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Is your public relations strategy helping to meet your goals? That is, are you really getting the media placement and results you want? And now be honest: have you and your organization successfully integrated today’s media landscape in with traditional practices?

Join us as P.R. veteran, author, and owner of PolishPoint Editing, Elizabeth Maynard Garrett, shares her winning strategies!

A Tupelo, MS native, Elizabeth’s public relations career began in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she began working as communications coordinator for the tourism bureau after earning her master’s degree in communication from University of Louisiana, Lafayette. During her thirty-plus year career, she has worked in corporate communication, higher education public relations, and non-profit communication.

Her 18 years at three different educational institutions of higher learning in Memphis, Tennessee taught her to develop creative strategies by identifying niche media markets and angles for successful placement locally, regionally, nationally, and in trade press. As vice president for public relations at Memphis’ largest social services agency, MIFA, Elizabeth used those skills to gain international exposure.

Two years ago, Elizabeth moved back to the Tupelo area to care for her aging parent, and in the process of building a home on her family land, became a widow after her husband’s sudden tragic death. In the midst of chaos, Elizabeth edits books for authors internationally, and is a contributing author to eight books.

Devoted to helping others be the best communicators they can be, Elizabeth has spoken to numerous writing groups on public relations for authors, platform development, and editing. Her webinar, Public Relations Master Class for Authors, was offered through the authors’ network of more than 15,000 and has a five-star rating.

Elizabeth earned her accreditation in public relations in 2000, served as PRSA-Memphis chapter president, and was recognized as Professional of the Year. She also served on several accreditation teams and as judge for numerous public relations competitions, including the PRAM statewide awards.

She is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and has an adorable Boston Terrier. In her spare time, she repurposes and restores forgotten treasures from her family’s property for her farmhouse, Elizabeth’s Storybook Cottage.