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Industry Insights: Public Relations + Earned Media with Alex Demers ’08, VP, Edelman

Apr 2023

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Tarble Room, Brown Hall

Alex Demers, Vice President of Earned Media Edelman and Forester alumna, will discuss her career in Public Relations and path from Lake Forest College to Golin and Edelman.

At this behind-the-scenes talk, learn about

  • The journey from BA in communication to successful roles in public relations, marketing, earned media, and leadership
  • What a “day in the life” of a VP at Edelman looks like and how to build skills for a wide range of roles
  • Edelman careers, culture, and internships/entry level opportunities
  • How to use experiential opportunities to gain skills and leverage your liberal arts education so you stand out to employers

A light lunch will be provided! This event is co-sponsored by the American Marketing Association.

About the Speaker:

Alex Demers ‘08, Vice President at Edelman, has 15 years of agency public relations experience with an expertise in earned media relations. Since graduating from Lake Forest College in 2008 with a degree in communication, she’s worked at some of the world’s leading marketing and communications firms, including Burson, Golin and Edelman. Over her career, she’s helped develop and lead numerous award-winning integrated marketing and communications campaigns for clients including Walmart, Petco, eBay, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever.

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On Campus Disability Accommodations:

Contact Kara Fifield at 847-735-5167 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Industry Insights