Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category

A Look at Higher Education Public Relations

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I was recently interviewed in an article “Getting Schooled in PR: A Look at Higher Education Public Relations” for Platform Online Magazine.
Check it out. It’s always good to see people writing articles about higher education PR. It’s not a sexy industry, but it’s very rewarding to those who work in it.

13 must-do tricks for network newbies

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This week’s Social Sunday column in the OC Register features 13 must-do tricks for networking newbies based on tweets from #journchat. My tweet was featured as one of the 13 “tricks.”
Check it out and read the rest of the great advice:
13 must-do tricks for network newbies.

Brazen Careerist: A community for Millennials

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Millennials need each other. Most of us are going through the same events in our life, just graduating college or working at our first or second position on the road to a successful career.
If we are all going through the same events in life – why not lean on each other? Receiving […]

Guest Post: Three Baby Steps for an In-House PR Startup

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Matt Simpson, aka ScribeDevil, is a Fortune 1000 marketer by day and freelance copywriter and journalist by night. Visit ScribeDevil.com to read his blog, browse his writing samples and connect via social media. (Or cut to the chase at twitter.com/scribedevil.)

A reorganization late last year left my manager and me – both copywriters by trade – […]

Youth is a disease, and the only cure is experience

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While reading an article about a sophomore college football player, I came across an interesting quote from Arizona State’s Wide Receiver Coach Eric Yarber:
“Youth is a disease, and the only cure is experience”

I took the quote out of its original context, posted it on Twitter and received replies with opposing views. Stephanie Johnson agreed […]

The time I said “no”

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The question: When is it appropriate to say “no” as an intern?
The answer: When you are asked to do something inappropriate.

The question reminds me of a situation I was in almost four years ago when I was interning at a major record label’s publicity department. I helped out with what I thought was real work, […]

A year of blogging about PR and Social Media

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Today is my one year anniversary of blogging about public relations and social media trends.
I want to take this opportunity to repost some of my favorite blog posts that I have written as well as post your favorites. I’d also like to thank my guest bloggers from this past year (Kay Ross, Daryl James, and […]

Guest post on PRSA New Pros Blog

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I wrote a guest post on PRSA’s New Pros blog, “A Successfull PR tactic.” The post is about my experiences with media tip sheets.  The blog is a great resource for new professionals and college students focusing on PR.

Common mistakes new PR pros make

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You never stop learning in the public relations industry. You can always be a better writer, listener and practitioner. The reason why you are in the position you are today is not just because of YOU. At some point you received help or advice from someone else, whether it was a professor, colleague or mentor.
I […]

An introduction to higher education PR

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I work in higher education PR. I don’t go to grad school for PR as some of my friends think I do.
I have been working in higher education PR for two years and I still get questions from outsiders about what I do. Since some people don’t understand, I thought I would provide an overview […]