Deskside Beauty: The 6 Best Cosmetic Bags Under $60

Deskside Beauty: The 6 Best Cosmetic Bags Under $60

No two days are ever the same at House of Success. I have to always be ready for anything from last minute meeting requests (via Skype!) to impromptu media opportunities. While we all know how important it is to always look your best, it’s a lot easier when you have a few beauty essentials withinContinue Reading

3 Ways to Discover and Fine Tune Your Personal Social Media Engagement Strategy

3 Ways to Discover and Fine Tune Your Personal Social Media Engagement Strategy

by: Melissa Kimble One of my favorite aspects about social media is its ability to give anyone a platform. As a result, most people make the mistake of thinking that just being on social media is enough; but, it’s only the first step. The key to fully leveraging your social media presence is adding your uniqueContinue Reading

Brilliant Brand Extension: @OPI_Products Introduces Home Paint Line with Clark + Kensington

Brilliant Brand Extension: @OPI_Products Introduces Home Paint Line with Clark + Kensington

OPI, the global nail lacquer company known for its frequent and sometimes brow-raising collaborations, recently announced one of the most brilliant brand extensions I’ve seen in a long time: a home paint line inspired by its’ most popular colors. The OPI Color Palette, a partnership with Ace Hardware’s in-house Clark + Kensington brand, launched with three collectionsContinue Reading

[Updated] Listen to My SYP Global Radio Chat About PR and Entrepreneurship

[Updated] Listen to My SYP Global Radio Chat About PR and Entrepreneurship

Updated: On Tuesday, July 1st, I called into “Speak Your Piece” Radio to chat about PR and entrepreneurship. Here’s a link to listen to the show. It’s a good one: Inside the World of Public Relations with Sakita Holley – – – Tonight at 6:30pm EST I’ll be joining Ashley Maltbia and Taylor Aldridge on theirContinue Reading

Scandal: The Secret Ingredient to Becoming a Great PR Pro

Scandal: The Secret Ingredient to Becoming a Great PR Pro

Earlier this month, I had the greatest day of my PR life when I got the chance to meet the real life Olivia Pope and fixer extraordinaire, Judy Smith during a session on crisis communications at Vocus’ Demand Success 2014 marketing and public relations conference. No, she didn’t dish about Scandal’s season four but trust me,Continue Reading

10 Online Classes You Can Take RIGHT NOW to Keep Your PR and Biz Skills Sharp

10 Online Classes You Can Take RIGHT NOW to Keep Your PR and Biz Skills Sharp

  Summer is in the air and the atmosphere in the office is more laid back then ever. You may be tempted to slack off, but now is a great time to begin thinking of ways to sharpen your skill set. One of the least talked about windfalls of technological advancement is the increased accessibility of onlineContinue Reading

How To Request Product Samples From Brands

How To Request Product Samples From Brands

At some point in your PR career, you’ll be tasked with a project that requires you to reach out to brands to request product. In my lifestyle PR role, I often receive requests for my client’s products and as a lifestyle blogger I’m the one making the request. Having been on both sides of the equation, I’veContinue Reading

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