On Saturday, November 9th, more than 35 top creative professionals will be sharing their insight with our community at the fourth installment of Find & Follow Your Passion, our full-day career conference in partnership with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to one of our speakers, Brittany Forgione.
Brittany Forgione is the Senior Publicist at SELF magazine, the number one women’s active lifestyle magazine, specializing in fitness, fashion, beauty and health. In her role, she executes public relations strategies across all layers of SELF and works daily with national and local media outlets to increase visibility of the brand and its talented editors, writers, consumer products and technologies, securing and producing television and radio segments as well as placing stories in digital and print.
Prior to SELF, Brittany spent a year at Nicholas & Lence Communications, a PR firm specializing in government affairs, travel and tourism.
The bulk of her career so far has been spent as the Publicity & Production Coordinator for the Emmy Award-winning morning talk show “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly.” For three and a half years, she helped with all public relations efforts for the show, and produced daily segments.
In early 2011, “LIVE!” launched “Regis & Kelly’s Run Across America with Dean Karnazes,” and Brittany was asked to be the on-the-road Publicist for the Ultra-marathoner as he ran 40-50 miles a day across the country for 75 days straight, with a dozen 5k events along the way in major cities to raise money and awareness about childhood obesity. From California to New York, Brittany was in charge of publicizing entire event locally and nationally, as well as assisting with producing and shooting.
Throughout college, Brittany was a College Marketing Rep for Sony BMG, a DJ & Promotions Director for her college radio station WRHU, and held internships at “LIVE!,” “EXTRA” and NY1 News. She graduated with a B.A. in Audio/Radio from Hofstra University in 2008. Outside of the office, she is a certified personal trainer and regularly participates in marathons and triathlons.
Join Brittany and over 300 young professionals for a full day of discussions, hands on workshops, networking and fun – all aimed to getting you closer to the career of your dreams. Meet the coolest creatives and companies in New York City, learn about different industries, and make valuable connections with peers – register today.
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