The ‘Purpose’ of PR

Perhaps you may have seen the advert that circulated last week, showing a woman switching jobs from PR to work for a charity, which was labeled with having ‘more purpose’. As you can imagine, this caused widespread annoyance as it was coming across that the charity were insinuating that PR…

Is It Such A Bad Thing to Be A ‘PR Girl’?

Sometimes I cringe when I see a #PRGirl post or even an account solely dedicated to the term on Instagram. Are we belittling ourselves by using that term? Do we want to be seen as everything cliché that comes along with that label? Personally, I’m not going to take serious…

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fyre: Instagram or Insta-scam?

This weekend, along with millions of others around the world, I watched a documentary on Netflix. It had appeared on my Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat feeds continuously over the past three days with everyone telling their followers/friends that it was a ‘must watch’. I can vouch and say that if…

Three Things My PR Degree Didn’t Teach Me

I’m now almost at the end of my PR degree at Liverpool John Moores University. Where on earth has that time gone? These may have been the quickest four years of my life as it feels like yesterday I was sat in my room in Grand Central student accommodation cursing…

Stop the Press! Is the End in Sight for Print Publications?

Newspapers are widely known as ‘yesterday’s news’ and in a generation of having the news at our fingertips 24/7, why would we want to read about what happened yesterday? Millennials live such a fast-paced life that they want to know something the second it happens. Most young people have newspapers…

So You Want to Date A PR Girl?

Two weeks ago, a few news outlets covered a story regarding dating ‘PR girls’ and research conducted by drink brand, Stella Artois. I’m more of a Coors Light girl myself, but the response to the articles wasn’t pleasant to say the least. The ‘research’ graced the pages of the Daily…

#FridayFive: Five PR Blogs You Should Read

With it being Reading Week this week at Liverpool John Moores, I thought I’d dedicate this Friday Five post to PR blogs that I love to read, and would recommend for you to read too. Reading Week/Directed Study Week – whichever you prefer to call it – gives us all…

Is Blogging Worth the Time Invested?

Last Tuesday, I took some videos of myself talking to my camera about the current situation I was in. I had seen fitness Influencer Sinead Hegarty look back at old videos she took of herself at her low points and feel accomplished at how far she’d come since then. When…

A Recap of the #AskOrlagh Twitter Chat

In case you missed the Twitter Q&A with me last Tuesday, I thought I’d put some of the main questions here along with my answers plus a little more detail. No 140 character count here, that’s for sure. The Twitter chat was focused on blogging, university, placements, careers and personal…

Influencer or Fraud? Should We Name and Shame Influencers Who Buy their …

There has been a lot of talk this week surrounding Influencers and the buying of followers, likes and comments. It’s been a tricky subject for a while, with a lot of people giving their opinions of seeing it happen first hand, yet we still won’t jump that final hurdle and…