News & Events

As an expert in communication, public relations and research and measurement, Sean often is asked to share his knowledge. A spirited and natural presenter, Sean's audiences have included the industry's main professional associations, IABC and PRSA, as well as trade events for Ragan, Communintelligence and PR News, among others (see below for recent and upcoming speaking engagements). He has also presented for organizations such as the Veteran’s Administration public affairs team, the Help Desk Institute, Ohio Association of Boards of Developmental Disabilities, and the Cleveland Independent Practitioners Group. Sean is also an adjunct professor of Public Relations at Kent State University, from which he will receive his Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2015. His thesis is titled, "Beyond Klout®: An exploration of online influence." He presented the findings from his research at the International Public Relations Research Conference, May 6, 2015. Contact Sean for further information.

Recent and upcoming events include:

Western Boarding Schools Association annual conference. Introduction to Digital Marketing & best practices for Boarding Schools. April 29-30, 2015, Austin, Texas  

PRSA Employee Communication Section Conference: Connect '15 "You Need Ammo: Using Internal Communication Measurement to Improve Strategy." It's time to demystify measurement in communication. Explore the role of qualitative, informal research, such as interviews, in determining the best ways to establish clear objectives and relevant strategies. May 19-21, 2015, Chicago

PRSA Employee Communication Section Conference: Connect '14 "Live, it's Super Friday!" How one company conducts a twice-annual all hands meeting in 70 locations around the world. With Mary Lou Ringle. May 20-21, 2014, Chicago

"Internal Communication's Role in Organization Effectiveness" was the topic May 15, 2014, when Sean presented to ODConnection Cleveland. 

Ragan Communications PR Measurement Summit "PR measurement in action: Best practices from three measurement case studies" Oct. 4, 2013, Chicago 

IABC Heritage Region Conference 2013 "Why Reputation Risk is More Than a PR Issue, and What You Can Do About It" Oct. 13-15, 2013, Indianapolis

Fusion 13, IT Service Management Foundation Conference, COMMUNICATION: WHY YOU NEED AMMO. Oct. 20-23, 2013, Nashville

PRSA Georgia Annual Conference, "Internal Communication: Measure Action, Not Just Attitudes." May 2, 2013, Atlanta, GA.

International PR Research Conference, Institute for PR "Top 3" paper award-winner for "Is that all there is? A literature review and potential approach to measuring influence in social media."  (Read a blog post summary here.) 

Ohio Association of Boards of Developmental Disabilities, Annual Convention. "Measuring your Message." 

2012 IABC Heritage Region Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., panel on the future of corporate communication

YouTOO Social Media Conference, Making Measurement Real & panel on future of Social Media

IABC Cleveland, Measurement and ROI for Communicators





Photo courtesy of Kent State University

YouTOO Social Media Conference Panel Discussion

Photo courtesy of Kent State University

YouTOO Social Media Conference Breakout Session