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.
After reading Spin Sucks by my friend, Gini Dietrich, I was inspired to do a video post. This book packs a punch with helpful information, useful examples and how to move forward to tell a better story. I also engaged Gini in a Q&A so you can learn more about the book and to embrace what communications and reputation management looks like today and in the future.
anuary 19th from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET is our #PRStudChat session, which will focus on a hot topic that’s weighing on the minds of many executives: the social media policy. Our discussion will cover everything from team development (who is responsible for policy creation) and the important areas to be addressed in a policy to how policies should be guiding employee social outreach and participation.
Like most PR and communications professionals, I’ve been paying attention to the location based companies and how this space is growing and capturing the attention of our brands. I met Tim Reeth, founder of Blasterous and took an immediate interest in what his company was doing with its location based services.
Happy New Year and all the best to our friends and colleagues in 2011! #PRStudchat is ready to begin another exciting year of insight, fun, friendship and opportunity. We want to start 2011 with a strong focus on social media strategy, planning and policy-making. Our topic has been in the news and is on the mind of employees, executives and business owners. It’s the social media policy and there’s a lot of ground to cover in one chat session.
I’m on my Holiday break and it’s a great time to reflect and to thank so many colleagues who have been supportive in 2010. As professionals we’ve bonded and grown together in public relations. Together we are educating, learning and helping one another. Here’s my Happy Holidays message to my peers. Hope 2011 is an even […]
The more you work with your brand to create engagement opportunities on the different social platforms, you will see some common threads where information is shared in both places. However, the more you get to know the platforms, you’ll see there is a divide between the activities on Twitter and the activities on Facebook. Brands must learn how to make each community experience different, to accommodate the needs of the members, to respect the community culture and implement the best collaboration practices.
The 12 Gifts of PRStudChat proved to be an inspiring way to end the year… nearly 1,500 tweets filled with valuable advice and acknowledgement of those who share their gifts with us each day. As a special gift to our community, SWAGG, our December #PRStudChat sponsor, offered one lucky student a $200 scholarship toward their education! Students participating in the chat were asked to leave a comment on PRStudChat.com, answering the question, “How would YOU benefit from a $200 SWAGG Scholarship?”
I had a conversation today with my friend, @jessicalevin, and she asked me if I had any new book projects were in the works. We chatted a bit about publishing and then I told her I have a proposal completed on one topic that I’m shopping around with respect to publishing options and another idea is still swirling around in my head.
On Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. the #PRStudChat community gathers for our Holiday chat session, the 12 Gifts of #PRStudChat. We’ll ask our community how each of the 12 gifts below have helped them during 2010 (at the same time recognizing those special people who help to deliver these gifts to us all year round):
Because it’s the season to give, I want make sure all of my friends know about the 2010 Holiday Tweet Drive. If you haven’t heard about Tweet Drive, it’s a wonderful cause. Tweet Drive is a nation-wide toy/clothing drive that uses social media to give back to children who are less fortunate and to spread some Holiday cheer along the way!
I feel that I can speak from experience (and from the heart) on the topic of building a strong and supportive community. Building #PRStudChat with @valeriesimon is one of the most rewarding initiatives in my professional career. Interacting in the community gives me the feeling of strength, knowledge, certainty, support, guidance, and friendship, in an […]
Now that you’ve written your organization’s social media policy…you’re only halfway there.