This week in PR (8 December)

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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 [email protected]

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

  • Kate Pawley (Sunderland, PG): Focusing on ‘abilities’ on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December)
    ‘Body dysmorphic disorder has allowed me to develop an additional set of skills, which will hopefully come to benefit me in my PR career.
  • Olivia McAleenan (Ulster, PG): Meet the media… Cool FM and Downtown Radio (5 December)
    ‘With listening figures at an all-time high of 697,000, PR practitioners should be utilising the power of radio to promote their clients.’
  • Emma Williamson (Sunderland, PG): What does GDPR mean for PR? (5 December)
    ‘Not only does GDPR have an impact on an organisation’s customer data, but it also has an impact on any personal data which will also include social media influencers, journalists and any other stakeholders.’
  • Orlagh Shanks (Liverpool John Moores 3): #PlacementYear: Month Five (5 December)
    ‘How many of you can say you were able to stare at Dan Edgar while you ate octopus for dinner? I can!’
  • Niamh Webb (Ulster, 4): Guinness adverts sell more than a ‘pint of black’ (7 December)
    ‘They tell a story and engage us in feeling something whether it be anticipation, happiness, inspiration or positivity or even all of these things.’
  • Jessica Pardoe (Liverpool John Moores, 3): Simple Steps to Making the World a Better Place (7 December)
    ‘You can’t change the world on your own – but you can certainly take steps towards becoming a more well rounded individual.’