Help a PR Pro Out Day is a little more than a week away. As many of our partners and supporters post about the event this week, I wanted to take this chance to feature a few of the active PR job seekers that I’ve been supporting right here in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Today, I’d like to start with my friend and PRSA colleague, Kasey Skala.
Name: Kasey Skala
Bio: Born and raised in Minnesota, Kasey ventured down south to Iowa for college. He graduated from Drake University with a degree in public relations and marketing and his PR background spans from non-profit, finance, promotions and internal communication. He also spent two years as a journalist for a daily news publication. Additionally, he’s helped integrate new media strategy for clients in non-profit, education advocacy, beauty/health and the food and entertainment sectors.
Why should you hire Kasey: Personally, I think any agency in town would be wise to hire Kasey. Fast. OK, so he’s not the traditional agency candidate. But you know what? Given the current climate and the evolving skills of today’s PR pro, I’m not sure that matters any more (I’m sure some will disagree). Kasey’s skills would play beautifully in an agency setting. He’s a creative problem-solver (check out the idea he executed last year attempting to gain the attention of one local employer), shows initiative (he consults on the side) and is a great community builder online. Definitely the kind of guy I’d want on my team if I were an agency leader.
Want to get in touch with Kasey? Try him at @kmskala firstname.lastname@example.org.