Pete CodellaPete Codella, APR is available for workshops, webinars, presentations, master classes, seminars and professional development courses.

A well-known digital public relations professional, Pete excels where the practice of public relations and technology meet. He provides the tools and training necessary to navigate in a constantly changing technology-driven communication and marketing environment.

Pete has written for PR Daily and is co-author of Integrated Marketing in the Digital World, an e-book used by the Kellogg School of Management. He has taught public relations and social media courses for Utah Valley University, UNLV, UCI Extension and the University of Utah.

He’s a former president of local chapters of the Social Media Club, International Association of Business Communicators and Public Relations Society of America. He currently serves as immediate past chair of the PRSA North Pacific District.

Pete is a veteran, award-winning strategic business communicator, consultant and presenter. He speaks and leads workshops on social media and public relations for organizations like Ragan Communications, PR Week and the Public Relations Society of America. He has consulted with nation-wide brands like Microsoft, Whole Foods and Intermountain Healthcare.

In 2013, Pete received an MBA from the University of Utah. He received a bachelor’s in communication studies from Brigham Young University in 1995.

He blogs here at and can be found on Twitter @codella. For a complete list of his online properties, visit his page.

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Presentation Topics

Presentations on any business communication topic are available. Some of Pete’s most popular themes include:

  • Social media tools and techniques
  • Blog and online newsroom best practices
  • Search optimization through social media engagement
  • Communications audits
  • Website strategy and search placement
  • Traditional and new communication tools and techniques

Pete’s keynote and workshop presentations are packed with practical examples and case studies, along with plenty of tools and tips to help both the novice and experienced digital communicator.

Pete Codella’s presentations have been delivered in cozy corporate board rooms and spacious conference venues, receiving rave reviews in small to large settings.

To book Pete Codella, complete this site’s contact form. Check out this site’s events category to review some of Codella’s previous and upcoming public speaking engagements.


Here’s what some attendees have said after attending Codella’s presentations:

“Very good presentation. One of the best, most informative sessions on social media I have ever attended.”
— Bryan Allen, director of marketing for Rocky Mountain University

“Pete Codella’s presentation on social media was nothing short of brilliant. He is a proven expert and authority in the field of digital public relations and marketing and he knows and understands the importance of utilizing today’s social media. Pete is also an excellent communicator and has the ability to reach and inspire multiple generations in any audience, regardless of their level of knowledge or understanding of today’s new media. He offers a unique blend of strategy, tactics, tips, emerging trends and his own proven experience and successes for navigating this new world. Whether teaching students at the university, sharing insights at a social networking club, consulting and guiding a CEO and executive team, keynoting at a major conference or giving back by sharing his valuable advice to those within his industry, he is a trusted advisor to his clients, to those within his industry and to the greater community.”
— Debra Lund, director of public relations for FranklinCovey

“Pete gave the best seminar of my Business Wire informational series at Little America in Salt Lake City. He communicates the cutting edge principles of social media marketing in a way that engages and informs both social media veterans and those new to the topic. I hope to have Pete continue his seminars for me in other cities Business Wire serves.”
— Grant Armendariz, regional manager for Business Wire

“Fantastic. Listening to Pete made the entire trip worthwhile!” and “Pete was awesome! High energy and great ideas that we will implement!”
— anonymous feedback following Codella’s June 24, 2009 presentation at the America’s Blood Centers conference for which he received a 4.8 out of 5 evaluation from attendees

“Pete Codella was wonderful. I think it is hard to teach and convey the importance of a medium [social media] that is so foreign to the audience. But I think he did a great job showing why you want to and how it should be done.”
— anonymous feedback following Codella’s May 7, 2009 presentation at the Mountain West Conference on the Arts by the Utah Arts Council

“I really enjoyed your presentation for Ski Utah. It’s a rare talent to be able to give a relevant presentation to fifty people of different backgrounds and various degrees of social media sophistication, and keep them all engrossed for 90 minutes. Since I returned to the office, I’ve been applying your tips, thinking about engaging rather than pushing, finding keywords, reviewing metrics and checking out the other tools that you mentioned. Wow! I think we all could have spent the day absorbing your insight and knowledge. Thanks again for a fascinating experience.”
— Ralph Johnson, Davis Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

“Awesome PRSSA conference. Pete Codella rocks.”
— @tutkia on Twitter

“One of the best presentations I’ve seen. Period.”
— John Laub, The Regenerative Medicine Organization

“Pete Codella gave a fantastic presentation to our chapter of the BYU Management Society. We were eager to have him come and the room was packed with guests. Feedback has been incredibly positive. Everyone recognized Pete’s exceptional grasp of this new media and its implications and benefited greatly from his willingness to share. Pete is an extraordinary communicator with a true gift for translating foreign concepts into understandable language in a friendly and engaging manner. Everyone was thrilled with the presentation and I’m excited to have him help guide my own business into this new frontier.”
— Mark Cordner, LUTCF, Golden Years Financial

“Pete presented at the Las Vegas CEO-CFO group about Internet social networking and the impact from a marketing perspective. He did a marvelous job in covering a wide range of topics while communicating in a non-technical format which was very easy to understand and follow. He truly knows and understands how business can use the Internet to improve their performance.”
— Charlie Bass, Las Vegas Internet Chamber of Commerce

“I thought the presentation was priceless. We definitely need an encore presentation.”
— Steve Rhodes, Perpetual Wealth, Inc.

“Pete is a highly likable professional who works well with people and understands a company’s needs and goals, and helps us to achieve them.”
— Steve Olson, Olson Marketing Services