Thanks! (and other thoughts on Hurricane Irene)

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A quick blog post here to say thanks to my new friend Hilary Topper, who allowed me to guest post on her very popular blog today! I ended up expanding a previous post I had done here about Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, and added in some PR and business philosophy and other creative ideas. Check it out here.

Thanks again Hilary!

Finally Friday ShareDay!

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So here we are at Labor Day Weekend, the traditional “end of summer” (I ascribe to the Beach Boys theory of summer: Endless).

Nevertheless, we’ll all look to get to our favorite “happy place” one more time, whether beach, lake or elsewhere. Maybe squeeze out one last backyard barbecue. I hope you have a great weekend whatever your plans are.

For Friday ShareDay, I want to pass along some upcoming events in the NYC area that are on the horizon:

– The Mashable Social Good Summit and Mashable Media Summit both look to be excellent events planned by my friends over at Mashable. If you’re working in this space, you should check these out.

– On Long Island, the Fair Media Council’s Connection Day will be on October 27. It’s an annual opportunity for PR folk and others to talk directly with reporters, editors, producers and newsroom personnel – the people who call the shots in what gets covered in the media. Indispensable for anyone working in the field. (And I’ll be a panelist, but don’t let that keep you away)

LITweetUp is a great group of like minded social media hounds, organized by entrepreneur and networking maestro Jeff Namnum. They’re an annual supporter of Island Harvest, so check them out and lend a hand.

– Finally, the Social Media Club of Long Island is run by my new friend Hilary Topper and is a fun gathering of social media types to share best practices and new ideas. Their next gathering is on September 27.

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Happy Weekend!