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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 3, 2023

When was the last time you took a good look at your business’s social media presence? Is it time for a social media audit? In this podcast episode, Lara Beckius, Marshall Communications’ 2023 intern, explains when and why you should complete a social media audit. Whether you want to make sure you are reaching your target audience or you want to expand your social media presence, Lara offers some tips for completing a social media audit and making sure you are moving in the right direction.  

3:25 Lara gives an overview of her career so far 

5:35 Lara describes what she has learned and the types of projects she has worked on during her internship at Marshall Communications 

6:24 Lara explains why your business should complete a social media audit. 

8:45 Lara shares how to determine which social media platforms to target 

10:10 Lara offers some recommendations for brands when doing social media 

12:02 Lara explains why and how to plan your hashtags 

15:54 Lara talks about pulling all of her interests together. 

18:32 Lara shares how she has been involved in Her Campus 

20:35 – Lara describes her other 2023 summer internship at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  

24:15 – Lara lists some resources that have been helpful to her.  



Don’t get overwhelmed. There are so many different social media platforms out there and there are so many different paths to pursue that it could be really easy to get overwhelmed, to kind of shut down when you’re thinking about all of that, but the idea of a social media audit is to break it down into seeing which platforms work best. Lara Beckius, Marshall Communications’ 2023 Intern 



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Lara’s Her Campus articles:  

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About the guest:     

Lara is from Avon, Connecticut, and is currently a senior at Connecticut College studying environmental studies, economics, and dance. She has professional experience in a variety of areas including education, marketing, advancement, the performing arts, and, most recently, environmental communications at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She is super grateful to be continuing her summer internship at Marshall Communications this fall and has greatly enjoyed learning the ins-and-outs of the PR industry, from press releases to social media audits. 


Outside of academics, Lara also serves as the office coordinator for the Connecticut College Office of Sustainability, captain of the Connecticut College Dance Team, and president of her campus’ chapter of Her Campus, an online magazine dedicated to empowering college women. 


Looking to connect: 

Instagram: @laraluna