How to stay on top of current affairs?

At first, I felt slightly insecure about writing this post. How could you possibly NOT stay on top of current affairs and the news? All it takes is checking a news site. Right? This was back at the times when I was a student. Once I started a full-time role, I’ve realised that busy days can distract you from getting news. But in the job that is about working around the news cycle, you have to be aware of what’s happening around the world. Here are my tips on being informed and always on the top of the news agenda.

Continue reading

I HAVE GRADUATED!

This is an important post for me. The last couple of months have been groundbreaking. I’ll go as far as to say they were life-changing. I’ve submitted the single longest (and one of the most important) pieces of writing in my academic career — my dissertation. The piece got the highest mark. I’ve passed all the other assignments, too. Today, however, is special. The chapter in my life called ‘higher education’ ends here. Ladies and gents, I’ve graduated. With distinction. Here’s a look back on how I got here.

Continue reading

Managing the inbox chaos

I’ve recently started a full-time role in PR (yay!). One of the things that I didn’t realise might be as challenging, is managing inbox. I’ve never thought that I’d be getting 50-100 emails per day. Some of these messages are more important than others, but all of these should be, at least, read. Here’s what methods I use not to drown in the sea of emails.

Continue reading

#4PRQs: the key takeouts from the Four PR Questions series

39 entries in over 40 weeks. #4PRQs aka Four PR Questions appeared to be very popular series and put my blog in the spotlight on many occasions. The main aim of the series was to connect with the prominent comms practitioners and ask them how to land a job in the communications industry and how to have a successful career. So how does one achieve that? What can we learn from the most successful industry professionals? Here’s what I found about the #4PRQs interviewees.

Continue reading

Personal branding among PR professionals on Twitter: key takeouts from my dissertation

Nowadays, every person can be considered as a brand. This phenomenon is especially common in the digital age with social platforms dominating our existence online, and sometimes even defining us. These are some of the key takeouts from my dissertation that was on the personal branding of comms professionals on Twitter. I was really privileged to interview some of the greatest industry minds, who tweet on a daily basis — Mary Whenman, Maja Pawinska Sims, Stephen Waddington, Andrew Bloch, and Chris Owen. My dissertation got the first and I am proud to share some of its learnings.

Continue reading

How to write an undergraduate dissertation (and enjoy the process)?

A dissertation is the single longest piece of paper you have probably ever written. It ranges from 10 to 12 thousand words. It might sound scary, overwhelming, daunting. I know — I’ve been there. After submitting my piece and being quite proud of the produced piece, I’ve decided to share some advice on how to save stress, make writing process an enjoyable journey, and submit a piece that is ship-shape and Bristol fashion.

Continue reading