This week in PR (10 November)

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Richard Bailey Hon FCIPR is editor of PR Academy's PR Place Insights. He teaches and assesses undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students.

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Pick of the posts

These are the editor’s pick of posts about public relations this week. Recommendations are welcome to

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Here’s our pick of the best posts by those studying public relations and/or aspiring to work in PR.

  • Carla McCloskey (Ulster, 4): Life after Graduation: Not Sure What is Next? (3 November)
    ‘With deadlines for the large organisations’ graduate schemes drawing close, I am beginning to feel a little overwhelmed.’
  • Orlagh Shanks (Liverpool John Moores, 3): #PlacementSeries: Time to get organised (3 November)
    ‘It’s recommended to apply for 20-30 placements. The more you apply to, the more likely you are of getting a placement.’
  • Niall Byrne (Ulster, 4): PR-ing my way into the future (hopefully) (4 November)
    ‘My course isn’t about “repping” for clubs; it has a lot of content on communication, language, interpersonal skills, advertising, marketing, politics and lobbying.’
  • Jessica Pardoe (Liverpool John Moores, 3): Is All Publicity Good Publicity? (9 November)
    ‘It does not seem logical that a brand would essentially throw itself under the bus in order to obtain a bit of publicity.’
  • Claire Simpson (Aston, 4): Out of character? (9 November)
    ‘Concerns are already growing that the kinds of rambling, over-indulgent posts spotted on the likes of Facebook and, less often, LinkedIn will now spread to Twitter too.’