PSP Free Doubleheader Event: Networking and Happy Hour

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4 PM - 7 PM

A doubleheader session on implementing a successful networking strategy followed by a happy-hour/networking event with a few brief talks on advancing and redefining your career in publishing.

The PSP Professional Development Committee (PDC) is excited to offer you a doubleheader session on implementing a successful networking strategy followed by a happy-hour/networking event with a few brief talks on advancing and redefining your career in publishing, on Thursday, November 10th.  These two events are relevant to everyone in PSP publishing, whether you’re just starting out or have been in the industry for 20 years!

The first event:
Learn, Connect, Grow: Free PSP Session on The ABC’s of Networking for Career Success!
Thursday, November 10th
4:00pm-5:30pm (ET)
AAP/NY Offices
71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Or via webinar from 4:00-5:00pm (ET)
Have you ever dreaded attending a conference or trade show?    Have you admired other people who seem to be a natural at networking?  Would you like to be more effective at networking?  Join long time publishing executive Darrell W. Gunter, President & CEO, Gunter Media Group for his presentation and discussion on “The ABC’s of Networking for Career Success!”  Whether you’re at the beginning or mid-way through your career this interactive workshop will provide you with tools, techniques and tips to help you to establish and implement a successful networking strategy.

The second event:
Eat, Drink and Network!
Thursday, November 10th
5:30pm-7:00pm (ET)
AAP/NY Offices
71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(In-Person Only)
Come to the AAP/NY offices to have some wine and nibbles and meet and network with publishing colleagues.
We will hold two, short informal talks to help you navigate your publishing career.  You will hear from Jack Farrell, Managing Director of Jack Farrell & Associates who will give a brief overview of:
Trends Affecting Hiring
Trends in candidate expectations
Advice to Candidates

You’ll also be able to hear from Matt Harris, a publishing professional who has held 12 jobs in publishing, seen 2 forced job changes and 2 mergers…and will give you advice on how you can adapt to our changing industry.

Forward This Announcement:
Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues.  If you are unsure whether you can take the time out of your day to attend, just ask your supervisor.  I’m sure they’d let you attend to broaden your knowledge of PSP publishing.  Or ask them to email me to see whether this would be beneficial for you to attend (

Advance Questions:
If you have a question or an issue you would like to (anonymously) ask the speakers to address, feel free to email me and I can pass it along to them (

Additional information:
This is a free event for AAP Members (visit to see if your company is a member).  There is a $15 per person charge if you are not from an AAP member company. 

Space is limited so sign up today.    You can register for either or both events.  The first will be offered in person and via webinar but the second session is in-person only.  We encourage attendance at both!

Registration Fees:
AAP Member - Free
Non Member - $15.00

Register Online:
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About the speakers:
Darrell is one of the leading advocates of consultative sales, semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking in the information industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at many information industry events advocating the benefits of consultative sales, semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking. 

Over the course of his 30-year career he has worked for the leaders of the electronic intellectual property industry.  Xerox, Dow Jones Financial News Services, Elsevier, Collexis, American Institute of Physics and Allerton Press, Inc.  He heads up his own executive consultancy firm the Gunter Media Group, Inc.

A graduate of Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  He also earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. 

Darrell is very active in the information industry as his firm is a member of ALPSP, PSP/AAP, SSP, American Chemical Society and SIIA.  He is the Director, STM North America and Membership.  He Co-Chairs the Committee for Digital Innovation for PSP and he has served on SSP’s marketing committee.  He has also served as an Associate Editor of the Learned Journal published by the Association of Learned Publishing and Professional Scholarly Publishers.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University where he teaches consultative sales on the graduate and undergraduate level.  He is on the advisory boards of VeoMed, Solutionzie and tapCliq and serves on the non-profit boards for United States Boxing Foundation, EIES of New Jersey, Women’s Venture Fund and Seton Hall University’s Advisory Council.  He previously served on the Content Board of the Software Information Industry Association (2006-2011) and Olin College of Engineering Library Advisory Board (2007 – 2012).  His radio program "Leadership" airs Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on WSOU HD 89.5 FM /

Jack Farrell was an STM publishing lifer till leaving his post as Vice President of Digital Content at McGraw-Hill in May 2006 to start a publishing-centric recruiting firm. His publishing career included leadership roles in sales, marketing, international, editorial and digital publishing.  Jack Farrell & Associates features a team of former publishing managers that is expert at making the right matches for its clients in publishing, publishing technology, ed-tech, and digital media. This is evidenced by the 98.6% retention rate of candidates hired since 2014. Let’s Get Working!

Matt’s career in book publishing traces the key developments of the industry and is characterized by driving change, adapting to change and grit. His early career followed the then traditional path from textbook sales representative into editorial work, culminating with his co-founding of a small educational press. Pivoting with the market he was an early leader in the digital content revolution, including online learning and the new digital supply chain. What does the next phase have in store?