What I’m Reading



I’m currently preparing to enter my fourth year—or senior year, as they say here in the States—at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I’m very excited to return to Breakaway Communications as a summer intern, having already interned at Breakaway the summer of 2011 after graduating from my high school in Connecticut.



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The Connected Car Conference with QNX Software Systems



Few issues fascinate me more than the connected car and its implications. That’s one reason why I was eager to attend this year’s Connected Car Conference (C3) as part of CEWeek New York. (Another reason? The event is also a preview of what’s to come for 2015 CES.)  Our client from QNX Software Systems, Derek Kuhn, participated in the panel “Safeguarding Driver Privacy,” sharing his insight on the challenges, opportunities and under-appreciated nuances of keeping connected car data safe. The panel also featured executives from AVG Technologies, Covisint, HARMAN, and the Intelligent Car Coalition, with Strategy Analytics’ Roger Lanctot moderating.



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New Twitter is (Getting) Here!



You’ve heard the rumors and read the speculation, but fear not – Twitter has officially announced and begun the rollout of #NewTwitter (affectionately nicknamed by avid Twitter users like myself). What is #NewTwitter, you ask? It’s the new and improved web profile, boasting new features including larger profile and cover photos, a customizable header and the option to pin a tweet to the top of your page. On top of all this, your popular tweets will now appear larger.



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Breakaway Wins Again…this Time it’s the Bulldog Media Relations Award!



Bulldog Reporter—a vastly respected industry organization focused on best practices in communications—today named Breakaway winner of a coveted 2014 Bulldog Media Relations Award for Excellence in Media and Publicity Campaigns. We received a bronze award in the Best Investment Banking & Financial Services Campaign category for the “grey charges” education campaign we executed on behalf of BillGuard.



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What I’m Reading, and the devices I use to do so



For most college sophomores, the beginning of a new semester marks new textbooks, different professors and countless – sometimes overnight - hours spent studying. However, I consider myself fortunate enough to have begun my semester as the spring 2014 intern at Breakaway Communications!



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A Night At Sea/On the Water: Breakaway New York’s (Late) Summer Party



Last week, the Breakaway New York team held its summer party and set sail on a historic Schooner out of South Street Seaport for a memorable night on the waters of New York Harbor.  For a little under two hours, the Breakaway New York team and our summer interns, Jacob and Katie, took in views of the skylines of Manhattan and Brooklyn (the latter for which I have a special affinity) – including the Statue of Liberty, which is taken for granted by most New Yorkers but is truly a remarkable sight in the evening.  Although it had only been a couple of weeks since Jacob and Katie’s internships ended, we digested all of their newest adventures - inside and outside of school – that they’ve experienced since their last day at Breakaway. We also reminisced on the highlights of a summer that went by all too quickly – landmark client announcements, great office moments and more.  And we couldn’t resist trading our thoughts on the latest industry news, including Apple’s new iPhones and developments in the Silicon Alley. 



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