#PRStudCast Episode 11.19.10 with Deirdre Breakenridge


Hope you enjoy the recap! If you have any favorite Tweets or ideas from last night’s chat, please post them below.

A big thank you to everyone who participated last night in the best #PRStudChat yet. Our community is still growing and last night was a great testament to what we are all about as public relations students and professionals. Can’t wait until the next chat!

#PRStudCast Episode 11.10.10 with Jason Mollica


Our Second episode is now live! Last night, we got to speak with Jason Mollica of Carr Communications about mentoring and how students can benefit from finding a great mentor.  We had a great discussion and it was our sincere pleasure to have Jason as our guest.

We also discussed a blog post written by Desiree Mahr about the Marie Claire blogging situation.  You can check the post out here! Weighing in on Marie Claire’s PR Disaster

We do have one question that we want to hear your opinions on though!

Do you think it is better to have one mentor, or do you think it is more effective to have multiple mentors to learn from?

Please leave your thoughts and comments below.

Looking forward to our next episode which will be following the #PRStudChat on Thursday, November 18th. Hope you enjoy today’s show and join us for next week’s show!

Don’t forget to vote for the winner of the 2010 #PRStudChat Challenge!

What are some of the most interesting ways PR professors are incorporating social media in the classroom? After reviewing many terrific nominations, we’ve narrowed down the finalists and now the choice is yours!

Please take a moment to learn more about the finalists and help us acknowledge their creative and successful efforts to bring social media into the classroom,

Thank you again to all of the professors and students who inspired us with their innovative examples of social media use in the classroom.  Best of luck to our finalists!

Launching the #PRStud”Cast”

I’m not going to lie, this is pretty cool.  I like to think that I’ve been doing a lot of great work over the past year, but this new opportunity really takes the cake. Being able to produce and co-host the new #PRStudChat Podcast series is an incredible feeling.

That being said, my co-host, Ashley Funderburk and I understand the responsibility that comes with this opportunity.   The #PRStudChat community is a tightly knit, collaborative, educational, and inspiring community that is just an honor to be apart of.  We want to maintain the qualities that this community exudes each and everyday, and there’s a lot of work that goes into it.

Through interviews, interesting topics, insight and a little bit of personality, we hope to put a voice on all of our tweets.  I guess that’s kind of why I pitched this idea to Deirdre and Valerie.  We collaborate everyday through Twitter, but sometimes information in text is not enough.  I feel that putting a voice on those tweets and this community will only enhance our growth and take this community as a whole to a whole new level.

This podcast isn’t just for me, nor Ashley.  This is for all of us.  While the public relations industry is highly competitive, it is extremely collaborative.  We learn and share from each other through every opportunity we get.  We help each other reach our goals and find the answers that may not be there otherwise.  This is the #PRStudChat mentality, and I hope that this podcast can be a worthy extension of that.

We will be releasing our first episode next Wednesday, and we are happy to announce that our first guest will be former PRSSA National President Brandi Boatner.  We hope you like what we have to offer, and that we serve the #PRStudChat community well.

Thank you for allowing us to be your voice.

#PRSTUDCHAT’s Site Launch

Welcome to the PRStudChat blog where PR students, educators and professionals can share knowledge and discuss the many changes in the PR industry.  We launched this blog to further develop our community and to create a platform that furthers our quest to educate on the best practices in PR.

In addition to launching this blog, we are also proud to announce a new podcast series created by two of our PRStudChat community members, Harrison Kratz and Ashley Funderburk.  Both Harrison and Ashley are excited to share their PRStudChat podcast interviews with the rest of the community in an effort to keep the PR knowledge and discussions continuing in between our monthly chat sessions.  They will be discussing the latest in PR, social media, technology, organizational communications challenges and what’s happening in the news.  They will also be hosting a PRStudChat “After Hours” interview and will invite special guests to chat with them after each live Twitter session.

Creating this blog and podcast series, as well as creating an active LinkedIn group is another step to further the growth of our community and to raise awareness about public relations and the value that it brings to organizations.  We look forward to collaborating with you and we appreciate your continued interaction and support as a member of the PRStudChat community.

Valerie Deirdre