Oct 2, 2018
About Peter Van Allen:
Peter Van Allen has been editor at Mainebiz, Maine's statewide business publication, since May 2014. He has been a business journalist for three decades. Prior to joining Mainebiz, he was at the Philadelphia Business Journal, which is owned by American City Business Journals. Earlier in his career, he worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor for Gannett, Knight-Ridder and Thomson publications. He and his wife Jen, an editor at Down East magazine, moved to Maine for the woods (Jen) and water (PVA), but find they're working as hard as ever! They have a son and two grown daughters and live in Yarmouth.
In this episode:
“Don’t undervalue yourself and what you might bring to the table.” – Peter Van Allen
Highlights from this episode:
5:49 – The value of face to face connections
12:10 – An important tip for young professionals starting out in the media business
20:10 – The value of web traffic and engagement for Mainebiz
26:31 – Nancy and Peter’s favorite podcasts
32:24 – What type of stories generate a lot of interest for Mainebiz
38:42 – How Peter built his network in Maine
39:11 – One thing that shocked Peter about business cards in Maine
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