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Page Honorees Cite Important Leadership Traits Ranging From Courage to Active Listening

October 1st, 2018 · No Comments

TweetNearly 300 chief communications officers, agency heads and educators met in Washington, DC last week for the 35th annual Page conference. Under the conference theme “Purpose, Policy & Protest: The Role of the Corporation on Social Issues,” the group discussed pressures facing businesses and CCOs in responding to increasing stakeholder expectations for corporate purpose and […]

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A Tutorial in Mentorship from an Emerging Leader

September 24th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet Meet Eric Winkfield, public affairs manager at Pepco, an Exelon-owned utility company that provides service to customers in Washington, D.C. and to surrounding communities in Maryland. Eric will receive this year’s Emerging Leader at the ninth annual Milestones in Mentoring gala on Oct. 26. Eric received his undergraduate degree in PR from Florida A&M […]

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Tags: Advice from a Pro · Careers · Future Leaders · Mentorship

So You’re a PR Pro Who Wants to Write a Novel? Six Tips to Make It Happen

September 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet By Rita Dragonette One of the most prevalent aspirations of public relations professionals is to—someday—write a novel. It makes sense: we have a facility with language, know its power, love words, and may even have started out as English majors with publishing dreams in our pockets. Though a really solid, beautifully written story is […]

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Marketing Legend Tom Burrell Will Receive First Betsy Plank Lifetime Mentoring Award

September 15th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet Tom Burrell, founder of Burrell Communications, is the first recipient of the Betsy Plank Lifetime Mentoring Award. One of the missions of the Plank Center is to recognize and promote the critical role mentors play helping to develop leaders and advance the profession. A legend in marketing communications, Tom Burrell will receive his award […]

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How to Navigate First Job Offer After Graduation

July 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet I heard this week from two former students who are anxiously waiting for job offers after surviving intensive interviews and reference checking. Their questions range from “Should I negotiate a higher salary?” to “What are the typical benefits that I should ask about?” Shortly after those conversations, I received a great guide from Pat […]

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