Top 10 Posts of 2017–Our 10th Anniversary

Top 10 Posts of 2017–Our 10th Anniversary

Little did Ketchum intern Kevin Saghy realize a decade ago that the career blog he convinced his boss to write would still be around today. Indeed, Culpwrit quietly celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. After incredible runs at both Ketchum and the Chicago Cubs,...
Interns are a Bargain: Pay Them Fairly

Interns are a Bargain: Pay Them Fairly

Gone are the days when internships for recent graduates were viewed mostly as extended educational opportunities in the real world. Today, agency interns are expected to bring already honed skills that make them immediately billable. So why haven’t intern salaries...
7 Tested And Proven Communication Pillars

7 Tested And Proven Communication Pillars

By Kevin Donnellon Last week, I attended a very entertaining and enlightening presentation as part of the DePaul Graduate Program in Public Relations and Advertising. The program is run by my friend and renowned public relations pundit Ron Culp. PR Week rates his...
Top 20 Blog Posts of 2016

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2016

Culpwrit begins its 10th year in 2017 as one of the leading PR blogs in most official rankings, but the measure I care most about comes from the notes and social media engagement of readers. If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to subscribe to the Culpwrit...
How Not to be the Next CEO to Step in It

How Not to be the Next CEO to Step in It

The following op-ed was written for Crain’s Chicago Business. By Ron Culp Public relations leaders usually encourage their C-suite executives to actively engage in policy issues affecting their businesses, but recent missteps by two CEOs might actually scare...
Bottom Line to a Successful Career: 10 Tips

Bottom Line to a Successful Career: 10 Tips

For years, writing has been the consensus #1 skill demanded of top prospective public relations talent. Nothing else came close. But as the role of communicators has pivoted from being tacticians to becoming true business partners, so has the demand shifted to...