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Roger Friedensen
Works at Forge Communications: Designing Reputations. Building Value.(sm) We help clients make smarter communication decisions that strengthen their reputations. What can we do for you?
Lives in Raleigh, NC
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I'm double-sharing this because the Counselors Academy of PRSA has been such a powerful factor in my personal career and my firm's success. Like I say in the post, it's the best professional investment you can make in yourself and your firm.
 
If you are an owner or senior executive in a marketing public relations firm and want to be more successful, we suggest attending the PRSA Counselors Academy Spring Conference in Key West next weekend. Here's our take on why.
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Are you having a crazy, distracting day? Here is a 15-minute approach to clearing the mind and regaining focus.
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Tell it, Brother Cody! #AdVsPR
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Free streaming of "The Story of the Jews" on PBS here.
 
NEW FULL-LENGTH VIDEOS FOR YOU TO STREAM ON PBS.ORG. Here are the programs broadcast recently on PBS, which are now available for free online streaming. (Share with your friends and family!) #FreeOnlineStreamingOnPBS (U.S. only)

Story of the Jews with Simon Schama Episode 1
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365201859/

Story of the Jews with Simon Schama Episode 2
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365201831/

FRONTLINE | TB Silent Killer
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365207128/
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"Not the bloody Church Mice again!" ~@Lesism #funny #quote +LinkedIn here: https://twitter.com/DebraUlrich/statuses/458608980714344448 ...
& #in #facebook :)
#church #mice #cartoon      
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Note the significance of +Google+ in search rankings vs. Facebook and +Twitter. Important advice for SEO, marketing and public relations pros to heed. 
It's critical to reevaluate your social media strategy at least once a year, if not quarterly.
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Never forget.
 
Archaeologists delicately dig up Nazi death camp secrets at Treblinka in Poland http://nbcnews.to/1f62JjR
Archaeologists have unearthed unprecedented physical evidence documenting the extent of the killing at the Nazis' Treblinka death camp in Poland — and they l...
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A great article for entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes. Good counsel can spell the difference between success and "oh yeah, I tried that entrepreneur thing a few years back, but I just couldn't make it work."
#CAPRSA  +Entrepreneur 
 
Owners Of Small #PR Agencies,Entrepreneurs: Build a Personal Board WSJ http://buff.ly/1fgcHvO #publicrelations
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Co-founder of communication strategy firm with expertise in reputation management, public relations, marcom and issues management.
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  • Forge Communications: Designing Reputations. Building Value.(sm) We help clients make smarter communication decisions that strengthen their reputations. What can we do for you?
    Principal, 2009 - present
  • Epley Associates, Inc.
    SVP, VP, Director, Account Manager, 1995 - 2006
  • The Catevo Group
    SVP, Client Services, 2006 - 2009
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Roger Friedensen is a time-tested reputation consultant with expertise in strategic communication, issues management & public relations.
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Hi, I'm Roger Friedensen. I began my consulting career in 1985 with Epley Associates, Inc., one of the Southeast’s leading public relations firms.Since then, I've managed a wide array of strategic communication programs for a broad range of regional, national and international clients across dozens of industries.  

Before co-founding Forge Communications in late 2009, I served as senior vice president of client services at Epley Associates, Inc. and The Catevo Group. My specialties include future-based strategic planning, reputation design and management, crisis communications, issues management, writing, media relations and spokesperson training.

A past visiting instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at North Carolina State University, I am a frequent speaker at local and national conferences and forums. I hold master's and bachelor's degrees in speech communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and am a rabid Tar Heel fan during basketball season. Active in the community, I'm a steering committee member of and counsel to the Regional Transportation Alliance and have served on the boards of many other local and state organizations. An accredited member of PRSA, I served on the Executive Committee of the Counselors Academy and am past president of the Raleigh Public Relations Society.  

A professional guitarist, I perform regularly around the Triangle and have released two CDs. In addition, I'm a father, husband, cook, gym rat and music geek. To listen to some of my original music, visit:  http://www.forgecommunications.com and find me on the Leadership page.

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Guitarist who once performed at PNC Arena and for Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel; produced two CDs; 25+ years as PR consultant; raised one heckuva great daughter and married way over my station; can grill a mean teriyaki salmon.
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