About The Author

Gillean Smith is a local and national business strategies and new business development writer/reporter for Examiner.com, the fastest-growing local content network in the U.S., powered by the largest pool of knowledgeable and passionate contributors in the world.

Launched in April 2008 with 60 cities, Examiner.com now serves hundreds of markets across the U.S. and Canada.

Meanwhile, as owner of GS Consulting, Gillean uses media training, media relations, and online opportunities including business and social networks to help clients gain media awareness.

She has established brand identities for local companies, and managed media relations campaigns including press releases, TV/print broadcast news, crisis communications and extensive executive coaching for a global pharmaceutical internal communications campaign, regional construction, national non-profit and nationwide training companies.

Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Gillean worked for several well-respected advertising agencies. She began her career as a radio news director, am co-host and then TV producer, field reporter and segment producer.

Gillean graduated from UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and minor in Broadcasting. Gillean comes from a family well-known for journalistic excellence.

Industry Experience:
-‘Green/Eco-Friendly’ Building
-Non-Profit – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
-Residential & Retail Development
-Arboriculture & Arborist Eco-Friendly Equipment
-Pharmaceutical, Nutritional & OTC (Global)
-Consumer Food Goods
-Home Fashion

-Media Training
-PR Plan Development
-TV News research/writing
-Media Relations
-Media Counsel
-Crisis Consulting
-Employee Empowerment Training

In every area of my 20 years working in radio, TV, public relations, new business and communications both internal and external, it’s ‘the good stuff’ that matters.

It’s not only understanding the human element but being able to speak all of the various languages each of us, and in business, each of your target markets understands.
Gillean Smith

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