birdie in the windowJust two weeks into 2015, it’s already been incredibly busy. Oh, and I celebrated my birthday yesterday – whee!

So much has been going on/is coming up, I thought I’d pull together where we have been/will be around the web, so that you could either mark your calendars, add to your reading list… or both! Or, honestly, more; who knows what you’ll decide to do with all this great info?

Btw… what’s your take on where the “59 days” in the headline comes from?

  • We had a lot of fun designing and sending out our 2015 eCard. That Birdie sure knows what he’s talking about! I hope you received it; if not, I don’t think it’s too late to still wish you well for 2015. And you know, a great way to keep up is to sign up for A Little Birdie Told Me…

SBC 2015 NY greeting

Michael Smart on Marketwired's 2015 PR predictions infographic

  • I’m looking forward to speaking on a thought leadership panel (literally, it is a panel discussion on thought leadership for your organization) co-hosted by WWPR and ColorComm at Johns Hopkins University – three of my favorite organizations! That’s coming up on Feb. 5, so grab your spot quickly (free if you’re a WWPR/ColorComm member/Hopkins student/faculty, $20 if you’re not).
  • On Feb. 26, I’ll host a webinar for PRSA on how to really integrate social PR into your work… because that, really, is the true promise of social for our industry. It’s free to PRSA members, so if you have time that afternoon (3-4:30 pm ET), I’d love to see you there.

Off today (birthday weekend), off on Monday (MLK Day holiday), back on Tuesday. Happy weekend!

P.S.: Seriously, have you figured out where the “59” comes from?

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke