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It has been proven over and over again that networking and building relationships will help you navigate your career. From landing your first PR job, taking a better position or simply connecting with established professionals in PR (or any other field for that matter), networking is a must for your career. While attending networking events in your area and touching base with PR pros is great, digital networking can also open up possibilities at another level....

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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 PR, we often write the speeches. However, how often do we use public speaking as our own PR tool? Public speaking is an underrated, yet fantastic way to increase the awareness of your own brand. It gives you the ability to communicate your message directly to key audiences. When used as part of the marketing mix to promote your brand and your message, it can provide a powerful boost to your own campaign. Public...

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Do you have a passion for something that isn’t what you are currently doing in your career? If so, it may be time to start a side business like the Empress Avenue Shop, or side hustle as many call it. Although it may be tempting to want to put 100% of your time and effort into launching a new business, jumping in with both feet is far riskier than working the business on the side...

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Social media casts the net wide, but it can be somewhat unfocused. Think about it this way – you’re posting, interacting, observing, and getting feedback, and all of this is helping to raise awareness. However, publicity is a much more focused approach and it can bring more significant results. Although social media is a great way to get the word out about your business offerings, public relations is an even better approach that takes a...

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Owners of PR firms learn quickly that if they want to get paid fairly for their professional work, they must establish and account for hourly rates per staff at all levels. To get to the right place, they must manage salaries, overhead, benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, utilization rates and – most important – profitability. Related: Want to be fully booked with new clients? Create your signature system to really grow your business this year. In many ways, this...