My first job in public relations involved pasting news clips (using a glass glue bottle and brush) at the age of 5. My grandparents owned Seymour F. Malkin Public Relations, a successful NJ pr agency representing local businesses and national notables. Dorothy and Seymour opened the firm in 1950 and that was the beginning of a family passion for communicating! Growing up, we all thrived on participating in client events such as the “Dirty Rotten Sneaker Contest” held annually at the Bergen Mall in Hackensack, NJ and gathering around their kitchen table to hear stories about press conferences, event launches with famous people, newsworthy galas and client crises’ averted. I guess you can say a passion for pr is in the blood. In 2008 I renamed the agency Seymour Public Relations and designed a new logo in tribute to the man who continues to inspire me to live life well, be good to others and blend work and life in a way that enhances both, every day.