#MuckedUp chat: Couples therapy for PR professionals and journalists

Let’s be honest. Sometimes the PR/journalist dynamic can feel as strained as a relationship on the rocks. Like a bickering couple, we may not see eye to eye. Perhaps our goals seem at odds. Or our backgrounds may be completely different. Or we’re simply not communicating on the same wavelength. Or perhaps all of the above! Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as couples therapy for journalists and PR professionals. … Or is there?

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To answer that very question this Tuesday, we’ve invited NerdWallet’s VP of Communications Ken Shuman and Copy Editor Karyne Levy as our guests for next week’s #muckedup chat. As VP ​of Comm, K​en crafts initiatives aimed at building NerdWallet into a widely recognized consumer brand. That's what he did as the VP of Communications at Trulia, a real estate site he helped build into a destination site that attracts more than 50 ​million users a month, and which he guided from early stage startup though its IPO and then as a public company. Meanwhile, Karyne is a member of the content team with more than 15 years experience in the journalism industry, having started her career as an obituary writer at the Press-Enterprise in Southern California. Before NerdWallet, she was the senior West Coast tech editor at Business Insider, and prior to that she served as the assistant managing editor for CNET. She also hosted a CNET TV show and podcast called "Rumor Has It." We’re over the moon to have both of them at next Tuesday’s chat. Got a question about this topic for Ken or Karyne? Email or tweet it to me by noon PST/ 3 p.m. EST Monday and we’ll incorporate it into the chat! Also, be sure to spread the word and invite your friends and followers by clicking here. Then mark your calendars and set your alarms so you can join us for an hour on Tuesday, May 19, at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST!

... And after the chat, if you happen to be in the San Francisco area … join us for a drink afterward!

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