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Alabama’s Alana Doyle Defines ‘Where (Public Relations) Legends Are Made’​

April 2nd, 2019 · No Comments

I met Alana Doyle during a February visit to The University of Alabama and then recently celebrated with Alana and her beaming father as she was named PRWeek’s Outstanding Student of the Year. Here, Mark Harris, one of her proud professors, writes about her win and what it takes to excel as young leader in […]

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5 Scary Things About Being a Solopreneur and How to Handle Them

April 1st, 2019 · 2 Comments

By Laura Gayle Technology has revolutionized freelance and work-from-home opportunities across the globe – particularly in communication-based fields like public relations. On the hiring site Upwork, job posts requesting skills in social media, brand strategy, content writing, and influencer marketing increased by 60-80% in the last quarter of 2017. Independent PR professionals are increasingly going […]

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How to Succeed as a Freelancer

March 25th, 2019 · No Comments

By Katie Perkins If you’re in the public relations profession, it may not come as a surprise to hear that many PR professionals consider dropping their 9-to-5 office jobs to work as independent consultants. Those who do take the leap say that finding freelance work is relatively easy thanks to advancements in technology. The benefits […]

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Q&A: To Blog or Not to Blog

March 13th, 2019 · No Comments

Q. My writing professor has encouraged us to start a blog, claiming it will help advance our careers. Since you have been blogging for several years, do you agree? How do you keep the process from becoming overwhelming? Other tips? A. I agree with your professor to a point. I endorse anything that encourages frequent […]

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Love It or Not, You Need Social Media to Achieve Your Professional Goals

March 4th, 2019 · 1 Comment

By Maria De Moya As a professor at DePaul’s Public Relations and Advertising program, my tweeting and teaching frequently intersect. Twitter is where I get a large portion of my news, meet and converse with pros across the country and share topics I’m looking forward to discussing in class. So imagine my surprise when I […]

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