Thursday, December 31, 2015

Gratitude Journal 2016 - 100 Days Challenge

Looking for interested people for an initial 100-days #GratitudeJournal2016 Challenge beginning January 1st for those ready to commit, and on January 2nd for all others.

Guidelines are simple:
  • Hardcover or soft cover blank journal only for Gratitude Journal entries.
  • Ink pen, as pencils tend to smudge.
  • One daily handwritten prose page at either the start of the day or before bedtime for 100 days.
  • Set a daily alarm for your gratitude journal entry, and honor it.
  • Penmanship matters only to you. Don't fret about your handwriting. 
  • Date each entry, and if it helps, include entry number.
  • Bullet lists do not count as an entry, so try to avoid. Better to engage and benefit from the experience if we approach it through language, rather than numbers.
  • Typed entries do not count toward your goal, so try to avoid. 
  • Please state the specific object/person/circumstance of gratitude, and at least one specific reason for the gratitude.
  • If possible, find an Accountability Partner to check-in as often as needed.
  • If needed, give yourself small rewards at different benchmarks (5, 10 days, etc.)
  • Once we've reached the 100th day, we'll continue throughout the year. 
  • Think about short and long-term benefits of daily journaling if/when it feels as if you're climbing an insurmountable mountain.  
If I think of anything else, I'll update this post. I look forward hearing about your progress, setbacks and eventual triumphs at the 100-day mark.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fitness & Wellness Raffle - Updated

Keneritz Media is teaming up with two photographers, a web developer and graphic designer for a fitness & wellness industry raffle.

We're looking for licensed and certified personal trainers, yoga practitioners, physical therapists (including masseurs/masseuses/reiki) healers with a following who need a PR/Marketing Starter Kit. The content includes new professional head-shots, physique shots, digital collateral and professional advice.

Contestants must have at least two years of professional service and no longer than five.

The winner(s) will receive a free photo session with one of the two photographers, a three-hour PR/Marketing consultation, 1-sheet and a landing page to advertise his/her business/services/capture email addresses.

To enter: submit professional mission statement, a recent photo, social media handle(s) and why you deserve one of the available prizes: Fitness Raffle

Raffle ends August 29th, 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Media Relations Intern

We are seeking a Media Relations Intern who will collaborate with our team members to grow the agency and contribute to the success of client campaigns.

It is a fun and fast-paced environment that often requires same-day responses and 24-hour turnarounds.

The intern will build strong relationships with contacts at a variety of media outlets, and develop the know-how to build new relationships with journalists on behalf of clients. The intern will learn how to place news stories in the competitive media environment.

In addition you’ll also:
• be meticulously organized
• have strong writing and proofreading skills, knowing that the foundation of all good communications are the right words
• work in a focused manner whether working in a shared workspace, from home or the local coffee shop
• present yourself with the utmost professionalism when corresponding with clients, journalists, associates and vendors

Your responsibilities:
As you gain experience in the industry, you’ll craft media pitches that articulate the clients core messages and unique brand. You will pursue all available opportunities to secure client coverage week in and week out.

• Collaborate with team members on ideation to develop news angle that fit the clients storylines and brand differentiators.
• Draft press releases and media materials for distribution, gather and organize complementary visuals and ensure that all the pieces of the story come together in an appealing package for journalists.
• Coordinate media relations with national, regional and local media.
• Apply your solid writing skills across many platforms, including client case studies and testimonials,newsletters, press releases and pitch letters.
• Learn client subject matter and assess daily news inquiries and cycles to identify opportunities to generate news coverage.
• Utilize social media know-how and the latest social media platforms to support and amplify clients’ social media campaigns as needed.
• Compile thorough, accurate results and activity reports for clients on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Graduated from an accredited university within a relevant area of study (communications, public relations, marketing, journalism)
• 1-3 years experience in public relations with specific responsibilities for media relations and publicity
• Digital skills: Microsoft Office software, WordPress, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+)

Please reply with cover letter, current resume and two contrasting public relations/marketing/media pitch writing samples: Media Relations Intern

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bilingual Spanish PR|Marketing Intern

Leverage your bi-cultural background (Span/Eng), focusing on the various local Hispanic demographics in the immediate NY|NJ|CT area until we reach a national platform.

Collaborate on fitness/health/wellness events.

Collaborate on creative writing workshops for teens.

The intern's priorities will be sourcing new leads, forming relationships &  generating new business.

We offer a variety of services – logo and collateral design, press releases, social media campaigns, etc.

