Nancy's media experience began as a new police officer when the police department assigned her to Public Relations functions with the goal of raising public awareness of and confidence in this new phenomenon of Female Beat Patrol Officers. Her responsibilities quickly grew to include all aspects of Personal Safety programs with both the media and the public. This relationship with the media and the public has continued to grow throughout the years.
Nancy regularly appears on-camera as well as assists with story ideas and statistical background as the Personal Safety Expert for the NBC affiliate in St. Louis. KSDK, NewsChannel 5, is consistently rated the #1 news station in the metropolitan area of three million Missouri and Illinois viewers.
A Fortune 100 corporation contracted with her to be their Chief Advisor and Media Spokesperson for a region-wide Personal Safety Campaign. Her responsibilities included radio interviews aired, whenever possible, during the time period identified by ARBITRON as having a high number of listeners. For example, according to ARBITRON, the interview with Nancy on behalf of the client which aired on KSD, was heard by a quarter of a million listeners. KSD is a radio station whose audience is comprised mainly of community-oriented individuals and professionals in the 25 and older age range, so the product was brought to the attention of influential potential customers.
Her contract also included presenting personal safety seminars to the general public which served as marketing and media opportunities for the client. In addition, Nancy contributed Personal Safety suggestions to their Personal Safety brochure, Crucial Connections, which was made available to the public.
Nancy completed an advanced media relations training program in conjunction with her spokesperson work with this Fortune 100 corporation. The course was designed and taught at the Fleishman-Hillard International Headquarters. Fleishman-Hillard is one of the best-known public relations firms with offices throughout the world.
Past television appearances have included the Sally Jesse Raphael Show and the Sonja Friedman Show. Feature newspaper interviews have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch as well as numerous corporate and association newsletters and magazines. She has been interviewed on radio shows in such distant locations as Johannesburg, South Africa and in towns large and small throughout the United States.
Responses To Media Interviews
"I just wanted to thank you once again for appearing as my guest on Showcase Alive! The response to the show was very good, and everyone who has mentioned it to me commented on how great you came across. You were the kind of guest that I love to work with!"
Warner Amex Cable Communications of St. Louis, Inc.
"I want to thank you for participating in our KMOX-FM program CROSSTALK ST. LOUIS. I found the information you provided us most enlightening and I'm sure our listeners did as well. Your knowledge and personality certainly carried through and made for a successful program."
"Thank you for granting an interview in the middle of your busy schedule. It was one of those rare interviews where, immediately after shooting, we knew that the production would be successful. Presenting community information to Emerson employees was a new concept. Thanks to your interview, which was well received by employees and management, we'll be doing more."
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