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Kerner at 50: A Lot Has Changed, and Much Remains the Same

It’s been 50 years since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, better known as the Kerner Commission, declared “our nation is moving towards two societies, one Black, one white – separate and unequal.” Named after Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner, Jr., the panel consisted of 11 elected officials, labor and civil rights leaders from across …


Do These 4 Things When Hiring Communicators

As we approach 2018, your organization may be looking to expand your communications team, or build one (assuming you’ve received funding to do so) from the ground up. If you’re looking to hire communications and public relations all-stars, here are four things you should do


Does Credibility Still Matter?

Early in my career, I learned public relations professionals should dutifully manage relationships with the media. Above all, I was instructed to guard my credibility; without it, I’d be of no use to my employer or the causes I represent.


Six Things You Can Do to Stand Out as a Communicator

There are a host of things you can do to distinguish yourself in the workplace; some of these tips are more intuitive than others. Some have been frequently addressed — be the first one in the office and the last one to leave; produce quality work; build strong relationships; ask for and accept feedback, etc.


How to Relentlessly Advocate for What You Believe In

There’s no escaping the fact that communications and public relations work involves an element of rejection. In PR, the rejection likely comes from reporters who may not be interested or available to cover a story idea you’ve pitched.