From my extremely limited knowledge of fired CEOs, it seems that many companies fire them in a very hush-hush manner. Rumors circulate around the office, people speculate about why he or she was fired, the whole nine yards. Most CEOs quietly hang their heads on their way out of their cushy position. This was not … Continue reading Fired Groupon CEO Tells It Like It is
During my time at my internship with the National Constitution Center, I've had the opportunity to sit in on several meetings about the launching of our newest exhibit American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. While sitting at these meetings, I can't help but be entertained by all of the goings-on. I feel like … Continue reading Stand Out from the Crowd
When we talk about PR, we throw around the terms "in-house" and "agency", as if they are mutually exclusive. While they both do have their differences, corporate in-house PR can give valuable insight to traditional PR agencies. Understand the corporate structure: Remember that when you are working for a company, you may have to report to … Continue reading What Corporate Can Teach Agencies
Most, if not all, aspiring PR pros shudder at the thought of taking a business course. We went into public relations for a reason; to avoid taking accounting, economics and any other classes that involve numbers. That may be a bit of an exaggeration but I have yet to meet a PR student or professional … Continue reading Business 101: Why PR Students Should Take A Business Class
Everyone has someone to answer to, it's a fact of life. But when you are writing a press release or blog, whether it will be read by reporters or the general public, it can be hard to think about who you're writing for, when you have to hand it up to your boss to look … Continue reading For The People, By The People
It can be awkward navigating your way around telling someone that you don't like something. But unlike telling your friend that the shirt they're wearing is a little outdated, telling a client that they're idea is either impossible or downright not a good idea. Some clients may feel that you are stepping on their toes … Continue reading Who’s The Boss?
Like everything else, public relations is a business. And in any business, communication is key. Although email is not hip compared to the social media tools of our time, email still rules in business communication. Email is vital to the success of a business and aspiring PR pros should know that email should is their number … Continue reading Email Is Still King
For the past couple weeks, the Olympics have has competition: fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A. When Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy said in a statement that,"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage," clearly noting his … Continue reading The Chick-Fil-A Debacle: Takeaways for Small Businesses
One of my biggest pet peeves in the professional world is when I see people around my age who don’t use proper manners in a business setting. We all learned what good manners are from our parents and school teachers, however business etiquette is a lot more than the “please and thank you” of your … Continue reading Always Mind Your Manners
Hello, fellow aspiring public relations professionals! This is my first post on the PRowl blog as the Director of Finances. When I initially applied for the position, I hadn’t really thought about how becoming director of finances would diversify my experience and skill set as a public relations major. Although I didn’t realize it then, … Continue reading How are you making ‘cents’ of money?