The PR Wine Down Podcast

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Grab a glass and get ready to "wine down" every week with public relations vets April Margulies and Laura Schooler as they gab, analyze, dissect, commiserate--and, in some cases--kick the door down on the PR industry. Call it tough love if you will, they're looking to make our jobs easier, more relatable and more entertaining.

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April Margulies
Laura Schooler
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38: Stephanie Rudnick - Athletes, Agencies and Adapting Your Career Path

May 7, 2021

Today's guest on the podcast is Stephanie Rudnick. As a seasoned PR and brand marketing professional, Stephanie wears many hats in her career, including: Head of Global Communications and GM of hospitality and events at MKTG Sports & Entertainment in Australia; Head of PR at Angel City Football Club in Los Angeles; and Director of Communications at Beautiful Game Group, LLC in New York. Stephanie is here to chat with hosts April and Laura about her experiences in working with high-profile client athletes and Olympians, key takeaways from her career, finding her dream job and how the pandemic has changed the PR industry as a whole. They also discuss navigating contracts, client photoshoots and the importance of nurturing your professional relationships. April and Laura also revisit the rise of Substack as a force to be reckoned with in modern journalism, and offer job-vetting advice for an anonymous listener who encountered a PR Horror Story in her first agency role.

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37: Olu Green - Brand Marketing in the Big Leagues

April 23, 2021

This week, April and Laura are joined by Olu Green, director of sports & entertainment marketing at Rogers & Cowan PMK. Having worked with big name brands like the NFL, ESPN, Beats by Dre, Stance Socks, Call of Duty and more, Olu gives our hosts an inside look at what the cool kids want in 2021. They discuss the behind-the-scenes of brand marketing, influencer relations and PR opportunities for high-stakes client accounts, as well as Olu's experience as one of the first 50 employees at Beats by Dre. Our hosts also discuss Volkswagen's recent April Fool's Day flop, offer advice for fielding tough feedback from clients and read an Anonymous PR Horror Story about vetting your early job prospects as a rookie publicist.

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36: Brian Garrido - Discussing Diversity in PR & Advertising

April 9, 2021

Welcome back to the PR Wine Down podcast! This week, our hosts welcome Brain Garrido, Marketing Department Specialist at Meticulous Design + Architecture (MD+A). They're discussing diversity in the advertising and PR industries today, and touching on the state of tourism, wine and hospitality amid the changing landscape of the pandemic. April and Laura also share a new PR Horror Story from the listening audience, and weigh in with their reactions to journalist Seth Colaner's viral Twitter thread.

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