PR Agency Work

June 10, 2008 at 12:39 pm (agency, CMU Public Relations & Marketing, internship, learning, PR, PRSSA, public relations) (, , , , , )

My blog has been hanging around about five to 12 views daily since I don’t post as regularly anymore. But yesterday it jumped to 38! I thought that was pretty interesting.

Agency work sounds so exciting and I’ve really enjoyed reading Time Well Spent, an article in PR Tactics and The Strategist Online written by an intern about her PR firm internship experience.

I really would like to get some agency experience. Ever since my first PRSSA Spring Conference when I heard about Franco Public Relations Group, I have wanted to work at an agency. Then, last fall, I job shadowed two CMU alumna that work there (check out Lauren and Nikki). They were fantastic and really got me excited about agency work. My post about their session relating to agency work at the CMU PRSSA Spring Conference has received more hits than any other post on my blog.

I think that even if I decided I didn’t want to work at an agency for the rest of my career, the experience would be priceless. The experience of multiple clients and projects would teach me a lot.

I do really like my publications internship with CMU Public Relations and Marketing though. I think CMU is a great school and I like the publications area. I do a lot of writing! But ever since I was in junior high, I have been saying I wanted to be the editor of my own magazine. I think my experience with publications might help me with that dream. But I think all the experiences with CMU PRM will help me in the future.

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Platform Magazine

May 28, 2008 at 5:17 pm (PR, public relations) (, , )

I feel bad that I haven’t been writing. I really do. For awhile, I was writing daily. I haven’t even been reading any blogs lately. I’ve noticed many other bloggers aren’t posting as much as well. I blame the weather. Who wants to blog if you can be outside grilling or rollerblading?

I recently came across Platform Magazine, an online PR publication. It looks like a great website. It recently received a gold placement in the Hermes Creative Awards for the Web Site Overall category.

You can listen to an audio interview with a Ketchum account executive, take an AP Style Quiz, and read articles relating to PR, leadership, ethics, trends and more. You can even become a contributing writer.

On another note, feel free to check out PR Intern, my blog tracking my projects related to my internship.

I will also be posting about the project management workshop I attended. It will probably be broken up into several posts.

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