If your company isn't using on PR as part of its marketing mix, it's missing out on huge opportunities for boosting brand awareness and interest in your product or service. Leveraging your local media is often the easiest place to get started. Building relationships with media contacts in advance of launching your business/product is key. During this brand new webinar, the Power of Local PR: How-to leverage earned media for your brand, you'll learn the latest in online PR best practices. Instructor Erin Fessler, Vice President of Marketing & Community and Government Relations at The Erie Community Foundation, will cover a range of topics, including social media integration, goal setting, storytelling and more.
With over 20 years of experience, Erin D. Fessler, Vice President of Marketing and Community/ Government Relations at The Erie Community Foundation, will teach you how to engage target audiences including the media, community, government, and even internally.
She manages the Foundation’s advertising, media relations, newsletters, electronic communications, website, Facebook and twitter media. She is also responsible for two major Foundation events: the Annual Meeting and Erie Gives, which continues to grow each year by $500,000 or more and broke records in 2019 by raising over $5.5 Million for nearly 400 nonprofits.
Erin earned her B.S. degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology from John Carroll University. After graduation, she worked as the promotions assistant at WSEE TV 35, the public relations director for the Community Blood Bank, and assistant vice president in Corporate Communications for PNC Bank. During college, she worked for University Hospitals in Cleveland and CNN in Washington, D.C., where she ran camera for Larry King. She is a founding board member of the NWPA chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She served as treasurer in 2012 and 2013, and in 2014 she was the chapter President. She currently serves as a board member of the YMCA Metro Board and marketing committee member for Camp Notre Dame. She is a past board member and secretary of the Erie Advertising Club.
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