PPRA Annual Meeting Recap

Wednesday evening at the PPRA Annual Meeting, the Philadelphia Public Relations Association honored past Temple University PRSSA President, Mackenzie Krott, with the PPRA Dr. Jean Brodey Award. This award honors a student for outstanding interest and professional promise in the field of public relations, academic excellence and community contribution. With a warm welcoming of applause … Continue reading PPRA Annual Meeting Recap

PR Summer Checklist

Summer is just around the corner, and that means that you'll have a bit more time on your hands. What are some things us PR students can do with this extra time? Take a look at my checklist below to find out. 1. Update your resume & LinkedIn profile First, take a look at your … Continue reading PR Summer Checklist

Social Media’s Growing Role in Crises

Monday’s terrible and startling Boston Marathon bombings undoubtedly put the nation in a state of shock. Among the fear and utter devastation in the wake of the event, social media has allowed for stories of inspiration and true compassion to emerge.   During the height Monday’s events, certain groups and individuals used social media to … Continue reading Social Media’s Growing Role in Crises

A Night of Networking with PPRA

Last night, Temple PRSSA and PRowl members enjoyed an evening of networking at The Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s annual event, Careers 101. The event, which was targeted toward students and young professionals, turned out a great crowd at Drexel University.   Approximately 20 Temple PR students were in attendance. They networked with professionals from a … Continue reading A Night of Networking with PPRA

Obama’s New ‘Gen44’ Campaign

Knowing he must once again capture the under-30 vote this election season, President Obama has launched a fund raising campaign called ‘Gen44′. Short for Generation Forty Four, this mission intends to gather young voters to mobilize and support Obama’s reelection campaign.Take a look at the video message from President Obama that appears on the site’s … Continue reading Obama’s New ‘Gen44’ Campaign

Election 2012 as a PR Learning Tool

Whether you’re a political news junkie or someone who has never really had interest in Washington, as a PR student it is important to pay close attention to this election season. So many skills we use in PR will be put to use by candidates over the next seven months, and it is important that … Continue reading Election 2012 as a PR Learning Tool

PRSA Philly hosts Twitter Chat on Crisis Communication

Have you ever browsed through your Twitter feed noticing a surge of tweets focused on one specific topic, sporting a shared hash tag? You were most likely reading the tweets of someone participating in a Twitter chat- a great tool for PR students to engage in a specific conversation with peers and professionals in their … Continue reading PRSA Philly hosts Twitter Chat on Crisis Communication

Staying ‘PR’ focused while Studying Abroad

I have recently been referring to my upcoming semester in Rome as a dilemma- not because I am not looking forward to it (ask anyone, I AM!) but because it is really starting to affect my development and opportunities as a PR major. We all know that experience is key when it comes to working … Continue reading Staying ‘PR’ focused while Studying Abroad

SkillShare: A New Way for Philadelphia to Learn

When most of us hear the word ‘learn’, we tend to think paper, pencil, professor, and so on and so forth. We usually don’t think of words like networking, socializing, and sharing. However, this is exactly the mission of a unique new organization that is preparing to launch within the next two weeks in Philadelphia. … Continue reading SkillShare: A New Way for Philadelphia to Learn

Dove’s Not-So-Clean Ad Campaign

Nothing illustrates the power of the blogosphere more perfectly than a textbook PR dilemma. The Dove soap brand recently came under fire for a national ad that many claim to be racist. Before I delve into the crisis, take a glance at the ad for yourself: See anything questionable? The ad is for Dove’s VisibleCare … Continue reading Dove’s Not-So-Clean Ad Campaign