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The PR Maven Podcast

The PR Maven® Podcast is the combination of traditional networking techniques combined with the power of social media to build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

Oct 30, 2018

Bill Green specializes in telling rich stories of Maine's outdoors. Bill is Maine’s senior television reporter (more than 40 years) and one of its most popular as well.

In 1993, he became a full-time feature reporter having already established the weekly segments Green Outdoors and My Hometown. In 2016, his show Bill Green’s Maine won the Regional Emmy as Outstanding Magazine Program in New England.

A lifelong Mainer, Bill was born in Bangor (1953) and attended the University of Maine. He is an inductee into the Maine Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame and the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. He is a Registered Maine Guide, has served as Senior Warden at Trinity Episcopal Church of Portland and Assistant JV Baseball Coach at Greely High.

One interesting fact about Bill is back in the year 2000, he donated bone marrow to a 10-year old leukemia patient in Holly, Michigan who went on to graduate from college and is recently married.

Bill and his wife Pam reside in Cumberland. They have two grown children, Sam and Emily.

In this episode:

5:49 – How Bill Green’s television career got started by getting fired from McDonald’s

9:17 – Bill Green shares his first on-air experience

11:26 – Bill and Nancy share stories of their mutual friend and PR pro, Chip Carey, who handled Sugarloaf’s public relations

14:24 – Why Bill isn’t worried about having the most social media followers

15:08 – Bill explains how he used social media to follow news about Senator Susan Collins after the Brett Kavanaugh hearing

16:41 – Bill answers if social media could influence if the station does a news story

17:40 – Bill shares his 4th of July sturgeon story and explains the water-skiing squirrel genre type of story

25:53 - Why one Facebook Live video Nancy produced with Bill never aired

28:34 - The importance of journalistic ethics and the importance of presenting both sides of the story

30:25 – How and why the longtail of the web is driving traffic to the Kotzschmar Organ in Portland, Maine

32:06 - The decision Bill had to make during live shot while the national anthem was playing at the Dempsey Challenge

34:58 - Why Bill Green became a registered Maine Guide

38:03 – What type of Sugarloaf mountain video footage was important to Bill any why

39:38 – Hear what’s changing for media that cover the outdoors

41:44 - Bill’s career advice for the next generation

42:09 - Nancy and Bill reflect on the importance of networking and maintaining a Rolodex of contacts


“Find your job and do it well and go out and work your butt off.” – Bill Green, reporter, anchor and executive producer at NEWS CENTER Maine


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