Why Girl Power is Important in PR

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Cheers dolls,

Last night someone asked me why I made this blog about Women and Girls in Public Relations.

Well, it’s not too hard to explain:

  • Women are 70% of the PR Industry
  • Women in PR only get paid 77% of their male counterparts

 

Oh, look! A graph!

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I am one of many that are calling out the industry and openly professing my support and appreciation for the women in it. 

Mad love to my PR Gals, keep rising to the top. XO200-11.gif

 

How Does #BREXIT Affect PR?

Morning PR Gals!

If you’re like me, this Brexit news has come as a shock. Last year I spent my fall semester in London, and based on my friends and experiences I never imagined the UK would vote leave.

Now that the shock has subsided, I couldn’t help but think how this would affect the PR industry. I’ve always dreamed of working and living in the UK (London, I’m coming for you!!) and this whole situation has got me questioning if it’ll be more difficult.

According to PR Week, who conducted a survey of PR Professionals in the UK, 78.65% wanted to stay in the EU. Out of these PR Professionals, 52.81% believe it will have a negative impact on the UK PR industry.200-2

Oh, no! I really hope everything turns okay. Things could be looking up shortly! Stay strong my UK PR gals.

Is Public Relations the Career for You?

Hey PR Gals,

Nowadays, job descriptions in the communications industry are quite blurry. How do you know PR is the thing for you? Well, here are some resources!

  1. This quiz (hey, I love a good quiz)
  2. This article is a good way to decide between PR and Marketing, which have slight differences.
  3. And typical “Signs You Should be a PR Major

If you’re on the fence, I hope these links help you out!200-15

5 Things PR Girls are Tired of Hearing

{ft. Rihanna’s massive and amazing attitude}

1. All we do is go to parties. 200-3

NOOOOOOO! PR is not just events, glitz, and glam. Samantha Jones, I love you, but you’ve confused the masses. We’re usually only at events because we’re working them. Running events is not what I call a fun evening, it’s probably the most stressful part of the gig.

2. We’re constantly lying and manipulating the press.200-4.gif

I’m sorry… but the title is public relations. Last time I checked, lying in a relationship is bad, correct? The only way for PR professional to do their job to the best of their ability is if they’re being completely honest.

3. We’re in PR because we couldn’t make it as journalists.200-6.gif

Excuse the eye roll. Not everyone wants to be a journalist. I like having multiple mediums. I prefer building relationships over reporting. Why do some people have such a hard time believing me???

4. Public Relations is just Media Relations200-7

I love when people say this because I think ‘Oh, boy! I’ve got tricks up my sleeve for you!’ PR gals handle event planning, crisis communication, community management, reputation management, digital, social media, and internal communication… and I could go on.

5. PR is easy, anyone can do it!200-8

I have found that everyone is constantly trying to simplify public relations, and the work that goes with it. Not everyone can do it! PR daily said the ideal PR professional is business-minded, flexible, a strong writer, has a mind like a sponge, fearless, a news junkie, and thick-skinned.

“So keep on gettin’ your paper and keep on climbing” -Rihanna. Crowns on, gals. Have a lovely day! XO

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20 PR People You Should Be Following

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Need some fresh faces on your Twitterfeed? Follow these PR professionals!

  1. Christopher Penn
  2. Mark Ragan
  3. Brandi Boatner
  4. Beth Andrix Monaghan
  5. Kathryn Beiser
  6. Josh Earnest
  7. Konstanze
  8. Amy Ziari
  9. Tyler Perry
  10. Tina Cassidy
  11. Olivia Calvert
  12. Martyn Rosney
  13. Jillian Collins Bohr
  14. Chloe Staniforth
  15. Pam Mlinarcik
  16. Jennifer Hyland
  17. Eric Schultz 
  18. Amy Shanler
  19. Paul Middleton
  20. David Gallagher

And here comes the plug… you can also follow me on Twitter!

 

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How to be a Memorable Intern

Cheers dolls! Hope your summer internships are off to a smooth start. Now that you’ve got the internship, how do you make the experience count? And more importantly, how do you make a lasting impression on your boss? Let’s get into it!

+ The Devil Wears Prada gifs because we all feel like Andy when we start interning.

1. DO MORE! Take on as many assignments as possible. Always be asking for more. There shouldn’t be a day where you have nothing to do! Interns with appetite are the only interns people care about. Pro-tip: Ask your boss at the end of every conversation, “Is there anything else I can do that would make your day easier?” 200-5.gif

2. Always be put together. I don’t mean this to sound superficial, but dressing for success is tried and true! You’ll achieve more.200-8.gif

3. Think ahead. A good intern is always trying their best to be a few steps ahead. Can’t stress proactivity enough!200-1.gif

4. Ask questions!!! Contrary to popular belief, internships are an educational experience… not a job. Asking questions is an important part of the educational process, while also displaying your investment in precision.anne hathaway the devil wears prada material girls

5. Grow thick skin ASAP. I’m fortunate to have the nicest woman in the world as my boss and mentor, but not everyone is nice to interns (gross, I know!!) so you have to be able to bounce back. People will remember your strength!200-6.gif

6. Radiate confidence. If people think you can’t handle something, they won’t give you the assignment! You’re awesome! Sit up straight, look people in the eye, and don’t play down your abilities. 

7. Be a Team Player. Interact with everyone in the office. If you have a light day, don’t be afraid to ask someone else if they need anything. The more people you impress the more people will advocate for you if you decide to apply for a job there. 200-10.gif

8. Keep it light. Even if some days are hard, you’ve got to stay in a positive headspace. Celebrate small achievements or have a laugh with your boss! Negative, stressed-out people are not a pleasure to work with. You don’t want to be remembered as a grumpy intern!200-2.gif

Hope this helps, PR Girls!

 

Why C.J. Cregg should be your PR Idol

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[Samantha Jones WHO?!]

In case you have not been formerly introduced, meet C.J. Cregg. She’s the Press Secretary for the White House on the show The West Wing (now on Netflix), and she’s basically all of my #PRGOALS.

Here’s why!

1. She’s a BAMF who isn’t afraid of anyone.

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2. And she never shies away from honesty.wow.gif

 

3. Yeah, not really the PR woman you want to cross.54ae5bdca5907_-_tumblr_lp892jpkbu1qzcjz0.gif

4. Let’s not forget the truth bombs she constantly drops.

5. C.J. doesn’t sit idly by when people try to tarnish her reputation, or the reputation of the White House.

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6. BONUS: Unlike most female characters on television (women written by men who can’t comprehend that a woman can have a career and a sex drive) she has a career, is super intelligent, AND she owns her sex! INSPIRED!

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IN CONCLUSION:

C.J. is quirky, clever, honest, and an amazing communicator. She rocks the white house press room every episode and inspires COM girls everywhere. We are BLESSED to have such a well-written PR woman. Thank you Sorkin!!!