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Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Recent college grads and current students seeking to develop a wide variety of skills often think they have to apply to Fortune 100 companies to gain credible experience. Yet, most often overlook amazing small companies, organizations and institutions right in their backyard. Contrary to the career tracks of most PR & Communications professionals, my career […]

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The Art of Conflict and Crisis [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: The Art of Conflict and Crisis Presenter: Dr. Raquel Perez, Aileen Izquierdo, Heather Radi-Bermudez, Florida International University Recap: The Art Of Conflict and Crisis, while a necessity for public relations professionals, is not discussed as much as it should be. The three PR practitioners from Florida International University began their session by asking their audience […]

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Crisis Communications from the Inside-Out: Top Five Tips to Begin Your Crisis Management Career

By virtue of the job, public relations professionals are familiar with high-stress environments and, generally speaking, comfortable with think-on-your-feet situations. Crisis and conflict exist for every company, organization or entity; no one is immune to it. Whether a disaster impacts your company or an organizational issue disrupts your workplace’s ability to function as it should, […]

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Your Skills are the Secret Sauce that Corporate America Needs

When I first met my cohort in my MBA program, I wondered how I fit. I was looking at start-up mavens, Big Data, business owners, “If I told you I’d have to kill you” government and military types, too many lawyers and a tiny sprinkle of C-Suiters. I have been in publishing, PR and communications […]

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April Monthly Reading Round-Up — Crisis Communications, Creative Thinking, Al Golin, Spring 2017 Issue of FORUM

As we approach the end of the semester, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest news and trends. Luckily, the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up has you covered. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. Is Reactive the New Proactive? Author: Mike Popowski Publication: Ad Age Traditionally, an advertising […]

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Keep Up with the Kardashians on Social Media

It is rare to log onto Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat without seeing something about the Kardashian family; whether they are a cover story for a magazine, advertising their apps or retweeted across your feed, you can never seem to escape their reach. With social media being a powerful and exceedingly growing tool in the […]

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What PR Practitioners Can Learn From the Lochte Scandal

Many of us have heard the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a folktale where neighboring villagers come to the defense of a boy who claims he has seen a dangerous wolf that was never really there. When the wolf does show up and he yells, no one is there to come to his […]

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Testing Loyalties: When Brands Take a Stand

The concept of corporate social responsibility is something that has become a common and current topic of discussion in today’s shifting business and media landscapes. While brands and companies need to consider their relationships with customers before acting, they also have to stand on some set of internal principles. Within that realm lies an interesting, […]

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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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No Need To Panic: Crisis Communication Strategies [National Conference Recap]

Session: No Need To Panic: Crisis Communication Strategies Presenters: Peter M. Macias, Director of Communications at American Red Cross Evan Nierman, Principal at Red Banyan Group Recap: A crisis can be any situation or event that has the potential to impact your brand in a negative way. As communicators within our organization, we have the […]

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