Public Relations Blog Puts Free ‘How-to’ Expertise Online

A public relations consultant is putting his journalism and corporate communications experience to work analyzing top news stories for important business lessons.

Bethel, VT, October 02, 2008 --( Public relations consultant Jamal Kheiry has started a web-log to share his journalism and corporate communications experience with anyone connected to the internet. Through his blog, which is updated several times each week, Kheiry draws from current, real-world examples to provide advice on media relations, crisis communications, reputation management and other public-relations practices.

“My focus is on providing insights to people who are interested in how to execute public relations well, whether they’re part of a large organization or in business for themselves,” said Kheiry. “I take real-world examples right out of the headlines and pick them apart to show all the thought that needs to go into managing image and reputation successfully. That includes, of course, how to avoid common mistakes.”

Kheiry, owner of Clarity Strategic Communications, has analyzed news stories and press statements from the Chinese government, the McCain/Palin campaign, Bank of America, and many others, including some from Vermont, where he is based. Each analysis points out what was done well (if anything) and what was done poorly, while tying the example to real-world business concerns that are relevant to businesses and non-profits. Kheiry’s blog site is

“As the economy moves through this rough patch, it’s more important than ever for businesses and organizations to pay attention to their image and reputation,” said Kheiry. “When customers and clients face choices in the marketplace, they go with the organizations they know and like, so making sure you get your name out there in a positive way provides a competitive advantage. The free advice on my blog can help make that happen.”

Kheiry has been managing editor of two newspapers, and was in charge of international media relations and crisis communications at a major international energy company. He has a degree in advertising and a Master’s degree in journalism. He began doing business as Clarity Strategic Communications in December 2007, providing public relations planning, services and training. His website is

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