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Dear Members and Friends,
A major change in the administration of EPPS is happening. Marilyn Finegold, who has done an outstanding job as Administrative Director of EPPS for the past 14 years, has resigned her post effective September 30 to concentrate on her role as Office Manager of Allison + Partners.
Marilyn, who has singlehandedly managed all of EPPS activities, supervised the scheduling of all programs and maintained and serviced the membership roster, will be sorely missed. The organization could not have functioned so effectively without Marilyn’s tireless efforts and support over the years.
Please stay tuned for an invite for when we will celebrate her contributions to EPPS over these many years.
Rick Markovitz, President
Henri Bollinger, First Vice President
Welcome to EPPS, the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society! Founded in 1991, EPPS is the premiere organization for entertainment publicity and marketing professionals.
PUBLIC BROADCASTING- Cancelled.
Our next EPPS panel will be held on October 16th. An update to follow shortly.
Thurs. Oct. 16, 2014
Time 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
ICG Conference Room
7755 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
No details at this time.
EPPS Panel: Crisis Communications
August 21, 2014
By Nicole Player, Weissman/Markovitz Communications
The August EPPS panel provided much insight into crisis communications. On board was Howard Bragman, Vice Chairman of Reputation.com and founder of Fifteen Minutes PR; and Amanda Crumley, a Los Angeles & Arkansas-based political, public affairs & communications strategist. The panel was moderated by former LA Times & NY Times editor Sallie Hofmeister of the Sitrick and Company.
“How Not To Work a Room”
From the Desk of Flo Selfman
74% of all jobs are found through networking and 75% of all business deals come from networking, yet most people don’t know how to network. – Hank Blank, networking expert.
If you want to sabotage your chances of being successful at business and social events, just follow these easy steps!
- Arrive late.
- Hang around the bar. Eat or drink too much.
- Sit with people you know.
- Don’t have business cards or copies of your book with you; or…
- Have business cards deep inside your purse or in the car, not in your pocket or hand, and don’t bother wearing a name tag.
- Have a limp handshake.
- Talk only about yourself and your business/book.
- When asked, “What do you do?” or “What is your book about?” talk for twenty minutes before taking a breath.
- Break into an ongoing conversation.
- Spend all your time talking to someone who can’t help you or isn’t interested in you or your book/business.
- If someone offers you a breath mint, say, “No, thanks.”
- Send a follow-up note and misspell the person’s name or use an incorrect title.
EPPS is a non-profit organization. We express our sincere gratititude