Should You Continue to Research During a Global Pandemic?

Should You Continue to Research During a Global Pandemic?

The answer is YES! Research is an essential part of public relations. It is used as a tool to prevent crises, develop strategies, reach target audiences, generate publicity, monitor competition, test messages and sustain credibility.  Currently, we all are experiencing a global pandemic. With this pandemic, there are safety guidelines that must be followed: social distancing, working from home and […]

Press Release Writing 101

Press Release Writing 101

Last summer, as I confidently walked into my first internship, my certainty was instantly diminished when given my first task: a press release. I had never written a press release before and had no idea where to even begin. As I nervously grabbed my computer, sat down at my desk and scrolled aimlessly through Google, desperately skimming articles that would […]

Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Managing Chaos: Why Every College Student and New PR Grad Should Work in an Emergency Room

Recent college grads and current students seeking to develop a wide variety of skills often think they have to apply to Fortune 100 companies to gain credible experience. Yet, most often overlook amazing small companies, organizations and institutions right in their backyard. Contrary to the career tracks of most PR & Communications professionals, my career began in local hospital administration. […]

Three Email Tips to Impress the Press

Three Email Tips to Impress the Press

Click. Open Email. Move to Spam. Delete. Next. Click. Open Email. Move to Spam. Delete. Next. It is inbox overload in the first 60 seconds of a journalist’s workday. From follow-ups to bizarre requests, reporters are inundated with messages that most of them are not even interested in covering. Over time, their tolerance fades for wayward story pitches. I hate to break […]