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.