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If you want to develop an effective team, you must engage with them consistently. An engaged public relations employee is more involved in your business and more likely to take on a leadership role. As a leader at your organization, you need to learn more about each team member’s natural strengths and appeal to them. Look for the things that they’re naturally good at without trying. For example, you might have an individual on your...

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As a public relations industry leader, it’s essential that you take on the responsibility to coach your team. In order to draw ideas from your team members, the best way to do this is through asking questions, listening, and then providing whatever insights you can. Your ultimate aim is to create a strategy that helps your team members solve their problems. Here are some key questions that are essential to a PR team coaching session....

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The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations and the Organization of American Women in Public Relations (Women in PR North America) are pleased to announce they have developed a new annual leadership conference, designed to meet the professional education needs of female executives and to provide valuable insights for career growth. The inaugural conference will be held virtually on October 6, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, and will bring together public relations professionals...

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Now is the perfect time to take inventory of your public relations career. For many, we are looking for a fresh start and, as we all know, change is hard. If you need the inspiration to start over in your career, we have developed some tips to help you stay focused and reach your goals. Read on to learn how you can successfully start over in your career. Take Inventory Look over the past year. What...

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Research shows that women face barriers in their work, either by not having enough support to keep the position and maintain a family or through the glass ceiling, unequal pay, etc. The Women in Public Relations in North America study researches all those issues, adding to the body of work undertaken by Topić et al (2019), however, it also looks at the working culture, such as networking, interaction at work, dress codes, ability to see...

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The answer is simple: so the blood doesn’t show. Many people think that once a company starts promoting its products or services, editors will be knocking at your door. In some cases, that does happen, particularly if you have the latest “hot product,” but it’s not the norm. Public relations is an important part of the marketing mix, but it’s a tremendous amount of hard, detailed work. Public relations is very different from advertising. One...

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In honour of International Women’s Day 2021, we are thrilled to take part in an incredible book called Pursuit365, along with several of our fellow women in public relations and media. A project born of the desire to elevate women’s stories across the country in a moment in time when we need it most. It epitomizes the strength and unity we can achieve when we come together, share and listen. In a moving testimony of humanity,...