Making headlines


Social media is making headlines because of its dominance in connecting people in businesses, nonprofits, governments and the news media.

In his 20-year career in public relations, Ted Nguyen has made headlines throughout the world including front-page stories in leading newspapers and articles in international magazines.

His work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, Salt Lake Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register and many local newspapers.

Ted also has been interviewed on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox news stations.

But the media landscape is changing with social media flexing its muscles.

Here is a sample of Ted Nguyen’s social media activities making headlines.

Most-Recent Headlines

The Internet Marketing Association awarded Ted Nguyen with the best social media program and best weekly email newsletter in the U.S. at its awards banquet in Las Vegas in 2011.

Ted Nguyen also captured the Internet Marketing Association’s Best of the Best Award for his social media work.

The Huffington Post’s names Ted Nguyen one of 39 inspiring men in the world for their impact to charity.

Other Headlines

Sept. 4, 2009 – Digital Journalism shares a video of presentation of Ted Nguyen and Orange County Register food blogger Nancy Luna at an event called Surviving Journalism in the Digital Age with leading journalists.

June 26, 2006 – O.C. Chapter of Public Relations Society of America higlights Ted Nguyen and team in PR Society Honors OCTA with 11 Coveted Awards; Team Snags Most Awards.

Nov. 8, 2009 – The Orange County Register highlights Ted Nguyen’s social media work in Why 91 Freeway got a Twitter voice.

Dec. 14, 2009 – Federal Computer Week, a national business management publication for government leaders, quotes Ted Nguyen in Social media called just another communications tool.


Feb. 1, 2010 – Mass Transit Magazine highlights the social media revolution with Ted Nguyen’s leading work in Friending Transit.

Ted Nguyen is a regular contributor.

March 23, 2010 – The Santa Ana Social Examiner wrote a feature on Ted Nguyen and his work: Driving updates and pioneering a social media revolution.

March 30, 2010 – L.A.’s transit blogger calls Ted Nguyen “a force to be reckoned with on Twitter, runs the Mile-by-Mile blog” with a recommended read in The Source » 8 essential transit agency blogs.

April 10, 2010 – As professional advisers, Ted Nguyen and Danielle Alvarez of Boost Mobile / Sprint Wireless help the Chapman University teams become finalist in a PR competition for the U.S. Census as highlighted in Movers & Shakers.


April 14, 2010 – Boston-based GovLoop features Ted Nguyen in How Orange County, CA built its Social Media Guide.


April 22, 2010 – O’Reilly Rador reports that Kristin Johnson and Ted Nguyen of OCTA won the top award for new media in California government.

April 24, 2010 – Gov 2.0 Radio features Ted Nguyen and team for OCTA: Putting a New Media Touch on Public Transit.

May 2, 2010 – Everything Long Beach news source wrote a story about how social media has revolutionized news and featured Ted Nguyen.

May 10, 2010 – The California Association of Public Information Officials awards Ted Nguyen’s work ‘Best social media program in California’.

June 29, 2010 – Orange County Register hosts free Social Media Day with Ted Nguyen and other leading new media experts.

June 30, 2010 – CNN iReport features Ted Nguyen and his interviews with social media and news reporters for world’s first Social Media Day.

June 30, 2010 – Orange County Register writes Social Media Day presenter Ted Nguyen walks the walk.

Nov. 28, 2010 – Los Angeles Times writes about how goverment agencies are navigating promise and pitfalls of social media.

March 24, 2011 — Nguoi Viet Daily News writes about food bloggers and social media users covering the Kampot Pepper Project that benefits Cambodian farmers.

July 1, 2011 — The Orange Register features the work of Ted Nguyen and Rochelle Veturis for the second annual Social Media Day event, one of the world’s largest gatherings.

July 1, 2011 — The Orange County Register’s food blogger highlights social media correspondents Ted Nguyen and Rochelle Veturis and their video coverage of Social Media Day.