Podcast: Small Business and Career Q&A

Podcast: Small Business and Career Q&A

On this episode, I answer another round of small business and career questions straight out of my inbox. I tackle how to add online courses to your resume, how to pursue a personal passion such as international volunteerism while also wanting to further your education/career, how and why businesses should be responding to customer complaints onContinue Reading

Mattie James on Living What You Love and Making it Profitable [Podcast Ep. 17]

Mattie James on Living What You Love and Making it Profitable [Podcast Ep. 17]

Mattie James (@Mattieologie) is the editor of the lifestyle blog Mattieologie.com where she shares snapshots of her amazing style, gives you a sneak peak into her everyday life and helps you get your business act together with practical, easy-to-apply tips.  She is also the host of two podcasts, one naturally called Mattieologie and the other whichContinue Reading

Necole Kane on How the Risks We Take Reveal What We Value [Podcast Ep. 16]

Necole Kane on How the Risks We Take Reveal What We Value [Podcast Ep. 16]

  Necole Kane (@IAmNecole) is a digital media maven and the editor of xoNecole.com, the premiere online destination for millennial women. XoNecole covers a diverse range of topics such as business, beauty, sex, career and travel and seeks to educate, inspires, entertain and most importantly empower and remind women that not only are you in controlContinue Reading

Behind the Brand: Camila Crews, Senior Comms & Marketing Manager, Strength of Nature

Behind the Brand: Camila Crews, Senior Comms & Marketing Manager, Strength of Nature

  Ever see someone out at events in your industry and begin to wonder what they do and how they do it? Enter, Camila Crews (@CamilaCrews). Camila is the Senior Communications and Marketing Manager for Strength of Nature, a global hair care company that is home to brands such as Beautiful Textures, African Pride, Soft & Beautiful,Continue Reading

A Lesson in Knowing Your Worth

A Lesson in Knowing Your Worth

  by: Ashley Mason-Greene (@Aye_Ash) If you’re doing this whole “growing up” thing right, you’ve probably managed to learn a thing or two. You’re able to look back on your college days and cringe at the things you once said and did (Kitten-heeled flip flops, anyone? No? Just me? Oh.). And hopefully, many of thoseContinue Reading

Joblogues: Use These Branding Tips to Position Yourself for Professional Success

Joblogues: Use These Branding Tips to Position Yourself for Professional Success

  I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Joymarie Parker (@HeyMissParkerr) and Cortney Cleveland (@CleveOutloud) of the Joblogues podcast to discuss how we can all apply branding tips and advice to position ourselves for career success. Joblogues is an interactive podcast and website designed to inspire and empower young professionals around the globe. We talked about:Continue Reading

How to Know When You Need PR for Your Business or Creative Project [Podcast Ep. 6]

How to Know When You Need PR for Your Business or Creative Project [Podcast Ep. 6]

Most people don’t understand what public relations is, but they know they need it. Evidence of this can be found during some of my recent conversations and on Twitter whenever I ask people to submit PR questions and get crickets in return. However, my inbox is consistently inundated with questions about different topics that fallContinue Reading

Done is Better Than Perfect [Podcast]

Done is Better Than Perfect [Podcast]

Welcome to the first episode of the Hashtags+Stilettos Podcast! This podcast will be an extension of this site in the sense that I’ll be providing business, lifestyle and PR insights, but it’ll also give me a chance to offer more in-depth answers to your questions and shine a spotlight, through interviews, on the people who areContinue Reading

How a Move to Nigeria Reinvigorated My Passion for PR

How a Move to Nigeria Reinvigorated My Passion for PR

by: Reni Somoye (@ReniSomoye) “Work hard. Gain as much knowledge as you possibly can about the public relations industry. Move to Nigeria. Apply that knowledge and save the world.” THIS was my career plan, although, I never thought I’d actually have the guts to follow through with it. I mean–who moves from their comfortable upper-middle classContinue Reading

The Branding Box: How Amanda Miller Littlejohn is Bringing PR Counsel to the Masses

The Branding Box: How Amanda Miller Littlejohn is Bringing PR Counsel to the Masses

To date, solopreneurs, small business owners and other talented individuals who needed public relations support or advice had few options if they could not afford to pay traditional agency retainer fees. With the creation of The Branding Box, Amanda Miller Littlejohn hopes to solve that problem by making PR and personal brand coaching affordable and accessible. Littlejohn, a former journalist, launchedContinue Reading

10 Nuggets of PR and Career #AdviceForYoungPublicists

10 Nuggets of PR and Career #AdviceForYoungPublicists

Over the last few weeks, the #AdviceForYoungJournalists (click to view tweets) hashtag has picked up steam and now has thousands of tweets with contributions from journalists all over the world. I was inspired by that and thought to launch the #AdviceForYoungPublicists hashtag to provide advice to rising or aspiring publicists.Continue Reading

Excuses We Give to Avoid Collaboration

Excuses We Give to Avoid Collaboration

I recently had a conversation with Mattie James, about the lack of collaboration in blogging and business. It’s a conversation that I’ve had often over the years and one, that is becoming increasingly important given the changing dynamic of today’s workforce. I’ve always believed that we all hold a key piece to another person’s puzzleContinue Reading