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Tokyo will be my 7th Olympic Games arranging TV interviews for star athletes. Here's how I got into it and why it's a dream job.

Left: Sara Hunninghake with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Right: Hunninghake at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018. Sarah Hunninghake Sara Hunninghake will turn 40 in Tokyo, where she will be managing Olympians' media interviews. She's done it at every Olympics since 2008 and takes time off her PR role to fit it in. "It is high energy and high stress keeping track of who is talking to who," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. I'll be spending my 40...
Tags: Sports, Careers, Trends, Pr, Beijing, Tokyo, Michael Phelps, Portland Oregon, Nordic, Pyeongchang, Obs, USA Swimming, Olympians, Quarantine, Mixed Zone, Olympic Arena


A 23-year-old former waitress started her own restaurant marketing business that earns 6 figures. Here's how she spends her days.

Sherane Chen Sherane Chen Sherane Chen started off as a waitress but now owns a six-figure marketing firm. She specializes in restaurant marketing, including social media management and graphic design. To Insider, she breaks down a typical day. See more stories on Insider's business page. At 16, Sherane Chen started her first job at Steak-n-Shake as a waitress. By the age of 21, she'd launched a business specializing in restaurant marketing. Today it earns six figures, as seen in...
Tags: Facebook, Small Business, Marketing, Trends, Pr, Jacksonville, Mediterranean, Nordic, Voc, Brown, Mayo, Chen, Zig Ziglar, WOC, University of North Florida, YouTube Instagram


Making the Case for the Hybrid-Work Model

Until March 2020, working from home was, for most employers, an idea that raised many concerns — especially regarding cybersecurity, employee productivity and accessibility. As a business owner whose team has operated on a hybrid-work schedule since 2018, I know firsthand that the model demands trust and discipline. But if executed well, it can lead to a happier, healthier workforce. Even as many companies return to in-office work after a year and a half of remote operations during the coronavir...
Tags: Microsoft, Pr, Work-life balance, Harvard Business Review, Thought Leadership, Orange County Calif, PRSA, Owl Labs, COVID-19, Orange County Chapter, Hybrid Work, Agency Management, Powerhouse Communications, Kristin Daher


Crisis communications master class by Marcus Rashford

Manchester United and England star footballer Marcus Rashford has hit it into the back of the net when it comes to crisis communications. On Tuesday … © Stuart Bruce - Crisis communications master class by Marcus Rashford was first published on Stuart Bruce's PR Futurist by Stuart Bruce - Modernising public relations and communications for the digital age
Tags: England, Crisis Communications, Public Relations, Pr, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Stuart Bruce, Stuart Bruce Modernising, Stuart Bruce Crisis


Let’s Talk About Death: 4 Things Solo PR Pros Can Do to Prepare

Leslie Jennings Rowley has a unique nickname: The Death Lady. And no, it’s not because she belongs on an episode of a true crime podcast.You see, in addition to working full-time as a strategic content producer for a prestigious university, Leslie is also the founder of Hereafter Partners, an organization she launched in 2019 that aims to help people of all ages have conversations about death, dying and aging.Leslie wants to make this topic more normalized in society so people can help each othe...
Tags: Google, Pr, Karen, West, Michelle, Leslie, End-of-Life Care, Living the Life, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Hereafter Partners, Leslie Jennings Rowley, The Death Lady


Gaps Persist Between Consumer Expectations, Company Actions, Study Finds

The security and privacy of their personal data are top concerns for consumers, says a new study from FleishmanHillard. In surveys of more than 10,000 consumers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Brazil, less than half (45 percent) of respondents said they’re willing to let companies collect their personal information in exchange for more convenience. FleishmanHillard’s “2021 Authenticity Gap” study (PDF ) examines the actions that brands must take to meet consumer exp...
Tags: Brands, Pr, United States, Brazil, Data Privacy, Thought Leadership, Consumer Engagement, United States the United Kingdom Germany China


Excellent crisis communications can help turn a crisis into an opportunity

Crisis communications. Transgender, taking the knee, doping and that’s before we even add Covid into the mix. The athletes going to the Tokyo Olympics face … © Stuart Bruce - Excellent crisis communications can help turn a crisis into an opportunity was first published on Stuart Bruce's PR Futurist by Stuart Bruce - Modernising public relations and communications for the digital age
Tags: Crisis Communications, Public Relations, Pr, Tokyo, Stuart Bruce, Stuart Bruce Modernising


