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How You Can Make Your Social Media More Inclusive to the Disability Community

The modern world of media is being led by the digital age. Even though the digital age has helped reduce geographical and social barriers, is the digital age completely inclusive to people with disabilities? Technology has monumentally changed our culture in the past decade, improving the lives of people with disabilities and I wonder where […]

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Career Development Month — Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Career Development Month Twitter chat, “The Future is Ours.” This chat was hosted by the official PRSSA Twitter account (run by Vice President of Digital Communications Carolyn Lok). The Twitter chat was run using the hashtag #PRSSACDM, and highlights from the chat can be found below (or here). For more information […]

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Learning the Intricacies of Social Media at PRSSAIC

Erika Prime, digital and social strategy lead at Taco Bell, took us through her journey on getting to work for the infamous Taco Bell, influencer marketing and switching focus from millennials to Gen Z. Erika went to California State University, Fullerton and while in school, juggled two jobs and was genuinely excited to graduate to […]

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Influencing Their Way Around the World

You’ve probably seen a plethora of influencers posing in serene, deep blue water as a waterfall crashes down behind them. Maybe your best friend has even been kind enough to crouch down in the dirt to capture just the right angle so you, too, can have the perfect photo from your trip to Bali for […]

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Instagram According to Ashley Longshore

Let’s face it, the 9–5 desk job just isn’t for everyone. With the growth of social media and technology, more and more are turning to an unconventional work approach and for some, it is working quite well. How does making $1.3 million in under 2 hours on Instagram sound? To some, it sounds rather unattainable. […]

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International Conference — Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our International Conference Twitter chat, “How to Make the Most Out of PRSSAIC.” This chat was co-hosted by the 2019 International Conference Committee (@PRSSAIC) and Vice President of Digital Communications Carolyn Lok (tweeting from @PRSSANational). The Conference Committee consists of Conference Director Kayla Fernandez, Programs Director Kristen Anne Cuaresma and Communications […]

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Ethics Month – Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ethics Month Twitter chat, “Like Nobody’s Watching: The Role of Ethics in PR.” Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Vice President of Professional Development Joe Dunay (@JoeDunay13) and Vice President of Digital Communications Carolyn Lok (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. The Twitter chat was […]

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Social Media and the Rise of Mental Illness… Let’s Talk About It

Being born right before the turn of the century puts me and many others in a very unique situation. We are technically #90skids if that even matters but we also are heavily influenced by technology and popular culture from the early 2000s onwards. According to some textbooks, a person like me born in 1998 is […]

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10 Steps to Creating Impactful Programs for your Chapter

This year I served as the programming director for Wayne State University’s PRSSA Chapter in Detroit, Michigan. This position entailed planning events, panels and agency tours for our members. Creating worthwhile programs provides students with opportunities they would not have otherwise. Some of our events included resume workshops, the power women panel, the entrepreneurship panel, […]

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How a TikiTok Meme Became the Number 1 Song in America

One thing that I’ve realized during my time as a public relations and emerging media student is that social media is an incredibly powerful and driving force in modern culture. The most striking recent example of this is the rise of the recent number 1 song in America. Lil Nas X’s Old Town Roadstarted as a […]

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