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Cultivating Connections Changes Lives: A Kristen Ellis Profile

Cultivating Connections Changes Lives: A Kristen Ellis Profile

Published on April 2, 2024, at 5.48 p.m.by Stephanie Smith. Platform Magazine and Capstone Agency alumna Kristen Ellis has been in the public relations agency world for nearly eight years, having a successful career in account management after graduating from The University of Alabama in 2016. From day oneEllis

Top Cities for Public Relations Professionals

Top Cities for Public Relations Professionals

Published on May 5, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. by Kate Amberson. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2021, around 276,800 public relations specialists worked in the U.S. Transitioning from college to the real world can be awkward and challenging for anyone. What’s

How to Network in PR

How to Network in PR

Published on April 18, 2023, at 9:58 a.m. by Emilia Ciezadlo. We are always told that networking is everything. It’s all about the people you know. You need to put yourself out there. You need to leverage LinkedIn as a resource. But, are we ever told how to present ourselves and

Maret Montanari: An Emerging PR Trailblazer

Maret Montanari: An Emerging PR Trailblazer

Published on Oct. 13, 2022 at 1:40 p.m. by Grace Brindley. College students often seek the advice of industry professionals, such as which experiences and relationships forged their career paths and what combination of variables equaled success. To that end, public relations students might consider

Agency PResident PRofile: Melissa Libby

Agency PResident PRofile: Melissa Libby

Published on Sept. 26, 2022, at 6:58 p.m. by Sophie Collins. Problem solver. Supportive. Involved. Go-getter. These terms can all be used to describe Melissa Libby, the president of Melissa Libby & Associates. Melissa Libby & Associates was founded in Atlanta in 1992 and is a boutique

How to Pitch Yourself to the Sports Industry

How to Pitch Yourself to the Sports Industry

Published on May 4, 2022, at 5:54 p.m. by Katie Holec. The thing that I love most about public relations is the broadness of the career paths that you can take. You don’t have to stick to the PR industry — take your talents to the fashion

“Your Network is Your Net Worth”: How to Become a Meaningful Connector

“Your Network is Your Net Worth”: How to Become a Meaningful Connector

Published on February 12, 2021, at 2:25 p.m.by Emma Tracey, Guest Contributor. The thought of graduating and entering the workforce can sound paralyzing given the current state of our world. Pew Research found that the unemployment rate in the U.S. rose higher during the first three months

The Power of Social Media May Shock You

The Power of Social Media May Shock You

Published on April 17, 2020, at 7:01 p.m. by Hannah Fogus. As social media integrated itself into our lives years ago, most of us looked at it as a fun way to interact with our friends and family, post funny material, or share what we

Leveling The Playing Field

Leveling The Playing Field

Published on April 9, 2020, at 7:39 p.m. by Macy Krauthamer. Sports are a fantastic way to socialize. They have a special ability to bring people together, regardless of race, age, religion, socio-economic class or gender. That said, women make up nearly half of the

Delivering Miles of Smiles

Delivering Miles of Smiles

Published on April 1, 2020, at 7:27 p.m. Published by Hannah Fogus. Picture this. You just graduated college, and it’s time to embark on a new journey — a journey that involves driving a 27-by-11-foot tall hot dog on wheels around the country for a

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