Don’t chase the title, get up early, write: career and life lessons from IBM’s Jeremy Waite

I love Twitter. It connected me with so many clever people. Including Jeremy Waite, whose Ten Words I’ve recently reviewed. It inspired me and left me with many unanswered questions. I decided to reach out to Jeremy and chat to him. All about careers, personal projects, and passion.

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The FINAL #4PRQs for: Sam Howard, The Comms Crowd

I’m getting emotional. These are the very last Four PR Questions, aka #4PRQs on my blog. And I’m bringing a very special PR practitioner today. It’s the person, who kickstarted my career, gave me a lot of answers (to sometimes silly questions), and showed me the ways to make things right. Sam Howard is the founder of the freelance collective — The Comms Crowd. Sam is all about tech PR, startups, and bitcoin. She’s one of the most charismatic people I know. Knowledgeable, witty, and inspiring. How do you get far in the PR career then? Ladies and gents, read it for the last time.

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#4PRQs for: Chris Lee of Eight Moon Media

Chris Lee, that features in this week’s #4PRQs (Four PR Questions), brings nearly two decades’ experience in technology PR, digital and journalism. He’s worked with Philips, Hilton, Xerox, Ubisoft and many other leading brands, and headed up digital training worldwide at Grayling for three years. Chris now runs freelance comms network Eight Moon Media, trains private clients and for the PRCA, is a visiting lecturer at London College of Communication, and writes for City A.M. He also works at Mash PR. “Not enough PRs or their clients think audience-first,” says Chris.

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#4PRQs for: Cameron Craig of Polycom

Cameron Craig, that I’m glad to be featuring in this week’s #4PRQs (Four PR Questions), is a communications professional with over 20 years’ experience working with Apple, Visa, PayPal, Yahoo, and even Johnny Cash. He’s currently heading global corporate communications at Polycom. In the picture above, he’s pictured with Steve Jobs, immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.

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#4PRQs for: Julie Adrian of inVentiv Health

I’m very privileged to be bringing Julie Adrian for one of the final #4PRQs (Four PR Questions) on MK. Julie is EU President at inVentiv Health Communications. She studied at the University of Kansas and was featured in the PRWeek UK Power Book as the top ten healthcare comms professionals. Advising graduates and junior comms professionals, she suggests them to “be curious, ask questions, get to know everyone.”

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#4PRQs for: Sarah Matthew of Golin, Virgo Health

“PR graduates should be informed, active and enjoy the medium,” says Sarah Matthew, who I’m very privileged to be bringing to this week’s #4PRQs (Four PR Questions) series. Sarah is a healthcare specialist with 25+ years’ of PR experience, working both client- and agency-side. She is the President of The Golin Global Healthcare Practice that encompasses two brands — Golin and Virgo Health. As she mentions, James Bond films and gin in a tin are among her guilty pleasures.

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