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How to Prepare for a Post-Grad PR Job

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, I’m not talking about a certain red and green holiday, I’m talking about graduation! Earning your college degree, decorating your cap, walking across the giant stage, taking countless photos with your friends and family, the crippling anxiety of starting your first real-world job…okay, maybe that part wasn’t so great. Going from college life to the real-world can be tough. There should really be a “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Job” book on the shelf. Personally, I was a mixed bag of emotions when it was time for graduation. While [...]

By |2019-07-22T16:40:21-04:00April 18th, 2019|Media Relations|0 Comments

What cuts in journalism jobs mean for PR

There are six public relations professionals for every journalist.In 1980, the ratio was 1.2 to 1.These ratios, pulled from recent U.S. Department of Labor statistics, illustrate just how dramatically the media relations landscape has fluctuated in the last 40 years. Especially in 2019, it’s clear that the media industry – and by extension public relations and media relations – is shifting as a result of waves of layoffs, changes in business models and the rise of influencers and citizen journalists in the internet age. Below, we explore the evolution of journalism, what it means for the PR industry and the role [...]

By |2019-07-22T15:48:14-04:00March 6th, 2019|Public Relations|0 Comments

Nice to Meet You, Real World

There is no other way to put it except to say that I spent the morning of my graduation from Indiana University in tears. And I don’t mean a few drips down my cheek. The thought of leaving my sometimes crazy, sometimes lazy lifestyle put me into quite a slump. Due to lack of sunshine, I spent my first two weeks indoors in a constant state of confusion and uncertainty of what was happening in my life, but it’s safe to say that I have made quite an emotional comeback. I’ve left what my friends and I call “fake life” behind [...]

By |2011-11-16T19:27:00-05:00May 28th, 2010|Random|0 Comments

Journalism Student to PR Pro… (in training)

Public relations is one of those professions that we often see depicted in somewhat glorified roles on television and in the movies. In fact, two of my all-time favorite TV characters are Samantha Jones of Sex & the City, and Chauna from Entourage, both PR representatives to the rich and elite. Not only are these women both incredibly stylish and accustomed to living the “high life,” they are also smart, quick-witted, independent and strong women that don’t take you-know-what from anybody. In other words, they’re my role models. As silly as it sounds, I believe the portrayals of these women (although skewed [...]

By |2010-05-25T21:17:33-04:00May 25th, 2010|Media Strategy, Random|0 Comments