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 […]

Joining the Environmental Bandwagon: What You May Have Missed

Joining the Environmental Bandwagon: What You May Have Missed

It is no secret that brands are slowly moving to environmental issues. There have always been brands, such as Patagonia, Starbucks, L.L. Bean, and lesser known, Apple, which incorporate the environment into their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In diving deeper into this subject of environmental CSR policies or just brands trying to be as kind to the environment as possible, it leads […]

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 […]

Learn to Pitch a Story Like a Baseball Player: With Fastballs, Curves and Change-Ups [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Perfecting the Pitch Presenter: Dr. Joseph V. Trahan III, APR, Fellow PRSA, President and CEO, Trahan & Associates Recap: What is the recipe for a perfect pitch? Like baseball, pitching a story has a certain art and science to it. Public relations demands practitioners who are capable of pitching a great story. For the best pitching strategy, identify the […]

Perfect Your Press Release

Perfect Your Press Release

Press release writing is one of the foremost skills public relations practitioners need to master. Although you might enter into an arena that does not require the regular use of press releases, practicing the concepts behind them strengthens your ability to catch someone’s attention and transfer a concise message no matter what the project. Build or further polish your skills […]