Guest Post on PRSA’s New Pros Blog

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I wrote a guest post on PRSA’s New Pros blog, “The mistake I stopped making.” The post is about a mistake that I made when I first entered the full-time workforce. PRSA’s New Pros blog is a great resource for new professionals and college students focusing on PR.

The Office tackles crisis communication

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Communication professionals should watch the 2007 episode of The Office “Product Recall.” The episode shows Dunder-Mifflin (the company featured on the television show) in crisis communication mode.
I know I’m a little late to the game, but I saw the episode for the first time last night. In the episode, an inappropriate watermark is printed on […]

Technology Addiction Takes Over 21st Century

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Do PR and marketing pros suffer from an internet problem, addiction or disorder? I wrote a guest post on “Spotlight on Marketing,” a blog by Hong Kong-based marketing consultant & coach, editor, copywriter, performer and healer Kay Ross.
Check it out:  “Technology Addiction Takes Over 21st Century“

PR pros mess up, President jokes as a result

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I wrote about it before. In my opinion, not giving President Obama an honorary degree was a blunder. Obama’s graduation speech was great. Listen at the 27 second mark of the video. Obama makes a joke – the question – is this a direct joke about not receiving an honorary degree or about ASU winning […]

What not to do if you’re a PR student

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I Google myself, don’t you?
Last week I came across a search result that was disturbing. The search came back with a result that said a web page was an interview with me, Brian Camen. Once I clicked on the web page, it wasn’t me. It was an interview with someone by the name of Logan […]

PR Webinars: Helpful or harmful?

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I receive weekly e-mails about upcoming webinars that are supposed to teach me the newest and best practices in the industry. I’m usually busy (work, work, work) and cannot attend, but in the past year I participated in a handful.
I attended a really good webinar a month or two ago that featured TopRank’s CEO Lee Odden. This was […]

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 […]

PR Students: Research before reaching out

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Occasionally I receive e-mails from college students who are fans of my blog or have general PR questions. I feel I relate well with college students since I am only two years removed. Most e-mails are some form of the general question, “how can I position myself better to break into the industry?”
Like many PR […]