On The PRowl For Important Leadership Lessons

Graduation is one week away, marking the end of my college and PRowl Public Relations career. The past four years have taught me a lot, but no single experience has affected my college career as much as being a staff member, account executive and director of finance of PRowl. During my time in the organization, … Continue reading On The PRowl For Important Leadership Lessons

PRowl’s Seniors

PRowl is so PRoud of our seniors!Doug Bennett (Account Executive &Director of Finance)Doug is currently interviewing for corporate communications positions and is now an intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. During the summer, Doug will begin studying for the LSATs and then apply to law schools.Emily Ascani (Assistant Firm Director) Emily will be continuing to intern … Continue reading PRowl’s Seniors

Making Issue Advocacy Work

Issue advocacy combines my two passions: politics and public relations. If I've learned anything throughout my college career its that the former passion cannot exist without the later.Issue advocacy is simple to explain but hard to do well. At its crux is the promotion of a viewpoint, political issue, or idea to a public. The … Continue reading Making Issue Advocacy Work

Senate Vote Spurs Communications Storm

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How Does Your Writing Stack Up?

As an account executive of PRowl Public Relations, Temple University’s only student-run public relations firm, the most common question I get is, “how do I improve my writing?” Now, I don’t claim to be an expert writer, but I have been writing in a journalistic and public relations styles for over five years so I’ve … Continue reading How Does Your Writing Stack Up?

Do Crises Have Long-Term Effects on Companies?

It depends on the company you’re talking about.In some cases, like the case of former energy giant Enron, a crisis can destroy a reputation in a heartbeat. However, in other cases the effects do not seem as long-lasting.Take Chiquita, harvester of bananas, avocados and all typesof delicious fruits and vegetables. In 2007, Chiquita admitted in … Continue reading Do Crises Have Long-Term Effects on Companies?

Is Standing Up to Senate on Transportation Bill Good PR?

The United States Senate passeda 2-year transportation bill last week. The bill passed the upper house by avote of 74 to 22 in a bi-partisan effort that President Obama and the Democratsin Congress have celebrated as another boost to the nation’s economy. Unfortunately for the Democrats, Republicans in the US House of Representatives rejected the … Continue reading Is Standing Up to Senate on Transportation Bill Good PR?

Goldman Sachs Chief Resigns in NYT, Controversy Ignites

Greg Smith was an executive director and the head of the GoldmanSachs equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa untilyesterday, when he publicallyresigned in the New York Times.Smith cited a shift in organizational culture from the consumers to the money primary reason for the resignation. GoldmanSachs, from his experience, is never afraid … Continue reading Goldman Sachs Chief Resigns in NYT, Controversy Ignites

A Right To Know? Gov’s Food Stamp Asset Test May Be Hypocritical

Governor Tom Corbett (R – PA) wants to asset test food stamp beneficiaries, but should he be asset tested as well? After all, public funds do support his dining habits. Corbett announced his plan to asset test Pennsylvania’s 1.8 million food stamp beneficiaries in January. The idea is the commonwealth could save money by eliminating … Continue reading A Right To Know? Gov’s Food Stamp Asset Test May Be Hypocritical

Compromise Ahead of Elections? What’s the catch?

The United States House of Representatives and Senate passed a year-long extension of the payroll tax cut last Friday, Feb. 17, marking another legislative victory for President Obama ahead of the 2012 elections. Want to know the best part? The bill was passed through with bipartisan support and a hefty helping of compromise. Crazy, huh?The … Continue reading Compromise Ahead of Elections? What’s the catch?