When you work in journalism or public relations, quoting other people is part of the job. It’s rare to be quoted yourself as an expert — which is why I was doubly excited to enjoy that particular honor twice recently.
A few weeks ago, my Quinn & Co boss John Frazier and I were interviewed for Bulldog Reporter, a PR trade publication, about our experiences working on Tourism Queensland’s Best Job In The World campaign.
In addition to sharing our observations on why the initiative — a global search for an Island Caretaker — has been such a runaway success, we had the opportunity to offer tips to other PR practitioners.
Advice of a more personal nature got me quoted in an MSN.com article about online dating. I shared my take on how to avoid getting stuck in email exchanges that go nowhere.
Though I’m still learning how to date smarter — and how to be a great publicist — it’s fun to share a little of what I’ve discovered about both along the way.