Tag Archives | Social Media

October Monthly Reading Round-Up — Proofreading Tips, Election Content, Apple’s Holiday Forecast, Marketing in the Advocacy Era

October has come to a close, and the PRSSA 2016 National Conference came and went in the blink of an eye. Between professional development sessions, socials and networking opportunities, it was easy to fall behind on current events and industry news this month. In case you missed anything, here are eight interesting articles that were […]

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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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Engaging Through Dialogue: How This Public Relations Model Dominates Social Media

Engaging publics on social media is tricky. While digital platforms allow organizations to instantly reach large audiences, many fail to communicate efficiently. This communication is crucial for public relations practitioners to build relationships with audiences. Let me explain why. In April 2016, I conducted a study on Starbucks’ use of dialogues in online customer interactions. […]

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September Monthly Reading Round-Up — Making Ethically Sound Decisions, Secrets of Great Communicators, Get-Out-The-Vote, Interview Follow Up

September flew by, and the PRSSA 2016 National Conference is right around the corner. Before heading to Indy, make sure you’re up to date on the latest industry news and trends by reading the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up. Below are eight article you may have missed this month: 1. Tough Situations: Making Ethically Sound Decisions in […]

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Instagram Stories: How Are Our Platforms Merging?

Snapchat stories are a great way for businesses and celebrities to give a candid look at what their products and personal lives are really like. After 24 hours, the story disappears. Recently, Instagram added a new feature where users can also post stories, which will disappear after 24 hours as well, and populate the top […]

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September Twitter Chat Recap — Millennial Ethics: Workplace Dilemmas and Scenarios

Thank you to everyone who participated in our September 2016 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Dr. Tiffany Gallicano  (tweeting from @Gallicano) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View the story “Twitter […]

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Pros, Cons and Ethical Dilemmas of Live-Streaming

Since live-streaming first started surfacing on apps like Meerkat and Periscope, many who formerly watched traditional news broadcasts now look to live-streaming as a source for timely information. While Meerkat and Periscope have been available for some time, social media giants like Facebook and YouTube are making strides in this area by giving users a […]

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Tweet With Care: The Olympic Social Media Controversy

The whole world has been talking about the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro this month. However, on social media, many businesses and brands throughout the United States have been uncharacteristically silent — even those who have sponsored winning athletes on the “Road to Rio.” The reason? U.S. Code Chapter 2205, the […]

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The 5 Stages of Reuniting With Your PR Pals After a Summer Apart

Between internships, blogging and planning for the upcoming year, public relations majors rarely get a break. However, we do get an unwanted break from our PRSSA pals during the three long summer months. When August rolls around, we all inevitably hit that summer lull and start itching for classes to start. And the one thing […]

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The Revival of the #IceBucketChallenge

In the summer of 2014, #IceBucketChallenge was trending and over 17 million people dumped ice on their heads (or a friend’s) in the name of raising money for ALS research. This viral craze raised over $115 million and the funds did not go to waste. Two years later, the ALS Association has made a breakthrough […]

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