The Success of Weber State University’s Inaugural COMMfest

If you have ever spoken with someone who has said, “I am a communication major,” some of these thoughts may have been running through your mind: Communication? There are no jobs for a major like that. With a communication degree you just have to be good at speaking, right? While students often believe these stories…
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Comparing PR Industries: Sports & Entertainment

Is your goal to pursue a career in public relations? If so, there are many options to choose from. Every organization in today’s society participates in some form of public relations. The public relations professionals for these organizations perform varied tasks. They send news releases to journalists, create strong relationships with journalists and other members…
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PR Practitioner Interview: Nadine Hoffman

I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Nadine Hoffmann, an assistant professor of communication currently teaching public relations (PR) at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Hoffmann is a kind, articulate and well-educated woman. Her soft voice held a slight lilt, echoing her pleasant accent as we spoke. She is from Germany and received her undergraduate degree…
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PRSSA Guest Speaker: Pete Codella

Pete Codella, winner of the 2014 Professional Communicator of the Year Award, spoke to our Weber State University PRSSA chapter on March 23, 2015. Codella is currently the director of marketing and communications at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. A professional in the world of digital public relations, Codella is also an…
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Mar 29, 2015 | Categories:Blog | Comments Off on PRSSA Guest Speaker: Pete Codella

Top 5 Cities for Practicing Public Relations

It is finally time. Your cap and gown is ordered, you are finishing up the last round of finals, and graduation is just around the corner. Where do you go from here? As a public relations student, it may be hard to know what do next; what city to move to, what company to work…
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Mar 29, 2015 | Categories:Blog | Comments Off on Top 5 Cities for Practicing Public Relations

PRSSA Regional Conference Report: PRElevated 2015

If you did not attend the PRElevated Conference in Provo, UT last month, you missed out! The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Regional Conference was an experience full of networking, learning and great ideas.  As future public relations professionals, the work environment seems exciting and full of challenges.  The speakers at the conference…
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Interview with a PR Practitioner: Josh Heath, Vice President at Method Communications

Public Relations guru Josh Heath has had an interesting, yet rewarding path to his success as a PR practitioner at Method Communications. Growing up locally in Kaysville, Josh attended Davis High School. Upon graduation, he departed on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) to Peru. While in Peru, an…
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Mar 01, 2015 | Categories:Blog | Comments Off on Interview with a PR Practitioner: Josh Heath, Vice President at Method Communications

4 Important Elements to Consider in Your Communication Design

Why is it so important to not only make sure that we have good content, but also good design? We live in an age where content is said to be king, but there is so much of it out there. What is it that is going to differentiate your work from the thousands of other…
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Feb 22, 2015 | Categories:Blog | Comments Off on 4 Important Elements to Consider in Your Communication Design

PRSSA Spring 2015 Fundraiser Recap

On Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 our PRSSA chapter had its first fundraiser. Thanks to Matt Garner, founder of Longboard Public Relations, donating his time and skills, Weber State University students were able to have professional headshots taken for only $10. All of the profits went to benefit our chapter. As Public Relations Student Society of…
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Feb 15, 2015 | Categories:Blog | Comments Off on PRSSA Spring 2015 Fundraiser Recap

6 Tips For Using Twitter Effectively in PR

Social media has become a crucial tool in the business world. It is an effective PR/marketing tool to share statistics, increase brand recognition and reach target audiences. Twitter can be an especially effective method to accomplish social media objectives. Listed below are six Twitter pointers that may help increase followers, interaction and overall audience interest….
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