Career Advice

For Transparency, It was the Best of Times and Worst of Times

July 24th, 2020 by

Sometimes, life isn’t clear cut. This week began with an outstanding example of transparency and included a rare show of transparency from the Department of Homeland Security. On the other hand, the week also highlighted that transparency has a long a way to go.

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How a PR Army of One Can Thrive Working in its Pet’s Home

July 23rd, 2020 by

Before the pandemic, ‘doing more with less’ was a popular refrain of PR pros. Now, it seems ubiquitous. As we prepare for PRNEWS’ free webinar, How to do More with Less: A Holistic Approach to PR,” next month, we decided to look for tips and tactics to help the PR army of one working from home. Or from your pet’s home.

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Lessons Earned: When the Competition is Your Friend

July 23rd, 2020 by

In the latest article in our collaborative series with the Institute for PR about lessons earned , Barbara Bates, global CEO of Hotwire, discusses a lesson she learned years ago. While many PR pros consider rival agencies the competition, there’s value in industrywide collaboration. Bates writes that knowledge sharing has helped her many times over the years.

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7 PR Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Career

July 20th, 2020 by

PRNEWS often reports on the best practices of communicators and PR professionals, but rarely do we acknowledge the mistakes that make or break a career. We reached out to the wider public relations community to create a list of the seven deadly sins of PR. Committing one or many of these atrocities could end a career or at the very least, take it in the wrong direction.

Lessons Earned: How I Stopped Being Busy…Some of the Time

July 16th, 2020 by

Here’s a column that you should make time to read. What? You’re too busy? Seriously, PR pro Jamie McLaughlin had the same problem. That’s before he resolved to become less busy. His story offers hope to harried PR pros everywhere. And smile. This is a very quick read.

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[VIDEO] Scott Dobroski of Glassdoor talks employment communications during the pandemic

July 16th, 2020 by

PRNEWS welcomes Scott Dobroski of Glassdoor to discuss the changes in employment communications during the pandemic.

How To Make Your Executives Media Friendly

July 15th, 2020 by

With the novel coronavirus, we see on TV and read in print media the same experts over and over. The public thinks these people are the most-qualified. Sometimes that’s the case. Other times, it’s because they are media savvy. Here are tips that will help make the executives you represent more media friendly.

Did Ivanka Trump Take One for the Team on ‘Find Something New’?

July 14th, 2020 by

It’s not news that the country is politically turbo-charged. That makes nearly any story a potential PR time bomb. Evidence is today’s White House announcement that it’s launching a program to bolster job searching, particularly for non-degree recipients. The critics charge first daughter Ivanka Trump is the wrong person to lead this effort.

Lessons Earned: Unleashing the Superpowers of Your Staff 

July 7th, 2020 by

In this continuing series about career lessons, veteran communicator Dale Bornstein discusses how to unleash a PR pro’s career passion. While it is hard work for management and the staffer in question, there’s nothing more satisfying. The first step is asking the employee to describe their dream job.

Making the Most of Your Remote PR Internship

July 3rd, 2020 by

With health and economic pandemics gripping the country, many PR shops have suspended summer intern programs. On the other hand, some continue. A trio of research associates at kglobal write that a virtual internship is better than none at all. Our three authors relate lessons learned and offer tips for PR pros on communicating, virtually, with interns.