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Public Relations Through the Lens of Manhattan

When people think of New York City, the quintessential symbols come to mind: taxis, pretzels, rushing to work in the streets of Manhattan and sky-high office buildings. Terms often associated with NYC are “fast-paced,” “ever-changing,” “opportunity” and “stress.” Public relations has had a habit of matching NYC in some of its symbolism. The practice is […]

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Things Nobody Tells You When Starting a Student-Run Firm

The University of Nevada, Reno Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Nevada)’s student-run firm Wolf Pack Relations, just turned one on Jan. 20.  To celebrate I thought I’d share what I’ve learned that’s not in the handbook about the process of starting and running a firm. You will contemplate getting a second minor in […]

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Leadership Language: Finding Your Professional Voice [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Leadership Language: Finding Your Professional Voice Presenters: Don K. Egle, MBA, APR, ABC, PRSSA National Professional Adviser, vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer, LeTourneau University Kelly Davis, APR, public relations director, Riggs Partners Emma Finkbeiner, PRSSA 2015–2016 National Publications Editor in Chief Nolan Miles, PRSSA 2015–2016 National vice president of […]

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Telling the Story of Your Personal Brand

Storytelling is one of the many hats public relations practitioners wear. A good story can captivate the audience while a not-so-good story can put them to sleep. As public relations pre-professionals, we are responsible for telling our clients’ stories across a variety of platforms. However, a client’s story is not the only story you should […]

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Meet Kelly Davis: A Q&A with the Incoming PRSSA National Professional Adviser

Kelly Jackson Davis, APR, is the public relations director at Riggs Partners in Columbia, South Carolina, where she manages the integrated marketing firm’s public relations department and focuses on strategic communications planning, brand development, issues management and community relations. Kelly has been recognized both for her work and her contributions to the public relations profession. […]

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California, New York, Detroit—March Regional Conference Preview

The beginning of the semester brought some great Regional Conferences in Alabama, Massachusetts and North Carolina, but we’re only a third of the way through the Conference lineup. California State University, Fullerton, is coming up March 11–12 in the heart of sunny Orange County, with speakers from various areas of public relations giving insights into […]

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4 Tips to Nail that Job Interview

So, you want to get hired. You’re ready, you’re excited, you’re anticipating your first day on the job, but there’s one thing standing between you and that first day: the ever daunting, and rather intimidating, job interview. Within this post you’ll find helpful hints and practical advice on how to nail that interview. 1)   Do […]

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Alabama, Boston, North Carolina—January and February Regional Conference Preview

Regional Conferences are kicking off this month, with schools from all over the country ready to host conferences for everyone to enjoy. The University of Alabama is first on the list, hoping to help all attendees fine-tune their public relations skills. Boston University and the combined forces of Elon University and University of North Carolina […]

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Mentoring Management: From Mayhem to Merriment

When I graduated from college, I couldn’t have imagined where my public relations career would take me. I knew what I liked, and through on-the-job experience, I learned what I didn’t like. Every step of the way, however, I relied on a mentor to help me understand my next step and what I needed to […]

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Best Practices: Building Better Relationships with Your PRSA Sponsor Chapter

Networking is always a priority for PRSSA members as they seek guidance and work to grow as professionals, but it’s not always easy. Some members don’t feel comfortable reaching out to people and it’s not always easy finding a professional who has the time. Fortunately for PRSSA, we have the incredible opportunity to learn from […]

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