Since the beginning of the pandemic, hate crimes against the Asian community have increased. Indeed, they rose 339 percent in 2021–an unprecedented level. Surrounded by so much hate and misunderstanding, we often wonder what can… Continued
Stories by Jared Meade
Museum Promotes Careers in PR as it Celebrates AAPI PioneersApril 29th, 2022 by Jared Meade
Recognizing Black PR Pioneers Can Ease Difficult ConversationsJanuary 31st, 2022 by Jared Meade
Elevating pioneers of color who helped build PR may inspire the next generation of diverse leaders and highlight for all the importance of diverse voices.
Native Americans Were Influential Communicators Without Formal TitlesNovember 1st, 2021 by Jared Meade
If you search ‘Native American PR pioneers,’ you will be hard-pressed to find one name, let alone a list. Not because there haven’t been Native Americans who excelled in PR, but because most never held a traditional PR title. But suppose you are willing to dig a bit deeper and look at PR not as a title but as a role or a mission. In that case, you will find that there are many Native Americans who not only practiced PR, but helped shape the world through the spoken and written word.
Politics’ Ties to PR are Nothing New and Include Industry PioneersNovember 3rd, 2020 by Jared Meade
Millions will enter polling stations and vote for the next president. While many of us have watched this election closely, few have considered PR’s role. Whether used positively or negatively, all candidates
Shaping the Battlefield: Museum Features Military PR, Public AffairsOctober 6th, 2020 by Jared Meade
The US armed forces have a proud PR tradition. A look at its history shows that the services nearly abandoned PR. A panel discussion at the Museum of PR later this month will look at military PR and public affairs past and present.
PR Pros Miss Out When They Skip the Profession’s Rich and Diverse HistorySeptember 1st, 2020 by Jared Meade
Why don’t PR pros know more about the history of their profession? Our author argues they’re missing out on not only interesting material but a wealth of material that can inform their practice.
Father of PR, Ivy Lee, Pioneered Tactics We Use TodayAugust 24th, 2020 by Jared Meade
Considered one of the pioneers of PR, Ivy Lee used tactics for crisis management that are deployed today, some 100 years after Lee used them.
The Museum of Public Relations: After 25 Years It’s Still EvolvingJuly 13th, 2020 by Jared Meade
Like the industry that is its subject matter, The Museum of Public Relations continues to evolve. Now in its 25th year, the Museum is far more than an archive of PR’s history. Its numerous programs and social media channels serve as forums that examine the industry’s present and future professional and social issues.
Three Pioneering Women Who Quietly Shaped PR and Changed The WorldMarch 1st, 2020 by Jared Meade
In our monthly collaboration with The Museum of PR, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of PRNEWS, we honor three pioneering women of PR, who not only shaped the profession but also touched the world. This article also celebrates Women’s History Month Women’s Day and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the US.
Remembering The First Black Woman to Own a PR FirmFebruary 28th, 2020 by Jared Meade
To end Black History Month, we offer the story of Inez Kaiser, the first black woman to own a PR firm in the US. Kaiser was a polymath. A teacher, an activist, a cook book author and an entrepreneur, Kaiser accomplished all this at a time when African-Americans struggled for basic civil rights.