Not surprisingly, the top 10 Culpwrit blog posts of 2021 focused on jobs and the ongoing pandemic. As we finish another big year for PR, I want to thank readers as well as friends and guest contributors who allowed me to average at least one new blog post a week for the past 13 years.…… Continue reading Top Posts of 2021 Focus on Pandemic and Jobs
A professor friend from the west coast last week lamented the fact his college stopped teaching press release writing, claiming such news conveyance is outdated and no longer relevant in the current digital age. Such a decision couldn’t have been made by the boomers who most likely began their PR careers by writing press releases.…… Continue reading Is the Press Release Dead? No Way
By Morgan McCullough In this blog series, we have covered writing for the ear, establishing credibility, and overcoming stage fright in public speaking scenarios. What we haven’t yet talked about is the other piece of the presentation puzzle: the audience. The audience is a major factor in a speaker’s success. Therefore, it’s important to be the…… Continue reading How to be an Active Audience Member
The public relations world lost one of its most enthusiastic and honest champions last week with the passing of Kathleen Kelly, Public Relations Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida. I was introduced to Kathleen many years ago by the late Betsy Plank, who described Kathleen as one of the all-time great mentors in the…… Continue reading Remembering Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D.
Grad students panic when they get a C+. PR leaders should be equally concerned. Based on the 2019 Report Card just released by Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, PR leaders received an overall grade of “C+”, reflecting little change from two previous studies over the past five years. In addition, job engagement, organizational…… Continue reading Report Card Gives PR Leaders a C+
After 11 years of essentially the same blog design, I decided to give Culpwrit a cleaner, easier-to-read-and-navigate look. Thanks to Kevin Scarbrough for his expert help in cleaning up the site and coming up with this simple design. Via Comments or DM, let me know if you have any suggestions on how we can make…… Continue reading Yes, After 11 Years There’s a New Look for Culpwrit
By Niki Sasiela Just do it. I’m lovin’ it. Think different. These simple phrases have the power to define our economy, our identities, and our culture. Advertising is everywhere: the logos on the clothing we wear, wrapped around the trains during our daily commutes, on our phones when we scroll through our social media feeds.…… Continue reading Creativity and Portfolio Building Abroad: Cannes Lions & Branding & Ads, Oh My!
Most of us begin every January by making resolutions on what we will or won’t do in the New Year. Vagueness of some of the self-promises make them impractical or impossible to implement, but this year I discovered a source of wise advice that requires sharing as we consider our 2019 resolutions. Every Monday, Tim…… Continue reading Making Achievable Resolutions, Maybe.
Career tips, awards and a memorial tribute to a one-of-a-kind PR friend topped Culpwrit blog posts during the past year. Little could I have imagined 11 years ago that this blog idea suggested by interns at Ketchum would still be around today. Thanks to your regular check ins, suggestions and guest posts, Culpwrit consistently ranks…… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018
Congratulations to the latest class of inductees into the PRWeek Hall of Fame: Chevron’s Dave Samson, former Weber Shandwick CEO Harris Diamond, FleishmanHillard chair John Graham, Padilla chair Lynn Casey, Elon University dean Rochelle Ford, and Harley-Davidson’s Joanne Bischmann. Dave Samson, GM, public affairs, Chevron Dave Samson has been GM of public affairs at Chevron…… Continue reading Congrats to PR Week’s 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees