This week in PR (13 October)

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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.

  • Orlagh Shanks (Liverpool John Moores, 3): #PlacementSeries: When and Where to Start Looking (6 October)
    ‘So you’ve decided you want to try and get a placement and you’re ready to start looking but you have absolutely no idea where to start. I feel ya. I was in your exact shoes last year.’
  • Louise Harvey (Ulster, PG): Pourquoi (9 October)
    ‘During the first week of uni, our lecturer, Conor McGrath, told us to question everything in PR – including his own words.’
  • Jack Walton (Birmingham City, 2) L’eau de Chris #dontbottleitup – One campaign we won’t forget in a hurry (12 October)
    ‘It all started with multiple media articles saying that Chris Hughes was releasing a range of bottled water infused with his very own tears; the name of the product being ‘L’eau De Chris’. When you say the name out loud it sounds very similar to the word ludicrous…’
  • Paula McKay (Ulster, 4); Stepping out of my comfort zone and taking the placement year plunge (12 October)
    ‘My mum said to me recently that I “left Belfast a student and came back an adult”.’