Sat.May 10, 2014 - Fri.May 16, 2014

Two Inspirational Young Boys and Their Fight to Stop Bullying (Video)

Melissa Agnes

As you may or may not know, from time to time, we at Agnes + Day publish information regarding a cause that we feel passionate about: Cyberbullying.

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Commencement speeches aren't just for college grads

The Stalwart Blog

It''s college graduation season and I always get nostalgic right about now. I decided to watch the recent School of Communication (SOC) commencement address from American University, my alma mater.

Success: It All Starts with “PR”

Waxing UnLyrical

Occasionally I have bursts of “Wow, that’s interesting!” thinking that surprise even me. A recent episode was triggered by a realization that many of the important words that we bandy about in the business world start with the letters “PR.”.

What College Graduates Can Learn from Thought Leaders

Stern + Associates

As the students in my introduction to public relations class at Seton Hall University prepare for graduation, we’ve talked a lot about self branding, and how to identify and promote your own unique talent and skills when searching for a job.

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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.

An Absolute Must NOT Do When Dealing with Negative Online Reviews

Melissa Agnes

By Whitney C. Gibson, Internet defamation attorney. With today’s Internet and social media landscape, defamation cases are on the rise. Further, false and defamatory statements can spread quicker than ever, to a wider audience, and can stay online potentially indefinitely.

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Monday Roundup: Sustaining Relationships

Waxing UnLyrical

A week ago, I woke up in Key West, in a room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Today, I woke up at home, overlooking… my dog. The Gulf of Mexico was (is) breathtaking, as was Harvard Medical School (that’s me in HMS!),

Every Business Needs a Reputational Firewall

David PR Group

In 2006, 60 Minutes aired a story about a famous, yet secretive hedge fund billionaire who was embroiled in a stock-shorting lawsuit. While the story itself was interesting, one thing that struck me was that 60 Minutes didn’t have a photograph of the famous trader.

Melissa Agnes to Conduct Issues Management Workshop at CPRS National Summit

Melissa Agnes

In this age of social media, where individuals are fast learning the power of their individual and collective voices, organizations have been faced with a growing number of issues. Many still haven’t mastered the art of issues management as it pertains to social media, which is the focus of Melissa Agnes’s workshop at this year’s CPRS National Summit in Banff, Alberta. Workshop: Effective Issues Management in this Digital Age.

The Great Internship Scam

Tough Sledding

It’s May 15, and most juniors and seniors in my program are settling in at their summer internships. If past is prologue, more than 85% of our PR majors are earning a paycheck at or above $8 an hour. Most of these interns also are earning 1 academic credit for the internship and paying around $500 for that credit. Lots of students at my university and elsewhere aren’t so lucky. You see, a lot of schools and departments require 3 credits for an internship or practicum.

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.

Why I Dance

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Feedly to see if something caught my eye enough to riff off of for today’s post. There’s plenty in there for me to read; I’m woefully behind on my blog reading (and commenting, and sharing… sigh…).

Three Business Lessons from Ronnie James Dio

Where the Fishermen Ain't

I have a new piece up on LinkedIn and Edelman.Com on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio''s passing.