Industry ‘Rising Star’ Paull Young to join speaker line-up

Tue, Jun 12 2012

Named 2011’s industry ‘Rising Star’ by the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, the Director of Digital at charity: water adds another exciting accolade to his portfolio by joining the speaker line-up at the World Public Relations Forum at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria.

Charity: water is a non-profit organisation devoted to bringing clean and safe drinking water to over one billion individuals around the globe. Nominated as one of the leading digital non-profits, charity: water is the first non-profit organisation to have one million Twitter followers and achieve 75 per cent of its fundraising through dedicated digital channels.

In only five years charity: water raised over $60 million and provided clean and safe drinking water to more than two million people.

Previously Paull has led award winning campaigns for 500 clients including Graco, Kohler, Telstra and Citrix as the Senior Account Director at Converseon, an Award winning international social media agency.

Paull moved from Sydney to New York in 2007 sharing his expertise as a well-known PR and Marketing blogger and commentator with an international audience. He initiated Australia’s third PR and Marketing Blog “Young PR” in 2006 and is now an influential blogger at His work has been featured on FOX News, the Wall Street Journal, Sydney Morning Herald,, NY1 and the Australian Financial Review. You can follow Paull on Twitter @paullyoung.

The World PR Forum is a global gathering connecting public relations and communications professionals from all around the world. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased until 30 June 2012 to receive $400 off the standard ticket price. A fulltime registration entitles you to:

  • Entrance to all forum sessions;
  • Entrance to the WPRF Marketplace;
  • Daily catering throughout the forum including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea;
  • One ticket to the welcome reception;
  • One ticket to the PRIA Golden Target Awards and forum gala dinner;
  • One ticket to the closing drinks and
  • One Forum gift with a handbook and supporting materials.

Register now or follow the World Public Relations Forum on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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