Every week, I look forward to a good tweet chat discussion. Participating in the conversation or even just following along is a great way to learn, get inspired and to meet interesting people. Joining a tweet chat discussion is a new way to network and it’s proving to be effective. However, what happens after a tweet chat is over? The hour is up and people go their separate Twitter ways. Too often it seems that the dynamic interactions end after the event and some of the great connections are lost.
Now that school is out many of our students have started interning or they are working full-time in the field. They’ve been building their resumes and portfolios from the start of their school careers, knowing that graduation was always just around the corner.
In an effort to further help our students, as they explore their PR and communication career options, #PRStudchat invites you to join a community discussion on Wednesday, June 25th at 8:30 p.m. ET, focusing on the topic “Building Your Brand to Land Your Dream Job.”
The question, “What is the future of communications?” is the question of the year; one that’s being addressed in many different professional circles. On May 28th, I participated in a Google Plus on air hangout with Adam Cranfield, Neville Hobson, Danny Whatmough and Paul Sutton to answer some very targeted questions about PR and communications moving forward. You can check out the videos below for an introduction to the larger discussion that will continue on June 18th at the FutureComms 14 Conference in London. I’ll be delivering the opening keynote address, sharing my thoughts on how we need to move forward as modern communicators.
I’m reading an advance copy of the book, “Rethinking Reputation: How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World” by Fraser Seitel and John Doorley. Early in the book, the authors state, “PR is an ancient art form.” They trace public relations back to the days of Moses. Since the beginning, PR is at the heart of a company’s communications and builds relationships to foster goodwill and confidence with the public. However, a major difference in practicing PR today is the ability to build a meaningful relationship with stakeholders by using technology to deepen and strategically grow relationships for the long term.
Samoilenko, S.A., Ballard-Reisch, D., & Akhatova, B. (2011). Evaluating Employer Communication Competency Expectations in Kazakhstan. Research Study presented November 18 at the 97th Annual Conventional of the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA. In the age of globalization and social media there is increased demand for a new type of communication practitioners capable of […]
It’s a graduation celebration and you’re invited! On May 16, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. EST, #PRStudChat will be honor the graduating class of 2012, and be recapping a terrific year with our students, professors and PR professionals. Our graduates will face exciting new PR opportunities, as well as industry challenges ahead. With so much to […]
One of my favorite new practices, which is outlined in my book, Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, is PR Practice #5: The Pre-Crisis Doctor. To continue with my edited or cut chart series, today’s post discusses the Pre-Crisis Doctor chart of responsibilities, and the many new roles PR professionals undertake, as they move from PR crisis managers to Pre-Crisis Doctors.
Finally, it’s here … my book, Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, is available in all digital formats and paperback copies too. The book crystallizes eight new practices for public relations professionals to shift their mindset from tactical to strategic, learn new skills and knowledge, create greater opportunities to […]
It’s official … Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional is here! My book is available (a littler earlier than I expected) in a print (paperback version) and all digital formats. However, what you won’t find in the book is some of the content I’m sharing in this blog series. […]
Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, will be available on May 4th! As a part of the book’s launch, I thought it would a good idea to share some of the material that didn’t make it to print. So, I’m continuing with my chart series, which are all of […]
We’re gearing up for another dynamic #PRStudchat Twitter chat session on April 18th at 8:30 p.m. ET. Our topic of discussion is the online newsroom, which is used as a centralized headquarters for an organization’s communications content. From news stories, photos and videos to contacts, media kits and investor relations, newsrooms offer information for the […]
Many of you may know David Armano, EVP, Global Innovation & Integration for Edelman Digital. I “officially” met David when we were asked to participate on a panel of judges for PR Newswire’s Earnies Awards in November 2011. For years, I’ve been a fan of David’s blog, Logic + Emotion, and I’ve followed him on […]
In my book, Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, PR Practice #2 is the Internal Collaboration Generator. This practice focuses on the communications professional who appreciates how social media collaboration starts on the inside of the organization. Because social media moves across the organization, it’s imperative for you work more closely with your own department, as well as with other departments including Advertising, Marketing, Web, IT, HR, Legal, Sales, etc.
Finally, my book, “Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional” is done! I just reviewed the cover and the manuscript is in its final form. It was a fairly smooth process with only one slight hiccup. After writing almost 300 pages, my publisher told me that I had to cut […]
Public relations is a blend of art or creative writing communications and science, which is a structured strategy, with defined goals and measurement revealing valuable business outcomes. Today, the argument of art or science is in the spotlight, as PR professionals are faced with increased accountability for their communications programs. As a result, we are […]
A Guest Post By Harrison Kratz Being a communications professional in the digital age, it is essential to keep up with the latest trends and news in our industry. With so many different sources and stories that would make your head spin (similar to trying to pick a place to eat in New York City), […]
March 8,2012 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and Oxfam America is celebrating women who are making a difference in the fight against hunger and poverty. These incredible women around the world are tackling challenges, one initiative at a time. There are women who feed and provide for their children, but are facing hardships that make it nearly impossible.