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PR Newsletter: June 2018 HR Events & Remarkable Experts

By Noelle Murphy:

Media outlets are heroes of the Public Relations industry. You help us out so, we want to help you out too!

We want to support your articles and outlets just as you’ve supported us by giving our colleagues and clients a voice.

Looking for an #HR story to cover or #TalentAcquisition expert to interview? This PR newsletter has you covered! Click To Tweet

Please take this blog and run with it in whatever way you see fit. Learn about what the PR department at Red Branch Media has been up to, meet our client’s and use our content.

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Events Coming Your Way

Use this information to learn what our clients are up to this month. We have press passes and stories to share with you!

The Who, What, When, Where & Why’s of it all:

What events are happening in our space and how can you get involved? We have access to media passes, discount codes, executive interview opportunities, and other media exciting opportunities. Coming up:


There is no better place for HR professional development than the Society for Human Resource Management‘s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed. To learn more about SHRM, visit their website.

Who: Society for Human Resource Management

When: June 17-20, 2018

Where: McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

'AI will never take jobs, it will make it so you can focus on other ways to improve...' Chris Murdock of @IQTalent on AI in #Recruiting. See how to connect with Chris and other HR/TA experts here: Click To Tweet


Attendees will learn more about CyberGrants and their software, review best practices from other CyberGrants clients, discuss hot topics within the CSR industry, network with the CyberGrants team and fellow clients and so much more! To learn more about CyberGrants, visit their website. There will be stories from clients and updates on software you won’t want to miss. Talk to us for more information about how to get your press pass.

Who: CyberGrants

When: June 20-22, 2018

Where: 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Meet the executive, talk with clients and get to know New Orleans! Ask us about a press pass!

Resources & Research for you to use!

Our clients put out the best resources and research. Use these downloadable resources to craft your next story and get to know the company.

Resources & Research:

Do you know how CSR impacts business?

CyberGrants quizzes your knowledge of the CSR world. CSR has the ability to completely transform your business. Do you think you know what it takes to build that responsibility into your workplace? Find out with this quiz!

Please contact me for more insights from a CyberGrants representative.

The Ultimate Guide to Navigating Internship Programs at Your Organization

You want to see ROI. Everyone does. WCN shows you how creating and nurturing an awesome internship program is one of the best ways to do that. If this is your first time creating an internship or if you want to bring your internship program back to life, follow this guide. Learn how knowing where to place interns, engaging them and conducting exit interviews can give you some serious bang for your buck.

Please contact me for more insights from a WCN representative.

What Has Maren Been Up To?

Maren is full of ideas and is always up to something exciting. Learn what she’s been doing behind the scenes and on stage. If you’d like to hear more from her or are interested in having her speak at your conference, let us know!


Recently, Maren attended the UNLEASH Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. UNLEASH’s goal is to help people reach their potential. It brings “leaders, innovators and influencers to determine how we can transform organizations and identify technologies and way to apply them in a way that will have impact and value.”

“UNLEASH is a great opportunity for Red Branch to make connections with the future of the HR world. It bring leaders from all over the country to share ideas with one another.”


Maren was able to speak at the Employer Brand Strategies Conference on the May 22 in San Diego. EBrandCon welcomes sponsors like TMobile, Allegis Global Solutions, and CVSHealth. Maren’s Keynote focused on revamping your employer brand to sell your job to potential employees.

“I’m always excited to be able to speak at conference and was especially excited to speak at this one. Today’s candidates don’t just want a nine-to-five where they’ll clock in, do work on computers for eight hours, then clock out. They want to know you’re the best place they could be working, and that they’re doing work that matters.”

Brace yourself; Conference season is coming! Will we be seeing you at #SHRM18? Click To Tweet

The Only Constant is Change

Red Branch Media is continuing to move up, grow and work with more clients. Because of that, we’re doing what all great companies most do. CHANGE! Maren created Pods to help all the Brancher’s collaborate and create even better material for our clients.

“Collaboration and accountability are values we like to talk about and execute everyday at the Branch. Creating Pods is one way I know we’ll continue to be great because everyone will have a chance to get their hands dirty and keep up with their clients.”

What’s Next?

Maren will be attending SHRM18 June 17-18 in Chicago.

Are you attending SHRM18? Let’s set up a meeting, Maren wants to talk to you!

Do We Smell Conference Season?

To be honest… isn’t it always conference season?

Maren is always ready to share her brain with the rest of the world. With experience as an emcee, moderator, keynote speaker and panelist and with topics ranging from “How to Sell to the HR Buyer” to “I HATE My Job: How to Increase Engagement!” you can’t go wrong! Maren is the brain behind what we do at Red Branch and has been in marketing for over 15 years.

Let her share her knowledge with you and your conference goers!

“Benefits are great amirite? Unlimited vacation, at work gym and transportation to and from? What can be better? Not having those benefits. Sometimes, what you think is great, is actually destroying your company. Employees don’t want to stay at work all day to work out, shower and do actual work. Unlimited vacation seems cool at first, until assignments aren’t getting done. Transportation can take financial burden off a lot of people, but now they feel they owe you something.”

Book Maren for Speaking Engagements!

Executive Hall of Fame

Who’s Rockin’ this Month?

Chris Murdock

chris murdock talent acquisition expert

Who is he?

Co-Founder and Senior Partner of IQTalent Partners. Murdock is an expert in recruiting, sourcing, hiring, emerging tech hubs, training millennials, and alternative workspaces.

What’s he talking about?

AI is shifting sourcing and recruiting, but your job will be fine!

“Artificial Intelligence is coming and you’re not going to stop it. Recruiters and Sourcers are shifting to AI to make the hiring process a little easier. Bots can sort through a candidate field and find the best match for your company, but that doesn’t mean your company doesn’t need you. AI will never take jobs, it will make it so you can focus on other ways to improve and get to that to-do list that’s been sitting on your desk for a month.”

Want insights from Chris? Please connect me.

Drea Zigarmi

drea zigarmi leadership motivational speaker

Who is he?

Dr. Drea Zigarmi is a highly respected and experienced management consultant, best-selling author, powerful trainer, and motivational speaker. Dr. Zigarmi is the strategic advisor at Inspire Software.

What’s he talking about?

How you can make a growing professional into a BIG TIME leader.

“Young people are taking over the workforce with start-up companies and brand new career opportunities. We can shape these new minds into the best leaders they can be by nurturing their independence, helping them give and receive proper feedback and being the great mentors.”

Want insights from Drea? Please connect me.

Jeanette Maister

Who is Jeanette?

Global talent acquisition leader with extensive experience in global talent acquisition, recruiting technology, and recruiting analytics and process. She holds deep insight into campus recruiting strategy and is recognized for driving growth and helping clients transform their recruiting efforts.

What’s she talking about?

Keep calm, the big news is coming!

“WCN is making a shift in the coming months. We’re still the same people with a passion for finding the best talent, we’re just going to start doing it a little better.”

Want insights from Jeanette? Please connect me.

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