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Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter’s Speakers Series With Melanie Knobel

West Long Branch, NJ- President and CEO of Knobelwoman Media Relations, of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, Melanie Knobel, will be guest speaker for the University’s Shadow PR Firm and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter’s Speaker Series. The event will take place during the PRSSA meeting on Wednesday, April 23 at 2:30 pm in room 234 of Plangere Center.

Knobel founded Knobelwoman Media Relations in 2002, where she began her career in public relations in the fashion industry. Knobel’s work has appeared in the nation’s top fashion publications including Maxim, Lucky, W, InStyle, and GQ magazines, working with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elle McPherson, Jennifer Lopez, Will I Am, and Kate Hudson. Since, Knobel has expanded her enterprise and expertise promoting small businesses and brands in the world of arts, non-profit, toys and epicurean fields; with a list of clients including Paranormal Books, Graff Toyz, Chumley’s Speakeasy, and Mary’s Place by the Sea, a non-profit organization for women with cancer, based in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Knobel’s recent work for the Karma for Cancer fundraiser in January, raised significant public awareness about the cause, and gained coverage by numerous media outlets including ABC News, Fox News, Asbury Park Press, and People Magazine.

For more information about the Speaker Series, contact Kelly Hughes, Director of Communications, at or Dr. Sheila McAllister, faculty advisor, at

The Shadow PR Firm is a non-profit, public relations firm, comprised of emerging public relation professionals from Monmouth University. The firm, along with the PRSSA, provides students with valuable, hands-on experience, in public relations. The Speaker Series was instituted to provide students and professionals with networking opportunities in the field. PRSSA meets for general meetings every Wednesday at 2:30 pm in Plangere Center.