Not only is this week Jessica's last week posting for PRowl Public Relations, it is also my last week. Hopefully you'll be hearing from me again in the future!I've had a great time being in PRowl. I got a lot of experience that I have never even come close to seeing in the classroom. Being … Continue reading Goodbye From Me, Also!
We've done it time and again: proofread, edited and chopped down a pitch to what we think is the absolute shortest it can be. The newest challenge? Pitch in 140 characters, or less. In an article from PR Daily, there are tips on how to pitch through Twitter.-Form relationships with those you're trying to pitch. … Continue reading Pitching Through Twitter?
Today was the last day of my internship at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. I absolutely LOVED it there, but it had to end eventually. As I was having my "good-bye, good-luck and thank-you" lunch with my boss and two other people that I helped out through the semester, we talked about my three … Continue reading Looking Back On A Great Intership
Yesterday, PRSSA held elections for the 2009-2010 school year. Congratulations to the new E-Board:President - Jessica LawlorVice President - Reilly FiesSecretary - Huiling ZhaoPublic Relations Director - Ashlee ChisholmDirector of Social Media - Brendan LowryDirector of Fundraising - Olivia RagniTreasurer - Jade BarnesTemple Student Government Representative - Jonathan BurnsDirector of Development - Jaclyn McKeownHistorian - … Continue reading 2009-2010 PRSSA E-Board
If you've noticed the tag APR after some of your professors titles and don't know what it stands for, it means Accredited in Public Relations. Some of my professors are accredited and they said it's a good thing to have because it puts you a step ahead of other PR professionals.In yesterday's edition of PRSA … Continue reading April is Accreditation Month!
In yesterday's e-mail blast from PRSA Issues and Trends, there was a pretty neat article from AdvertisingAge. It talked about all different kinds of products and how well (or not well) they're doing marketing themselves through their advertisements. Brands included Bounty, Wendy's, Xbox and GM.Here are some tips from the article:DO:- Offer consumers assurance- Make … Continue reading Branding and Marketing in the Economic Recession
I'm taking a journalism class this semester and my professor keeps talking about personal blogs for students. We all know that blogs are huge, but should everyone keep a blog? My professor says yes! He says it's a good idea for students because you can practice your writing and get yourself out there. But he … Continue reading Personal Blogs
We all know that the economy is bad right now. But what about student organizations? Always trying to find ways to raise money, PRowl Public Relations and PRSSA work together and hold events, splitting the funds evenly. Yesterday, we held an all-day fundraiser at Qdoba Mexican Grill. For every entree and drink purchased with the … Continue reading Fundraising
The madness is in the air as the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament begins tomorrow. Philadelphia is a host city of the first two rounds, which is great for the City. Hopefully with all of the guests and attention Philadelphia is getting, it will help boost the economy.As I've said before, I … Continue reading Let The Madness Begin! AND…A Question About The Economy.
While on spring break, I wanted to make sure that I made a visit to my old high school to visit my former French teacher, only referred to as "Madame." As I made my way through the doors after the 2:30 p.m. dismissal bell rang, I felt a thousand times more than uncomfortable. Weaving my … Continue reading The Importance of Networking