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 […]

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 […]

Minor vs. major mistakes in Public Relations

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It’s never ok to make a mistake in PR. For the purpose of this post, well and reality – let’s say there are minor mistakes and major mistakes. A minor mistake may be an accidental typo. Not a biggie (depending on where the typo is), we all make them once in a while. Hopefully the […]

When someone close to a PR pro gets laid off

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There is no doubt that the economy is a hot topic right now. The unemployment rate in February was 8.1%, up from 4.8% a year ago. I don’t think people truly understand how bad it really is until the company they work for makes lay offs or  someone close to you gets laid off.
Recently a […]

Can you handle being a No. 1 seed?

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There are no tips for success or shortcuts in this post. The objective of this post is to make you think. 
It’s March madness time. Not just on the court, but at your job. You are half way between your mid-year and your annual review. It’s time to ask yourself, how have you preformed?  Are you happy […]

Tips for busy media relations days

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I have experienced both busy and slow periods while dealing with the media. Last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday brought the busiest three days I have ever experienced in regards to receiving calls and e-mails from media outlets.
To name a few (in no specific order) CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Arizona Republic, Phoenix […]

Does bad PR off the field transfer to bad play on the field?

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It feels like every week a different athlete is in the news receiving a DUI. This week the public found out about the alleged DUI’s of Phoenix Suns Jason Richardson, San Diego Chargers Vincent Jackson and former NBA pro Antoine Walker. The public also found out more details of former commentator Charles Barkely’s DUI.
Is it just me […]

Is a vacation really a vacation when you’re a PR Pro?

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Whether you stayed at home or traveled for Thanksgiving, chances are you had two days off to celebrate the holiday with loved ones. If you’re like me, you also checked your e-mail about 3.5 times per day while off. 
In 2005, AOL released a study saying people check their e-mail five times per day. Obviously this […]