Editorial

Ageism in the Workplace

Posted on

by Kerry O’Grady The World Health Organization defines ageism as the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. It affects both men and women, every day. In fact, it’s such a problem in the workplace, mental health professionals are beginning to explore how it can negatively impact overall wellbeing. What’s […]

Editorial

How Star Wars Taught Me About Leadership

Posted on

by Michael Lauer Leadership comes in many forms. While there are endless articles, videos and ‘how-to’ books about being a good leader, the truth is some people are just naturals. To break it down even further, some leaders like to be out front – highly visible, energetically motivating their teams while others tend to lead […]

Editorial

What To Do When Your PR Strategy Flops

Posted on

by Taylor Fenske Skilled communicators are often avid readers, so I’ll assume you’ve read the John Steinbeck classic, “Of Mice and Men” (or at least the Spark Notes). The book’s central theme is this: No matter how carefully a plan is laid, something may still go terribly wrong. That axiom holds true in PR strategy, […]

Editorial

Do You Need a Master’s Degree in Public Relations?

Posted on

By Kerry O’Grady As a professor in the M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication program at NYU’s School of Professional Studies, people assume I’m pro-master’s degree for everyone. In fact, some even assume it’s a function of my job to encourage people to get an advanced degree. The assumption couldn’t be further from the […]

Editorial

Be More Productive by Being a Better Listener

Posted on

By Aaliyah Miller, Sr. Communications Consultant Are you fully present when you’re talking with colleagues, family, or friends? If you said, “no,” I’m not at all surprised. There are many distractions clamoring for your attention. If your day is something like mine you’re doing your best to manage work life with family priorities. The lines […]

Editorial

Is Being a Direct Communicator a Downfall?

Posted on

by Kerry O’Grady I’ve been in media for over 12 years. I’ve been teaching communication to undergrad and graduate students for seven of them. My personality precedes me in both work and personal life: I have no problem speaking my mind. In fact, it’s well-known you shouldn’t ask my opinion unless you want a completely […]

Editorial

Reputation Risk a Communications Imperative

Posted on

By Laura Kane, Chief Communications Officer, PRSA In a world where consumers are only a click away from access to information about organizations and people that may or may not be accurate, we need to make sure that we have a plan in place to manage our reputations, both personally and professionally. Many organizations have […]

Editorial

Travel Tips for the Nomad PR Life

Posted on

by Cristina Martin, PRSA Tri-State Treasurer Sometimes you have to remind yourself where you actually live because it can feel like you’re in a different city every night. This can be a harsh reality for those who have clients that are out of state or out of the county. There are 458.9 million domestic business […]

Editorial

Facebook – The Real Threat They Face

Posted on

Guest Post by Bradley Honan As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated over the last several days with his congressional testimonial, Facebook continues to dominate headlines with threats they are facing as an organization. Two of these threats are getting almost all the coverage, but I would argue a third issue is far more serious – […]

Editorial

Bouncing Back into a Comms Career After Baby

Posted on

Guest Blog by Christa Conte If you work in communications, it’s likely that you’ve compared the experience of a new biz pitch or development of a campaign to “giving birth.” From the spark of an idea to the nurturing and public release of a campaign, it’s truly a labor of love. Having fairly recently, in […]