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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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Glossier Sells Makeup by Telling Customers That They Don’t Need it

The no-makeup makeup look rocked the beauty industry a few years back. Makeup that makes it look like you’re pretty enough that you don’t need makeup. Kind of ironic, right? Spend money on makeup to look like you’re not wearing makeup. But let’s face it, we’re all into it. Sure, there are still full-face loyalists who […]

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Five Ways to Declutter your Personal Space and Harness your Chi for PR

Are you having difficulties getting started on a project or a new goal because of a cluttered desk for journaling or a piled up “floordrobe” for yoga? Decluttering your personal space, whether at home or the office, has many benefits. Keep reading to find out why and how to get started. Chi is the living […]

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If You’re Happy, I’m Happy

We all want to be happy. Husbands want their wives to be happy, parents want their children to be happy and dogs want their humans to be happy. And you, a fantastic PR pro, want your audience to be happy. In 1998, Martin Seligman was the president of the American Psychologists Association. His most notable […]

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Betsy Day

With March being National Women’s Month, Samford University’s PRSSA Chapter will be showcasing and honoring the wonderful women of public relations. One woman in particular sticks out to us. Betsy Plank, or shall I say “The First Lady of public relations,” hits close to home as she was a graduate from the University of Alabama. […]

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A Trip to the 2019 North American International Auto Show

Every year since 1986, just as the winter starts to take its hold on Michigan, people from all over the world flock to Cobo Center in the city of Detroit to see the latest and greatest in the auto industry. This year, on Jan. 16, members of Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Chapter of PRSSA were lucky […]

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PRSSA: Oh, the Places You’ll Go

While students struggle to find a place in the communications industry, PRSSA guides young professionals to their communications careers  Like most students, when Andrew Cook, PRSSA National immediate past president, joined PRSSA, he had no idea where his career path would lead. Using his PR skills and his PRSSA network, he found his path. With his […]

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How Robots are Taking Over the Communications World and Why You Should Let Them

Chatbots are allowing PR professionals to work smarter not harder. In the heat of the Sept. 2018 Utah wildfires, robots, although intimidating, were key to crisis communications. Citizens were amidst disaster when two major Utah wildfires consumed 87,000 acres of land and caused more than 6,000 people to evacuate from their homes. Utah residents were […]

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Research Yields Results

Great ideas don’t always yield great results. As a PR professional, it can be easy to become married to what you perceive as great creative ideas. But employers only care about interesting ideas if they are going to improve the company. Research skills prove to your employer that you are strategy-driven and mission-focused. It’s a […]

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#MeToo: From a Social Trend to a Global Movement

On Oct. 15, 2017, Alyssa Milano tweeted out a call for women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted to speak out using the hashtag #MeToo. If comfortable, these women were encouraged to share their stories but ultimately the goal was to show the world just how big the problem was. At the time, this was […]

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