Robert French – Bio

Robert French teaches public relations at Auburn University. He has over 25 years of experience in public relations, broadcasting and university administration.

Robert became interested in social media for the benefit of his students. He saw the change in PR coming and got in early.

Social media has proven to be a powerful educational, networking and mentoring path for Auburn students. They have landed interviews and jobs with the top public relations, marketing and advertising firms in the world, in part, because of their class social media experiences. Auburn graduates are now actively weaving social media into PR practice for governors, state agencies, PR/marktening agencies, corporations, nonprofits and churches.

Robert is a Founding Fellow of SNCR, the Society for New Communication Research. Recently honored with inclusion in PR Week’s 2008 Editors’ Choice list (PDF), Robert has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine and many other news organizations. Robert is also featured in the Ted Demopoulos book, What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting: Real-Life Advice from 101 People who Successfully Leverage the Power of the Blogosphere.

Robert writes at infOpinions.org about public relations, marketing communications, multimedia/social media and how they fit into a traditional liberal arts / business public relations curriculum.

Just a few of the PR / digital media related sites Robert has developed are:

Robert also developed these sites, among many others:

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InfOpinions? is my blog. I am Robert French.Robert and Lindsay

Currently, I teach public relations at Auburn University, while also practicing and consulting with various organizations, businesses and government agencies.

Speaking to groups is a favorite experience of mine. If you are interested in learning about social media, public relations and using all in a servant philosophy frame of reference, please feel free to contact me via email.

For a more thorough explanation of the blog, please visit About infOpinions? for a detailed explanation of why I started this blog.

Photo Caption: From the 2005 Auburn Reporter, “Robert French helps Lindsay Johnson, a PR senior, add a song, ‘Romping, Stomping Final Project Blues,’ to her blog entry.” Photo by Bill Sutley.