PR Expert Peter Shankman to Visit Webster University

Renowned speaker, author, entrepreneur to speak and answer questions 

The George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology and the School of Communications at Webster University team up to bring renowned PR expert, author, speaker and entrepreneur Peter Shankman to campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He is the founder of Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and will present “Everybody Is an Expert at Something.”Peter Shankman photo

The Schools will be hosting a networking reception at 5:30 p.m. Shankman will begin his remarks at 6 p.m. in the East Academic Building, Rooms 253 and 262.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited, so please RSVP today.

HARO is a free social media networking repository for reporters and advertisers. The service helps connect journalists to subject matter experts and helps businesses promote their brands.

Shankman also founded The Geek Factory, Inc., formerly a PR firm. Its facilities now house HARO, located in New York City.

He is the author of the books “Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work and Why Your Company Needs Them and “Customer Service: New Rules for a Social-Enabled World.”

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students in three academic departments to excel as skilled professionals in the global communications field. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundation and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate programs, five graduate degree programs and 12 minors cover the wide array of communications specialties and are taught by faculty who are theorists and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and, along with faculty and alumni, are routinely recognized for their professional accomplishments.


With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university  providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military, online and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.