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Social Listening: When #AI Takes Over

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A Guest Post by Albane Flamant, Marketing Manager – US, Talkwalker. Once upon a time, brands and agencies relied on human analysts to identify brand mentions and extract insights on their campaigns.

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Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

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By Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword and the Script Media. Media relations is hard and getting harder. That’s according to 223 PR professionals polled for the 2019 JOTW Communications Survey.

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What Game of Thrones Teaches Us about the Value of Public Diplomacy

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A Guest Post By Priya Lothe Doshi, Professorial Lecturer, American University. NOTE : Spoiler alert for anyone who is not up-to-date with GoT Season 8!

Five Lessons in PR from Game of Thrones

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A Guest Post By Priya Doshi, Professorial Lecturer, American University. Winter is almost here! Okay I know it’s officially spring now, but for fans like me of the hugely popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” (GoT), winter will arrive on April 14 when the show debuts its final season.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

#PRStudChat Gathers on June 13th to Learn Leadership Skills

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It’s never too early to learn about and start to hone leadership skills. That’s because leadership isn’t about having the big title, office, and salary, but about the ability to influence others to achieve organizational goals.

Are You Being A Leadership Role Model?

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A Guest Post By Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP is the principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching.

How You Sound Matters as Much as What You Say: 4 Voice Tips for #PR Pros

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A Guest Post by Jessica McClanahan, Graduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner.

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What You Didn’t Know About the State of Media

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A Guest Post by Sean O’Neal, President, Onclusive. We have all observed the dramatic trends in the world of publishing. Compared to ten years ago there is now a seemingly infinite number of blogs, influencers, and niche content sites.

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The Launch of the Women Worldwide Video Podcast

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In 2014, I started the Women Worldwide podcast to give women a voice and a platform to share their amazing stories and incredible career journeys.

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Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

Launching the FEEL First Before You Communicate MODEL [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Communication is at the heart of your business and every relationship you build.

Six Tips on Building Positive Relationships With Journalists [Infographic]

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A Guest Post by Amanda Levenson, UMASS at Amherst Student, PR Expanded Infographic Contest Winner. For the PR Expanded Infographic contest, I chose to offer insight on how to build and preserve successful relationships with reporters.

Millennial Research Shapes the FEEL First Model

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In October 2018, I set out on a research journey to learn more about Millennial communication. I wanted to understand where they liked to express themselves and how they wanted to be recognized on social media.

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The Science of the Tweet: The Dos and Don’ts for #SciComm on Twitter

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A Guest Post by Marissa Zuckerman, American University Graduate Student, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. As a science major turned public relations professional, I was groomed into believing that scientists are “bad” communicators.

A FEEL-First Approach to Comms to Build Genuine Relationships [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I’m on a research journey, because I believe you have to FEEL first to build genuine and caring relationships.

On May 16th, #PRStudChat Discusses Careers in Public Relations

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Join #PRStudChat on May 16th at 12:00 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat session on “Careers in Public Relations.” ” Leading the discussion will be DePaul University professors and authors Matt Ragas ( @mattragas ) and Ron Culp ( @culpwrit ).

Book Review: Social Media for Strategic Communication By Karen Freberg

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One of the best ways to kick off the New Year is with a good book that offers great guidance and takes a deep dive into being more strategic with your storytelling.

#PR Expanded Guest Post: Lessons for PR Pros – Expanding Doesn’t Equate to Excluding

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A Guest Post By Elissa B. Edmunds, G raduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. How do companies lose valuable customers? By failing to represent them. Credit: DDS Magazine www.ddsmagazine.com.

#PR Expanded Guest Post: Ethical Awareness … It’s Never Too Early

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Guest Post By Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA, Adjunct Professor, University of Tampa (FL). I know that ethics is “taught” in various forms in most colleges and universities, but I have serious concerns as to whether or not the “real world” is included in the process.

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Join #PRStudChat on March 21st to discuss #PR Curriculum 3.0 – What Communicators Need to Stay Relevant

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Social media, data science, predictive analytics, news releases and comms plans – what do young communicators need to learn?

Modern Communicators Need to FEEL + THINK Before They Communicate

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Modern Communicators need to FEEL and THINK before they communicate. Although PR professionals are taught to THINK, which is Timing, Heart, Independence, New Navigation and Knowledge about an audience, the FEEL model is the first step.

