The Importance of Hello

By: Rachel Schultz “A potential friend (connection), is only a hello away” – Paul Liebau, Canadian Best-Selling Author I remember when I was a sophomore in college, there was this tall, dark-haired man who visited my track practices. Drew was a 32-year-old man who had an attention-getting smile. After many random appearances, I began to …

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Research is Boring, Time-Consuming and Absolutely Critical to Your Success

By: Ashleigh Horn Research is the key to all successful public relations strategy. It is the defining factor in how we choose to tell our client’s story and helps us identify how our target audiences will react—long before they are ever exposed to any messaging. But why is research crucial? How can it single-handedly define … Continue reading Research is Boring, Time-Consuming and Absolutely Critical to Your Success

How COVID-19 is Causing Event Planning Evolution

By: April Wood I hate to begin a blog post by talking about how COVID-19 has changed the communication industry, but to write a blog about “normal times” feels disingenuous. Public relations and other communication departments are rapidly adapting to communicating at a time of uncertainty and illness. A particularly challenging aspect of public relations … Continue reading How COVID-19 is Causing Event Planning Evolution

Differentiating Public Relations from Similar Industries

By: Rebeka Dickerson Public relations is often confused by the general public with many other industries, but specifically marketing and advertising. The three are so similar that they are even commonly integrated these days. And then there is journalism which is frequently mentioned in the PR world as well. So, to help provide a better … Continue reading Differentiating Public Relations from Similar Industries