ICON 2021 Preview: PBS Journalist Yamiche Alcindor on Illuminating the Human Experience

This fall, PRSA presents ICON 2021 in person and online. Beginning on Oct. 4, the conference offers virtual educational sessions, networking, career fairs and more. ICON continues on Oct. 17-19 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. Find more event details here. It’s shaping up to be a hectic day for Yamiche Alcindor, the “PBS NewsHour” White House correspondent. It’s 9:30 a.m. on this Tuesday in June, “and I’m literally ordering lunch right now,” she said. On this day, the Senate...
Tags: Washington, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Media Relations, Pr, United States, Washington Week, Pbs, Msnbc, Icon, Orlando, Thought Leadership, Orlando Fla, Naomi Osaka, PRSA


5 Ways to Ease Back Into Work (And Life) Post-Pandemic

Pandemic life was an enormous challenge for all of us.  With more and more people becoming vaccinated, life slowly is returning to a new ‘normal’ where we can give hugs to friends and family, go out with friends more, attend parties or weddings, travel and perhaps later this year attend in-person business meetings and events.  The excitement of a return to a form of pre-pandemic life is real. Although with this return, I’m challenging myself to think of what aspects of pandemic life I’d li...
Tags: Pr, Boulder Colorado, Living the Life, Solo Pr Pro, Pr Tools, Post-pandemic, Kate Lessman, Pre-pandemic


A Lesson in Reverse Mentoring, Courtesy of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

A few months ago, I watched the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,”  an acclaimed coming-of-age period drama about a young chess prodigy who struggles with addiction. As a whole, the show left me underwhelmed, but one element of the series spoke strongly to me. In a particularly telling scene, the protagonist Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), a rising chess star, receives an unexpected visit from a former rival, Harry Beltik (played by Harry Melling). She beat Harry in a chess match when...
Tags: Kentucky, Pr, Netflix, Career Development, Harry, Mentorship, Mentoring, Thought Leadership, Soviet Union, Beth, Harry Melling, Anya Taylor Joy, Career Guide, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Beth Harmon, Vasily Borgov


Homefix Partners to Give Elizabeth City, NC Resident a New Roof

(Elizabeth City, North Carolina) — Homefix Custom Remodeling, a home improvement company with six locations across the southeastern U.S., is once again partnering with Habitat for Humanity and others to ensure a family in need has a safe home. For this latest project, Homefix provided roofing materials and professional installation from its Norfolk, Virginia location at no cost for a home in Pasquotank County, North Carolina. The newly constructed home is located on 5th Street in Elizabeth City....
Tags: Washington, Pr, United States, Norfolk, North America, North Carolina, News Releases, Richmond, Charlotte, Habitat for Humanity, 5th Street, Tampa Florida, Norfolk Virginia, GAF, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County North Carolina


How to Create an Employer Brand That Attracts Top Talent

It takes a specific type of person to succeed — to thrive — inside your company, doesn’t it? Beyond the basic qualifications to do the job, it’s those intangible personality traits that make the biggest difference. And when you meet the candidates who fit the mold, you just know it. You feel it. You know they will be the impact hire you’ve been looking for. So how can we get more of those ideal candidates to apply for your open positions? The secret lies in your employer brand. Every company has...
Tags: Success, Linkedin, Pr, Branding, Thought Leadership, Reputation Management, Jpl, Mid Atlantic, Employee Communications, Jessica Walter M S APR


5 Solo PR Pros Share Best Practices For Taking Time Off When You Run a Business

Just because you’re a solo PR pro doesn’t mean you’re in this alone. There’s a whole community of like minded people you can lean on. In this monthly series, we ask five Solo PR Pro members to share their best tips, tricks and resources for managing their solo business. 5 solo PR pros on how to take time off when you run your own biz This month, we asked our panel of solo PR pros to share best practices for taking time off when you run your own business. Read on for their helpful t...
Tags: Florida, Pr, Monterey, St Louis, Don, Living the Life, Solo Pr Pros, Vacation Tips For Solo Pr Pros, Maren Minchew, Janine Krasicky Sadaj, Daria Steigman Steigman Communications llc, Kristine Gobbo Spectrum Public Relations, Chris Kuban Chemistry PR, Susan M Stoga Carson Stoga Communications


