The following is part of our Member Spotlight series. Twice a month, the PPRA blog will feature a profile on one of our members. Today’s post highlights one of PPRA’s newer members, Erin Flynn Jay.
So, how long have you been a member of PPRA?
Since October 2013
How did you get into PR?
I started doing PR when I worked at an international sales training company in NYC as a writer and editor. From there, I moved on to freelancing for PR agencies and promoting my own author and small business clients.
Tell us a little bit about your current position.
I have been the sole proprietor of a PR business since 2001 (www.flynnmedia.com).
What is your favorite aspect of your current job?
Booking media interviews for clients.
Are there any PR trends that you’re really into right now?
How social media is being integrated into traditional PR campaigns.
What social media platform do you use the most in your personal life? What about for business purposes?
Facebook for personal; LinkedIn for business.
If you could give one piece of advice to current PR students about getting into the industry, what would it be?
Attend as many networking events as you can. Today, it’s all about who you know. Your network can help you find a job or new clients.
What is your favorite thing about Philly?
There is so much to experience here—arts, entertainment, dining. There is a vibrancy here just like in New York City, where I lived for ten years before moving here.
Anything else we should know about you?
I have two lovely daughters who keep me busy when I’m not working.