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Public Relations and Influencers – Name a More Iconic Duo

Influencers have been the cool kid on the corporate block since 2004 but US companies have been slow to keep up with basic influencer etiquette. In October, Forbes released yet another article about the influencer pitfalls that trap many social media managers. These pitfalls can be avoided by understanding the fundamentals of influencer culture. Edelman’s […]

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Invention in PR

Public relations has earned its seat at the decision-making table. But another meeting happened before we got here and we probably weren’t invited. Each time a public relations team readies itself for a launch, the product has already been determined, developed and maybe even packaged before we’re brought in. Sometimes public relations helps inform certain […]

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Five Lil Wayne Quotes to Get You Through Your Hardest Internship

Today, Lil Wayne is making a comeback with his “Carter V” album. His life has been quite rough, but he is still standing strong on the other side of it and rapping the truth of his story. A lot like Lil Wayne’s life, internships look like sparkling opportunities but are actually hard. Interns do the […]

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Seven Things Everyone Should Do When They Come to Austin

Austin is a huge city full of weird people, delicious food and great music. There are so many things to do in Austin but never enough time so I have compiled a list of some Austin MUSTS. Here are the seven best things to do while you are in Austin. 1)    Check out the live […]

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Four Reasons to Consider a Federal Government Internship

Watching national news come out of Washington, D.C. feels almost second nature. Press conferences, legislative decisions and national party happenings are just a few themes that make daily headlines; but have you ever wondered what else goes on behind the camera? After spending the summer of 2017 interning at the U.S. Department of State in […]

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Pitching Best Practices

One of the most nerve-wracking moments in a student’s or young professional’s career is pitching. As young professionals we often have to pitch many things. Think about it — you get to an interview and you are given a sample product that you have 20 minutes to prepare a pitch for the interviewer. Maybe you […]

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The Psychology of Public Relations

People ask me many questions about majoring in both public relations and psychology: What do those two have in common? Aren’t those both easy majors where you can only go to graduate school before finding a job? The two fields play into each other more than many people realize. Psychology is an important tool to […]

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Three PR Lessons Learned from “Stranger Things”

Strange human experiments, Russian espionage or supernatural phenomena? What happens in the secretive National Laboratory in Hawkins, Indiana? These are the questions running through the minds of the citizens in the fictional town of Netflix’s smash-hit “Stranger Things.” Hawkins National Laboratory is a central aspect of “Stranger Things,” and those running the lab made quite […]

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When PR Meets Entrepreneurship

PR work from home to co-founding one of the fastest growing tech companies in the nation, Podium. Today Podium has more than 100,000 users and 250 employees. With more than $32 million in investments, Podium looks to hire 400 new employees in the next five years and construct an exclusive building in Lehi, Utah. When […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Case Study Edition

I’m currently taking a public relations case study course in which every class we discuss and examine some of PR’s best and worst moments. Topics have ranged from consumer products and health communication, to social marketing campaigns and community relation cases. Since starting this course, I have greatly developed my sense of what makes a […]

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