Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

For nearly three years, “Gossip Girl” has been one of the most talked about shows on television. The show is featured on covers of major publications, like Rolling Stone and New York Magazine. The stars of the…

How to Find a Public Relations Mentor

While reading the PRSSA blog, I was reminded of great advice: find a mentor. The importance of a mentor in the PR field is extremely valuable, especially in today’s economy. As we come to the end of PRSSA/PRSA Relationship…

Save the Drama for Your Mama.

We all love hearing about the crazy drama going on in Hollywood every day, which is obviously why we call it “entertainment.” Drama in the entertainment industry is nothing new; it has been going on…

The value of student-run PR firms

It takes more to land a job in public relations than just having a high GPA and being part of many honors societies. Today, employers look for real word experience, like internships, to determine if a person…

Apple v. AT&T: The MMS Blame Game

MMS. Who would have known that one little abbreviation could cause such an uproar in the technology community? AT&T released Multimedia Messaging Service, or MMS, for Apple iPhone users on September 25, 2009, allowing customers…

Public Relations 101

You may think you know what public relations entails, but think again. PR is not event planning. Considering I am pursuing a degree in marketing, I encounter students from inside and outside of the public…

Leadership styles in the PR field

What is a leader? Should a leader be humble? Bossy? Encouraging? Defining leadership has never been easy. What makes a leader specifically in the public relations field? Is it knowing how to effectively use social…

An Odd Place, Explained

The public perception of Jon and Kate Gosslin, stars of TLC’s hit television series Jon and Kate Plus 8, varies across the blogosphere, in turn putting PR professionals to work. Aspiring to work in the pubic…

Customer Service: A Stepping Stool to Public Relations

“The customer’s always right.” This is the common motto spoken by managers across the nation, over and over again.  Since the beginning of October I have worked as an account executive selling advertising space to…

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