Keeping Your Bank Account Afloat While Job Searching

3354726208_0cce729fc8_zAs a new PR professional the job search can be tough. You have your degree and a few internships under your belt, finding a job should be a breeze, right? Sometimes that isn’t the case. After a little while of looking for a job you’ll notice that entry-level positions are hard to come by and most full-time positions are looking for more experience then you have.

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A Guide to A Successful International PR Campaign

Businesses communicate to a wider and more international audience these days.  Defining an international PR strategy is a very important step as perceptions in one part of the world can have an immediate impact across the globe.

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Before you start writing, emailing and tweeting, take the time to ask yourself: “why am I doing this?” and “what am I trying to achieve?” “What is the aim of this challenging international PR campaign?” Most of the time, the ultimate goal is to make an international brand shine across countries, engage in new conversations and attract new clients across cultures.

Joining your local PRSA Chapter: Consider the benefits

Is it just me, or is the term “new pro” often synonymous with “person in transition”?

306214_10150791409076513_1976218223_nMany reading this post are soon-to-be graduates, preparing to leave their college comforts and launch their careers. Others may be nearing their first or second work anniversary, trying to master the ins and outs of post-grad life. Some may be transitioning from entry-level positions to mid-level ones, seeking guidance in their new roles.

Top 10 Comms Conferences to Attend in 2014

With nine months left in 2014, what great conferences and networking opportunities can you attend?

membership_feb2014_245x245In the communications industry, events are happening all the time. So how do you know which one is best for you? Whether your job is in social media, public relations, marketing or a combination of the fields, these 10 events can add value to your current strategies.

Bonus: If you can’t attend a conference, follow along with the included hashtags!

  • MozCon
    Focus: The digital landscape– SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, analytics, etc.
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Date: July 14-16
    Hashtag to watch: #MozCon 

April Twitter Chat Highlights: Influencer Marketing

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the April #NPPRSA Twitter chat as we discussed influencer marketing and how it can be included in public relations strategies to activate influencers and build a brand.

PRSA Twitter ChatSpecifically, we’d like to thank Mark Fidelman, CEO of Raynforest and author of Socialized!

Mark is also a regular contributor to Forbes — covering social, mobile and marketing trends.

Join us again on May 1 for the next #NPPRSA chat and stay up-to-date with PRSA New Professionals on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.