Why You Need to Think About Your Personal Brand

We all know what a brand is and when thinking about brands, the first few that come to mind are Apple, Coca Cola and even Cadbury’s. We’d recognise their logo anywhere, their font and even their colour-scheme. But branding no longer solely belongs to companies on the stock exchange and…

Do You Have to be an Extrovert to Work in PR?

Just this year, I’ve had a lot of people pair my social life with my degree choice. ‘Is it any wonder you work in PR, you’re always out partying!’ or ‘I can see why you study PR, you’re never housed!’ – but does a busy social life equate to a…

University of Greenwich Talk: My Tips for Student Bloggers

Just yesterday, I gave my first ever university talk at a different university to my own. I was invited down to the University of Greenwich to give a talk to PR students about my journey and my blog. I was pleasantly surprised and quite shocked to get the email as…

How Being Irish Can Help You in Your Career

Disclaimer: There is no mention of borders or any other controversial words beginning with ‘B’ in this blog post.  The inspiration for this post came from an article I saw retweeted by Glamour US Editor-In-Chief, Samantha Barry. The article was documenting an event that was held with Samantha herself in…

How to Prepare for Life After Graduation

You’d think after the numerous times of mentioning how stressed I am, that I’m on the verge of a nervous breakdown and constantly fretting about my future that I wouldn’t be the best person to write this post at this current point in time. But, before I lose you, I’ve…

#FridayFive: Five Ways to be the Best Intern

When I say ‘be the best intern,’ I really mean, ‘be the best intern the office has ever had.’ Really. You want to leave your mark and set the bar high for any intern that has to follow in your footsteps. I try my best to put everything I have…

#FridayFive: Five Modern Ways to Network

These days, and especially in PR, it’s a lot about who you know, rather than what you know. After all, Public Relations is all about relationships and connections. So in a world where a lot of us are afraid to pick up the telephone and speak out loud to people, how do we go…

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…

10 Do’s and Don’ts of LinkedIn – What to do and what …

LinkedIn may come under the hat of ‘social media’ as it is ‘social’ but that doesn’t mean we should use it like we use the rest of our social media accounts. It’s not the kind of place you would check into a local restaurant and post pictures of your dinner,…

Agency vs In-House: How Do I Choose My Sector?

So I’ve always known that I want to work in an agency setting. For me, it’s a no-brainer. A small agency is where I see myself working best. This isn’t anything to do with the small-fish-big-pond debate I had a few months ago, as what I just said would totally…