Senior Media Relations Specialist at Propllr PR & Content Marketing – Meet Jillian Smith

Marketers tend to wear many hats. When they’re asked to take on the public relations hat, it can feel especially intimidating. But anyone can do PR, it just takes some thinking about how to do it right. In this presentation, Jillian will present strategies any company can use to do DIY PR on a budget and then leveraging those PR wins to meet marketing goals.

Key Takeaways

  • Building a meaningful media list
  • Crafting the perfect pitch
  • Generating buzz for a new product
  • Leveraging PR wins to meet business goals

Meet Jillian

Jillian is a senior media relations specialist for Propllr, a PR and content marketing agency based in Chicago focused on Midwestern tech startups.

In her role, Jillian builds credibility and awareness for her clients by fostering relationships with reporters and executing on storytelling strategies. Jillian’s clients have been featured in publications such as Forbes, TechCrunch, and Fortune.

Prior to Propllr, Jillian worked in communications roles in Youngstown, Ohio, Shanghai, China, and Moscow, Russia. (Don’t worry, she wasn’t involved in any sort of collusion.)


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