Do you live in Buffalo and want to learn more about blogging‬? Join the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter on August 5 for their sunrise seminar on digital story telling. As an added bonus, yours truly will be speaking!



Online storytelling takes many forms. Infographics can help display complex statistics in a user-friendly, engaging way. Thanks toSerial, podcasts have never been hotter. And blogs are a tried-and-true way to share your story and your client’s story with your audiences.

Whether you’re blogging for your company or on behalf of multiple clients, or simply sharing your hobby with the world, success in the blogosphere comes to down to one thing – telling compelling stories that appeal to and reach your audience. Come hear how three regional bloggers did just that.

In the first week of PRSA’s Sunrise Seminar Series, you’ll learn how to launch a blog, find an audience, hone a voice and tell stories that grab and excite your readers.


Jackie Hausler, haus2home
Jackie HauslerJackie Hausler is director of communications and alumni relations for the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the founder of the lifestyle blog With each project on haus2home, Jackie walks readers through DIY projects, while inspiring and teaching about living a green lifestyle. Her previous blogging experience includes managing Trocaire College’s blog and guest blogging for the Valu Home Centers blog and “We’re Getting Married” on

Ben Kirst, Quinlan & Co.
Ben KirstAs the director of content marketing at Quinlan & Co., Ben Kirst leads a team of writers and PR professionals. He is responsible for all content marketing efforts for Quinlan and its clients, including Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, Apple Rubber and Sahlen’s Hot Dogs. He has received multiple industry awards for his work, including three Bronze Telly awards and two Addy awards. Before joining Quinlan in August 2013 as copywriter and content strategist, Ben served as digital communications manager for The Buffalo News, where he was responsible for the reinvention of

Alan Bedenko, Buffalo Pundit
Alan Bedenko
Alan Bedenko is a partner with Feldman Kieffer, defending civil litigation matters for clients throughout New York. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Clarence, having moved to Western New York from Boston in 2001. Alan has been blogging since 2003 and has written for, Artvoice, Buffalo Spree and City & State. He writes a regular online column for The Public and tweets at @buffalopundit.


Notes: Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Program will run promptly from 8-9 a.m. Light continental breakfast will be provided. Parking has been arranged at St. Michael’s Church (651 Washington St, Buffalo 14203), across from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. It is easiest to enter the lot from behind the church, on Ellicott Street:

Posted by:Jackie Hausler of haus2home

Jackie Hausler seeks to inspire creativity in the name of reclaiming, reusing and upcycling. With each project, she walks followers through do-it-yourself projects, shows how to give old items a new chance at life, and teaches ways to be eco-friendly and live a green lifestyle. She believes making your house a home doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful, and is passionate about accomplishing that while being kind to our earth. Jackie is the founder of the home and lifestyle blog

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