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Join us for our PUBLIC RELATIONS PANEL!! April 28, 2008

Filed under: WIC Events — NYU WIC @ 7:30 pm

Are you still looking for a summer internship? Interested in Public Relations, but aren’t quite sure what it entails? Does PR=only the image of Samantha Jones from Sex and the City? Come find out about the many avenues you can navigate with a career in Public Relations!


Julia Labaton | President, RED PR

Lekha Rao | Vice President, Corporate Communications, Petry Media

Andrew Boepple | Senior Manager, Strohl and Company

Anne Lacombe | Harriet Weintraub PR

Don’t let the advent of finals clear your entire social calendar, because these agencies are ***STILL ACTIVELY SEEKING TO FILL SUMMER 2008 INTERNSHIPS!!!***

Please feel free to bring your resumes. Dinner will be served.

Remember, your attendance enters you into our semester-long raffle to win a one-on-one meeting with a top industry exec of your choice.

We will be drawing the winners at the end of this event!

About the panel:

Julia Labaton — In 2000, Julia founded RED PR, a boutique agency with a specialty in beauty and style-related consumer brands. As a testament to Julia’s skill and professionalism, Creative Nail Design – a $70 million global company – has chosen to work with Julia since 1995. RED has won three ABBIE Awards for Best Public Relations campaign on behalf of Creative Nail Design for its outreach campaigns with fashion designers and celebrities. In 2007, RED won a prestigious Big Apple PR Award from the Public Relations Society of America for the results it produced surrounding a trend look book.

Lekha Rao — Lekha joined Petry Media in 2006 as Director of Advertising and Public Relations and was promoted to Vice President in July of 2007. She started her career in the financial relations division at public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, Inc. In 1998, Lekha joined Brunswick Group where she developed and implemented media and investor communications campaigns for public and private companies including addressing crisis situations, M&A, proxy fights and general profile raising. She is a member of Public Relations Society of America.

Andrew Boepple — Andrew started his career at magazines like Vanity Fair and Allure before switching to PR, landing a job at Red PR. Currently, he’s happy to call Strohl and Company home. Strohl and Company was created by Mitchell Strohl in early 1985 and serves the world of interior designers, architects and home furnishing. Andrew handles the accounts of such noted designers as Clodagh, Dakota Jackson, Jamie Drake, and David Rockwell to name a few.

Anne Lacombe — HWPR is a public relations firm with extensive experience in marketing and promotion in the luxury sector. The HWPR client base spans a range of prestige products and services that include: luxury real estate; fashion and accessories; fragrance and beauty; art and antiques; architects and interior designers; and hospitality.


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