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Advising, Guiding & Tips for Listening as You Navigate the “New” Normal

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Here’s another 555 or what I’m calling your “411” on advice, guidance, and tips to actively listen as all of us navigate a “new” normal in our professional lives.

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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On March 24th, The #PRStudChat Community Discusses How to Land Your 1st Job Like a PRo!

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Are you confused about the public relations job search? Would you like to learn more about finding and landing an entry-level position in the PR industry?

The 1st Winner of the PR Expanded Student Video Contest is …

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When I teamed up with Professor Jennie Donohue last year, we wanted to create an assignment for her UMASS at Amherst Intro to PR class that was an opportunity for students to create content based on what they learned during the semester.

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Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

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

Three Tips for Communicating in Uncertain Times

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We are in uncertain times. Your customers, employees, partners, the media and other important constituents are looking to you for helpful information. Unfortunately, a lot of the communication shared in uncertain times ends up confusing and frustrating these groups even more.

Quality Photography Isn’t Just for Big Budget Campaigns

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A Guest Post By Emma MacKenzie, American University Graduate Student & PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. High-quality images are key to most marketing and communications campaigns, but it can be expensive to hire photographers.

THE 2nd WINNER OF THE PR EXPANDED STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST IS …

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It’s time to unveil our 2nd PR Expanded video contest winner. A big congratulations goes to Nicole Morin, a UMASS at Amherst student, for creating her video on “Why PR Professionals Should Practice Strategic Communications.”

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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.

Pearson Podcasting: How ‘This Is Us’ Can Help Us Become Better Podcasters

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A Guest Post By Brittani Riddle, Graduate Student, American University & PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. By now I’m sure you’ve seen the hit series This Is Us , the one-hour drama known for its heartfelt storylines, family-friendly themes, and of course, “The Big 3” Kate, Kevin, and Randall.

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.

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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Helping, Lifting, and Working Remotely in Challenging Times

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Here’s the 2nd video in my “555” series to help 5 professionals incorporate FEEL into their communication, lift up 5 professionals who share excellent resources and to offer my 5 tips for working remotely in challenging times.

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!

Micro vs. Macro Influencers

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Don’t let the name fool you. Five Reasons Micro Influencers Can Be More Impactful For Your Brand. Social media marketing tactics seem to be taking over.

How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

The Impact Marketing Approach We’re Using to Change the World

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A Guest Post By: Director Ashley Maria & Producer Lea-Ann W. Berst, Pioneers in Skirts. It was the summer of 2015, and filming of this very important impact documentary was going as planned.

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Giving, FEELing & Communicating in Uncertain Times

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As more news and information is shared about the Coronavirus pandemic, the public is bombarded with messages and the volume of noise increases. Yes, these are uncertain times and communication can either help or it can be confusing. You have to choose wisely how you communicate and interact with the people and the communities around you.

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.

Effectively Engage and Build Your Community Through Podcasting

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A Guest Post by Christy Maguire, Graduate Student at American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. Podcasting is the quickest growing communications medium, and it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

Join #PRStudChat for a Discussion on Beyond Graduation: Easing into the World of Communications

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What questions do you have about the transition from PR and communications student to industry professional? Jason Mollica ( @jasmollica ), a professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. and Megan Wagner ( @meganmwagner ), professor of marketing at St.

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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#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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#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.

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.

#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.

Start 2020 with an Action Plan: Begin with FEEL for Real Relationships

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Happy 2020, friends! Here’s to a year that’s filled with happiness, good health, and prosperity. When I look back at 2019, I realize it was an intense year for so many reasons. Every week was one of reflection and new insights with a 52+ week millennial research project.

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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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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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.

#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.

Power of Digital Storytelling: A Guide for Nonprofits to Engage Youth to Become Change Agents

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Credit: Giving Compass (www.givingcompass.org). A Guest Post B y Rana Shenawi, G raduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner. Just last month on Sept.

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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#Leaders Listen Up: #Millennials Share what Gets their Attention on Social Media

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Social media continues to capture time and attention. Here are some of the stats revealing how much people participate in social media; where they spend their time; what they like to do and how often. There are approximately 6,000 tweets shared every second on Twitter.

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 ).

Are Leaders Expected to take a FEEL First Approach to Social Media?

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On June 13th, the #PRStudChat community gathered for a discussion on “Learning Leadership Skills.” ” Leading our discussion was Ken Jacobs , CEO of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching.

FEEL First Research: Millennials Don’t Like Leaders Who …

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My FEEL First research journey continues.

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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.

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?