The Plank Center Celebrates with a Leadership Report Card

Posted: July 23, 2015, 11:20 a.m. by Mary Claire Hunter. In 2015, the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations reached its 10th year of developing and recognizing outstanding, diverse leaders to advance ethical public…

Under the Menfluence

Posted: March 16, 2015, 10:13 a.m. by Esther Workman. Public relations is a female-saturated industry dominated by males. But not for long. According to a 2010 Ragan study, the PR industry is 85 percent female,…

A Decade of Dedication

Posted: February 4, 2015, 8:05 p.m. by Connor Fox. On this day in 2005, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees established a center to help develop and recognize outstanding performance in the public relations…

You’re Hired, Now What?

Posted: October 17, 2014, 11:31 a.m. by Rachel Uniatowski. You did it. You landed your first job right out of college, and you’re on your way to becoming a public relations professional. But wait —…

Top Five Reasons to Know About The Plank Center

Posted: March 13, 2014, 9:25 p.m. by Myreete Wolford. I have a present for you, a treasure you may have yet to discover. The public relations nerd in you should be squealing with excitement because…

Betsy Stories Are Legendary

Posted: February 14, 2014, 4:30 p.m., by Myreete Wolford. “Stories about Betsy [Plank] are legendary.” Chief Communications Officer of Wisconsin Energy Co. Rick White agreed to do an interview with me regarding his work with…

Leadership Series: Robert French

Published At: November 4, 2013 2:30 p.m. by Susan Griffiths No public relations career is identical to another. Every PR professional follows a unique path to success, and in Auburn, Ala., there is a success…

Leadership Series: Waller & Company Public Relations

Posted At: October 11, 2013 1:30 p.m. by Ashley Jones Barrett and Mary Waller are a devoted married couple going hand-in-hand in life and in their careers. As co-owners of Waller & Company Public Relations,…

Beards as Branding

Posted At: September 27, 2013 9:30 a.m. by Brian C. Hoff Disclaimer: While this article may seem misogynistic because of consistent references to male facial hair and the qualities it represents, it is important to…

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