Wanna be in PR? 4 Tips for Staying on the Ball

Before I graduated, I had high hopes and dreams of getting into PR. Often times, to get to your goal – to be a successful PR Pro – you need to go through different places, some which will be so far away from your dreams, and time consuming, that you won’t have the time of […]

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Tips for a Successful Interview

Many of you are in the final throes of interviewing for your Public Relations entry-level jobs or internships. I myself had an interview with the team at @ArgylePR which went quite well. Even though I did not get the internship, the experience and the opportunity to talk to such wonderful people as Kendra Dubyk was […]

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Public Relations Job Boards

It’s that time of year again, and hopefully you already have a summer job or internship in the PR Industry. But if you don’t, it’s still not too late. Here are some of the job search engines that I’ve come across which are very fruitful. Remember to spend time creating your profile on each site, […]

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Whats Your Klout?

Klout is a company that touts itself as “The Standard for Influence.” When I first registered with Klout, it wasn’t all that great, even though it did give me somewhat of an idea of what my influence online was. There was a lot left to be desired however, including more intimate insights, and detailed statistics. […]

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Buildling Influence, Credibility, and Connections: Help a Journalist

This is part two of a 2-part blog post Earlier I had said that you are wiser than you know, and that you can back your opinions with informed proof points. Why does this matter? Or, in other words, why should you HARO? HARO stands for Help A Reporter Out (HARO’s website, HARO’s twitter), and […]

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Wiser Than You Know

This is part 1 of a 2-part blog post Often, students think that they do not know enough about a certain topic to comment or provide input. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, from personal experience, I have seen students more engaged and more up to date about happenings and trends than […]

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New PRSSA National Committee – Congratulations Lauren Gray

A friend and colleague of mine, Lauren Gray, has just been elected as National VP of Public Relations at the PRSSA National. My special congratulations go to Lauren on this joyous occassion! Lauren, here’s a quick video I made for you to show my deep respect and appreciation for you 🙂

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Crisis: Imported from Detroit

A couple of days ago, Chrysler faced a crisis of sorts after a tweet that contained an f-bomb jeopardized its goodwill (for background on this, check out Did Chrysler Overreact?) Immediately I thought of the risks and strategies associated with social media, and I remembered a conversation I had with Bernard Gauthier, CEO of Delta […]

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Concordia University, State of Affairs – Crisis Situation

The recent controversy surrounding President Emeritus Judith Woodsworth’s resignation has once again ignited debate about governance at the university. “For a crazy institution, you need a psychiatrist,” a professor was quoted as saying. Coincidentally, Concordia’s new Interim President (and president emeritus), Frank Lowy is a psychiatric consultant. The Issue in Context Concordia is no stranger […]

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Career Planning Advice – Think of It as an Assignment

Whether you are just starting out with university, or preparing to graduate, it’s always important to start career planning early. This was advice given by Bernard Gauthier, CEO of Delta Media, Inc. and others who graced the ASFA Career Panel, on Tuesday, 15th of January at Concordia University. Let me first use this platform to […]

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