Perspective From Both Sides of the Aisle

I’ve always loved to write, and I had my sights set on a career in journalism from the time I first saw Cary Grant verbally spar with Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday. So that’s what I did: got a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and eventually found a position as an…

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Learning Opportunities to Keep Your Public Relations Skills Sharp

As working professionals in any industry, continuing education is key to job security, career advancement and client success. In PR, it’s no different. In fact, the evolution of the media landscape and social media platforms, and the integration of marketing and public relations, are all the more reason to seek opportunities to learn the latest…

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PRSA Provides More Support Around Ethics Counsel

A new study recently published by The PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) finds that younger public relations professionals feel uninformed and unprepared when it comes to the PRSA Code of Ethics and ethics counseling. The article “Silent & unprepared: Most millennial practitioners have not embraced role as ethical conscience” contains information from…

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On the Hunt for an Intern

It was a cold February morning as we briskly walked toward one of the most exciting events of the year: The Missouri School of Journalism Strategic Communication Career Fair. As a previous Mizzou student, I vividly remember this event – a coveted day for juniors and seniors in the strategic communication emphasis area. As our…

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Having Fun and Making the Most of Industry Recognition

Client satisfaction is the gold standard in the agency world… but peer review comes a close second. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) St. Louis Quill Awards recognize the best communication efforts in the region. Judged by members of other IABC chapters from across the country, this award celebrates area professionals who successfully executed…

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7 Reasons to Intern at a Smaller PR Firm (like CGPR)

By Connor Voss, CGPR Summer 2016 Intern When you’re getting your feet wet in public relations, all experience is good experience. Although, as a veteran intern of various-sized firms, I’ll be the first to say that smaller firms can offer big-time experience. And here’s why: You get to do everything, including projects that would typically…

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