This week’s #bestPRblogs selection highlights another nine posts from PR students addressing personal, educational, media and political topics.
We could have included twice this number, so this contest is delivering in terms of quantity and quality.
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
- Marcel Klebba (Westminster, 3): #4PRQs for: Mike Love (27 January)
‘Your first job is the beginning of your education in PR not the end of it.’
- Sarah Riley (Sunderland, PG): PR has a bad reputation “because it deserves it” says agency boss (26 January)
‘We want to believe we are the Samanthas of the world… Most of the time…we’re not.’
- Lucy Hayball (Bournemouth, 2): It’s all about brand consitency (26 January)
‘Consumers have so much power in changing sentiment for a brand.’
- Chris Jenkinson (UWE Bristol, 3): My challenge for 2017: learn to speak Japanese (25 January)
‘I have always found the country and culture of Japan to be interesting and yet unfamiliar.’
- Orlagh Shanks (Liverpool John Moores, 2): Campaign of 2017: #womensmarch (25 January)
‘What started out as an idea of a march in Washington turned out to be a global campaign with women marching all over the world.’
- Lauren Old (Sunderland, PG): The Filter Bubble: What it means for business (part 2 of 3) (25 January)
‘The filter bubble can be hard to break out of for businesses who want to expand their location or target [new] customers.’
- Henriette Stoll (Westminster, 3): Public Relations – To study or not to study? (25 January)
‘A large part of a degree in PR relies on you using your spare time to participate in the industry’
- Alice Midgley (Sunderland, PG): Advice for up and coming PR graduates (24 January)
‘Keep track of industry campaigns. And make sure you read the news!’
- Robert Leyland (UWE Bristol, 2): Information Overload! – Avoiding Social Media burnout (23 January)
‘I took a brief time out, spent some quality time away from the internet, and began to do some research into avoiding this Media Fatigue.’
Pic of the week
Ellie Rose Tyrrell (Greenwich): @ellierosetyrrell on Instagram
Previously featured (appearances)
Loré Adenegan (2) | Liam Bettinson (5) | Laura Bradley (7) | Laura Chester (1) | Zoe Cooper (3) | Adam Eley (2) | Siobhan Filsell (1) | Charlotte Goss (2) | Brad Grant (2) | Lucy Hayball (6) | Chris Jenkinson (1) | Abi Kitcher (1) | Marcel Klebba (14) | Robert Leyland (2) | Sarah Lowers (1) | Catriona McAllister (3) | Bridget McLean (3) | Alice Midgley (3) | Lauren Old (12) | Chloe Peoples (2) | Sarah Riley (2) | Dan Robinson (1) | Orlagh Shanks (12) | Alex Slaine (2) | Alicia Squadrone (2) | Emma Stanfield (1) | Henriette Stoll (2) | Megan Sulley (1) | Chris Thornley (2)
Each Friday, our editor picks his highlights from blog posts published by any UK-based public relations student.
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.