Profile

Cover photo
Karen Swim
Works at Words For Hire
Attended USC
Lives in Michigan
1,771 followers|44,548 views
AboutPostsYouTube

Stream

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
When tragedy strikes, emotions run high and it is difficult to remain calm. We should feel the outrage and the senselessness of murder on every level but let us not stop there. What can we individually do each and every day to care for humanity. The answers to the challenges of our day are within us. Change happens when we change. It is so easy to hop on a platform and point fingers but far harder to do the hard, and dirty work of making a better world by being a better you.
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Excited to co-host joint #solopr and #SMchat  tomorrow at 1pm ET. We're discussing Public Relations and Social Media in the Marketing Mix. All are welcome to join.
At #SMChat we host a combination chat with the #SoloPR squad about once each quarter to share perspectives since social media (SM) and public relations (PR) are so closely intertwined. This post in...
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Advantages that are not often discussed. 
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good tips and I don't use video nearly enough.
 
6 Ways to Use Live Streaming Video for Business

By Antonio Calero

Looking for ways to boost engagement?

Have you considered live mobile streaming apps, like Meerkat and Periscope?

Live streaming video is a great way to interact with your audience in real time.

In this article you’ll discover six ways live streaming video helps you connect with your audience and increase engagement. -Kim

#livestreaming #meerkat #periscope #smexaminer
Have you considered apps, like Meerkat and Periscope? In this article you'll discover six ways live streaming video helps you connect with your audience.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Excellent article! While written regarding media coverage, the insights can be applied to any industry. 
Inc.com
Journalists' inboxes are flooded with pitches every day. What will cause an editor to show interest in covering your business?
1
Vernon Lee's profile photo
 
Always excited to learn
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Oh yea, I can relate.
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
1,771 people
Kimberly Booker's profile photo
linh huynh's profile photo
Paul Mansfield's profile photo
Kenneth Waldman's profile photo
benoit ibrahima Berete's profile photo
John Manuel's profile photo
Don Huggins's profile photo
Marlisha Martinez's profile photo
Tobias Yrys's profile photo

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
We can all do our part in helping to diversity our industry, and the end result serves to uplift the profession. 
Black PR advocacy group eyes disruption and transformation. From PR Week
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Ann Marie van den Hurk shares great tips for companies looking hire PR help.
Business owners juggle many different functions from bookkeeping to marketing. But most cannot do everything. And that is OK. Most business owners gets to the point where they need to hire outside help. It's a huge step for a business. Bringing someone in who is an expert in managing, growing and/or protecting your business is an important investment.
1
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good information that could help you to further customize pitch emails by time of day.
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
I hear discussion about definitions constantly and everyone seems confused. I love the convergence and have embraced it. We can battle over definitions, or we can adapt and move forward.
1
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sharing in hopes that others can gain from the insights shared by a lovely group of professionals kind enough to contribute.
2
Add a comment...

Karen Swim

Shared publicly  - 
 
Get you side hustle on without jeopardizing your day job!
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
1,771 people
Kimberly Booker's profile photo
linh huynh's profile photo
Paul Mansfield's profile photo
Kenneth Waldman's profile photo
benoit ibrahima Berete's profile photo
John Manuel's profile photo
Don Huggins's profile photo
Marlisha Martinez's profile photo
Tobias Yrys's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Strategy Consulting
Skills
PR, Marketing, Communications, Social Media, Content Marketing
Employment
  • Words For Hire
    PR | Marketing Communications, 1994 - present
  • Quest Diagnostics
    Regional Marketing Manager
  • Quest Diagnostics
    District Sales Manager
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Michigan
Previously
Southern California
Story
Tagline
Karen Swim, APR is a Communications Strategist, owner of Words For Hire, President of Solo PR PRO
Introduction
Hi, I am Karen Swim! Extroverted, thoughtful and delight in helping others to elevate to the next level. Running, jumping, laughing through life, and stopping along the way to share it with amazing people. Curious, ever learning, constantly spinning with ideas and happy to share them. Practical, level headed and golden in a crisis. Survivor of many things who has learned that life really is too short to sweat the small stuff. By day and some nights owner of Words For Hire helping amazing businesses identify, connect and engage with their target audiences. Also lead an amazing membership community of communication professionals, Solo PR PRO. Love vegan cupcakes, puppies and sunshine.
Bragging rights
Ran two marathons, award winning clients, cool in a crisis
Education
  • USC
Basic Information
Gender
Female