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Misinformation, Mental Health, and the Free Britney Movement, with Gabriel Munoz

Episode 51

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Gabriel began his career at Double Forte with a background in content creation, media relations, digital marketing, food & beverage and retail industries. He was hired as an intern and within two months, was promoted to an Account Coordinator. In a short amount of time, Gabriel has been given the opportunity to delve deep into all things PR. Whether it was building influencer relations, creating media lists, pitching to outlets or even traveling to Los Angeles to support the Double Forte team at E3 2019, Gabriel continues to adapt well under pressure while always staying positive.

Previously, he had worked as a Media Relations Intern at the Commonwealth Club of California located right off the Embarcadero in San Francisco. As a current six-year employee at Starbucks, he is the winner of the 2018 District Barista Championship and a Partner of the Quarter recipient. A graduate of San Jose State University, Gabriel received a BA in Public Relations with an academic focus in Photography. Currently, Gabriel resides in the East Bay, with a planned move to the city in the next year.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What causes celebrity fascination and why we revel in their downfall
  • A brief history of Britney Spears’s conservatorship and how the #FreeBritney movement came to be
  • What drove Gabriel to write his blog about Britney Spears and all of the misinformation surrounding her situation
  • Why it’s crucial to stay relevant and curious in the field of public relations
  • How the way we speak about female celebrities directly affects the way that we speak about all women
  • Why it’s important to encourage people to be who they are, both in the workplace and in the world


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