Hot Topic, Social Media, Technology

A “Spark” for social content

New ideas get me excited. It doesn't matter if the idea is mine or that it comes from someone else. New ideas should excite everyone because it is a chance to see what the future could be like. NewsSpark, a new social content hub, is one of those ideas that I'm excited about. I've known… Continue reading A “Spark” for social content

Branding, Inspiration, Personal Branding, Personal Journey

The Four Pillars of Personal Branding

They say you can't go "home" again; I say that's dead wrong. On March 21, I went back to a place I called home for my college days, Temple University. Walking around the campus, which has changed by leaps and bounds since I was there, brought back lots of great memories and emotions. The reason… Continue reading The Four Pillars of Personal Branding

Guest Blog, Hot Topic

The Next Step for Communications Pros

To go back to school or to not go back to school: that is the question. And this is the very question Jason blogged about recently — one that almost every working professional grapples with at one time or another. Especially in the communications field, if you’re already gainfully employed, you wonder how anything learned… Continue reading The Next Step for Communications Pros

Inspiration, Marketing, Personal Branding, Public Relations

The Grad School Debate

For years, we've heard the steady drumbeat of those that say it's imperative to get your Master's Degree if you want to move up in the public relations or marketing field. There are also many that disagree, saying it's not at all necessary. I disagree with both schools of thought. It's not imperative, but it's… Continue reading The Grad School Debate

Hot Topic, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media

Better Social in 2015

So, we are on the verge of a new year (already?!). It's a time to celebrate accomplishments and the good things we've done. It's also a time to take a hard look at ways to improve for the year to come. I'm sure that whether you are a business or an individual, there are things… Continue reading Better Social in 2015

Hot Topic, Marketing, Personal Branding

Generation Labels: Limiting or Limitless?

On Oct. 21, I posed this question on Twitter:     I've been thinking a lot about the labels that are placed on generations. I don't hear much about the tags on Generation Y or Generation X, and when I did, it wasn't hammered home like the Millennial label is now. I accept the Millennial tag,… Continue reading Generation Labels: Limiting or Limitless?

Hot Topic, Public Relations

Five Things I Learned at PRSSANC

Another year and another Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference has come and gone. This was my second year presenting and I can tell you that I had just as much fun as I did in Philly last year. The National Committee did an outstanding job of giving PRSSA Chapters and members all… Continue reading Five Things I Learned at PRSSANC