Local Bands and the Art of Self-Promotion

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone better at self-promotion than a local musician. With tight budgets and probably not a whole lot of public relations experience, it’s interesting to see the ways artists have found to promote themselves. Having worked closely with local bands as a music journalist for a little over a year, […]

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Five Easy Ways Canva Can Help Branding

College students looking to work in public relations (PR) need to understand the advantages of good branding. When done properly, a symbol, color pattern or font can draw to mind a specific company, even when used in an unrelated way. Think of the classic “Disney font” or the red and yellow that McDonald’s uses. Every […]

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Behind the Scenes: Scripps PRSSA’s Outstanding Chapter Website of 2019

Ohio University’s Hugh M. Culbertson PRSSA Chapter received the Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for Outstanding Chapter Website at the PRSSA 2019 International Conference. Scripps PRSSA’s Chapter website displayed creativity, function, content and an overall aesthetically pleasing design. However, the journey of Scripps PRSSA’s website began a few years ago, with the progression being in the […]

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“I couldn’t think of a clever title, so this is it…” [PRSSAIC 2019 Session Recap]

Sitting in a room bubbling with the eagerness of PRSSA students from around the world, enters Will Collie; husband, father and PR pro from Edelman Southern California – here to deliver the first keynote of the fun-filled weekend. Collie admits that, twenty years ago, he was where we are. After showing us a few amazing […]

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Heathere Evans speaking from stage

Emotional Intelligence: Five Leadership Skills to Take Away from PRSSAIC, with Heathere Evans

A room of future industry leaders chatter about their Chapter experiences and Student-run Firm campaigns when Heathere Evans, president of Pivot, Inc., takes hold of the room. Her charisma feeds off the student energy as she dives into her passion. Emotional Leadership is a scientific practice. With repetitive thoughts and mindful thinking, Evans shares that […]

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Stockton University Provides Tips to Make Your Chapter Successful — No Matter the Size

Three students from the St. John Fisher College PRSSA, Tom Proietti Chapter in Rochester, NY, attended the Stockton University Chapter’s panel “Taking the Lead in Professional Development: Successful Networking in the Local Community” on Friday, October 18 at the PRSSA International Conference in San Diego. Below, the student attendees recap their key takeaways: Elizabeth Beach […]

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A Reminder For Creative PR Students: How To Wear Hats and Express Yourself

I’ll go ahead and tell you two things right off the bat: 1) No, this blog is not about how to literally wear hats and 2) This is for anyone, like myself, that is concerned about cultivating their creativity outside of a work environment. The more I have learned about public relations, the more I […]

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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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Advice For Pitching to Clients

Public relations campaigns consist of many elements but before the magic can begin, a campaign must be “pitched” and given authority. However, the term “pitch” can be misleading – pitches aim to strike opponents out. In this sales environment, your “pitch” should instead aim for a homerun – a mutually beneficial relationship. In pitching a […]

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Let’s Get Brexit Done

After growing up in England, traveling Europe, being lucky enough to spend time in most of the world’s continents, and now living in America, I have been met with hundreds of questions about my culture. However, the topic on everyone’s lips when asking me about my British roots has recently been consistent…and that is ‘Brexit.’ […]

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