15 Questions Interviewers Love to Hear

An interview is a two-way street; both the interviewer and candidate are trying to learn as much as possible about each other in a short period of time to determine if there is a fit. Sometimes job candidates get so wrapped up in trying to develop stellar answers to questions they anticipate being asked that they neglect the flipside of that: coming up with great questions to ASK their interviewers. Below you’ll find a list of questions to put in your (metaphorical) back pocket the ne...
Tags: Interview, Resume, Public Relations, Pr, Job Search, Job Interview, Ryan Shea, Ashleigh Rankin, Jack Leblond, Stephanie Haney


“Grandpa Don’t Worry” Children’s Book Furthers the Mission to Explore Feelings & Values

“Why did you pivot to add children’s books to your list of published works? It seems as if they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum,” asked a new acquaintance on LinkedIn. “Yes, I can see why it appears as if business books and children’s books are on ‘opposite ends’. However, whether it’s the business books I write and the consulting and training I’m doing, or it’s the children’s books and the interviews I’m giving on par...
Tags: Amazon, Book, Pr, Empathy, Mindfulness, Feelings, Noelle, Family Values, PR 2.0, Outskirts Press, Ashley Ann, FEEL First, FEEL Model, Noelle Ashley Ann, Ashley Anne, Michael G Skrobola


Pride Tragedy Offers Lessons in Crisis Communications

What should have been a festive occasion turned deadly this month when a vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed through marchers stepping off in the annual Stonewall Pride parade in Wilton Manors, Fla. A 75-year-old member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus died instantly and another sustained critical injuries on Saturday, June 19. The pick-up truck barely missed Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who was perched on the back of a convertible, and number of local elected officials. H...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Washington, Crisis Management, Pr, Fbi, Thought Leadership, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, South Florida, South Florida Sun Sentinel, PRSA, Pride Month, WILTON MANORS Fla, Trantalis, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Fort Lauderdale Gay Men


CEO of crisis-management PR firm resigns following allegations he got drunk and inappropriately touched women at a charity event

Declan Kelly resigned on Tuesday. Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen Declan Kelly, CEO of PR firm Teneo, resigned on Tuesday. His resignation follows allegations of drunken misconduct and inappropriate touching at a charity concert hosted by Global Citizen. He will be replaced by the firm's chief operating officer, Paul Keary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Declan Kelly, the CEO of influential crisis-communications firm Teneo, said on Tuesday that he would st...
Tags: News, Advertising, Trends, General Motors, Pr, Financial Times, Global Citizen, Kelly, Teneo, Noam Galai Getty, Declan Kelly, Hannah Towey, Paul Keary See, Paul Keary


10 Things I’ve Learned About Starting a PR Firm During the Pandemic

In the early summer of 2020, I decided to resign from my position as head of communications at a medical-research institute in San Diego. It was a well-paid, full-time position with great benefits. I loved the organization and admired the team of professionals with whom I worked, in an industry that benefits human health. Yet, I had been unhappy with the job’s lack of flexibility and professional development opportunities. So in the middle of a global pandemic, I called it quits and left San Die...
Tags: Post, America, Pr, United States, Netherlands, San Diego, Thought Leadership, Pr Agency, San Diego People, Independent PR Practitioners, COVID-19, Agency Management, Waypoints Communications Business, Patrick Bartosch, Waypoints Communications


10½ Ways to Learn the Most in a Virtual Training Session

Even though most of us are beginning to return to the office now, virtual training sessions will continue in many organizations. Here are 10½ ways to help you get the most from a virtual training session. Book time on your online calendar so that others in your organization will know you are unavailable during the training time. PRO TIP: Add in an extra 15 minutes after the class for your own reflection and wrap-up notes on the training.Let others in your home or office (ones who don’t h...
Tags: Public Relations, Pr, Hydrate PRO


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Tags: Uncategorized, Pr


July 28: Arbitrage for Tech Analyst Relations webinar

Arbitrage tactics can help your analyst relations team to profit from other people’s mistaken valuations. Let’s talk about how. My research at the University... The post July 28: Arbitrage for Tech Analyst Relations webinar appeared first on Influencer Relations.
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Arbitrage for Tech Analyst Relations

Arbitrage tactics can help your analyst relations team to profit from other people’s mistaken valuations. Let’s talk about how. My research at the University... The post Arbitrage for Tech Analyst Relations appeared first on Influencer Relations.
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Rise in Ransomware Attacks Demands Extra Crisis Vigilance

