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Reflecting on the value of a PR Masters Degree

For the past week or so I’ve been basking in the afterglow of a fulfilling and well spent year, but I’m more than ready to move on. As yet another birthday passes me by I’m finally done with education – … Continue reading

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I’m suffering from lazy blogger syndrome

Admittedly I’ve been struggling to keep the pace with this blog recently. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been too busy, and although my dissertation has been taking up lots of of time, I’ve come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Research Log 1: Is PR the word-of-mouth discipline?

As the concluding part of my masters degree, I’m undertaking research about ‘the use of social media in aiding the spread of word of mouth communication in the public relations industry’, and, to get this blog firing on all cylinders … Continue reading

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Why Freelancing can be useful for the aspiring PR practitioner…

While the most auspicious (read: proactive / darn right talented) among the recent crop of aspiring PR professionals are sitting comfortably in jobs and looking optimistically to the future, the majority are on the look out for vacancies, taking whatever … Continue reading

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Work experience placement at Leeds City Council

As I have recently finished a brief period of work experience at Leeds City Council, I thought it would be useful to share a few parting reflections about my time there. After spending time in an agency environment , I … Continue reading

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PR needs to provide results more than ever in this years’ busy news climate

A big theme in last weeks PR week was how the expenses row subjugating the media agenda is affecting the way media relations is conducted (see here and here) – it seems many agencies have found the need to hold … Continue reading

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Seeing Red: Notes on China’s PR Industry

A recent Guardian article reported that the Chinese state would add to its list of draconian media restrictions by creating a blacklist for journalists who don’t conform to government reporting rules. This got me thinking about the Chinese PR industry … Continue reading

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