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Public affairs vs. public relations: What is the difference?

PR Daily

People often struggle with the difference between public affairs and public relations, yet distinguishing the two can be crucial to an organization’s efficiency. Both qualify in building relationships with the public and implementing strategies and campaigns, but their methods and goals differ. Public affairs relates to matters that concern the public directly. Messaging tends to be less commercial and short-term in the world of public affairs.

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Ranger Scott Gediman on the Ferguson Fire and 22 Years as Yosemite Park’s Public Affairs Officer

PRSay

Over his 22 years as public affairs officer at Yosemite National Park , Scott Gediman has experienced a myriad of crises on the job, from floods and rock falls to hantavirus outbreaks. “It The closure affected both the park and the surrounding communities during the height of the summer visitor season. Here in the public affairs office there are just two of us — there used to be five, and then there were four, and then three.

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How NASA uses mixternal communications for moonshots and turkey trouble

PR Daily

Breaking down silos delivered better comms for internal and external audiences. In many organizations, internal communications are in one silo, external are in another and never the two shall meet. It used to just be the local wildlife.

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‘A threat to the whole world’: CEO of Ukrainian PR firm fights on the front lines

PR Daily

In July, after four months of war, I was assigned to the Public Affairs Unit of the Command of Territorial Defense Forces in Kyiv. We report directly to the chief of staff and chief commanders of the Territorial Defense Forces, who are very involved with the publicity efforts.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Scores of music lovers will flock to Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza, and you could intern for the organization behind the festival, if you land this week’s featured position. Along with enjoying live music, festival attendees can sample food and beverages from local vendors, including Beat Kitchen, Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, Dark Matter Coffee, Lou Malnati’s, Smoke Daddy and more. Global senior internal communications manager—International Rescue Committee (New York).

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How governments use social media tools in times of crisis

PR Daily

Speaking at Ragan’s recent Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference, City of Kansas City, Missouri’s April Leonard offered essential tips. In the wake of a multi-year pandemic, trust in institutions and local government has been shaken.

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The value of the communications role: ‘We can either stoke a fire—or put it out’

PR Daily

As senior director of public affairs and brand communications for Kaiser Permanente, John Stratman is accustomed to constant change. As you communicate to internal and external stakeholders, you have to have a good amount of empathy to succeed.”.

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Mars Wrigley’s Allyson Park shares top skills for rising comms pros

PR Daily

I believe careers are a bit like a chess game,” Allyson Park, global vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Wrigley, shared in an interview with our DePaul University graduate class. The global vice president and mother offers advice for aspiring leaders to build their careers.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

The bourbon-based drink is a favorite for fans both in the stands and watching at home or their local watering hole. Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Public relations coordinator—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee). Public relations manager—Lands’ End (Wisconsin). Communications and public relations associate—Eataly (Canada). Public relations graduate internship—Golin (Illinois).

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Ragan and PR Daily honor the 2021 top women in communications

PR Daily

The list of honorees includes leaders in the profession who are working to build bridges and support communities, mentor young pros and champion DE&I, as well as facilitate innovation and trust. Community Giver’ – Niki Lim, Director of Business Development, Big Communications.

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Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to 2022 Advisory Board

PR Daily

A former journalist, Schwartz is a frequent guest lecturer at universities nationwide and a board member of the Institute for Public Relations. Andrew Bowins, SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association.

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Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to advisory board

PR Daily

She is a former national president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and is a social media co-chair for the PRSA Technology Section. Andrew Bowins, SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association.

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How public relations responded to COVID-19

Stephen Waddington

A CIPR report tells the story of how public relations has been successfully used during the COVID-19 pandemic through a series of 21 case studies. A series of case studies published by the CIPR showcases how the public relations profession stepped up in the response to COVID-19.

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Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

PR Daily

TAP , the digital publication produced by a team at Denver Water, did. “I I get what you are saying,” wrote Steve Snyder, the public utility’s head of communications, in an open letter to Jay-Z. As a public utility, Denver Water did not need more customers.

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Thoughts on Balancing Your Professional Work and Your Activism

PRSay

Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, where I now live, and contributed my professional skills to local chapters of Indivisible and Black Lives Matter. Those of us who are activists may be reluctant to go public about our affiliations for fear of losing clients or alienating the boss or C-suite.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Each of these locales has more than the national average of 18 tech jobs for every 1,000 employees. Marketing manager—MGM Resorts International (Nevada). Communications and public affairs officer—Citi (Utah). Enterprise strategy and internal communications manager—Johnson & Johnson (Florida). Digital community manager—Edelman (New York).

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

This statistic isn’t difficult to believe if you network in public relations and marketing circles. The primary focus is on national, regional and local media relations with trade- and consumer-focused journalists. See what else we have in this week’s openings: Internal communications manager. Public relations manager—Black Frame (New York). Creative services manager—Make-A-Wish International (Arizona). Social media community manager—The Buckle (Nebraska).

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Who Can Be a Solo PR Pro Now?

