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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.

Jun 30, 2020

About the guest:    

Though not a New England native, Kat has become a Maine enthusiast since migrating from North Carolina four years ago. She is excited to use her ever-growing passion for the state to help serve the Maine Office of Tourism and other regional clients. With valuable experience in the advertising industry under her belt, she strives to showcase clients’ unique values through strategic planning, social media marketing and copywriting.

Kat’s innate curiosity keeps her learning every day, whether that’s listening to a new podcast or reading up on the latest social media trends. She finds creative inspiration from Maine’s picturesque woods and waters and aspires to bring that joyful energy into her work. Committed to client satisfaction and stellar work, Kat seeks to embrace each day with optimism, inquisitiveness, and a strong work ethic.


In the episode:    

2:12 – At first, Kat thought she wanted to be a marine biologist and describes how her career path changed after her first semester of college.

4:55 – Nancy and Kat talk about their connection to U.S. Cellular.

7:03 – Kat talks about going through the interview process over Zoom during COVID-19.

9:54 – Based on her experience in digital marketing, advertising and journalism, Kat shares some of the skills she uses at Marshall Communications.

14:15 – Kat provides an example of a project she has found exciting to work on since she started at Marshall Communications.

17:23 – Nancy and Kat explain how their networks brought them together.

23:14 – Kat shares some of the things she likes to do in Maine, whether going to the beach or for a hike.

25:29 – Kat describes some resources she has found helpful to her career.

26:49 – Kat talks about how much she loved using Vine and some of her other favorite social media platforms.

28:37 – Kat encourages listeners to find a career path that they love.



“In your personal life, having that appetite for reading, listening to podcasts or going to museums, things seemingly unrelated to work, can evoke an inspirational mindset that can really help you in your work. It's very easy for me to get into my habits and routines. I love my habits routines, but there is a benefit to changing things up, seeking out new opportunities and it can impact your work in a positive way.” – Kat Child, account coordinator at Marshall Communications



Kat’s Bio:

Portland Museum of Art:

Farnsworth Museum:

Cruise Maine:

Down East Magazine:

Maine by Foot:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert:


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