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Professional Development Takes Center Stage

January 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Training and other non-billable activities were eliminated or drastically scaled back by most firms during the seemingly endless Great Recession that allegedly has ended. As a result, a significant portion of an entire generation of public relations talent received minimal training during the critically important early stages of their careers. Young professionals I’ve talked with […]

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Increasing Business Acumen: A Career Imperative

January 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Like many marketing and public relations professionals, writing a book has been on my “bucket list” for most of my career. I actually started writing three or four books over the years, but I didn’t get much past outlining potential chapters and perhaps a few pages of random thoughts. After opening a gourmet coffee store […]

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Top Posts of 2014 Focus on Careers, Branding

December 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

As I approach the ninth year of this blog, it’s time again to look back at the most widely read posts of the past year. In 2014, top topics shifted from job search tips to how to enhance a personal brand, expand your network and succeed in a new job. While many are seeking their next career […]

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Top Educator Awards Go to PR Leaders

August 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Two friends and public relations leaders received well-deserved recognition for their significant contributions to education during last week’s annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Montreal. Frank Ovaitt, president and CEO of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), received the Gerald Sass Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Association of […]

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jack Koten

April 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The life of public relations legend Jack Koten was celebrated by family and friends last Saturday at a memorial service on the campus of his beloved alma mater, North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Jack, who passed away in early January, was a friend and mentor to many, including me. Jack was a visionary leader in the […]

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