Solo PR Pro

Community relations. Internal communications. Public affairs. Some have local practices and others are international. We have changed too, expanding from a blog to a popular twitter chat to an international membership organization. What has remained the same is the camaraderie and support of the Solo PR Pro community. Whatever type of solo you are, you don't have to do it alone; this blog and community is here to offer support and resources.

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The risks and rewards of pursuing ESG priorities

PR Daily

Jessie Sitnick , VP of corporate and public affairs at Toronto-based Argyle , shared a wealth of tremendous guidance with Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Network members on the perils and benefits of pursuing an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) plan.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Print journalism, especially at the local level, is a scary place to be right now. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the PR industry will keep pace with the rest of the economy for overall job creation, but it will still be a struggle to find your place in the industry: The need for organizations to maintain their public image will continue to drive employment growth. Regional public relations coordinator—Neiman Marcus, Illinois. Public relations manager—AccuWeather, New York.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

Beyond Ad Trade: Elevating The Trade Desk as a Key Player in the Media and Tech Ecosystem, 5W Public Relations and The Trade Desk. Scott Circle Communications and National League of Cities Prevent Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) from Slashing Nearly Half-Billion Dollars in Homeless Veteran Funding, Scott Circle Communication and National League of Cities. Halifax International Security Forum 2018, Sage Communications and Summa Strategies with Halifax International Security Forum.

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Announcing PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

Carbon Engineering, Yulu Public Relations and Carbon Engineering. Government or Public Affairs Media Relations Campaign. Firefighters Cancer Care Bill, ADG Strategy Group with IAFF Local 1403. Pepperoni Pucker, BML Public Relations with Villa Italian Kitchen. Pizza Bouquet, BML Public Relations with Villa Italian Kitchen. Susan Davis International. Operation Varsity Blues, Asylum Public Relations. Congratulations to this year’s honorees.

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Readers share which Disney character most resembles their approach to work

PR Daily

First place: Katie Coleman, director of communications and public affairs at Nevada Rural Housing Authority: Mrs. Potato Head. We’re tackling media engagement, public outreach, social, digital, paid advertising, internal comms., Tagge says: I’m an internal communicator.

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Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

PR Daily

When a global human crisis happens, it is up to everyone to work together to help support the community. We have always been a global community, hosting over 130,000 models from every corner of the earth. It’s donating both to its local community as well as organizations globally.

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BAME voices takeover #FuturePRoof for fourth book

Stephen Waddington

Sarah Waddington has handed over #FuturePRoof to the BAME community for her latest book. Her goal was to create a platform to assert the value of public relations as a strategic management function and promote best practice.

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Brands donate to frontline workers, Yelp pauses GoFundMe effort after backlash, and Ralph Lauren to make 250k masks

PR Daily

Using the #WaffleHouseIndexRed, you can not only see where you can get your breakfast fix, but also, how certain communities are faring during the pandemic. For these businesses, patrons will see a “donate” icon, where they can take action to support their favorite local spots.

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#20: Building the bridge between infrastructure and data-driven media intelligence

NewsWhip

Infrastructure is a pillar of today’s society but it is also a major topic at the center of policy and public debate. Brett: So, I guess is that, when we chatted before, I mean, that’s really the definition of a data-driven public affairs agency, correct?

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Getting hired and ahead in marketing and PR

Stephen Waddington

Danielle Whitfield, Media and Public Affairs Executive, Newcastle Airport @daniellemalvina Northern boomerang: brands to Newcastle Christian Cerisola was motivated to move into PR after working for a provincial newspaper and receiving poorly targeted pitches. Christian headed to London to work at an agency called Freuds before heading back north to work for a local agency. She’s motivated by working on projects that can make a difference for their community and audiences.

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Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Livecast talking Crisis PR

The Stalwart Blog

This show is basically focused on providing a voice to the small business community. If you’ve been watching any of the local media, you know that PR crises can take place. I started actually as a Navy officer, turned Navy public affairs officer.

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PR Rock Stars (of the future): 19 new college grads ready to take over the world

Communications Conversations

She is editor-in-chief of The Winonan , WSU’s campus newspaper; she is president of the WSU Public Relations Student Society of America chapter; and she is executive director of the WSU St. She graduates this spring summa cum laude , and has already secured a position as an account executive intern at Skyya Communications in New York City. She combines her Public Relations major and Psychology major well, working campus jobs that tap into both areas of expertise.

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PRoust Questionnaire: Kim Blanchette

PR Conversations

The PRoust Questionnaire provides a quick insight into a public relations practitioner’s interests and point of view, as well as her or his professional beliefs and values. Next, it was internal communications, and I loved that area, too. This may sound pandering and cheesy, but it’s right now, working with my team at the Alberta Energy Regulator, as well as the opportunity to volunteer as an executive with the Canadian Public Relations Society.

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Maximising resilience of health and well-being assets in crisis situations

PR Conversations

The following is the result of our subsequent shared musings concerning the impact of crisis situations on the health and well-being of public relations practitioners. One of the problems for me, though, with this focus is that it is almost entirely on individuals’ ability to adapt and their ‘internal local of control’ Public relations seems to reflect a largely individualistic perspective with little attention on systemic or structural factors and forces.

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