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Newsletter #13 February 2010

Grab the Social Media Six-Pack from Affect

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In honor of Social Media Week 2010, Affect Strategies compiled six must-read tip sheets for businesses looking to amplify their presence in social media. Are you looking for a way to drive traffic to your blog? Is your company struggling to keep up with Twitter? Take advantage of this noteworthy advice on topics ranging from company Facebook pages to YouTube videos and everything in between.

Read more & download the Social Media Six-Pack!

PRSA Big Apple Awards Call for Entries


Apple Awards

The New York chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recently issued a call for entries for the 2010 Big Apple Awards. These awards recognize the accomplishments of public relations practitioners in the tri-state area for programs created in 2009 and implemented anywhere in the United States. Winners will be announced at the 23rd annual Big Apple Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Hudson Theatre inside the Millennium Broadway Hotel. Don't miss out on a chance to compete with New York's most outstanding and accomplished public relations professionals.

Learn more about entering the 2010 Big Apple Awards

Regus Announces Winner of 2009 Win an Office Sweepstakes

PRSA Big Apple Awards

Together with our client Regus, the global leader in flexible workplace solutions, we are proud to announce the winner of the 2009 Win an Office Sweepstakes: Pam Chmiel, founder of Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp (TEBC), a nonprofit "business boot camp" that gives teens a rare opportunity to be entrepreneurs and launch a temporary small business within two weeks.

"We are on the road to success!" Chmiel said. "Winning this office space is not only a productivity booster for our organization, but having a professional address will create the prestige Teen Entrepreneur Boot Camp needs to take it to the next level and help more kids. I will make every penny count!"

Congratulations, Pam! And for all of the other small business owners looking for a place to call home, the Regus Win an Office Sweepstakes is currently taking place in five cities across the U.S. Enter for a chance to win:

New York City
San Francisco (Bay Area)

New Year, New YouTube: The 5 Must-Have PR Makeover Skills for 2010

Sometimes it seems like the media landscape is evolving faster than PR professionals can keep up with it. There are a so many new nouns, verbs and acronyms that have entered our work vocabulary in the last 12 months. Read Sandra Fathi's tips for mastering the five essential social media skills every PR professional needs in 2010 in this month's Bulldog Reporter.

Read the Bulldog Reporter article

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written by team members of Affect Strategies.

Hired! A pilot's job search takes off

Here's the story of one pilot who bounced back from unemployment by using social media to maximize his online presence. Sandra Fathi chimed in on the benefits of creating a positive online image in this CNN Money article written by Jessica Dickler.

Read the CNN Money article

Gotham Media Ventures: Measuring (and Improving) the Return on Social Investment

Gotham Media Ventures presents Measuring (and Improving) the Return on Social Investment on March 11 in NYC. Expert panelists, including Affect Strategies' Sandra Fathi, will offer guidance on how to improve and measure your company's return on social investment.

Register for the event

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