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PR Connection- How to stay current in PR April 20, 2010

Filed under: PR Connections,PRCA 3030 — aschlum1 @ 2:22 pm

After taking many PR courses, I think I have accomplished the concept of staying current in PR. Here are some tips to PR professionals and college students that want to stay up to date in the topic of public relations.

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA! All social media sites: PROpen Mic, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Blogs, etc. All of these sites have great news stories, information, job opportunities, and more that all have to do with public relations. If you follow the right people and know what to look for, you can stay up to date in the world of PR.
  2. Listen to podcasts! There are PLENTY of podcasts that deal with public relations. Some examples are: For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report and Inside PR.
  3. One of the biggest tips I can give to a Georgia Southern University PR student is to stay up to date with Professor Barbara Nixon’s blog and twitter. Professor Nixon always gives great posts and information regarding public relations. She also gives a list of people in PR that you should follow on twitter and other information that would help any PR major.

These tips are just a few to get someone started on how to stay current in PR. After you start off, I am sure that there will be many other options you will find on your own.

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4 Responses to “PR Connection- How to stay current in PR”

  1. Jessica Cameron Says:

    Public Relations is a field that is constantly changing. I agree that you will not be able to keep up with the profession if you are not staying current with everything that is going on in the world and internet. The internet, especially social media sites and podcasts are not only the best ways to keep yourself updated with what is happening but are also the easiest way to keep up to date. Barbara Nixon does such a great job of keeping her followers and her students up to date with the newest trends in PR and the biggest news. Thank goodness for her!

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  3. Sarah Kemp Says:

    Allie- I really liked your post. I thought I was staying current in the busy industry of PR, but you have it down pat! I do check a lot of the social media sites, but I am still trying to get into LinkedIn and PROpen Mic. I know you guys have you a lot of that in social media, so that will be great for you guys in the work place. I had heard of podcast and have listened to a few before, but not too much with PR professionals. I am interested to see what the “Hobson and Holtz” podcast is like! And lastly, I have to agree Mrs. Nixon’s blog is a great way to stay current. A lot of my friends that are in PR at UGA say that their professors look after her blog and her examples! Go Mrs. Nixon!

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