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Congratulations Sean and Noah!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 25, 2010

This past week, we had two interns successfully complete there time here at LCO. We are so proud of all of our interns and appreciate the time and hard work that they invest into our program. The Levine Communications Office internship will provide you with experience in PR and also will expose you to things you wouldn’t see in other Public Relations internships. From guest speakers, meeting and even interviewing clients, and pitching to leading news and entertainment sources, your career in PR will get its jump-start at LCO.

Congratulations Sean!

Sean Ybarra

Congratulations Noah!

Noah Kaufman with Publicist, Joni Rubin

LCO’s intern program is one of the longest running in North America, with over 4,000 graduates. LCO interns have gone on to hold top jobs throughout the entertainment industry, and the program itself has been praised by such prominent names as Joseph Leiberman, Michael Bloomberg, David Geffen, George Bush, John McCain and Bill Clinton.

If you are looking to jumpstart your career in the Entertainment Industry, the LCO Internship Program is just the thing for you!

We are currently accepting applicants. Please send your resume and a brief letter of interest to: LCO.internships@gmail.com

To find out more about LCO, follow us on Twitter @lcoonline or please visit us on the web at: www.LCOonline.com

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It’s YOUR Turn to Experience the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 14, 2010

On Wednesday, October 14, 2010 one of our LCO interns, Charles Figueroa, escorted former porn star, Jenna Jameson to the red carpet premiere of Jackass 3D. Charles had the opportunity to experience the red carpet, network, and hang with the cast at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Now it’s YOUR turn!

If you are looking to jumpstart your career in the Entertainment Industry, the LCO Internship Program is just the thing for you!

We are currently accepting applicants. Please send your resume and a brief letter of interest to: LCO.internships@gmail.com

To find out more about LCO, follow us on Twitter @lcoonline or please visit us on the web at: www.LCOonline.com

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In the Spotlight

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 5, 2010

As we’ve noted before, LCO loves to share the successes of our past interns as they climb their way to the top. Please enjoy this interview with Todd Brodginski a past intern who is now the Senior Vice President of MSO PR.

Levine Communications Office: What made your cross-country trip to Los Angeles for an internship worth while?.

Todd Brodginski:I was able to find something very early in my life that I had fun doing and thought had an impact on musicians’ careers.  I hadn’t planned my post-Syracuse life very specifically, so when I was offered the internship and had an excuse to come to California from Connecticut, I took it immediately.  It was a bold move but I can’t imagine any other path.  I’ll never forget my first day on the job, going to our office at 8730 Sunset and then going to the Cat + Fiddle for a drink that night.  Luckily a job opened up a month later and I’ve been loving it all along.

LCO: What was the best advice you received while interning at LCO?

TB:“Lose the suit and tie.”

LCO:Do you believe interning at LCO and with Michael helped you get to where you are now?

TB:Absolutely.  Michael is very much a teacher, very much a leader.  He took time–from when I first started at Levine/Schneider—to explain things through.  He taught us about tenacity and not taking “no” for an answer when you really believe in something.

LCO:What do you like the most/least about what you do now?

TB: My favorite aspects are turning people on to new music, or discovering a young artist and helping them. With the technology that we’ve seen evolve in the last 20 years, it’s amazing to see how fast something (good or bad, true or false) can spread. Least favorite would be the immediacy at which you’re expected to respond to everything, giving us all less time for creativity.  A career in PR is more of a life choice than a job, it can be all-consuming but it can also be rewarding.

LCO:What knowledge can you pass on to PR interns?

TB:Read as much as you can.  Not just blogs but a wide array of magazines and real books (with multiple characters and paragraphs).  It’s good to be well-rounded in the arts, culture and society.

LCO:What is the craziest thing you have encountered in your career?

TB:There have been some crazy times at rock concerts or on red carpets that have been surreal.  One of the wildest was walking the female pop trio TLC down the red carpet at the Grammys, as Puff Daddy and J. Lo (in that green slinky dress) arrived and we nearly got trampled.

LCO:What will you always remember about Michael/LCO?

TB:Michael does a wickedly funny Johnny Carson (via SNL) imitation.

A big thanks to Todd from LCO for taking time to interview with us!

