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Official Center for Education and Employment Law January 2017 Sweepstakes Rules (“Sweepstakes”)

Official Center for Education and Employment Law January 2017 Sweepstakes Rules (“Sweepstakes”)
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Welcome Julia Scavicchio to PBPMedia

Please join us in welcoming former Editorial Summer Intern Julia Scavicchio to the PBPMedia team. [Read more…]

Executive VP Jim Brown retires as “MVP” of PBP

PBP celebrated Executive Vice President of Operations Jim Brown’s retirement on August 8th with a baseball-themed picnic in honor of their “most valuable player.” [Read more…]

PBPers take on the Wellness Challenge

PBP launched a Wellness Program this summer, and the first round just ended with participating employees earning water bottles and ear buds – and sharing in $5,000 in company-sponsored gift cards to a store of their choice.

Partnered with Cigna, the new health insurer, employees volunteered for biometric screenings, blood pressure checks and more to improve their health- and their lives.
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PBP people talk about leadership

leadership1I played sports all my life. Most recently at Franklin & Marshall College, I was a coxswain on the varsity rowing team.

As a PBP Intern, transition from school life to professional work, those experiences got me thinking about leadership, what it takes to succeed, and how leaders can impact success.

So I walked the halls of PBP one day, asking this question to a few people: “What does it take to be a leader?”

Here’s what I learned.

Nicole Riegel, Executive EducationA leader needs to build credibility and trust with his/her team so that the team will become followers for his/her vision.  Due to credibility and trust the team is willing to take some risks and the leader is allowed a few mistakes. A leader should maximizes people’s strengths for the greater good.

Curt Brown, Editorial: A good leader needs to have a clear vision who leads by example rather than by dictating others.

Jess White, Editorial: True leaders motivate and inspire others to do their best work. They listen to everyone’s ideas, and they’re open to trying different suggestions to improve things for the group as a whole. 

Cheryl Jordan, Product Marketing: A good leader needs to be a good listener who pays attention to people’s individual needs.

Dannie Evans, PBPMedia: You yourself as a leader need passion. Saturate yourself in it, and let it drip onto your employees. Have that passion translate into something everyone can take on as their own.

Ed Satell, Founder & CEO: Don’t be cynical. Focus on the positive by maximizing the values in yourself and others. It takes time to be a leader — you need to be a follower first. Ego is a good thing, but don’t let it shadow the wants and needs of others. You have to be able to take the rotten tomatoes when people throw them. But most of all: Be authentic. At the same time, accept the superficiality in people, it can be a good thing, but know when to focus on the real. Make an environment to address real thoughts.

Tom Schubert honored as CFO of the Year/Community Service Award

If you are around Tom Schubert for any length of time, you can’t miss his boundless energy, sharp insights and dedication to the cause.

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How to succeed in business: The show and my take-away


Main backdrop for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying


My eyes shot open at the sound of my alarm! The day had finally come!

Typically, my alarm goes off at 6 a.m. and I roll out of bed groggy, going through the motions half asleep until I find myself sitting at my desk at PBP. Last Thursday was completely different. July 3rd could not come soon enough, so when it finally did I jumped out of bed and got moving.

While I was looking forward to spending the holiday weekend with friends and family, that wasn’t the sole reason for my antsy behavior. I was also eager to take advantage of another great opportunity that PBP offered to all of its employees.

During my second week of work, I received an email about free tickets to a show at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and it wasn’t just any show. I had wanted to see How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for a while – partially because Nick Jonas had once played the lead role.


Poster from Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Before I knew it, I was in the fourth row waiting anxiously for the show to begin. When it did, I sat wide-eyed and in awe of the talent and energy on stage.

The room filled with laughter every time the main character celebrated his devious victory with an innocent smile at the audience, and a standing ovation was necessary as the show concluded.

I left feeling recharged and excited to return to work on Monday – after a long, relaxing weekend, of course.

It’s true the main character made it to the top without actually doing any work, but he did have endurance and a positive attitude. Mix those two qualities with a little elbow grease, and that can lead to success – in business or anything else.

Traditions lunch with Ed Satell

One of the many great things about working at PBP is the inclusive and engaging environment.

PBP employees have the opportunity to attend shows at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, mentor Cook-Wissahickon students, participate in the Annual Family Picnic, and more.

