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You Graduated- Now What? How to Break Into the PR Industry After College

December 15th marks four years since I graduated from college, and I got my first PR job three months ago. While some public relations graduates are lucky to find a position right after finishing school, that’s not the case for many people. So whether you’re just about to graduate, or have been out of school […]

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What We Have Learned While Working From Home – Two Years Later

More and more businesses have begun transitioning to a “new normal.” Whether that means working in the office or from home full-time (or some combination of both), it is important to reflect on the past two years many of us have spent at home.    At Commonwealth PR, our team has learned valuable lessons and working […]

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Avoiding Burnout as a Social Media Marketer

Throughout our lives and careers, some may experience work fatigue, while others will experience social media fatigue, but those who create and manage social media accounts at work may experience a fusion of work and social media burnout.  Over the years I’ve seen so many friends, influencers and celebs say, “Taking a break from social […]

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Letters to the Editor vs. Opinions: What’s the Difference?

As public relations professionals, we know that no media hit is too small, and getting your brand’s name and voice out there is crucial to your organization’s reputation. Opinion pieces and letters to the editor (LTEs) are integral to a PR campaign because they can position your brand and individuals within your organization as experts […]

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Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising – Is there a difference?

By: Ellie Forkins   When thinking about marketing, advertising and public relations, it can sometimes be challenging to know the difference. But trust me, there is. Despite the various terms used interchangeably throughout these professions, each industry functions in its own way. And although these three industries tend to fall under the same umbrella, they […]

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Managing Stress from Home – Sharing the Load

By: Alana Stillitano It seems like every day there are hundreds of news alerts popping up on our phones that deliver alarming statistics or disheartening information about the state of the world. Though it is important to have an understanding of the world around you, it can be a challenge to remain relaxed when the […]

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Boosting Your Creativity

By: Alana Stillitano When many people see the word “creative” an image forms of an art student painting on a canvas in a busy street. Lots of colors are splattered around until a beautiful and unique work of art is revealed. However, creativity and creative thinking involve so much more than just art. Whether your […]

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Three Observations From a College Student (and PR Intern) During the Pandemic

By: Alexa Shockley (Intern) I am, proudly, an Emory & Henry College student from Southwest Virginia. Being a college student and experiencing higher education is a unique experience for each person lucky enough to partake in it. Like most activities, the college experience has undergone some major changes in 2020 and 2021. Virtual classes, online […]

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PR Myths and Misconceptions

I don’t know about you, but I was over the moon when the cast of Sex and the City confirmed a reboot of the hit television series. Cosmos, anyone? But one noticeable cast member missing from the reboot will be Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall. While I envisioned what the show’s storyline will be […]

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Tips for Recent Graduates Entering the Workforce During COVID

By: Ellie Forkins Searching for your first job post college is stressful enough, but add in a global pandemic, and it becomes daunting. With the national unemployment at 6.7 percent in December, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, but don’t let that get you down. During this time of uncertainty, it is still important […]

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