Take the “FEEL” Test First, Before You Communicate

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Here’s a simple test for you to take, and it all comes down to a series of questions about how you FEEL before you communicate. When you FEEL this means you’re able to Face Fears , communicate with Empathy , use Ethics and good judgment and discover how much you Love your mission.

Leadership: Humility as Antidote to Arrogance

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A Guest Post By Helio Fred Garcia, President, Logos Consulting Group. Arrogance is a particularly toxic element of leadership.

Guest Post: How to Expand Your Global Network While Studying Abroad

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A Guest Post By Madison Thomas, Curry College Student. Recently, I began my journey studying abroad. Four months on my own in a new country. To some, this may seem terrifying, but I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time.

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On January 17th, the #PRStudChat Community Discusses How to Get Strategic With Owned Media

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Owned media is less about controlling your content and more about creating what your customers need and prefer from you. It’s the “O” in the PESO model and it’s an important part of a brand’s communications plan.

#PRStudChat 11/15 Discussion: From Student to PR Pro & Transitioning Into the Workplace

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If you are a student looking to make a successful transition to the workplace, this month’s #PRStudChat is for you. Learn how to best prepare yourself to become the PR pro you hope to be! Do you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of having to look for a job after graduation?

Evolving Roles and Responsibilities in Public Relations

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For years, I’ve been discussing the changing roles of PR professionals as a result of social media. I’ve had hundreds of conversations with students, educators, and practitioners about the many new responsibilities, as well as the opportunities and challenges faced in our field.

Make A Greater Impact In 2018 With International Speaker & Storyteller, Cameron Brown

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The New Year is off to a great start and you may be working on the different ways to create greater impact in your career and life. I had a conversation with International speaker and storyteller, Cameron Brown , about creating impact in 2018.

Join #PRStudChat on Thursday, February 21st for a Discussion on PR for Issues & Advocacy

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In PR, we’re all in the advocacy business — but most of us are advocating on behalf of a client’s product or service. What’s it like to advocate for ideas — often controversial ideas — day in and day out?

Reflect and Project: How has Your #PR education Prepared You for Your Career?

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A Guest Post Announcement by Ai Zhang, Professor, Stockton University. Spring semester has ended. Graduates have begun a new chapter in their lives. During times of transition, I love to reflect on the past and project into the future.

First Black PR History Month Kick-off Event Hosted by the Museum of Public Relations

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A Guest Post by Julien Perocheau, The Museum of Public Relations and Spector & Associates. On Thursday, February 9, at 6 p.m. the first-ever Black PR History Month will kick-off at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, in New York City.

#PRExpanded Guest Post: Socializing Your Brand … What’s That?

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A Guest Post by Corina Manea, Chief Community Officer of Spin Sucks & Founder of NutsPR. Just a few short years ago, brands were pondering whether to give this social media thing a try or not.

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Building Internal & External Relationships [Infographic]

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A Guest Post By Shayla Costa, UMASS at Amherst Student, Winner of the PR Expanded Infographic Contest.

The Modern Communicator Builds Relationships that Last

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A Guest Post by Corina Manea, Founder of NutsPR. It’s well known that public relations professionals are very good at building relationships. But is it enough?

Rebuilding Your Reputation: From White Collar Crime to Industry Thought Leader

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I’ve been writing a lot about the Modern Communicator and answering questions that have flowed in through Twitter, Skype, LinkedIn and Facebook. Who is the Modern Communicator?

Three Ways You Can Benefit from #PRSSA

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A Guest Post By Jolene Levesque, American University Student & PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. I joined the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) as a second semester freshman after developing an interest in public relations.

PR Expanded Guest Post: My Experience as an Intern

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A Guest Post By Rosaria Robidoux, Intern, Pure Performance Communications. Every internship is different. Different location, different department, different field. Within these internships there are five things every intern learns in different ways.

Building Your Communications Career from the Ground Up: 5 Ways to Make Any Job Work for You

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A Guest Post By Sarah D. Huckins, Graduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. Patagonia Community Board: Credit Ginny Lefler. Six months after graduation, the novelty of being in the “real world” may be beginning to wear off.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses PR Education and Learning on October 13th

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On Tuesday, October 13th at 8:30 p.m. ET, the #PRStudChat community will gather to discuss PR education and learning in the classroom. Ai Zhang, a professor at Stockton University in New Jersey, will host the Twitter chat.