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Susan Tellem
Works at Tellem Grody PR, Inc.
Attended Mount St. Mary's College
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Make Squish happy - buy his t-shirt! www.booster.com/americantortoiserescue
You can help American Tortoise Rescue spread the word throughout the globe about saving turtles and tortoises! Meet "Squish," one of our happy rescues. <b>Show your support here!</b><br><b></b>
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I had the pleasure of promoting a wonderful centenarian event at the LA Jewish Home where 39 men and woman 100 years or older had a giant birthday party. Amazing event! I stood next to the 100 balloons to feel what it would be like when I get to 100 soon. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/these-centenarians-share-the-best-life-advice_us_57e2c0abe4b08d73b82ef15f
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Everyone at TGPR loves animals. In fact, we have a variety of rescued office pets including goldendoodle Limo and cats Bill, Jack, Bob, YoYo and Willy. Susan started volunteering and joined the board of Cat Care Shelter when she was just 22 years old. She and her husband co-founded American ...
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Numbers of Dumped Turtles Explodes After Each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie Malibu, CA – June
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Ahhh…we love the smell of natural gas in the morning. I'm not quite done commenting about the #Sempra Gas Leak at #PorterRanch. "Telling people who are upset that it is not a problem or serious is a terrible crisis management strategy…" That’s one quote in the #Bloomberg article also picked up by the Chicago Trib. Read more http://tellemgrodypr.com/2016/02/04/sempras-gas-leak-crisis-follow-up/
Ahhh…I love the smell of natural gas in the morning. TGPR Crisis Management Expert Susan Tellem is at it again this week, not quite done commenting about the Sempra Gas Leak at Porter Ranch, which is not far from our location in Los Angeles. Telling people who are upset that it is not a problem ...
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#PR Tip: Media Relations Part 3 
Your TV interview is booked — congrats! Today, we're going to examine some tips and what you can expect for your on-camera appearance. Remember that you are the authority; you are the expert. The talk show invited you to talk about your involvement with your organization because you know more ...
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Tellem Grody Public Relations has posted a new article on their blog: PR Tips: Media Relations (Part 2)

In part one of our media relations series, we discussed your responsibilities for an interview, interview formats and other rules of the game. Today, we take a look at TV and radio talk shows and hosts as well as handling questions from reporters.

Television or Radio Talk Show:

Usually involves signing a release form.
There may be a pre-interview [...]

You may view this latest blog post at
http://tellemgrodypr.com/2016/09/26/pr-tips-media-relations-part-2/

In part one of our media relations series, we discussed your responsibilities for an interview, interview formats and other rules of the game. Today, we take a look at TV and radio talk shows and hosts as well as handling questions from reporters. Television or Radio Talk Show:.
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Missed our newsletter about #PR - read it here! http://conta.cc/2974se4
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Clients, colleagues, friends and my social media students are constantly frustrated by what they see (or don't see) in their Facebook News Feed. The struggle is real! Well folks, I have good news for you: you can control what you see in your Facebook News Feed (mostly). Friends? ✔ Pages?
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Public relations maven and propeller head who loves social media, has the coolest husband and many animals. Founder of American Tortoise Rescue.
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Susan Tellem, APR, RN, BSN, is a PR maven and a propeller head who loves social media.  She fell in love with the Internet in 1986.  She's a top notch media trainer, crisis manager and frequent guest lecturer.

A partner in Tellem Grody Public Relations, Inc. a public relations, social media and marketing communications firm, Tellem began her career in public relations by founding Tellem Public Relations in 1977.  The company was renamed Grody/Tellem Communications in 1980 and was acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi PLC, London, in 1987.  As chairman of the L.A. and San Francisco offices, Tellem spearheaded new business efforts, grew the health care division to the largest on the West Coast and headed the agency's crisis management task force.  In the early 90s, Tellem served as senior vice president/managing director of the corporate and health care/biotechnology groups, Burson-Marsteller-Los Angeles, the world’s largest public relations agency.  She also headed the crisis team and the Food Issues Group on the West Coast.  She relaunched her own firm Tellem Worldwide Inc. in 1994.  The agency has won dozens of awards and recognition for client projects.

An accredited (APR) member of Public Relations Society of America, Tellem is an active volunteer for many causes, especially animal welfare organizations, and was honored with the LA Chapter’s Joseph Roos Community Service Award given to only one individual each year.  She also served as a volunteer for the media advance teams during Pope John Paul's visit to Los Angeles and was responsible for credentialing 3,000 media.  She acted as the volunteer public relations spokesperson for the District Attorney in the Michael Jackson molestation case for almost two years prior to and during the trial. 

 

Tellem has served as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University after an 11 year stint as a member of UCLA's extension faculty.  An accomplished public speaker and frequent lecturer, she was the sole PR practitioner on a panel of 11 media representatives sponsored by the prestigious Poynter Institute and USC Annenberg on “The Ethics of Reporting on Celebrities.”  Tellem was recognized by the Century City Chamber of Commerce as a “2007 Woman of Achievement” and has written a chapter in several books for the “Inside the Minds…’ series about public relations, as well as served as book editor for “Sports Medicine for the 80s.”

An expert in crisis management, Tellem is credited with the worldwide announcement of the first baby born in the world as a result of in-vivo technology; overseeing the highly successful crisis management effort surrounding the first federal indictment and conviction of a U.S. hospital chain; providing counsel during a highly publicized sexual harassment lawsuit against one of the world’s largest entertainment companies; and overseeing the crisis program surrounding alleged prescription abuse between physicians and an international celebrity.  Her work takes her from UCLA Medical Center to the EMMYs and from the halls of government to the courtroom.

 Tellem is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; a Los Angeles Police Department Reserve Officer Specialist (retired); Alumnae of the Year and current class representative for Marymount High School Alumnae Association; and an active member of many animal welfare and environmental groups.  In 2008, she became a Malibu Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer and was appointed as one of five Malibu Public Safety Commissioners for a four-year term.

 

A registered nurse, Tellem puts her health care expertise to work as co-founder of a national nonprofit called American Tortoise Rescue which has cared for and placed more than 3,000 turtles and tortoises in good homes.  She is married to Marshall Thompson and has raised four children two of whom (John Tellem and Dan Grody) are partners in her public relations agency.  She shares her Malibu home with sheep, goats, cats, birds and about 120 turtles and tortoises. 

 

For more information, visit www.tellemgrodypr.com.

Bragging rights
Have 4 kids; graduated Porsche driving school at Laguna Seca racetrack; went over "the wall" at the LAPD police academy
Education
  • Mount St. Mary's College
  • UCLA
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Gender
Female
Other names
Susan Cain Tellem
Work
Occupation
PR, social media
Skills
Public relations, crisis communications, writing, social media, special events, mentoring
Employment
  • Tellem Grody PR, Inc.
    PR, social media, present
    As one of three partners, I am responsible for steering a strategic course for our health care, biotech, food and restaurant, crisis and nonprofit clients.
  • few - i prefer being the boss
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Currently
Malibu
Previously
NY - everywhere - dad was a bank robber
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310-313-3444 x1
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30745 PCH, #243, Malibu CA 90265
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