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BLM– Do not let it be a PR boost

Diversity is a discussion that comes and goes. Earlier this year the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Daniel Prude, and many others within the Black community sparked protests in the United States, followed by a burst of support around the world. This became an unavoidable topic within the corporate world as organizations across all […]

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Cancel Culture Hits Disney’s Mulan- An Explanation

Canceled. One of the most feared words in 2020. Public relations professionals know this two-syllable word can send disastrous shockwaves that can damage even the most beloved brands. Since its debut on Sept. 4, Disney’s live-action Mulan has just earned $43.8 million, nowhere near its production cost of $200 million. The Mickey Mouse powerhouse has seen massive […]

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Clash of the Coffees

On the morning of September 29th, coffee addicts had a very important choice to make: where would they celebrate National Coffee Day? Starbucks or Dunkin’? Dunkin’ or Starbucks? It’s a choice as old as time, and each company planned a different strategy to celebrate their national holiday. While Starbucks and Dunkin’ both posted celebratory content […]

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PR News Recap- September

September is Ethics Month and there is plenty to talk about in the news. This month’s PR News Recap stories from the Publications Subcommittee discusses some ethical topics as well as an interesting partnership activation, Hispanic Heritage Month and more. See our top stories below: TikTok Bought Out, then Banned, then Unbanned- Christina Billie In […]

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How TikTok Has Changed the Way We Do Public Relations

TikTok has been taking the world by storm within the past year, and many creators have figured out ways to use the app to their advantage. Creators have been using this app to promote themselves and their future projects. These videos of self-promotion then pop up on many people’s “For You” pages within the app, […]

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PR News Recap- August 2020

August 2020 is upon us. Students are heading back to class, Wendy’s is podcasting, TikTok might be banned, IKEA is forgetting to check their ad copy and KFC is no longer “Finger Lickin’ good.” The August 2020 edition of PR News Recap from PRSSA is here, this time featuring recaps from members of the Publications […]

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PR News Recap- July 2020

July has been another busy month for the communications profession. The industry continues to respond to calls for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as adapts to the new surge in COVID-19 cases. As the second half of 2020 begins, here are some quick news pieces from the communications industry as well as my […]

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Doughnut Lose Customers: Krispy Kreme Pandemic PR

What drives thousands of graduates, including high school senior Ashleigh Panton, to voluntarily trade the comfort of home for drive-through traffic during quarantine? The Krispy Kreme Grad Dozen. On May 19, 2020, Krispy Kreme gifted the “Grad Dozen” to high school and college graduates when they visited with their cap and gown or other senior […]

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PR News Recap-June 2020

June has been a very active month for the public relations industry and society as a whole. The ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd have led to a movement that has forced companies and audiences alike to stop what they are doing, listen, and take a stand. This in addition to the ongoing […]

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Ending the Decade on the Right Note

As 2019 came to a close, so did a decade of social activism, public relations insightfulness and public relation campaign innovation. From 2010 to 2019, we witnessed incredible partnerships and the magic of the Internet: international connection and unity through conversation. The Team Trees initiative ended the year doing just that — creating a collective […]

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