By Zoë Ihaza Rana Komar is the kind of person who never misses major events in her personal life. Komar states, “There are days where there are gives and takes. There are certain things that you hold firm. It’s about communicating responsibility to people in your environment.” Additionally, Komar is an art lover. Her favorite…… Continue reading Rana Komar’s Journey in Leadership
Students eager for good news about the prospects of landing jobs upon graduation got what they wanted to hear last night from the head of one of the world’s largest agencies. Speaking at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School, Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky said he is bullish about our industry, adding: “There is no better time…… Continue reading ‘No Better Time to Practice PR’
In the past few days, I have been asked the same question by three readers: “Does a resume have to be kept to one page?” In a weak moment, I told one active student that she could get away with more than a page—but I later had second thoughts and decided to check with several…… Continue reading Entry-Level Resumes Should be One Page Only
Put five of Chicago’s top public relations agency leaders in one room, and what do you get? A lively conversation exploring current trends and the state of the PR industry. Last week was PRSA Chicago’s most anticipated event of the year––the Agency Leaders Panel with an all-star line-up, including: Moderator: -Jim Motzer, Instructor, DePaul University…… Continue reading Insights From Chicago Agency Leaders
When you navigate the choppy waters of the PR world, you have to be the press and the person that deals with the press all at once. This can be a tricky juggling act if you’re just beginning to spread your wings in the PR world. Luckily, with the right attitude and preparation, you can…… Continue reading 7 Steps to Start Your PR Career With a Bang
Thanks to Kathy Cripps of the Council of PR Firms for the following post summing up an amazing day of interaction between agency heads, faculty and students at DePaul University last week. We know our success depends on our ability to maintain a continuous flow of bright, motivated professionals into our industry. But with rapid…… Continue reading Students and Agency Heads Discuss PR’s Future
Matt Soriano 2010 has brought a new sense of optimism in the business and public relations worlds. Companies are hiring more aggressively, albeit with increased “skill set” selectivity. According to a Q4 Quick Survey, half of the Council of Public Relations Firms’ members anticipate and increase of hiring activity in 2010. The LAGRANT…… Continue reading Are You Marketing Yourself Correctly?