I do like to use this blog as a way of documenting my career. I’m always excited to share my thoughts, experiences and what I’ve learnt so far. I’m even more excited when I can invite other people, who have helped me, to share their insights. Richard Bailey has certainly had a huge impact on my blogging and my career. And with the #bestPRblogs contest launching now on PR Place, I thought it would be a great opportunity to ask him a few questions — on blogging, careers and unknown facts about Richard himself.
In the last weeks, I was asked a few times whether I’m still so excited to be working in public relations and whether I’m still loving it as much as I did at the beginning. After careful consideration, my answer would be ‘no.’ But let me explain.
In this guest post, the brilliant Katya Hamilton-Smith writes about her internship in the Corporate Communications department of Visa. She also gives a great advice on how to make the most of such opportunities.
This month, UK’s top community for tech journalists and PRs, TechJPR, celebrates its 10th birthday. I caught up with Daryl Willcox to find out more about group’s mission and its history. Continue reading
We’ve all been there. No matter how much we enjoy our jobs, the piles of unfinished work and deadlines looming over us can make our lives so much more stressful. Here are some pointers on how to get through the gloomier days at work.
For many public relations practitioners, term demand generation seems like something taken straight from the fantasy world. This term, however, should be in a lexicon of every comms professional. I caught up with my colleague Pete Morgan, Vice President of Demand, Metia to find out more about marketing practice and how it can be integrated with PR. I also took this opportunity to ask Pete about his career advice.
Here’s why I think working in technology sector of public relations can be a gratifying path.
Tonight, I was really privileged to host the renowned #PowerAndInfluence Twitter chat, popularised by Ella Minty. I shared some of the lessons I’ve learnt — so far — working in public relations. Here are a few takeouts.
In this guest post, the brilliant Olivia Shalofsky shares her story after interning for a year at Direct Line Group. She talks about successfully securing coverage in the leading media publications, professional development, and obstacles she had to get through. Olivia also shares career advice she has received during her placement. Continue reading
In The Economist, Bartleby writes about how unproductive meetings are. The columnist proposes the principle that “80% of of the time of 80% of the people in meetings is wasted”. I can’t talk about advantages of meetings for more senior members of teams, but I know that this definitely isn’t true for the most junior practitioners — meetings can teach you a lot. Here’s how to make the most of them.