We recently asked our Tier 1 sponsors a few questions so our attendees can learn more about them.
See what Sue Hanson and Jacob Hanson from PR with Panache! had to say…
How would you describe your organization in 1 to 2 sentences?
PR with Panache! is the premier PR, storytelling, and strategic lead engagement firm in the PK-12 industry. Our deep, industry knowledge, strong relationships and panache allow us to open seemingly locked doors and ensure that your story is heard by the right audience at the right time.
What types of people would you like to connect with at EdNET and why?
We look at EdNET as one of the best opportunities to strengthen relationships and make new ones. If a company is making a difference in the lives of students, we would love to connect with them.
What 1 thing has most defined your success as a past attendee/sponsor?
EdNET attracts companies of all ages and sizes doing so many innovative things. We feel strongly that the relationships we have forged at past EdNETs have been the biggest contributor to our success at past conferences.
Is there a particular success story from a connection you made at EdNET? Or maybe a memorable EdNET story you’d like to share?
There are so many that it is hard to pick just one! However, there is one that truly stands out. This past EdNET, a wonderful leader and dear friend of ours, Andrew Pass, CEO of A Pass Education Group, stood in front of the entire EdNET crowd and told his success story. In just a few short years, he had gone from a lone wolf, hardly able to afford a flight to the show, to become one of the leading content providers to the education industry. Much of that momentum he attributed to his attendance at EdNET. The reason we chose this story is because we know there are many similar stories out there—ones that end with a thank you to EdNET for everything they do.
What is a fun or interesting fact about your organization (or you) that people might not know?
Prior to founding PR with Panache!, Sue Hanson was invited to create a position for herself with the Minnesota Twins Baseball organization based on her work with the Department of Labor and the Minnesota Job Corps Institution. Because of this outstanding opportunity she was given the green light to create programs that focused on what was important to her: children and education. She engaged some pretty fun people to share in her dreams: Baseball Hall of Famer, Harmon Killebrew, Sports Announcer, Bob Costas, Singer, Garth Brooks, major baseball players from around the nation along with many other truly amazing people. Together they raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for education and charities that support children.
Share something about yourself—last book you read, favorite TV show, dream vacation spot, your favorite saying, or the snack you must always have nearby—anything light and fun that would be an ice-breaker at EdNET.
Both Sue and Jacob have fallen victim to the GOT hype, so you can usually find each of them watching at their homes on Sunday nights. Jacob just finished reading the One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard. If you currently manage a team, or may do so in the future, it is a must-read.