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Navigating a New Reality in Public Relations COVID-19

Tuesday, June 2

Everything has been changing with the outbreak of COVID-19. Live events are cancelled, stores have had to close or run on limited hours while limiting customers in the stores. Knowing how to adjust your communications to your clients, as well as internal audiences, can be difficult. Special guests Karen Freberg, Courtney Hughes and Eric Winkfield will discuss how they are adjusting their public relations in this new reality and how you can adjust yours. 

  • Karen Freberg

    Associate Professor, Adjunct Lead Instructor, Author

    Karen Freberg is a presenter, research consultant in social media and crisis communications and author whose research has been published in several book chapters and academic journals including Public Relations Review and Media Psychology Review.

  • Courtney Hughes

    Communications Consultant, Client Product Group at Dell

    Courtney has extensive communications experience, currently leading communications for the Client Product Group at Dell. Over the last seven years at Dell, she’s held various roles in internal and executive communications, most recently leading communications for Client Solutions Group Sales. Prior to joining Dell, Courtney was a writer, video editor, DJ and radio personality.

  • Eric Winkfield


    Eric M. Winkfield is a skilled communicator with a myriad of experience. He is continuously evolving in the changing media and technological landscapes.