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The Future … It’s Yours to Conquer!

The funny thing about growing up is that you’re expected to take on more and more responsibilities. You get to venture into often uncharted waters in pursuit of “your future.” College studies don’t necessarily prepare you for this. They provide you with the knowledge and the basic skills that will prepare you for that future, […]

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Three Email Tips to Impress the Press

Click. Open Email. Move to Spam. Delete. Next. Click. Open Email. Move to Spam. Delete. Next. It is inbox overload in the first 60 seconds of a journalist’s workday. From follow-ups to bizarre requests, reporters are inundated with messages that most of them are not even interested in covering. Over time, their tolerance fades for wayward story […]

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Four Things the Kardashians Can Teach Us About Good Public Relations

Love them or hate them, there is no doubt you know them. The Kardashians are America’s most famous family and have become a household name throughout the world. Their million-dollar empire is based solely on one thing — good public relations. The time Kim “broke the Internet.” In 2014, Kim Kardashian graced the cover of […]

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Traditional Public Relations Versus Social Media

There are a lot of people who think public relations is not that important in a company’s or brand’s life. On behalf of every public relations professional, I can say this is one of the biggest misunderstandings with public relations. Public relations works to build mutually beneficial relationships with key publics and works to avoid […]

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The Pressure is on for Graduates Entering the PR Industry as the Competition Grows

Student Organizations Might Help Students Take the Lead in Landing a Job Graduation is bittersweet for every college graduate. They are relieved from late night studying or deadbeat members in group projects. But instead, they are faced with job search panic and loss of confidence in their knowledge and abilities as a professional. Everyone knows […]

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PR Roundup – February 2019

Despite being the shortest month of the year, February was filled with public relations stories. From Super Bowl Sunday to Valentine’s day fails, check out three of the month’s top stories in PR. Pampers won Super Bowl XLVIII Tom Brady may have led the Patriots to another Super Bowl win but the real champion of […]

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PR Takeaways from the Fyre Festival Fiasco

In case you have not watched the recent Netflix and Hulu documentaries or the articles and memes buzzing around social media, the Fyre Festival was a crisis of historic proportions. The “vision” of Fyre was to provide access to celebrity performers to anyone who wished to book a performer. Creator Billy McFarland was the “visionary” […]

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Roll With Your Reputation [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Roll With Your Reputation: Sports PR Presenter: Andy McGowan, Clinical Instructor, Georgia State University Recap: The media world is ever changing. Nowadays everyone is a reporter and everything is on the record. Presenter Andy McGowan emphasized this concept throughout his presentation. To start, he asked what reputation is. There are two parts of reputation: the rational part […]

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Taming the Media Monster [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Taming the Media Monster Presenter: Dr. Joseph V. Trahan III, APR. CEO & President of Trahan and Associates Recap: Dr. Trahan’s session was inspirational, impactful and intimate. He exuded knowledge and passion for crisis communications and he electrified the room of students. Dr. Trahan spoke about the many ways to deal with crises and told […]

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Code for Communication [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Code for Communication Presenter: Brandi Boatner, Social and Influencer Communications Lead, Global Markets, IBM Recap: Brandi Boatner presented on tech public relations and the importance of this type of PR, as she works at IBM, a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Boatner started her presentation by stating that she is the “Beyoncé of the […]

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