6 Ways to Grow Your Media Relationships

If you work in the field of public relations, advertising, even marketing, it’s inevitable that you will need to interact (i.e. get along) with the media to some degree. In fact, it’s absolutely to your advantage to forge real relationships – you know, the kind where you know a little bit about each other and … Continue reading 6 Ways to Grow Your Media Relationships

Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with some Penn State undergrads to mentor them on the steps they should take right now to better position themselves for a career in the field of communications. I will tell you that the post-graduation job hunt was rough when I was in school, and … Continue reading Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

How to Promote Your Business Using Public Relations

So your business has done something awesome. Maybe you’ve set a new record, received an award, given back to the community or opened a new location. You want to get credit for your good work, but you’re not sure how to get anyone to pay attention. What can you do? The good news is there … Continue reading How to Promote Your Business Using Public Relations

What No One Tells You About a Career in Public Relations

Beyond earning a degree in Public Relations and pursuing a few internships along the way, the best thing to prepare you for a career in PR is real life experience. Unfortunately, this also means there will be a lot of learning and adjusting as you go. As I approach my seventh year working in the … Continue reading What No One Tells You About a Career in Public Relations

The Real Service I Provide to My Clients is Reliability

A question I often receive is what type of services I provide. Well, literally speaking, that’s not a hard question to answer. It’s a blend of communications strategy, content creation, social media, media relations and event planning. But as I tend to do, I have gotten philosophical with my answer. The real service I provide … Continue reading The Real Service I Provide to My Clients is Reliability

How Public Relations is different than Advertising

So often lines are blurred when it comes to Public Relations and Advertising. While the two certainly overlap, there are distinct differences that determine how and when you should use them in your communications strategy. A solid plan can and should have elements of both, but it’s important to understand their unique roles and seek … Continue reading How Public Relations is different than Advertising

A Guide to the Modern Press Release

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! With so many newspapers scaling … Continue reading A Guide to the Modern Press Release