Pick of the week
- Liam Bettinson (UWE Bristol, 3): Crisis management: 5 things I’ve learnt (1 December)
‘Releasing a statement at the wrong time can make things much worse’
- Adam Eley (Sunderland, PG): Read all about it: press releases are ‘more than fluff’ (1 December)
‘Press releases benefit both a PR practitioner and a journalist – but only if they are done right.’
- Orlagh Shanks (Edge Hill, 2): The stresses of second year (30 November)
‘Where’s Hermione’s time-turner when you need it?’
- Bridget McLean (Sunderland, PG): Has social media changed the way we eat? (30 November)
‘I am much more inclined to post a picture of my meal than a selfie.’
- Lauren Old (Sunderland, PG): Can companies #cyberbully? (30 November)
Examples of what not to do and advice on getting it right
- Marcel Klebba (Westminster, 3): My favourite Casey Neistat’s quotes (28 November)
We knew there was money to be made on YouTube; turns out there’s wisdom there too
Pic of the week
Annie Lim (UWE Bristol): @annie6963 on Instagram
Previously featured (appearances)
Loré Adenegan (1) | Liam Bettinson (5) | Laura Bradley (6) | Adam Eley (2) | Charlotte Goss (1) | Brad Grant (2) | Lucy Hayball (2) | Marcel Klebba (9) | Robert Leyland (1) | Sarah Lowers (1) | Bridget McLean (2) | Alice Midgley (1) | Lauren Old (8) | Chloe Peoples (1) | Orlagh Shanks (8) | Alex Slaine (1) | Megan Sulley (1) | Alicia Squadrone (1)
Each Friday, our editor picks his highlights from blog posts published by any UK-based public relations students.
What’s he looking for?
- Insightful comments on public relations from a student’s perspective
- Well written blog posts by a PR student on any topic (food, travel, fashion, sport, politics etc)
- Good visual communicators (we also choose a picture shared on Instagram or Twitter by a PR student)
To be included, you need to be a UK-based student of public relations or communications (single or joint honours, BA or MA), writing predominantly in English. We also need to be aware of your blog, so I watch these hashtags on Twitter: #prstudent and #bestPRblogs and welcome @ mentions if you want to bring your post to my attention.
Tip: Please make it easy to find your other social media accounts (eg LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter) from your blog. And please edit your About page to suggest you’re a real person.
You can see which PR student blogs I’m following on this list – and help me subscribe to more.
Note on privacy: the default setting on social media is public, but everyone is entitled to some privacy. Think carefully about what you should make public at this stage of your development. This is a voluntary competition; it’s not graded and doesn’t count towards your degree, but it will teach you a lot about public relations.
Students sometimes question why I’ve not included their latest post in my roundup – and it’s often to protect you. We can all excuse the occasional typo, but poor writing is not the way to make friends and influence people in this industry. How can you improve your writing? Read more widely; try and try again.