalists making the transition to PR, we thought we’d open up the forum to others. After all, there are plenty of reporters making the switch and, as we’ve seen on certain occasions, a couple of thoughts about how best to handle the new career may be in order.

We put it out there for PR pros and asked for your advice for your new PR colleagues. After the jump, read what we got. What do you think? Share your thoughts (and your tips) in the comments section.

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Five Things To Prepare For As You Move from Journalist to Publicist

The move from journalist to publicist is a common, but dramatic one. Although PR pros and reporters have a symbiotic relationship, going from one profession to the other is a tremendous career change.

In today’s guest post, Mike Huckman, SVP and director of media strategy at MSLGroup, offers five areas of PR life that a transitioning journalist should be prepared for. Speaking from experience, the move might not be as easy as it looks.

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MS&L Group Continues to Rebuild Healthcare Practice

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As PRNewser previously reported, a number of healthcare PR executives have left Publicis-owned MS&L Group in recent months, including MaryEllen O’Donohue, who launched the agency’s healthcare media relations practice and Monique da Silva, who served as Global Healthcare Director.

Now, the agency has announced many new hires as it rebuilds its team. Here are the highlights:

Ellena Friedman joined as a senior vice president, director of the healthcare and life sciences practice and deputy managing director in Boston. Previously, Friedman was a senior vice president at Feinstein Kean Healthcare.

Christine Abbott joined as a senior vice president, healthcare in the New York office. She was previously vice president of the healthcare practice at Marina Maher Communications.

Trine Hindklev joined as senior vice president, media relations. Previously, Hindklev oversaw the media relations network at Chandler Chicco Agency.

Jeff Young joined as vice president, editorial services for the healthcare practice. He comes from Burson-Marsteller.

Finally, Anita Manning joined as a senior strategist. She was reviously a reporter for USA Today.

In mid-April, MS&L Group hired longtime CNBC correspondent Mike Huckman as senior vice president and director of media strategy.

CNBC Correspondent Heads To MS&L To Lead Media Strategy

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Longtime CNBC correspondent Mike Huckman is leaving the network, and heading to Publicis-owned MS&L Group as senior VP and director of media strategy, TVNewser reports.

Huckman, who covers pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices for CNBC, will join MS&L amidst a number of recent high profile personnel changes at the agency’s health-care practice.

“After nearly 10 great years at CNBC and nearly 27 years in TV news I have decided to leave the media business for an exciting second act,” Huckman told TVNewser.