We cannot thank you enough for your efforts to make our participation at the Fair a success! You are vibrant and fun and your laid-back approach was a blessing! We look forward to working with MEN in the future and hope we met your expectations! Please email your managers email addresses so we can share our "Erica love" with them!
All the best, hope you get some sleep!
-Jim, Robin, Derek and Jennifer Bedford, Possum Hollow Farm Soap (exhibitor at the Mother Earth News Fair)
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your hard work, excellent attention to detail, and cheerful, positive attitude for the past few months. I'm grateful and honored to work with you.
-Anna Hailey, Creative Services, Ogden Publications
Ms. Binns is an exceptionally bright undergraduate student with solid writing skills. She is a self-starter, keen on identifying and using her strengths to better herself and her work.
-Kerry Benson, Professor of Journalism, University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Erica is a very talented copywriter who consistenly produces high quality work above and beyond expectations. She is organized, driven, and passionate about her work. It's been a pleasure having her on the team!
-Alfred Fox, WebImage Manager, Aplus.net
I asked Erica to help me brush up the content of my Web site with a new perspective to my artwork. She was a big h elp and I am seeing results in the number of people coming to my site as a result. Thanks, Erica.
-Susan Prout, Owner, Angelic Reflections
Erica was an essential member of the intern team at Nicholson Kovac. She and I worked together on our summer intern project, and her attention to detail, thorough research, and insistence on perfection raised the whole group to a new level. Even when she was overloaded with proejcts from the PR department, she never lost her focus, an dowrked as quickly and efficiently as possible to complete all of her asigned tasks. She is an excellent writer who is a stickler for getting the details of every project just right - regardless of size or importance. She would be a great addition to any company, as the standard of work she expects of herself sets the bar very high for those around her.
-Abbey Engstrom, Account Service Intern, Nicholson Kovac
August 13, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is my personal recommendation for Erica Binns, who I supervised for three months as part of the Nicholson Kovac Inc. Summer Internship program. As her immediate supervisor, I had the opportunity to direct her work on several projects as well as oversee her professional development as a member of the public relations team.
Erica's eagerness to learn, her willingness to pitch in wherever needed and her self-reliance were invaluable in the fast-paced, ever-changing agency world. Her sense of urgency and her pro-active nature, combined with the need for minimal supervision, added to her overall effectiveness.
During her internship, Erica was afforded many opportunities to do "real work" for real clients. As an example, she contributed several components to a pro bono media relations campaign for the Lawrence, Kan. Animal Shelter, including on-site photography, a social news release (SNR) and a podcast. All of this was done on very short notice in an effort to boost adoptions at a time when the shelter was completely overwhelmed with strays. Because of her efforts, the shelter received some much-needed exposure in a variety of media outlets.
Additionally, Erica proved very capable in supporting other areas of the public relations function including assembling media kits, compiling clip reports, and writing employee bios used in new business pitches, magazine articles for clients and news briefs for the NK intranet.
Erica further demonstrated her interest in the public relations industry by attending several webinars, breakfasts and luncheons on various "hot topics" including social media, Twitter, and building effective social news releases.
Given her formal studies, her exposure to current public relations practices, her work experience and her growing portfolio of completed work, I'd say that Erica is well-poised to be a solid contributor to any team she may join in the future.
Michelle L. Keller
Public Relations Account Supervisor
Nicholson Kovac, Inc.