Social PR Strategist, Shonali Burke, CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Shonali is an award-winning strategist and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. She is an international speaker, blogger and educator, sharing her insights with other professionals and brands around the world.
On the show Shonali discusses the changing nature of education from the physical classroom environment to designing the virtual classroom experience for her students. She also shares her thoughts on what it means to be strategic in your communication, especially when it comes to social media, which has to be a part of your overall strategy. According to Shonali, as businesses are required to participate with their stakeholders through social media, executives are still not 100% comfortable. She offers advice to help senior leadership understand how to tie communication to important business outcomes.
A little more about Shonali Burke … Shonali is the creator of the Social PR Virtuoso course, an online and on-demand program she teaches, which launched in November 2015. Shonali’s online course helps professionals to take their Social PR game from “humdrum to Hallelujah” with 25+ workflows, hacks, recipes, formulas and mind maps she has developed throughout her career.
A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She’s an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.