Lessons I Learned from the Real World of PR

What can you really expect from the living the life of a public relations professional? I gave a speech a few weeks ago to a room full of college students who happen to be PR hopefuls. A lot of the speech covered what I want to talk about here, but

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How “Amy’s Baking Company” Has The Worst PR Strategy I’ve Ever Seen

1 week ago, I watched the most entertaining episode of Kitchen Nightmares yet, as Gordon Ramsey actually walked out on a restaurant for the first time in the show’s history. Short version: Amy’s Baking Company shot itself in the foot this week and destroyed their reputation via social media and their behavior

The Power of Being Infamous

Defined, being “infamous” is not a good thing at first glance. Being infamous means that you have an extremely bad reputation, making it a goal for many people to not be infamous. Well, I don’t like to think that way. More to the point, I choose not to make my

How to Respond to Hateful People

The Internet can be a rough place. People are ready to bombard you with strong (if not flimsy) opinions about emotionally charged topics, and anonymity plays a huge role in the cause of this.

1 Skill You Must Have

Most skills we develop past college have to do with very tangible, observational traits. You get better at writing more effectively and transcribing large concepts into simpler concepts. Sharp criticism and experience enable you to have a more creative eye. Just being in a workplace and dealing with people 40

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

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