Four PR Questions (#4PRQs) today go to Lanson‘s Michael White. Michael is a digital and social expert. His blog, that has been run since 2009, has been called one of the most influential ones in the industry. He is PR graduate from the University of Gloucestershire. In his notable resume, we can find companies like Microsoft and variety of the communications agencies. He is also the associate editor of our beloved Behind the Spin. Michael shared some really interesting insights into his career with me. His ideas and hints can be really useful for media students.
Casey Neistat in one of my favourite YouTubers. He’s truly inspirational. He not only does a lot of things that make me motivated, but he also says a lot of things that we could all learn from. For this post, I put together some my favourite quotes from Casey’s famous video blogs that he has, sadly, recently ended.
Time goes fast. We are now in the penultimate week of November. This week has been full on and I found some interesting articles, studies, campaigns and podcasts. This is my weekly listing of things I liked, this is #6ofMarcel.
For today’s #4PRQs (Four PR Questions), I’m really lucky to be interviewing Sarah Scholefield, currently Managing Director at Grayling UK. Sarah in English graduate from the University of Manchester. In her admirable curriculum vitae, we can also find many other reputable agencies, including Freuds, Edelman and Fleishman-Hillard. Sarah has also spent nine years in Singapore, working on global clients.
Last week, I shared some insights into meeting people during the industry events. This week, I’ll tackle something much more challenging and requiring much more boldness — meeting for, as I like to call it, networking coffees.
We are halfway through November. Christmas is coming, May and the deadline of my dissertation submission is even closer now. In the past few days, I particularly loved two PRCA events. I also liked the podcast about holding door and a formula for the perfect americano. These are my favourite things of last week, this is #6ofMarcel.
Alex Singleton answers my #4PRQs (Four PR Questions) today. He leads communications and marketing at Circle Health. He’s a Fellow of the Public Relations and Communications Association and is author of The PR Masterclass (published by Wiley). Last year, he completed a postgraduate-level Diploma in Crisis Communication with the CIPR and this month begins an MBA at Surrey Business School, which he is blogging about for the Financial Times.
Public relations business is all about people. It’s about creating and maintaining relationships. Networking is not a rocket science. It’s a bit of common sense, hint of bravery and a portion of people skills. The earlier you start networking, the better you become at it. You’ll also be able to build a diverse network. In this mini-series, I’ll share some of my advice and insights on how to be a better student-networker.
This #6ofMarcel, the list of the most intriguing and interesting things that I recently encountered, marks my tenth week of blogging. In the past few days, we had been occupied with many occurrences — elections, some brilliant campaigns and we’ve seen the first Christmas advert.
I’m incredibly glad to be featuring Sarah Hall in this week’s #4PRQs (Four PR Questions). I met Sarah during the launch of one of the most significant publications in the industry, #FuturePRoof. What struck me the most about Sarah, was her massive enthusiasm, charm and knowledge about the industry. Since then, I knew that I’d love to hear some career advice from her. Apart from being the editor of the mentioned publication, Sarah is also a newly elected President of Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Managing Director of her own agency — Sarah Hall Consulting Limited.