Still Not Done: Fighting Ageism in the Workplace

  By Lauren McGrath and Ella Tobias Patti Temple Rocks has held a variety of titles throughout her 40 years in the communications field before ageism activist became a part of the list. But whatever title she’s holding – whether it’s writer, speaker, manager or mentor – what’s most important is that she’s still not…… Continue reading Still Not Done: Fighting Ageism in the Workplace

Oscar Suris: A PR Pro Who Embraces Growth Through Reinvention

  By Mila Osorio and Chris Lopez Oscar Suris is no stranger to how hard work, determination, and a willing spirit can aid one in defying the odds. Statistically, few Hispanics and Latinos reach the highest levels of corporations in the United States. This Cuba native, however, has not only headed global communications for a…… Continue reading Oscar Suris: A PR Pro Who Embraces Growth Through Reinvention

Navigating Burnout for PR Pros in the Public Sector

  By Katie Brenneman Doing public relations in the public sector is much different than doing PR in the private sector. Working in the public sector generally means that you are engaging in some very high-stakes (and high-stress) fields. This might include anything from public health to government to education to transportation. No matter what…… Continue reading Navigating Burnout for PR Pros in the Public Sector

What Does Success In Your 20’s Look Like?

  By Alexis Diller and Jason Grapethin In 2020, for a brief moment, the world stopped. With it, so too did the dreams and aspirations of so many young and talented people. Landon Campbell, a California native and soon-to-be DePaul University graduate was at a crossroads. Looking around, he thought, “Am I just going to…… Continue reading What Does Success In Your 20’s Look Like?

How to Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter

  By Nathan Brook Public image is at the forefront of all successful businesses, whether they’re a small start-up or a global corporation. Additionally, the rise of social media and influencer marketing means that these sometimes high-profile individuals also need to be cautious about their public perception. All of this means that PR professionals are…… Continue reading How to Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter

Top 10 Posts of 2022 Focus on Self Improvement, Job Search and DEI

  Time flies: Culpwrit is wrapping up its 14th year and nearing 1,500 posts. It was the early spring of 2008 when three interns led by Kevin Saghy pitched the idea of this blog to yours truly, who at the time headed the Chicago office of Ketchum. That winning pitch was more life changing than…… Continue reading Top 10 Posts of 2022 Focus on Self Improvement, Job Search and DEI

PR Students and Student Journalism: A Match Made in Communications Heaven

  By Annabelle Blomeley From ages 13 through 18, I went to an arts high school where I majored in creative writing. While there, I spent hours per day in writing classes, debated about commas and heard some of the worst writing prompts known to man. I mean, do we really need to write an…… Continue reading PR Students and Student Journalism: A Match Made in Communications Heaven

‘Start with the Future and Work Back:’ Unlocking Brand Value Through Corporate Heritage

  The following article was written by DePaul University public relations grad student Michael Bellino as a final class assignment in researching and writing about an agency studied during the fall term of my agency-client relationship course. Michael was assigned to The History Factory and its founder and former CEO Bruce Weindruch, who pioneered the…… Continue reading ‘Start with the Future and Work Back:’ Unlocking Brand Value Through Corporate Heritage