Tag Archives: Public Relations

WWD Media People: Kate Lewis, Hearst Chief Content Officer

When Joanna Coles suddenly announced her departure from the chief content officer role she originated at Hearst this past fall, Kate Lewis immediately came to my mind as her successor. Three business days later, it was announced that Kate would ascend to the role. Now with a few months her belt, Kali Hays with WWD talked with Kate about the past, present and future of print and digital media. Here are my favorite highlights.

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LGBTQ Media: The New Out Magazine + Them

With the staff and vision of the outlets evolving, brands need to speak to the broader LGBTQ+ community with their initiatives and content – and not just the L or the G – especially as conversations around gender identity become increasingly common. Implementing programs that innovate and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, instead of updating and appealing to it, is more important than ever to garner the attention and hearts of queer outlets.

Saying Goodbye to My First NY PR Job

Many people asked me why I left the top global public relations agency I worked at for two years. The answer isn’t simple, but it begins with the fact that I came to New York for the life-changing opportunity to have on one of the most well-known global companies as my client.

One More Round

Trevor Noah says, “One of the best things I ever learned was boxing. My trainer kept drilling into me: ‘Understand that I’m going to hit you in the face. You can’t get angry about it because then you’ll stop thinking rationally. I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to win.’ It’s a fantastic mind […]

I Didn’t Come Here to Sit Back

I struggle with carving out a place of my own when starting a new job or joining a new team, because many dynamics are already established. I don’t feel like I belong at work until people are trusting me to get things done on my own, or I’m doing those little things that make people […]

Coworkers Don’t Want to Hear Your Excuse

Going into the second week of my new job still felt like the honeymoon stage where my team and I gushed over each other and wondered how we ever worked without each other. However, there came the day that week where I mishandled an assignment and the honeymoon ended. Whenever we make a mistake at work, […]

Sitting at the Table

I told myself a couple of months ago, you just have to do better. This is what 2015 is about for you. Last week for the first time I felt back in center with one-part of who I am by working on this. Amongst my list of aspirational strides, I knew I simply needed to […]

If I Could Give You One Feeling

If I could give you one feeling right now, it would be peace – the peace of knowing you are stronger than you believe. Whether it’s dating, your job or simply life, the confidence and courage to be vulnerable and rise to the occasion are within you. You’ll miss him. You’ll dread work. You’ll feel […]

12 Weeks: Why Interning Is A Good Thing

In public relations we’re often made to feel we each have to be doing certain things in a specific order to be successful. For me this included being told I should intern around throughout college instead of staying with one agency. Coming out of college, there was a lot of negative connotations and thoughts surrounding […]

Confident Vulnerability

Sometimes the doubt and sentiment for the past floods in, and I immediately think about what my morning or work day or weekend would be like if I were back in Tallahassee and not a new city. The nostalgia and desire for what is comfortable overcomes me. Then I stop in the middle of this […]