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Julia Clukey at 2013 Luge World Cup

In the photo below, Olympian Julia Clukey from Augusta, Maine is interviewed by Duncan Kennedy from The NBC Sports Network as Julia’s nephew Lucas (age 4) looks on in his Kermit the Frog hat.

Olympian Julia Clukey wins two silver medals at the 2013 Luge World Cup.

The photo was taken last weekend when Julia won two silver medals at the 2013 World Cup. The photo was part of a photo shoot coordinated by NMC Account Executive Greg Glynn. Greg was in Lake Placid to help coordinate media relations and the photo shoot for Olympian Julia Clukey as part of her work with the Maine Beer & Wine Distributors Association.

Greg teamed up with the AdWorkshop and professional photographer Shaun Ondak to coordinate the photo shoot. More photos from the shoot will be released in newspapers, magazines and posters later this year as Julia continues to prepare for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

From our entire team at NMC, we are proud to work with Julia and wish her well in her final luge World Cup race of the season in two weeks. To learn more about Olympian Julia Clukey, you can visit her website at www.clukeyluge.com.

Go Julia!

Concrete Jungles and Pine Trees

Erika Bush in New York City

If you ask this week’s Monday Maven, Erika Bush, why she loves public relations, she will respond with, “it’s just what I’ve always done.” She is almost childlike in her enthusiasm as she describes her passion for the job, which developed when she was very young. “I would plan out these elaborate events with my dolls; I would create flyers and ads to tell my parents and sisters when they could come and see my musicals, plays and other events… seating arrangements and all!” She goes on to say her Mom would write reviews, which Erika would then file in folders labeled with event titles, dates and times.

This innate passion for marketing coupled with her gift for writing was noticed by an eighth grade teacher, who first told her she might want to look into a career in public relations. Erika shrugged it off, but in high school she found herself actively involved in the Key Club and was elected as the marketing chair her sophomore year. Her connections with local radio stations increased traffic to the events they hosted, and it was at this time Erika reconsidered the career which had been suggested years before.

Camden, Erika’s coonhound and inspiration for The Camden Collection.

After graduating from Cony High School in 2006, she embarked on a journey to New York City to pursue her passion for marketing and public relations. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from The City College of New York while working full-time, interning part-time and freelancing for a local non-profit and a start-up marketing strategic research firm. Erika found juggling tasks exciting; “I took a great interest in developing myself as a working professional and got involved in as many projects as possible.” Continue reading “Concrete Jungles and Pine Trees” »