Vloggers, Bloggers and Influencers – The Big Brothers and Sisters of Social Media

Citizen journalists, social media influencers and brand advocates of the online world wear many hats. For advertisers and marketing professionals, this group is the new billboard, magazine ad and 30-second commercial. For public relations professionals, it’s an additional person to engage in the assembly line of social-media-driven purchasing power and influencers. But who are these […]

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3 Things that Make Leadership Rally Worth Your Time

You’ve turned in your final assignment. You’ve broken a sweat packing up your dorm or apartment and moving out. You’ve said goodbye to your college friends for the summer, as everyone heads their own way for the next few months. What’s next for a savvy public relations student leader like yourself? PRSSA Leadership Rally, of […]

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Do’s and Don’ts: How to Get Hired by An Agency

When I was a student, I was obsessed with agencies. To me, it was always big news when a friend or someone in my network scored a job or internship with an agency. I’d quickly sit them down and dig for their secrets. How did they approach them? What did they do? Who did they […]

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5 Reasons I Changed My Major to Public Relations

I am often asked why I chose to change my major to public relations. To be honest, it pretty much chose me. Public relations takes someone who can handle fast-paced environments with a constant Internet connection and coffee readily available 24/7. I’ve learned that most public relations practitioners spend their days working long hours, strategizing […]

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5 Rebranding Tips as Learned from Justin Bieber

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Going from a flippy-haired, freckle-faced kid to an almost always shirtless “bad boy,” Justin Bieber has brought his “Beliebers” a long way. After multiple arrests and public fights, Bieber rebranded himself. Here are some helpful tips for rebranding as learned from Bieber’s rise and fall. 1. Lay Low for […]

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Twitter Chat Recap — Your Personal Brand and the Real World: What is Expected?

Thank you to everyone who participated in our personal branding Twitter chat this evening. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, President of JRM Communications Jason Mollica (tweeting from @JasMollica) and Vice President of Public Relations Nolan Miles (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Be sure to tune in to next month’s Twitter chat! [View […]

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4 Must-Have Traits for the Agency Environment

As a student, some of the best learning experiences come from outside the classroom. That is why my tour at Geben Communication was such a valuable experience. In their new space off Main Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Geben Communication welcomed my PRSSA Chapter with inside perspectives and advice for entering the public relations industry. […]

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Periscope: Potential Game Changer in Building Brand Identity

The name “Periscope” has been sweeping the social media world for the past year since the app’s unveiling. But as a relatively new platform, ambiguity still lingers about its capabilities and best use, leaving room for some much needed clarification. So what exactly is Periscope? Periscope is a live video streaming mobile app, launched and […]

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Planning For Success: Resource and Transition Training [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Planning for Success: Resources and Transition Training Presenters: Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Jenn Shafer, Vice President of Regional Conferences Veronica Mingrone,Vice President of Professional Development Heather Harder, Immediate Past President Tina McCorkindale, APR, National Faculty Adviser Recap: A panel of PRSSA National Committee members along with their National Faculty Adviser explained […]

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Things Nobody Tells You When Starting a Student-Run Firm

The University of Nevada, Reno Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Nevada)’s student-run firm Wolf Pack Relations, just turned one on Jan. 20.  To celebrate I thought I’d share what I’ve learned that’s not in the handbook about the process of starting and running a firm. You will contemplate getting a second minor in […]

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