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[Sponsored by Magnolia PR] Top Fashion PR Links

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How to use Facebook for Personal Networking (via Mashable)

  • Facebook, after all, has 250 million active users compared to about 44 million for LinkedIn, and even though the atmosphere is clearly not as focused on business, there are still a ton of opportunities for professional networking that business users would be remiss to pass up.

Emerging designer call for Los Angeles Fashion Week (via Apparel News)

  • Emerging designers will be among the lineup at Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week during the upcoming Los Angeles Fashion Week in October, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs for the city of Los Angeles.

Perry Ellis' Social Media Strategy (via MediaPost)

  • Recognizing the need to connect with the consumer in a more personal way, Perry Ellis began its social networking initiative to encourage a two-way dialogue with its consumer and fashion audience, says Colleen Adams, the site's editor, who is also charged with the brand's other social media initiatives.

The ROI of a press release is not media coverage (via BNet)

  • Well-written press releases have lost much of their power to generate actual news coverage. Journalists suffering from information overload rarely have the time to slog through the number of pitches they receive daily, so publicists bank on their relationships with them to get coverage. If press releases have any potency now, it comes from showing up in Web searches and, hopefully in the process, raising a company’s profile online.

Vibe magzine goes digital (via WSJ)

  • "In the case of Vibe, this makes a great deal of sense because I can imagine many ways in which the brand can exist and be monetized outside its print heritage," said Peter Kreisky, a magazine industry consultant.

About the author: Crosby Noricks

Known as the "fashion publicist's most powerful accessory," (SD-UT) and the "West Coast 'It' girl of fashion PR," (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks is a brand strategist, author and founder of PR Couture. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, and enjoys helping fashion and lifestyle brands connect with their audiences in meaningful and creative ways.

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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, Founder of PR Couture, Fashion Brand Strategist and PR Girl Mentor. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixir sessions for brands or shoot me a note at