New Professionals: Don’t Get Too Comfortable

There comes a point in the life of a new professional when you’ve achieved “comfort.” You’re happy. You’re used to your surroundings. You have the next year completely planned out to the dollar. For many, this is a godsend. A reward for harsh work needed from postgrad woes. I understand

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5 Reasons Why Social Media Won’t Kill PR

I’ve often heard it said that social media and public relations are merging and becoming synonymous. “The New PR” if you will.  I typically hear this either from college students or professionals speaking out of context. Indeed, social media has become integral to public relations, and for the better, improved

Review: ‘Les Miserables’

People have been waiting a long time for Les Miserables to hit the big screen. Constantly regarded as one of the greatest musicals to ever hit broadway, this piece of work has, until now, been an undertaking some would call “unfilmable.” Well, I’m here to let you know that, yes,

What Public Relations Should Boil Down To

This is a crazy, roller-coaster of a profession. Though I’ve only just begun my career in the last year, I’ve delved into corporate communications, agency work, freelance, the world of publicity, and now nonprofit PR. The job of public relations is definitely fascinating, and continues to grow as more and

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

We’ve all been there. Even the most emphatic writing lovers I know get to a point where they stop updating their website as often. The frequency of your posts slow down and may even halt. It doesn’t mean you have lost your love for writing. It may not even mean

Instagram Doesn’t Deserve The Hate

Recently, Instagram updated its privacy policy much to the displeasure of its users. Basically, a photo you upload, while you still have ownership, can be used by Instagram for advertisements without any compensation to the owner of the photo. Thousands of users are vitriolic over this change, mostly because it

Let’s Talk About Gun Control For a Minute

I promised that I would comment on the politics of the recent Newton shooting after giving it a few days, mostly out of respect, but also out of necessity. It takes time to really think about these matters and form an intellectually honest opinion. Well here it is: People really