Other tasks might include creating case studies, competitive analysis, drafting and submitting pitch letters and proposals, grant writing and fundraising for clients, events and social causes. Intern should be a Spanish native, able to speak, read, write, translate Spanish to English, and English to Spanish.

Intern should have college, previous internship(s). Bonus for those who have worked part-time in real world situations. There will be opportunities to earn commissions on sales, referral fees and flat-rate project fees. Begin as an intern, prove oneself reliable and earn money. Intern could become virtual part-time assistant during senior year in school.

Please reply with cover letter, resume and (a) 1-page Spanish-language marketing writing sample (b) 1-page English-language writing sample: Bilingual Spanish Intern

Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Edipo",The Greek Tragedy

Guacamolink Performing Arts, a Queens-based Hispanic Repertory company returns to the Manhattan Off-Broadway stage with an original work written and directed by Peruvian playwright Walter Ventosilla, inspired by Sophocles' Greek tragedy "Oedipus Rex". "Oedipus" is the first of its kind as Emily Grisanty enacts all roles in this 75-minute tour de force.

Dominican actress Emely Grisanty was recently honored with the ATI 2014 Award for Best Actress in Independent Theatre in New York. She was previously nominated as a Best Actress in the Monologues category.

“Oedipus” will be performed on July 20th, 27th,  August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, at 7pm at the 777 Theater located at 777 8th Ave, corner of 47th St. and 8th Ave., in famed Hell's Kitchen. The first four dates will be performed in Spanish, with the last two dates in English.

Tickets are available (English) online, with group and student discounts. Enter to win one of several raffle prizes:
  •     8 tickets based on Greek Mythology/Latino Culture Trivia
  •     Dinner for 2 valued at $125 at Ñaño Ecuadorian Kitchen.
  •     1 of 3 Clear Voices Accent Reduction Sessions.
  •     1 of 3 Hispanic Digital Marketing Analyses.
  •     Signed posters by actress Emely Grisanty.
  •     1 of 3 Creative Editing Packages.
  •     1 of 3 Photography Sessions. 
Your ticket stub will double as your official entry. Don't delay, buy your (Español) tickets soon! Email us for the discount code: Senior Citizen & Student Discount

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Clear Voices - Accent Reduction Workshops

Imagine conversing with native English speakers and being understood . . .

Imagine speaking with confidence at work, school, or during a job interview . . .

What would that feel like?

Clear Voices Workshops include Conversation Skills, Role Playing, Improvisational Skills, Vocabulary Building, and Accent Reduction.

Your motivation and determination will increase as your accent and insecurity decrease.

Upon completion of your customized Clear Voices Workshop, you will be more confident in a variety of situations: on the phone, face-to-face interactions, and in written communications.

Students bring a notebook or digital cassette recorder to take notes and chart progress. Serious students work with me once a week, for one hour, over the course of six months to one year.

Weekly workshops focus on your spoken and written English.

You can Reduce Your Accent within six months, and Accent Elimination within two years! Contact me to schedule a preliminary audit session or book your first ten-block workshop!

Visit the website for details and testimonials:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sales Lead Generation Intern

The Sales Lead Generation Intern will help prospect, qualify and generate new sales leads. This individual will be a highly motivated, self-starter able to identify and develop new business prospects from multiple sources including inbound marketing leads, prospect lists, discovery and individual research. A dynamic personality with a drive to reach decision makers is essential.

The Sales Lead Generation Intern is expected to:
• Help develop new business via telephone and mass communication such as email and social media to introduce the agency and its marketing, event planning and social media packages and identify appropriate clients.
•  Follow up on leads and conduct research to identify potential prospects.
•  Conduct a needs analysis and determine prospects pain points to determine how our staff & services addresses those needs.
•  Build and cultivate prospect relationships by initiating communications and conducting follow-up communications in order to move opportunities through the sales funnel.
•  Manage data for new and prospective clients, ensuring all communications are logged, information is accurate and documents are attached.
•  Prepare and analyze sales pipeline reports and dashboards.

Required experience and knowledge:
•  Current or past course work in Business, Communications or related field
•   1-3 years telemarketing and/or inside sales experience.
•   Demonstrated ability to meet and/or exceed determined sales and activity quotas.
•   A proven track record of strong client relationships.
•   Excellent client service skills.
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Technical Experience:
•   Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint)

Please send cover letter, resume and two contrasting sales lead generation pitch letters: Sales Lead Generation Intern