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Interns learned about PBP’s history from its Founder and CEO, Ed Satell. (From l-r): Chris, Kal, Emily, Ashley, Julia, Meredith, Ed, and Alex.

One of the best opportunities new hires have is an experience called Traditions.

Traditions is a several-week-long orientation program in which new employees get to know one another, explore their own  individual strengths and how to enhance them, learn about the history of the company, and meet with top PBP employees and leaders.

PBP’s summer interns partake in the same company activities as full-time employees, including Traditions.  During a recent Traditions, the interns had a lunchtime Q&A with Ed Satell, PBP’s Founder and CEO.

Ed encouraged the interns to “create their own realities,” much the way he did when he started PBP.  Ed explained his own professional journey and how PBP came to be what it is today. The interns had the opportunity to ask questions about the company and general advice for young people starting out.

By telling his own story, Ed made the interns feel as though they could also turn their dreams into realities.  It is truly a wonderful feeling to work for a company in which everyone, from interns all the way up to the CEO, are made to feel like integral parts of the organization.

Traditions is just one of many important events that make PBP such a great place to work.

Meet PBP’s 2014 Interns!

intern group

(L-R) Chris Mathewson, Kal McCloskey, Meredith Veit, Julia Scavicchio–Ashley Zawistowski, Emily Arons, Alex Geosits

Please welcome the current batch of PBP interns—Traditions class of 2014!

We’re trying to rile up our media game, so get to know us! Follow us on Twitter at @PBPInterns for fun videos, office events, and down-time entertainment.

Bookmark us on your browser— you don’t want to miss the PBP excitement!


Julia Scavicchio, a ’14 Franklin and Marshall College alum from Marcus Hook, PA, will be spending her summer on West side (Best side) in the Editorial department. She studied English and Sociology, coxed for F&M’s rowing team, and wrote for The College Reporter. She enjoys exploring new restaurants, playing video games, and writing fiction.

  • Favorite quote: “Brevity is the soul of wit.” –The Phantom Tollbooth

Ashley Zawistowski, ’14 University of Delaware alum from Neptune, NJ, will also be working on West side in the Editorial department. She studied English and Sociology, was a resident assistant, and played intramural volleyball at UD. She loves relaxing on the beach, and can’t get enough of reality TV.

  • Favorite quote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Arons comes from Guilford, CT, and looks forward to graduating from Bryn Mawr College in December ‘14. She works on the East side as a marketing intern in Audio Conferences. She is a Psychology major who thoroughly enjoys everything outdoors, taking road trips, and listening to country music.

  • Favorite quote: “So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” –Marilyn Monroe

Chris Mathewson, a rising senior at Franklin and Marshall College, comes from Garnet Valley, PA. Throughout the summer, he will be working on the West side in the Product Marketing department. He studies Business, and is a pitcher on F&M’s baseball team. He likes to play sports and hang out with his friends when he has spare time.

  • Favorite quote: “The ability to focus dead on, to sense what lies ahead, is the key to a successful life.” –Anonymous.

Meredith Veit, a rising senior at George Washington University, comes from Warrington, PA.  She will spend her summer on the East side as an Executive Education intern. She created her own specialized major, Communicating Public Culture, and is an e-board member for GW. She rocks the guitar, and likes to craft her own jewelry.

  • Favorite quote: “By seeing that nothingness is the fundamental reality, and you see it’s your reality, then how can anything contaminate you? Nothingness is really like the nothingness of space, which contains the whole universe.” –Alan Watts

Alex Geosits, from Media, PA, is a rising senior at Gettysburg College. He is working as a Progressive Gifts and Incentives intern on East side—where the most fun is had. His major is Organization and Management Studies, and minors in Business and Economics. He is also a member of the football team, and the Philanthropy Chair of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. In his spare time, Alex enjoys fishing and yodeling.

  • Favorite quote: “Live with no regrets.” –Anonymous

Kal McCloskey, from Pittsburgh, PA, is a rising senior at Widener University who is working on the East side as a PBP Media intern. He studies International Business and Marketing, is an indoor and outdoor track and field athlete, a Pi Sigma Epsilon brother, and Treasurer of the Italian Club. He enjoys the thrill of extreme sports, such as downhill mountain-biking and sky-diving.

  • Favorite quote: “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” –Mahatma Ghandi


Keep in touch with @PBPInterns and look out for what’s coming up next!

Blog: Our trip with the mentees

Twitter video: Welcome to the office