About Don’t Eat the Shrimp & Josh Morgan

Josh Morgan, public relations
Josh Morgan

Don’t eat the shrimp. That was one of the big rules at the networking receptions at COMDEX that were hosted by my first employer. Once clients and press were gone though, all bets were off. For a little perspective on those legendary receptions where I first learned about shrimp (and PR) check out this 1998 article from Fast Company’s Katherine Mieszkowski.


I’ve picked up a few more helpful hints in the ten years (now almost 20) since that first COMDEX, but still learning.

Josh Morgan (that was for SEO) is a senior vice president with Edelman, the world’s largest independent PR firm. I work with organizations, schools and companies to help them connect with stakeholders.  Sometimes, this is through traditional earned media PR, but usually it’s a hybrid of traditional and digital communication, because that’s how we get information now.

In my career, I’ve worked with the team that brought Skype to market, and was part of the award-winning communications team at Apple that helped turn the iPod from an MP3 player into an icon.  Also, I’ve worked with amazing teams at Arizona State University and Starbucks to help introduce the College Achievement Plan, and Carnegie Mellon University where we helped created the Simon Initiative.

Josh received a BA in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He lives in El Dorado Hills with his wife Sheri, his two daughters and his yellow lab. Email joshdmorg at gmail dot com or follow on Twitter.


4 thoughts on “About Don’t Eat the Shrimp & Josh Morgan

  1. Josh-I am the managing editor of Frantrends Magazine. We are an online business news magazine for the franchise industry. I read your piece in Social Media Today and would love to use you as an expert to spread your knowledge to our industry. Very few franchises or franchisees are doing social media right, including myself. Let me know if you would be interested in partnering with Frantrends to get some good advice out there.

    I am also on linkedin if you would like to check me out there as well.

    I look forward to hearing from you and great piece. It was very helpful.

    David Lamb
    Managing Editor Frantrends Magazine

  2. I ‘m Vietnamese. I ‘m taking on pr for a company for 2years. But i cant understand sentence “Dont eat the shrimp”. Please explain to me.

  3. I’m sure this is not the best place to do this, but I couldn’t find another outlet. I read your note about Adam Rich owning several tire stores in Sacramento. I’m making a documentary that focuses on the life (or death in this case) after it is done serving it’s initial purpose. Do you know which stores he owns? Feel free to email me if you’d like: scampbell@nu.edu


    Scott Campbell MFA
    National University
    9363 Caroll Canyon
    San Diego, CA 92123
    (619) 563-7320

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