Wise Words from College Senior: Embrace Continuous Learning & Build Your Network

  By Heather Smyth Senioritis. The loss of motivation a senior feels right before graduation when the main focus is on life’s next chapter. It can lead to decreased performance and the mentality that school is not a priority anymore. As a senior in college, your next focus is securing a job. The public relations…… Continue reading Wise Words from College Senior: Embrace Continuous Learning & Build Your Network

Act Like a Leader: Growing Your Value as a PR Pro

  By Katie Brenneman Whether you’re still a student, you’re just starting your PR career, or you’ve been working in the field for a while, demonstrating strong leadership skills is instrumental to your success. Acting like a leader isn’t always easy, though, especially when you’re just starting out. The good news, however, is that leadership…… Continue reading Act Like a Leader: Growing Your Value as a PR Pro

What I’ve Learned from Being Bad [Not the Misbehavin’ Kind of Bad]

  By Jill O’Mahony Stewart My goal when I took up golf in my early 50s was to “not be terrible.” So, I took lessons. And I’m not terrible. I hit the ball straight because that’s how I was taught. Not far, but straight. And I rarely lose balls, nor do I spend much time…… Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Being Bad [Not the Misbehavin’ Kind of Bad]

Want the Job? Let Them Know By Sending Prompt Follow-up Notes

In my classes, I used to recommend hand-written notes following job interviews. But I gave up on that idea when a student asked me where she could buy a stamp. I realized I was clinging to my “old school” ways. Now, I just insist on any form of follow-up. And sooner the better. While studies…… Continue reading Want the Job? Let Them Know By Sending Prompt Follow-up Notes

Going Independent, Starting Up or Starting Out in 2022? Seek and You Will Find

  By Rod Cartwright At the end of 2019 – just before Brexit was finalised – I opened the doors of Rod Cartwright Consulting. Within weeks, COVID engulfed the world. The next quarter was a tad hairy, but two years on, the business is flowing and flying, with a fascinating, well-balanced mix of crisis preparedness,…… Continue reading Going Independent, Starting Up or Starting Out in 2022? Seek and You Will Find

How This 30-Year Communications Executive Became a Champion for Diversity

By Kamryn Perez and Rashaud Foster When it comes to maintaining a successful and prominent corporation, leaders who take the initiative to become champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion always have the center focus. Bob Jimenez makes it no debate why he was named one of the most influential Latino people in America. Voted by…… Continue reading How This 30-Year Communications Executive Became a Champion for Diversity

Say Hi: Building a More Connected World Through Weak Ties

  By Maggie Christ We’re taught that some people are outgoing and socialize easily. On the other hand, there are people who are naturally shy and doomed to face the lifelong plague of awkward encounters. However, this doesn’t have to be our truth. Two years of social distancing and virtual meetings has been a catalyst…… Continue reading Say Hi: Building a More Connected World Through Weak Ties

4 Must Have Tech Skills for Every Public Relations Pro

  By Katelynn Sortino With the ubiquity of the Internet, brands now have to compete with practically everybody else for the time and attention of consumers. This creates new, intriguing challenges and opportunities for those in PR. How do you get your client’s brand noticed when the Duolingo bird is literally stealing your customer base’s…… Continue reading 4 Must Have Tech Skills for Every Public Relations Pro

Ketchum CEO Discusses Serving Employees and Communities Through DE&I

  By Samia El-Harake and Brian Wright It was at least five years ago. Mike Doyle, President and CEO of Ketchum, was running the New York office and a woman who ran facilities reported a series of racial and homophobic slurs found in the men’s bathroom. By the time the news reached his office, they…… Continue reading Ketchum CEO Discusses Serving Employees and Communities Through DE&I