Seven Rules To Remember When a Crisis Strikes

Seven Rules To Remember When a Crisis Strikes 0

You have a crisis communications plan in place. You’ve assembled a crisis response team, written a comprehensive crisis plan, and role played the most likely crisis scenarios. You’re ready for the unexpected. But then the crisis strikes. Your adrenaline surges. Your boss is suddenly irrational, choosing to abandon your well-conceived plan and just “wing it.”

PRStudChat Announcement: Tips for Strategic Public Relations Planning

PRStudChat Announcement: Tips for Strategic Public Relations Planning 0

On March 13, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET, #PRStudChat will present “Tips for Strategic Public Relations Planning” for our students, educators and professionals. The session will focus on strategic planning in public relations and the ever-changing challenges confronting PR professionals. Students will get a chance to test their knowledge of PR planning, and professionals will have the opportunity to share insights and experiences.

‘Professionalism’ – What Does It Really Mean?

‘Professionalism’ – What Does It Really Mean? 1

I hear and use the term over and over…we all do…“professionalism.” In our hearts and heads, we also all think we know what it means. But do we really? I face the challenge of defining professionalism almost every day PR…PR Case Studies…and others) at Curry College.

Special Announcement: #PRStudChat and #PR20Chat Team up to Discuss “Be Your Own Publicist” 0

On September 20, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET, we’re holding a special edition of #PRStudChat, as we team up with our friends, Heather Whaling and Justin Goldsborough and their community, #PR20chat. Together, we’ll be discussing how to help students use their PR skills to succeed in school and in launching their careers. Joining us that night will be two very special guests: Jessica Kleiman, VP-public relations for Hearst Magazines and Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, co-founder and principal of Allen/Cooper Communications. Jessica and Meryl are the authors of the book, “Be Your Own Best Publicist.”

Shifting Roles from Communications Liaison to Blogger 2

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to completely take off my PR hat; it’s usually “on” no matter what I’m doing.  But, on September 16, 2011, in New York City, I’ll be wearing a different hat. It’s my blogger cap, when I cover the PRSA T3PR Conference.  Twenty plus years ago when I was […]

Marrying #Marketing & Technology: An Interview with Julie Cros, Founder of Post Planner 0

I recently spoke with Julie Cros, founder of Post Planner, and was interested to learn how she married marketing and technology. With so many of us learning, testing and embracing technology, I asked Julie to share her story on how and why she decided to launch the Post Planner Facebook application.

#PR & the Future of Media 0

I was interviewed for a virtual event called the Future of Media: Radical Integration presented by Cision, which will take place on August 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The question I was asked: how important is owned media in the marketing mix today; an interesting question for PR professionals, as our focus has been […]

Are You a Technology Tester? 7

Years ago, it was our Web team that brought any new and interesting technology to the table for evaluation and set up.  At my marketing communications firm, we relied on these folks to simplify the complicated and to enlighten us.  For example, they took a lot of time to explain WebTrends, and they showed the […]

The Phases of Change – From #PR Change Thinker to True Change Agent 2

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post “Public Relations Expanded: Eight New Social Roles Assigned.” The piece highlighted some new areas or functions in PR, where the professional can shine, from the PR Policymaker and Internal Communication Collaborator to the Pre-Crisis Doctor and Master of the Metrics. However, in order to take on new challenges, change must take place. It has to come from within first, and then filter through to your role in the organization.

Responsibilities of the #PR Policymaker 2

Stepping up to help champion the social media policy development process is a critical role in the organization; one well suited for the PR professional. From my experience, working with different companies and professionals, the PR policymaker (one of the eight new roles assigned) often gets the ball rolling with a clear vision of how […]

#PRStudChat August Session Announcement: The Mentor/Mentee Project 2

There are wonderful opportunities presented daily in social communities and it’s refreshing to see students, young professionals, PR pros and educators taking advantage of these unique experiences.  From the participation in Twitter chats and conversations in Facebook groups to LinkedIn Q&A and networking with peers and potential mentors, we’re all growing together. On August 24, […]

Interview: Enhancing your #PR Internship Program 0

I recently met Ruth Bazinet, director of media relations and social media in the Office of Public Affairs at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. When we were on Twitter discussing a #PRStudChat mentoring project, Ruth sent over information on her PR internship program that really caught my eye.  The program was full of wonderful […]

Public Relations Expanded: Eight Social Roles Assigned 13

Here’s the good news…if your organization is participating in social media, then the public relations function has expanded. The responsibilities of the PR professional continue to increase, with new roles assigned.  As you take on these new challenges, you’re seen as an even more valuable asset to your company. In my book, “Putting the Public […]

Social Media Provides Endless Opportunities for Students 0

Flying back from the Bahamas, I chatted with a flight attendant whose daughter is attending Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and preparing for her future career.  With the conversation fresh on my mind, I started thinking about the endless opportunities that social media provides students who are planning their futures.  As a student, you always want […]


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