Intern Talk: How to Maintain Relationships Formed During Your Internship

The internship has ended, you’re back on campus and classes have begun — now what? The transition can be a challenge, but it’s crucial when it comes to bridging the gap between relationships formed during the internship and maintaining your network. I chatted with Lori Crabtree, senior communications specialist at Southwest Airlines, about the best ways to keep in touch […]

May Monthly Reading Round-Up — Happy Chewbacca, Ethical Decision-Making, Transitioning from Intern to Full-Time

Summer is right around the corner. Chapters are transitioning; graduates are job hunting and others are planning summer vacations, leaving little time to catch up on industry news and trends. The Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here to help. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month: 1. Achieve Success in Communications With These Behaviors Author: Andrew Pelletier […]

Testing Loyalties: When Brands Take a Stand

The concept of corporate social responsibility is something that has become a common and current topic of discussion in today’s shifting business and media landscapes. While brands and companies need to consider their relationships with customers before acting, they also have to stand on some set of internal principles. Within that realm lies an interesting, provocative question: Do companies and […]

August Monthly Reading Round-Up — Cecil the Lion, Journalists Twitter Shame PR Pros, Subway Crisis

Back to school season is upon us, which means even less time to keep up with industry reading. Never fear, the Progressions Monthly Reading Round-Up is here. Another month has passed and here are the top eight articles you may have missed: 1. The GOP Debate Generated 1,273% More Tweets Than Jon Stewart’s Sendoff               […]

What Communications Executives Are Thinking About

What Communications Executives Are Thinking About

I recently attended the Arthur W. Page Society Spring Seminar as part of the Society’s annual case study competition in corporate communications. Page is a selective society for senior public relations and corporate communications executives who mostly represent Fortune 500s and the world’s largest public relations agencies. Aside from discovering that the New York Times’s most-shared story, the dialect quiz, […]

PR and Big Data: Using Smart Data to Communicate [National Conference]

PR and Big Data: Using Smart Data to Communicate [National Conference]

Editor’s Note: The PRSSA 2013 National Conference was in Philadelphia from October 25-29. All National Conference posts can be found here. Data, data and more data. With so much data out there, how are we as public relations professionals supposed to sift through it all and find the stuff — the golden nuggets if you will — that truly matters? The session, “PR […]