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.
We have some great news for our #PRStudChat community! Today officially launches the PRStudChat blog and a new podcast series. Please visit our blog at www.prstudchat.com for more information on these exciting initiatives. Our community is growing and we want to keep the dynamic conversations going between our PR students, educators and professionals. We want to thank our community for their support and for sharing knowledge and insights about the many changes in the PR industry.
It’s time to vote for the winner of the #PRStudChat 2010 Challenge!
We announced the #PRStudChat Challenge on Wednesday, October 13th when we asked our community to send us links to their favorite social media classroom projects. There were so many great nominations and we want to thank everyone for their submissions. However, we had to narrow down the entries to two finalists. It is my pleasure […]
The PRSA International Conference 2010 Powering Progress kicked off on Saturday, October 16th. I arrived at the conference, on Sunday, October 17th with great expectations. I’ve been looking forward to this conference, knowing that many of the PR professionals who I chat with all year will be in one place. I’m ready to share ideas and network.
On Wednesday, October 13th at 8:30 p.m. #PRStudChat hosted “Back to School Night” which was another dynamic community discussion. Joining us on our panel of educators was @karenrussel, @rdfrench @bfliu @barbaranixon @andinarvaez @melanie_James and @mihaela_v who discussed social media in the classroom.
Wednesday, October 13th at 8:30 p.m. is #PRStudChat with our panel of educators and a focus on social media in the classroom. We want to thank all of our students who nominated a favorite educator to participate on the panel. It’s my pleasure to announce the panelists: Karen Russell (@KarenRussell) PR professor at the University […]
We’re getting excited about the October 13th 8:30 p.m. #PRStudChat session with our panel of educators and a focus on social media in the classroom. Don’t forget: If you have a favorite educator, you can nominate that professor to participate on our panel. To nominate a professor, simply forward his/her Twitter handle to @PRStudChat for consideration.
October 13th is our next #PRStudChat session and we all realize the importance of social media in the classroom. And, because school is in session, we want to focus (and celebrate) the many educators who doing great work with their students in this area. We’d like to put together a panel of educators and we’re hoping that you will help us. If you have a favorite educator, you can nominate that professor to participate on our panel. To nominate a professor, simply forward his/her Twitter handle to @PRStudChat for consideration.
On October 18, 2010, I will have the pleasure of joining many of my communications colleagues at the PRSA International Conference in Washington, DC. This year I’ve put together a panel to discuss a hot topic, “The PR Influencer.” Joining me on this panel are Sarah Evans, founder/owner of Sevans Strategy, Mark Drapeau, director of public sector social engagement for Microsoft and Geoff Livingston, co-founder and chief marketing officer, Zoetica. Moderating the panel is Kami Huyse, president and the chief operating officer at Zoetica.
I’ll tell you a story about how sharing has changed. A couple of weeks ago, an experienced professional from another PR company reached out to me. He asked me to help him with a concern he had with his clients. This is one of many inquiries I receive. My response: Let me put some resources […]
As a follow up to my post on PR and Cyberbranding post, I wanted to touch on the personal brand as it will be a part of my presentation at the University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico. It used to be the thirty 30 second elevator pitch that would tell someone everything they needed […]
I’m preparing for my trip to Puerto Rico to speak at the University of Sacred Heart and then at the Puerto Rico Public Relations Association. I was pleasantly surprised when my friends at the University asked me to discuss the topic of Cyberbranding at their 25th Anniversary celebration. I wrote my book, Cyberbranding: Brand Building […]
Do you think the question, “Who are your influencers?” is a personal one? I do, because despite the measurement tools, from Klout to Twinfluence, we choose to believe in people and trust their guidance because we feel a personal connection. Now, that’s not to say that the numbers are disregarded, because they’re not. But, it does make us think about the personal side of why we have certain bloggers in our RSS reader and why we participate in chat sessions because our influencers are there sharing knowledge.