The week’s best to 24 February

This has been another bumper week for PR student blog posts, and I’ve had to be ruthless (maybe even random) in my selection. Marcel Klebba continues his remarkable run of appearing every week, but we also welcome newcomer Rosie Heaton.

The week’s best to 17 February

After a few bumper weeks of #bestPRblogs, we’re back to business as usual. I’ve selected six posts for the strong writing, the topics and/or the connections these students have made. They exemplify my golden rule of social media: ‘Be interesting. And if you can’t be interesting, be useful.’

Brief released for Douglas Smith student award 2017

The Douglas Smith Student Award is an annual award now in its fourth year. Its aim is to encourage young PR talent and, in order to qualify, entrants have the task of developing an international campaign brief. The award was created in memory of Douglas Smith, founder and patron of CIPR International and a great supporter of young and emerging talent.

The week’s best to 10 February

PR students are making it harder and harder for me to pick a shortlist – and I’m delighted. It shows this contest is producing a growing number of quality posts. What do these nine posts from students at seven different universities have in common? It’s the freshness (of the idea or of the writing) that I’m looking for. Fresh – not formulaic – posts are what’s needed.

PRCA NextGen Valentine’s ‘Date Night’ in Manchester

Dean Gallagher PRCA NextGen NW Chairman invites public relations students in the region to a PRCA meet the practitioners event in Manchester. With limited spaces, free booze and grub and a great line-up of experts, it’s surely a no-brainer.