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There is Always Something New to Experience

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 24, 2010

Recently we sat down with one of our memorable intern graduates, Ben Yano. Ben was involved in many different aspects of LCO, fully taking advantage of what this internship experience had to offer. Ben started out as one of LCO founder, Michael Levine’s interns. Some of his responsibilities included hiring new interns, planning various events, organizing guest lists, and attending events. He then moved on to be a team leader of the New Business Department. In this position, Ben successfully signed current client and comedian Carla Collins to the client roster. Way to go Ben!

What was your favorite thing about the LCO internship? I really enjoyed going to meetings with Michael with talent, media, clients, and new vendors.

What did you do to be successful throughout your time at LCO? I took every opportunity to learn and to observe, which allowed me to take in information that could help me grow as a person in the PR business. I always worked my absolute hardest and there was something to learn from every single task.

What is your advice to other interns? Treat every task that you do as if it is the most important thing, constantly be doing something, and take every opportunity to learn something.

What else can you tell us about the LCO internship? This internship helped me grow as a person and as a businessman because PR is an extremely challenging environment to work in. This internship is fast paced and has longer hours than any other job that I have ever done, challenging me further than I have ever been challenged. But I succeeded. Overall, it tested my ability to complete tasks in adverse conditions and instilled in me better discipline, creativity, and a work ethic that will never be forgotten.

Ben constantly said what a positive experience he had with the internship and recommends it to those who are eager to learn and willing to work hard. There is always something new to experience. So, why don’t you try experiencing LCO PR?

Levine Communications Office welcomes all of those who are interested in starting their career with LCO to apply for an internship with us.

To apply to become a Levine Communications Office Intern, please click here.

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Kelly Matarazzi Shares Her Internship Experience

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 19, 2010

This internship has taught me so much about life in general. It has made me become more confident in myself and has taught me many important life skills such as over communication and over preparing. I learned not only about PR but also about marketing, event planning, financials, and how a company works successfully. Working as a part of the LCO family is a tremendous honor and every moment I was kept busy. Something that is very special and that makes LCO’s internship program different from any other company is that the intern’s actually have responsibility. Michael Levine and the staff at LCO put a lot of trust into interns and give us real projects that if we messed up would negatively affect the company. This really teaches interns that they must carry their own weight. They need to accomplish their own tasks and not hide behind others. The events that I was encouraged to attend such as Michael’s workshops and other events in Hollywood are always very beneficial and great for networking. The internship program at LCO sets one up for success. The internship was one of the hardest and most time consuming things I have done in my life but I benefited immensely from the experience and it really changed who I am as a person. After the internship I feel prepared for ANYTHING that comes my way.

Levine Communications Office welcomes all of those who are interested in starting their career with LCO to apply for an internship with us.

To apply to become a Levine Communications Office Intern, please click here.

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Do You Have What It Takes?

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 12, 2010

What makes a great intern? Or even more, a great staff member? Does it depend on each employer or is there some sort of standard? Maybe a little bit of both. The standard is greatness and nothing less. Sure, each employer has their preferences but overall a specific attitude and willingness must preside in or to achieve the standard. We here at LCO have come up with 4 very intangible qualities that we believe are necessary to be a great intern or staff member:

  1. Be smart.
  2. Be willing to death march–LCO founder Michael Levine states, “there has to be something in their background that indicates that they would just die before they would fail to complete something to perfection”.
  3. Curiosity.
  4. Have some spark of irreverence “because it’s in that fertile conversation of disagreement where the best ideas come…or at least get tested”.

Do you possess these qualities? Are these the qualities you hope to work towards? If you are nodding your head or thinking yes, then you just might be the perfect fit to our internship program. To apply, please click here.

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A Truly Rewarding Experience

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 8, 2010

At LCO, we have the most hands-on interns in the biz. Due to our demanding and challenging program our interns go on to be highly successful in their future careers. LCO also likes to share the experiences of our staff and interns with those around us.

Here is a testimony from a past LCO intern:

As a foreign student, I was dreaming of an internship in a successful, American PR company which would give me my chance. The internship I got at LCO went beyond my expectations. Not only did I get a genuine experience of the PR work –from writing pitches to contacting medias, booking interviews, escorting clients to TV studios and attending events– but I also found myself totally immersed in the firm’s daily routine, making me feel like I was truly part of it.

