About ITC

What’s Inside Triangle Comms about anyway?

This blog is here to give you the scoop (or at least some of it) on the PR, marketing, advertising and communication industry in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and surrounding areas.

Who is that blogger man?

It’s me, Patrick O’Neil. I’m a seasoned corporate and marketing communication executive who’s fascinated with people and communications.

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had the privilege to work with folks from every point on the spectrum – race car drivers, hamburger company mascots, mommy bloggers, septuagenarian ironman nun triathletes (seriously), roofers, mortgage brokers, vacation rental car company execs, airlines mechanics, organ donor counselors, public health specialists, university chancellors,  information scientists, airplane coffee maker manufacturers, education innovators, railroad engineers, Olympic athletes and executives of every stripe I practice in the corporate arena, but also have edu-creds from the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and East Carolina University.

I also run a LinkedIn group for professionals in the area – Triangle PR and Marketing Professionals. If you’re in the Triangle area and not a member, request an invite and we’ll work something out.

Who is that blogger lady?

It’s Carol Steckbeck. She’s is an independent PR pro with clients in the nonprofit and transportation sectors. Her expertise includes strategic planning, writing, media relations, website content management, social media and event management. She’s worked with firms, agencies and clients in Washington, D.C. and New York (and worked for a former member of Congress). Originally from upstate New York, she now calls the Triangle home.

And we’re damn glad to have her here with her family.

  1. January 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Great to see this blog. I’ll definitely check it out my friend.

    • Patrick O'Neil
      January 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Bern. Thanks for inspiring me with the PR Rogue. Hope to see you this way sometime.

  2. January 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Can’t wait to see what’s in store! Looking forward to your great posts!

    • Patrick O'Neil
      January 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Christa – suggestions always welcomed!

  3. January 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Too much fun, Pat! As always, entertaining and enlightening. BTW, you win the “Best Christmas Card Ever” Award. I think you should submit your cards to PRSA for Silver Anvils. Hats off!

    • Patrick O'Neil
      February 1, 2011 at 1:23 am

      Thanks Sheree! Suggestions always welcomed! Hope you guys are well 🙂

  4. January 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm


    Great blog and thanks for the link! Let know if you need any guest authors I would love to write a post for you!


  5. April 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for hosting this forum
    Michael Berliner

    • Patrick O'Neil
      April 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks Michael – glad to have you on-board. Comments welcomed and appreciated. You may also want to join my LinkedIn group “Triangle PR and Marketing Professionals.” It’s about 750 strong, comprised of ad/pr/marketing/brand/design/writers from our part of N.C. Look us up! Thanks again.

  6. Rah (Sarah) Bickley
    January 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Dear Michael,
    I want you to know how much I appreciate your hosting this forum. I’m a former N&O reporter and a writer/editor/PR person who is also a Medill alum, living in Durham. Please keep up the useful work.
    Rah (Sarah) Bickley

  7. csteckbeck4
    May 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Happy to be on-board! Thanks, Patrick.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: