Understanding the technology use of younger generations can often appear as something that’s far out of reach from the world of older professionals. Unlike generations before, Millennials have grown up with immediate access to various forms of technology and an extremely pervasive and media saturated society. The gap between generations in this way can be problematic for businesses attempting to market to a younger demographic. With the Youth Tech Briefing USA 2014, Voxburner is making an effort to bridge a gap in understanding between businesses and their targeted audience by interviewing over one thousand 16 to 24 year olds across the United States.
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.”
It’s never too early to make predictions. As I watched the Holiday decorations go up in my neighborhood over the weekend (I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet), it made me think about 2012 and the years to come. So, here is my “moving forward” post on what going to happen in PR next year, […]
I found a really interesting annual study by Technorati called, “State of the Blogosphere 2011: Introduction and Methodology.” Of particular interest to me was the breakdown of the different types of bloggers and the motivations and consequences for blogging. If I were to categorize myself in relation to this study, my blogging falls in two […]
I’ve been working with students and professionals for years helping them to update and perfect their resumes. Whether it’s a hard copy resume or the fancy digital versions I see today, the same common mistakes repeatedly surface. In your quest to be clever, creative and relevant in the eyes of a prospective employer, try to […]
On November 16, 2011, at 8:30 p.m. ET, the #PRStudChat community will discuss social media in the organization and how PR, along with other key areas, work together to create a good social customer experience. Our special guest that night, sharing his thoughts on the topic, will be Michael Brito (@britopian), vice president at Edelman […]
A Guest Post by Shonali Burke As I’ve been getting more involved in social media over the last few years, one of the roads my career has seen me walk is that of teacher. Three years ago, I serendipitously landed an adjunct faculty position at Johns Hopkins, where, ever since, I have been teaching a […]
New Book Announcement: Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional 14
I’ve been working on a special writing project for several months and now it’s official … I’m thrilled to share with you the launch of my new book,”Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional.” The book will be published by FT Press, a Pearson Company, with an anticipated publishing date […]
On October 19, 2011, at 8:30 p.m., #PRStudChat will hold its annual “Back to School Night” for our students, educators and professionals. The session will focus on PR education and the ever-changing learning environment. Students will get a glimpse of what’s being done in other classrooms and professionals will get a full view of the […]
A Guest Post By Heather Whaling As PR people, we’re constantly told, “Target your pitches” or “Build relationships with journalists” or “Help journalists meet their deadlines.” But, are we practicing what we preach? I recently used HARO (helpareporter.com) to find sources for a Mashable article I was writing. Normally, I’m the PR person responding to […]
A Guest Post by Justin Goldsborough: What if I was writing this blog post with only the hope that it would be published? What if I took the time to research the topic, identify the story, and find the case studies with no guarantee anyone but me would ever see any of that work come […]
Every week, it seems there is a new PR crisis sweeping across our Twitter streams. Groupon, Airbnb, Kenneth Cole, Esquire, the list goes on and on. Most recently, Netflix has faced backlash for their price hikes and response or lack there of. With all of these instances, it seems that companies still aren’t understanding the […]
A Guest Post By Valerie Simon 1990: I want to go to a new restaurant. I open up the yellow pages, or a copy of a local magazine to find a seafood restaurant nearby. I call two additional restaurants for more information and reservations. 2000: I want to go to a new restaurant. I do […]
When it comes to recording and editing videos, I’m lucky to have a Macbook Pro. I use iMovie to capture and edit my videos before I upload them to YouTube. However, many PR and marketing professionals don’t have a Mac and they’re using PCs. With the increasing demand for interactive video content and many of […]
Tumblr is certainly growing in popularity. A recent Mashable article mentioned that according to ComScore, Tumblr scored 13.4 million unique visitors in the U.S. in July, increasing 218% from the same time last year. The “blog-meets-social-network service” is experiencing what most are calling explosive growth. Tumblr has been on my radar for quite sometime having witnessed how our teens use it and rave about it.