“I think career success also is about finding that level of discomfort and allowing yourself to say yes. I’ve looked for the opportunities that have made me stretch as a professional and as a leader.”
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We all have them: Clients who demand the very best at any cost, with little thought to the burden they place on individuals, not to mention an agency’s collective sanity. Add in soaring expectations, tight timeframes and even tighter budgets, and you can throw any semblance of work-life balance out the window, right?
For PR managers tasked with teaching millennials to think strategically, the obstacles can seem daunting. Yet successes are occurring, according to interviews with managers and millennial staffers by PR News. In a variation on ‘Physician, heal thyself,’ the advice, broadly, is for senior PR pros to communicate the importance of strategic thinking to millennial staff.
We’ve heard more than one communications professional say, partially in jest, that entering PR was a way to to avoid numbers. Yet the digital age has made PR measurement a joking matter no longer. You may be risking career advancement should you continue to shun analytics.
What is the best way to react to negative news? Since many stories fade quickly, is a reaction always warranted? By responding, you run the risk of keeping the story alive and encouraging additional coverage. Still, there are times when a response is necessary to curtail a serious hit to your reputation and/or sales.
In 2013, the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) shifted its focus from PR programs solely supporting the group’s original mission of preventing heart disease, to engaging segments of the population to expand the fight against both heart disease and stroke.
In an environment of bitter competition, overlapping priorities and increasing use of unsecured digital communications systems, the threat of information leaks is greater than ever. How can we, as communications professionals, implement safeguards to ensure our brand is protected?