Using Smartpens as a PR and Comms Professional

The Livescribe blog carried an interesting story from the US of how a US Army public affairs specialist uses her smartpen.

I work as a public affairs specialist for the military, a demanding position where deadlines are critical. Through this job, I have the chance to tell soldiers’ stories to the public and it’s really something I love. My Livescribe smartpen, Excalibur cuts my writing time in half. You heard me right, the smartpen cuts my time in half! Priceless.

Angela Ali Shah, Army Reserves

The ability to capture audio and notes – yet be more involved in a conversation is a real benefit of using the Livescribe pen – we hear this feedback from similar users here in Australia and New Zealand quite regularly.

If you need to take notes, conduct interviews, or be involved in conversations then the Livescribe smartpen can really help you.

One idea we are currently considering is providing smartpen’s to some students around the region who are studying journalism and communications. Let me know if you’d like more information.

As a final point we’re launching a new 2GB Echo Smartpen special which will run between now and Dec 31, 2011. For the standard price of $149 we’re going to include MyScript AND a 3-subject notebook for free. This is an additional $40 of value included at no extra cost. Simply purchase the standard 2GB Echo to take advantage of this offer.


About Mark Parker

Mark Parker is the founder of Smart Selling International Pty Ltd. Smart Selling International is a niche technology market launch expert - helping technology companies launch and grow their brands in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. Mark is focused on Augmented and Virtual Reality, IoT, and digital data capture devices. You can find him online at - Twitter (@smartselling or @smartpen), LinkedIn -
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2 Responses to Using Smartpens as a PR and Comms Professional

  1. Peter Bewley says:

    My son is about to start a Broadcast Journalism Course next year, he has asked me to get him a smartpen for his birthday. I’m interested in your offer of more information. These sound like a great gadget, might have to get myself one too! Pete

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