Widespread migration to work-from-home arrangements over the last year to control the spread of COVID-19 left organizations more exposed than ever to virulent infections of a different sort: ransomware. According to Boston-based cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, U.S. companies faced 65,000 attacks during 2020, in which their computer systems and data were held hostage by cybercriminals. Payments to the organized criminal enterprises in Eastern Europe and elsewhere that claim responsibility for...
Tags: Boston, Crisis Management, Pr, Cybersecurity, Eastern Europe, Thought Leadership, Counselors Academy, Jon Goldberg, Reputation Architects Inc, Ransomeware Attacks, Executive Committee of PRSA


Spotlight on a Solo PR Pro: Meet Ellen Werther

Ellen Werther graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in English Literature when she was approached by a professor about potentially doing an internship at a small public relations agency recently acquired by Weber Shandwick.  Although she was only somewhat familiar with the industry, having taken a few courses in school on the broader scope of marketing and mass media, she was immediately attracted to the opportunity to use her writing skills in the PR industry. Little did she realize...
Tags: Getting Started, Ellen Werther, Entrepreneur, Public Relations, Solo Pr Pros, spotlight on Solo PR Pro


Job Seeker Research Reveals the Keys to a Winning Employer Brand

As the race to win top talent intensifies, the importance of understanding how to command the attention of ideal candidates has become a mission-critical priority. The secret to determining those compelling recruitment messages lies within the process candidates use to make the decision to pursue a position or an employer. While every individual is different, the majority of job seekers are looking for one very important thing: fit. Researchers studying organizational behavior and cognitive scie...
Tags: Linkedin, Pr, Career Development, Job Search, Jpl, Mid Atlantic, Career Guide, Work Culture, Jessica Walter M S APR


My favourite Youtube channels

These are my favourite Youtube channels to follow. While I love being a Youtube Premium subscriber, Youtube isn’t always great at suggesting new content to watch — at least not in my experience. A successful “discovery” function is still out of reach for many content platforms. Sometimes weird is good; sometimes weird is weird. So, you’ll have to take matters into your own hands and subscribe to some Youtube channels with solid and recurring outputs. My favourite Youtube channels ...
Tags: Trends, Pr, Levy, Streaming, Content Creation, Mark, Marques Brownlee, Mark Denney, Jerry Silfwer, Nigel Danson, Jonna Jinton, Online Trends, Lex Friedman Intelligent, Channel ugb, Channel The Urban Gentry Watch, Channel Almazan Kitchen Cooking


My Youtube favourites

These are my Youtube favourites right now. Youtube isn’t always great at suggesting new content to watch — at least not in my experience. A successful “discovery” function is still out of reach for many content platforms. So, you’ll have to take matters into your own hands and subscribe to some Youtube channels with solid and recurring outputs. My favourite Youtube channels are, of course, a reflection of my personal interests, but maybe you can find something interesting, too? Alas, my...
Tags: Trends, Pr, Levy, Streaming, Content Creation, Mark, Marques Brownlee, Mark Denney, Jerry Silfwer, Nigel Danson, Jonna Jinton, Online Trends, Lex Friedman Intelligent, Channel ugb, Channel The Urban Gentry Watch, Channel Almazan Kitchen Cooking


A Guide to Pride Without Pandering

It’s June and time for another Pride Month, the annual celebration of LGBTQ pride and identity. If you thought last year’s pandemic-influenced Pride was unusual, then this year promises to be even more different. Why? Well, COVID-19 of course. And we have a new President and new leadership in Congress. And we’ve experienced a year of attention to the realities of life for people of color and LGBTQ people like no other in recent history. Pride is a celebration, yes, but it started as a protest. A...
Tags: Congress, Washington, America, Diversity, Pr, Lgbtq, Laverne Cox, Thought Leadership, Tammy Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, Audre Lorde, PRSA Counselors Academy, Frank Kameny, Pride Month, Celebrating Diversity, Ben Finzel


5 Tips for Managing Your Time as a Solo PR Pro

At long last, you’ve achieved the ultimate dream: working for yourself. You're a solo PR pro now!Finally, you have almost complete control over your career. You can choose when you work, where you work from, the types of projects you do and your ideal client profile.But being your own boss is far from easy.  Once you’re set free, time management can become quite difficult. You may often find yourself wasting time — or, you may end up working non-stop. If you want to be a successful solopreneu...
Tags: Time, Accountability, Pr, Time Management, Setting Boundaries, Living the Life, Solo Business