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Linda Hamburger


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I can help advise on career track; how to promote on a budget; how to find a good practitioner and just about anything relating to the practice of PR and marketing communications. Over 12 years as an Adjunct Professor of Public Relations and Marketing and frequent guest speaker.

Experience in the area

PR Consultant Linda Hamburger is an award-winning publicist with an excellent track record of success in promotions. With more than 20 years experience in the Public Relations business, Hamburger has received countless bylines for published articles and has had case studies featured in PR Week, Businessweek, and Ragan's Media Report and more. Hamburger received a MA in Public Relations from Michigan State and a Master of Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Currently she represents clients in the events industry, real estate law, and other agencies as an independent consultant. Founder and Moderator of the South Florida Public Relations Network ( and the PR Daily Digest. She works under her own independent consultancy, On Call PR and On Call Resumes.


Founder and Moderator of the South Florida Public Relations Network (


Truthfully too numerous to list. A "Google" search might show a few.


MA Public Relations; Master of Public Administration (MPA); BA Journalism/Mass Communications

Awards and Honors

• Women in Communications Creative PR Olympics Merit Award • Finalist, Event Solutions Marketing Professional of the Year Spotlight Awards • Speaker, BizBash Funshops Fort Lauderdale and Miami • Speaker, Florida Scholastic Press Association District Conference • Vice President, Gold Coast Public Relations Council; Secretary; Board Member • Winner, Best Corporate Public Relations Program, Bernays Award • Implemented / supervised volunteer and student internship programs • Member, Adfed; Panelist resume writing workshop • Speaker at Events Expo, Orlando; University Campus Guest Lecturer • Introduced internship program of 50 students for the Source Awards • Past Secretary, Advertising Federation of the Treasure Coast • Communications Briefings, “Top Tips”

Past/Present Clients

Creative Spark Consulting; Anson Williams, celebrity; Starmaker Products, skincare line; ME Productions, live events productions; Rabideau Law, real estate practice; Swim Week Miami; Biscayne Tennis; Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; Little People of America; National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI; Considering Your Career; American Alliance for People with Disabilities; many others...

What do you like about this subject?

Never Dull! You get paid to party, depending on the job/client. Potential to mingle and work with celebs. Lots of opportunities to use your writing, social media and software talents. Pays well once you climb the ladder.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

As the Founder of the South Florida Public Relations Network (, I hope to see the group grow, to continue to be noticed in a positive way, and to serve as an accessible resource for Public Relations and Marketing Communications professionals. I'd also like to do PR for some gorgeous, young celebrities or a few hot older ones (is that politically incorrect?)

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Like any perceived "glamour" job, there are a lot of folks who do PR part-time along with another job - such as legal secretary or realtor or some such other income producer.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

PR can be difficult to start in, stay in and make a consistent living from. Agency work is often stressful. You should be adept at handling criticism, office politics, cycling paychecks (up, down, up, etc.). You might get "let go," a lot, depending on how accounts come and go or if new managers are hired. Think flexible and be ready with a backup job in retail (for example), if necessary.

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Recent Answers from Linda Hamburger

2016-02-10 scope of public relations:

I'm assuming you mean a Computer Science degree. If that is correct (or not), based on your email alone, I would say you would absolutely need to get a specific degree in mass communications. The reason

2015-06-27 compelling:

Much improved!! A few grammar/typo errors so be sure to read, re-read and triple check. But, good job! Caught my interest... Good luck!    1. Put a comma after "elderly"    2. Put the words "these" before

2015-05-19 telecommuting:

First use a free resume service such as to get organized. Then, contact either a TEMP Agency or TEMP To PERM agency and they review resumes and skill sets at no charge. They might even find

2015-05-19 telecommuting:

I telecommute. I found my current opportunity on Craiglist. Because so many people are skeptical of this excellent source of jobs, there are usually more to choose from - if you are super fast at responding

2014-04-04 can a publicist own a blog:

First, sorry for the delay - I was away and unable to check messages. Short answer, the response would be "no," in most cases. However, it is best to consult someone with a legal background if unsure.


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