About

Who is Mindie?

After ten years working as a television news reporter and anchor within the Philadelphia, and New York regions – among other cities – Mindie Barnett decided to use her knowledge and experience in the media to help propel businesses and position companies as thought-leaders. Mindie founded MB and Associates Public Relations in 2003 and swiftly garnered a great deal of clients in a short amount of time. Because of her vast knowledge of the news business and strong ties with key members of the media – both on the local and national levels – she was able to achieve rapid results and obtain countless press opportunities for clients. Due to these attributes, Mindie is now one of the nation’s most sought-after and respected publicists.

 

Mindie was raised in Medford, New Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York as well as graduate credits in the field of public relations from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. She’s worked as an anchor/reporter at various television outlets including NBC 10, Cablevision’s News 12 New Jersey, TSM 24-Hour News, NBC in Louisiana and NBC in Illinois.

Mindie’s public relations credits include landing clients’ opportunities on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Live with Kelly, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, In Touch Magazine, US Weekly, InStyle Magazine, USA Today and MSNBC, among numerous regional inclusions. Mindie was named “Business Owner of the Year,” by the South Jersey chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her firm has won “Best PR Firm” by South Jersey Biz Magazine, two years in a row, among many other accolades.

 

She is the proud mother of 10-year old daughter Arielle and 7-year old son Julian, as well as an active school volunteer, dance mom and sideline cheerleader for her children. “Intermission” is Mindie’s first book and the direct result of many pleads by colleagues and friends for her to share her many stories of success and secrets of internal strength.

Q&A

Where are you from?

I was born in Philadelphia, PA, raised in Medford, New Jersey but lived in various parts of the country before settling on two residences: Voorhees, NJ and Manhattan, NY.

What’s your favorite food?

I love sushi and anything Asian-inspired but my all-time favorite food would have to be Italian.

What was your first job in TV?

My first “real” job in TV was working as a news reporter for Adelphia Cable in Toms River, NJ. I landed that job literally two days post college graduation.

You are a CEO and a mother of two…how do you balance work and motherhood?

I do my very best to stay fully focused when I’m playing the part of CEO and equally focused when I’m at home with my kids. It’s never an easy balance and some days I feel completely overwhelmed but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Definitely shopping – and not for any one thing. I love it all: shoes, handbags, apparel, coats, jewelry, oh my!

What’s one lesson you hope your children learn from you?

That it’s okay to make a mistake and even better when you learn from it. Always say you’re sorry and take ownership of your errors.

What makes you feel the most confident?

When I know I’ve been of help to someone or have made a client or friend proud.

Who are three women that inspire you?

First and foremost, I’d have to say my mother for her warmth, calm nature and kind heart, my paternal grandmother Shirley, who graduated from college and worked as a professional accountant – which was very unique and rare in those times – and my daughter, Arielle, who’s not yet a woman but inspires me each and every day to work hard, stay grounded and maintain my childish spirit.

Where’s your favorite place to travel?

I am a huge fan of anything tropical with a beach and blue water but if I had to pick just one place to go – I’d have to say Israel. I haven’t been there since studying abroad in 1995 and I am dying to go back!

What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids?

I love taking them on trips and showing them new things. One of our favorite places to explore is our second home in New York – it’s so fun they can technically call themselves New Yorkers and I have great pride in being able to show them incredible culture, the arts and so much more!