I was particularly impressed by the staff’s concern to make everyone’s stay a rewarding, learning experience, and also by the level of trust and responsibility I could enjoy as an intern. Each week I would attend the “staff meeting” and have the opportunity to express my suggestions and opinions. We would get monthly training to deepen our understanding of the PR world, as well as the opportunity to attend most of the firm’s events. Work was intense and required a deep level of commitment, but every single effort was rewarded.

However, what made my experience truly unique was the opportunity to work close to the founder and CEO Michael Levine. His charisma, experience and constant advice were definitely one of the best accounts of what it takes to succeed.

Levine Communications welcomes all of those who are interested in starting their career with LCO to apply for an internship with us.

To apply to become a Levine Communications Office Intern, please click here.

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A Simple Note of Thanks

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 3, 2010

It’s that time of the year again…summer is over and school is quickly starting back up. Do you know what that means? More and more interns are graduating the program and all of the fall semester interns are rolling in. We here at LCO are so proud of our interns and are always curious to see where the business world takes them. So, when we hear from alumni of the internship program, we can’t help but share a little part of that experience with all of you. It is always nice to receive a thank you note, no matter what the reason may be.If you are interested in applying to our internship program please visit our website

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Picking the Brain of KFI’s Donald Morrison

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 31, 2010

LCO has had hundreds of interns come through its doors and graduate from the program. Many of these interns go on to do big things in their careers and take the lessons they’ve learned from Michael Levine and LCO with them. One of these past interns is Donald Morrison. Morrison works for KFI 640am News as an Anchor/Editor/Medical Reporter.

Donald was an intern back in 2001 on Michael Levine’s radio show. The internship allowed Donald to “gain the knowledge of how a radio show is put together as well as how to go about booking guests and promoting a show”.  Donald noted that he had always liked TV/radio news broadcasting as well as sports. “I originally wanted to be a play-by-play sports announcer and felt working in TV or radio would help me accomplish that. I ended up working in the news and enjoyed it and stuck with it”.

Donald has covered a lot of breaking news stories, so we had to ask him about the strangest story he had covered. “The strangest thing that’s happened to me is when I called a porn director to ask him to comment on his recent federal indictment. It turned out he had no idea he was indicted. There was also an earthquake happening as soon as one my newscasts started. I had to inform everyone they were feeling a quake.”  Though dishing out news of indictments and announcing earthquakes were among Donald’s craziest stories, he said however, the most significant story that he had covered was “…election of President Obama. It was a historic election that will be in the annals of American history.”

Reflecting on his days as an intern, “one thing I’ll always remember about LCO is watching Michael deal with interns and employees. I felt his demanding yet gentle style can really get the most out of people and help them realize their full potential.” Donald also said that the best experience he had while interning was getting to meet Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees and Charles Manson prosecutor, Vincen Bugliosi.

Morrison uses the PR skills he learned in his LCO days to for instance by, “promoting stories using Twitter.” He said also, “PR is about enticing and trying to generate interest. I do that through writing creative leads to stories so listeners will be interested.  He continued on to note that “PR helps you learn the importance of packaging and imaging. this is important when it comes to presenting news. You have to do it in a way that will catch people’s attention through creative writing and delivery.”

LCO obviously utilizes the media daily, so we asked Donald about the importance and relevance of radio. “Radio is the absolute fastest way to disseminate information. There is no delay through web servers or computers. There’s no camera man and producing booth crew to wait on. A push of a button is all that’s needed to tell people what’s happening.

As a successful past intern we asked Donald to divulge some of the best advice he had received, he stated that working hard is of utmost importance, “it’s simple but no one gets ahead slacking off.”

As a final note, we asked who Donald would like to interview if he could choose anyone, “If I had to pick someone who’s living then it would be Gore Vidal. If it’d be anyone in history then it’d be Abraham Lincoln.

For more information about the LCO intern program, and to apply, please click here.

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Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 23, 2010

The internship program at LCO is a great opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of the PR world. The internship is designed to show interns an introduction to PR skills, such as media research, event management, media pitching, and press release writing.

LCO interns go on to do big things with the skills they obtain during the program, here is a thank-you note from a past intern who took advantage of the great opportunity an LCO internship provides:

..."I applied the advice you gave me throughout my experience at LCO. I was not just prepared for the Bar, but over-prepared for every question and every hypothetical. The key to success is preparation and I thank you for instilling that principle within me".

For more information on the LCO internship and to apply, please click here.

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