Something extraordinary is happening in this competition.
Our top student bloggers are continuing to delight and please – and they’re even competing with themselves (as well as with each other) by publishing multiple posts in a range of styles and formats each week. Our leading bloggers are more than writers: they’re publishers.
This phase of the contest will run for two more weeks, 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
- Lauren Old (Sunderland, PG): PR needs to give people their vegetables: social media insight by Katy Moody of Publicity Seekers (23 March)
‘Not enough people actually know about algorithms and the way search engines work’
- Orlagh Shanks (Liverpool John Moores, 2): Why You Should Blog For Your Future (23 March)
‘The reason I started my blog was to improve my writing skills and to use it as something that would give me an edge in finding a placement.’
- Lucy Hayball (Bournemouth, 2): #ThursdayThought on the highs and lows of PR with MR PR / Rich Leigh (23 March)
‘My ethos to be professional-ish. Come into PR with humour; ours is enough of an introspective and self-conscious industry already.’
- Heather Woodhouse (Birmingham City, 3): Being Opportunistic in PR (23 March)
‘PR is a career built on taking opportunities; the opportunity to be noticed, the opportunity to get a client in the press.’
- Alice Midgley (Sunderland, PG): Why introverts make great PR professionals (21 March)
‘Writing, thinking, planning, and problem solving are all common traits of an introvert and skills that are integral to the success of a PR team.’
- Robert Leyland (UWE Bristol, 2): Community Management – Building the REAL “Brand Family” (21 March)
‘Richard Millington calls these communities “a gift that keeps on giving”. And he’s right.’
- Sarah Penny (Southampton Solent, 3): The Importance of Networking (19 March)
‘When it’s all boiled down to the basics it’s just me taking every opportunity possible’
- Rosie Heaton (Leeds Beckett, 2): Unpaid placements… A blessing or a curse? (18 March)
‘I have seen countless advertisements for jobs that barely cover expenses, often based in central London which to me seems ludicrous… Not to mention unethical.’
Pic of the week
Alicia Squadrone (UWE Bristol): @alicia_squadrone on Instagram
Previously featured (appearances)
Loré Adenegan (3) | Liam Bettinson (9) | Michaella Biscomb (1) | Laura Bradley (8) | Laura Chester (1) | Zoe Cooper (4) | Adam Eley (3) | Siobhan Filsell (1) | Charlotte Goss (3) | Louise Gould (1) | Brad Grant (2) | Lucy Hayball (12) | Rosie Heaton (2) | Chris Jenkinson (1) | Abi Kitcher (1) | Marcel Klebba (20) | Robert Leyland (6) | Sarah Lowers (1) | Catriona McAllister (6) | Bridget McLean (4) | Alice Midgley (4) | Samha Ndossy (1) | Lauren Old (18) | Sarah Penny (3) | Chloe Peoples (4) | Shannon Quinn (2) | Sarah Riley (6) | Dan Robinson (1) | Orlagh Shanks (20) | Claire Simpson (1) | Alex Slaine (2) | Alicia Squadrone (4) | Emma Stanfield (4) | Henriette Stoll (2) | Megan Sulley (2) | Chris Thornley (2) | Heather Woodhouse (2)