By Will Bleier With tweets, videos, speeches and late night TV appearances, a crowded Democratic field — and a lone coffee executive with a book tour — have all expressed interest in becoming the country’s next president. But how does one decide what’s the best way to tell everyone they’re ready to run? And what … Continue reading The public relations in running for president
Energized from the previous day’s midterm elections, Philadelphia youth convened in Mayor Kenney’s Reception Room to celebrate their hard work mobilizing the youth vote. Though the students in attendance came from different educational backgrounds, from Temple University to local area high schools and the University of Pennsylvania, they all shared the same passion for registering … Continue reading #VoteThatJawn After-Party Celebrates Youth Civic Engagement
In past years, celebrities did not want to become politically active, as they did not want to risk polarizing their fans. But in 2018, voting has become a hot topic among celebrities, with famous celebrities running the gamut from Rihanna to John Legend encouraging their followers to get out and vote. Voting in its nature … Continue reading The Intersection of PR, Voting and Taylor Swift
On Saturday, Sept. 22, #VoteThatJawn was hosted at the WHYY Commons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. by Lorene Cary, political activist and founder of Safe Kids Stories. #VoteThatJawn is a nonpartisan, city-wide event aimed at increasing the numbers of youth voting in this year’s midterm elections. The event was particularly aimed at 18-21 year-olds … Continue reading #VoteThatJawn – PRowl’s Newest Client Focuses on Voting Initiatives
Passion is a word we have heard throughout our entire lives and have hoped one day to understand the meaning. Whether you are a freshman or second semester senior, you will stumble upon it when you’re least expecting it. For me, I found my passion at the most unexpected time — November 2016 during the … Continue reading Be Passionate About Finding Your Passion
“Are you registered to vote?” Most days, it seems like I can’t make it through the walk to class without being barraged with this question. As someone who cares deeply about civic engagement and the power of voting, I have gratitude for these canvassers. However, many of my peers are quick to dismiss their simple … Continue reading Communication & Voter Registration: Persuading Young People to Vote
If you are attending the upcoming PRSSA National Conference in October, you might have seen the name Judy Smith floating around in the promo emails or in the program brochure as one of the conference speakers. Even though I will not be attending (my bank account laughed at me for even considering it), I am … Continue reading It’s Handled – PR Hero Judy Smith on Crisis Management
The entrance of a new president leads to new issues between the public and the media. There is a lack of trust in the media from current political messages. Well-known political figures, such as the White-House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, forge a divide between the public by using … Continue reading What Obstacles Will PR Practitioners Face in the New Political Environment?
A week later, many of us are still cringing at Kanye West’s acceptance speech at the VMA’s. It was long, went on way too many tangents, and ended quite drastically. Although the 2016 presidential primary elections have not happened yet, Kanye West decided that last Sunday night was night to announce to the nation that … Continue reading #Kanye2020?
Since the last presidential election in 2012, the digital space has transformed the way we talk about and understand politics. President Obama recently took over the White House’s official Instagram account when he travelled to Alaska. He took a photo while he was flying over Alaska and wrote, “Hey everyone, it’s Barack.” Not only has … Continue reading Social Media’s Impact on the 2016 Presidential Election