PR Chick Jill Bode founded Designed Write Public Relations in 1998. Working with bubble gum, string and duct tape, she managed to craft a cutting-edge, custom PR consortium that works with clients all over the world. Jill is frequently stalked by rabid entrepreneurs for her knowledge of Word-of-Mouth Marketing (WOMM). She has taught thousands of people—including teenagers—in dozens of workshops on topics ranging from WOMM to crisis communications and working effectively with the media. Jill was also, along with fellow PR Chick Mavis Lamb, a keynote speaker at the BNI International Convention where they presented, “PR to PRofit” in front of more than 700 attendees.
When she’s not playing PR Chick for her clients, she’s out on disaster assignments with the American Red Cross. Her family members have become resigned to getting phone calls just as she is about to board the plane to fly to another disaster zone. Even with more than 20 years of disaster response and long-term recovery experience, Jill can’t get enough and continues to serve on elite Red Cross response teams. You can follow Jill on Twitter @RedCrossPRChick when she’s out on assignments (and other times too!).
“Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.”