2016 highlights: #4PRQs

The #4PRQs (Four PR Questions) series has been quite popular on my blog. Throughout the fifteen weeks of writing this blog, I interviewed fifteen shrewd and inspiring practitioners that were kind enough to share their career insights. They shared their advice on how to get noticed by the employers in the noisy digital space and their tips on securing job in the comms industry. My mission with the series is to benefit PR students and graduates, and help them get inspired by some of the greatest minds in the communications industry. This post summarises the series so far.

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2016 highlights: mumblings

Between the festive celebrations and consuming humongous amount of tasty, traditional Polish food, I’ve decided to summarise my blogging journey so far. At the beginning of it, I set a schedule of posting every Monday. The series was to be called Marcel mumbles. I wrote (and made other people write) about the different aspects of being a PR student and expressed opinions about the industry. In this very subjective (just like my blog) list, I’m showcasing some of the most popular and my favourite posts published on MK.

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#4PRQs for: Colin Byrne of Weber Shandwick

Colin Byrne is the CEO of Weber Shandwick

Colin Byrne is the CEO UK & EMEA of Weber Shandwick

Colin Byrne, who I’m really honoured to be interviewing in the last #4PRQs this year, joined Weber Shandwick in 1995. He is now CEO of the agency’s UK & EMEA network and a senior member of the global management team. In 2015, Colin was awarded with an Individual Achievement Award at the EMEA SABRE awards for his dedication to the industry. He is also Visiting Fellow at The Reuters School of Journalism at Oxford University and a Trustee of ActionAid.

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Networking for students: tips from the comms professionals (3/3)

Network like a pro!

In the past weeks I covered a few aspects of networking. I wrote two pieces on how students can approach it and make the most of it. These were the insights from my little experience. For this piece, I reached out to the experienced comms practitioners and academics to find out what is their networking advice for students.

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#6ofMarcel: Improvising, Seenit, TechCrunch Disrupt volunteering

I had a real blast volunteering at TechCrunch Disrupt this week!

I had a real blast volunteering at TechCrunch Disrupt this week!

The penultimate edition of #6ofMarcel this year is here. This week has been great! I was volunteering at one of the most important tech events in the world, TechCrunch Disrupt. I was, again, really impressed with the coverage gained by the Polish grandpa learning English.

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#4PRQs for: Farzana Baduel of Curzon PR

Farzana Baduel is the CEO of Curzon PR.

Farzana Baduel is the CEO of Curzon PR.

Farzana Baduel is the founder and CEO of Curzon PR. She has contributed to publications including The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Business Today, where she wrote on PR, soft power initiatives and country branding for international media outlets. She currently serves on the board of CARE, Pakistan’s largest educational NGO and Youth Music Theatre UK. Farzana kindly agreed to give career advice to PR students, answering Four PR Questions.

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Month in the PR events: November

October has been great!

In November I managed to get inspired, not once.

November has been an incredible month when it comes to the events I attended. I managed to get inspired at the Creative Group event, as well as get some useful tips on the future career at the Careers Fair, both hosted by my favourite PRCA. I also managed to attend the evening talk, organised by The Media Society, with the legendary broadcaster Steve Hewlett.

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#6ofMarcel: psychology behind a perfect cuppa, Polish grandad learning English and social media bubble

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For more golden hour shots of London, head over to my Instagram.

December is here! 22 days left for all the festivities. Christmas campaigns hit us full on. This week, I listed three of my favourite pieces I found out about in the past few days. Apart from that, I really enjoyed Samsung’s work with YouTubers — Casey Neistat and Karlie Kloss. I also learned about the psychology behind cup of tea.
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