I never know what to expect from week to week – and have been consistently surprised by the quality and creativity of our student bloggers.
This week’s subjects range from careers advice through controversial campaigns to self-help.
Our contest exists to showcase PR students, but I wanted to highlight an English Language student who’s taking a keen interest in PR. Welcome to you Claire Simpson!
Welcome also to Samha Ndossy and to Michaella Biscomb (who has appeared in previous years but not this one so far).
This contest will run to Easter, at which point we’ll be shortlisting the leaders before Heather Yaxley will choose the 2017 #bestPRblogs winner at the end of May.
Pick of the week
- Samha Ndossy (UWE Bristol, 2): The new kids on the block: micro influencers (10 March)
‘Micro influencers with 1,000 to 100,000 followers are proving to be more influential than we think’
- Marcel Klebba (Westminster, 3): #4PRQs for: Stephen Waddington (10 March)
‘The story of Ketchum is a shift from working with publics via the proxy of traditional media to direct engagement working across all forms of media’
- Shannon Quinn (Ulster, 3): AE2017 for Dummies (8 March)
‘This analysis of the [Northern Ireland] Assembly Election will help you make sense of the political jargon’
- Lauren Old (Sunderland, PG): How to manage social media ethically (7 March)
‘Anyone working with an organization’s social media must routinely update its social media policy’
- Liam Bettinson (UWE Bristol, 3): It’s time to drop ‘Beach Body Ready’ (7 March)
‘Protein World are in hot water yet again for an ad featuring Khloe Kardashian’
- Orlagh Shanks (Liverpool John Moores, 2): #GirlBossMonday: with Jane Woodhead (6 March)
‘There are many things you can train but you cannot train attitude’
- Lucy Hayball (Bournmemouth, 2): My second year truths (6 March)
‘Second year has helped me to learn what I am passionate about’
- Michaella Biscomb (Leeds Beckett, 4): A student perspective: Talent retention in Leeds (5 March)
‘I would rather be a big fish in a little pond than a tiny minnow in the ocean that is London’
- Bridget McLean (Sunderland, PG): KFC and #cleaneating: A match made in campaign heaven (5 March)
‘When you think of KFC, clean eating and health aren’t the first things that spring to mind.’
- Claire Simpson (Aston, 3): #SaveTwitter (6 March)
She’s not a PR student, but she’s a student who’s keen on PR who has written a must-read post
Pic of the week
Ellie Tyrrell (Greenwich): @ellierosetyrrell on Instagram
Previously featured (appearances)
Loré Adenegan (2) | Liam Bettinson (9) | Michaella Biscomb (1) | Laura Bradley (8) | Laura Chester (1) | Zoe Cooper (4) | Adam Eley (3) | Siobhan Filsell (1) | Charlotte Goss (3) | Brad Grant (2) | Lucy Hayball (10) | Rosie Heaton (1) | Chris Jenkinson (1) | Abi Kitcher (1) | Marcel Klebba (19) | Robert Leyland (4) | Sarah Lowers (1) | Catriona McAllister (6) | Bridget McLean (4) | Alice Midgley (3) | Samha Ndossy (1) | Lauren Old (16) | Sarah Penny (2) | Chloe Peoples (4) | Shannon Quinn (1) | Sarah Riley (6) | Dan Robinson (1) | Orlagh Shanks (18) | Claire Simpson (1) | Alex Slaine (2) | Alicia Squadrone (4) | Emma Stanfield (4) | Henriette Stoll (2) | Megan Sulley (2) | Chris Thornley (2)