Member PRofile: Brian Craven

April 6, 2016
Brian Craven Communications Director Bright House Networks

Brian Craven
Communications Director,
Bright House Networks

Give a brief explanation of your job. 
Directing and assisting communications outreach including news releases and TV PSAs to 2.1 million Bright House Networks customers in 5 states.

How long have you been a part of FPRA? Why did you join? 
Joined in 1987, for professional development and networking.

Tell us about an exciting achievement.
Receiving the 10th annual Sen. Paula Hawkins Family Service Award for Outstanding Service to Children and Families in 2015.

What was your favorite FPRA event?
Sip and Savor Scholarship Fundraiser to raise money for UCF communications students.

What was your first job?
General Assignment Reporter, Daily Herald-News in Punta Gorda Florida, 1980.

Tell us something people may not know about you.
Board member of the national Hockey Mom Foundation in memory of wife Pam to raise money for cancer research and support hockey families.

Contact Info:
brian.craven@mybrighthouse.com
Office phone: 407-215-5597


Chapter Rewind: March Breakfast – How to Be a #SocialCEO

April 6, 2016

FPRA Orlando March Breakfast – How to Be a #SocialCEO at Full Sail University’s Treehouse stage.

Chapter Rewind | By: Gabriel Soltren

During the March Florida Public Relations Association Orlando Breakfast meeting, Laura Kern, APR introduced Ted Coiné, co-author of “A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive.” Ted Coiné became the first live streaming presenter at an FPRA Orlando chapter meeting.

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Ted Coiné, co-author of “A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive” presenting live at an FPRA Orlando chapter meeting at Full Sail University.

Whitney Ramirez set up the two-way live video at Full Sail University’s Treehouse stage. Ted Coiné was recognized by Forbes as one of The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers. The list ranked influential and popular content creators with real followers. During his presentation, Ted encouraged guests and FPRA members to be more social online. One of the main themes of his book was “More social. Less media,” said Coiné.

FPRA Orlando March Breakfast – How to Be a #SocialCEO at Full Sail University.

According to Ted Coiné, writing online without answering questions can come across as anti-social and arrogant. The C-suite should be more humble and have conversations. One way communication is out. “The 1980s are over,” he said. Two-way conversation is better than sending press releases and not taking questions.

FPRA Orlando March Breakfast – How to Be a #SocialCEO at Full Sail University.

Ted Coiné, CEO of The Extraordinary Influencer Network in Naples, Florida, shared examples of CEOs that use social media to support their businesses. He calls them blue unicorns because they are so few. You can tell if a college intern or someone else is writing for them. “Would you send a college intern dressed in your clothes to represent your company?” he asked. If you don’t use social media, your replacement probably will.

FPRA Orlando March Breakfast – How to Be a #SocialCEO at Full Sail University.

FPRA Orlando March Breakfast – How to Be a #SocialCEO at Full Sail University.