Young PR Pros Episode #108

I recently joined the team of Young PR Pros, a Canadian podcast for young professionals looking for advice, guidance, tips and tricks when starting their careers.

As a young professional myself, I’m happy to be a part of a team where I can learn a lot while still showing off my skills.

I’ve taken on the role of Audio Producer, making every episode sound as good as the advice it gives, and helping to develop the podcast to the next level of sound quality. On top of that, I’ve come in as the sort of ‘audience placebo’, taking part in each episode to help ensure that the advice and answers are answering the questions of listeners.

I’m incredibly excited to be a part of an internationally syndicated podcast, part of the FIR Podcast Network, with an established audience and a great message.

Cheers to Kristine, Julia and Ross for bringing me onto the team!

You can download and subscribe on iTunes , or with FIR, or just check it out and listen online. I’ve linked it below as well.


The Young PR Pros family is expanding. We welcome Clare Bonnyman as our new assistant producer. Clare has extensive background in radio editing. We hope her skills will make the show sound even better in your ear buds on your commute, in the office, or wherever you listen. OH, and Julia Kent welcomed her new son into the world on April 6.

Clare is just like you, our listeners, a young professional wrapping up her studies and ready to tackle the brave new world. We give her the role of picking this week’s topic, to make sure we are keeping the show relevant and true to our audience. Clare asked each host to describe their first job.

Julia Kent talks about her first marketing job at the NAC. Ross Simmonds shares his first experience as a social media trainer and strategist for the CBC. And Kristine D’Arbelles tells the story of her job as a publicist for a deaf-blind speed skater. Spoiler alert, one of the hosts gets an honorable trophy for having the coolest first experience. Can you guess which one? Listen to the full episode to find out!

Growing our podcast family is just the first step in making our podcast even better. In this episode, you will hear the voice of listener and fan Adil Skalli, who shares his ideas for a future episode. We love Adil’s passion and attitude and encourage other listeners to share their ideas to, by email, on Twitter or Facebook, or send us an audio clip.

Adil’s comment is a good introduction to the new direction of the podcast. Don’t worry, we aren’t changing too much. We will continue to bring you great content on topics that are relevant to young PR professionals. However, once and a while, we will speak to a broader audience and offer our advice for ANY young professional looking to start their career.

We close the show with a new segment called lessons learned. Each host, including Clare, shares the number one takeaway from the show.


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