Must-have Skills for PR Newbies

Image via Flickr, Eric Perry

Image via Flickr, Eric Perry

Hello everyone, happy hump day! I hope the image above gave you a laugh. I think it’s a fun portrayal of the fluid yet separate worlds of communications, marketing and advertising. Anyways, this afternoon I was strolling through my PR blog roll and came across an article that seemed tailor-made for me. I’ve recently thought a lot about the future and where my education and internships will take me. The article, 4 skills PR newbies should possess “if they want a job) has answered a lot of my questions about what skills I need to have to succeed in PR. I’m confident that by the time I graduate, I’ll possess the skills noted through my education and with the guidance of my incredible PR professors and boss’. So check out the article and see what skills are important in the professional PR world!

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Agency vs. In-House PR

Image via flickr, emurray

Image via flickr, emurray

Since my initial interest in PR, I have always wondered what realm of it I wanted to be involved it. Was it healthcare, government, corporate, an agency or in-house? While I have pretty much eliminated healthcare, government, and corporate PR, I have had a hard time of deciding on whether I want to be in-house or work for an agency that has multiple clients. I recently read an article by Brian Adams that reviews the major differences between in-house and agency PR. He has a great insight into the two types, seeing as he’s been involved in both. Although the article was interesting, I still am unsure of my path, but this definitely helped me learn more about the two! Go check out the article, it’s a great read!