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Making the Switch: How Journalism Made me Better at PR

During my freshman year of college, I decided that a double major in journalism and political science was the perfect first step to becoming a famous international correspondent (or a famous local city hall reporter, whichever came first). But after three years of school – and a better understanding of PR – I had changed […]

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Intern Blog Series: How to Diversify Your PR Internship

Internships are the gateway to deciding your career path, providing you with an opportunity to work with experts in your field and offering the experience and advice that will sculpt your career interests. Each internship varies, and it’s important to explore your options and figure out your career path by diversifying your internship. Here are some […]

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Top 10 Quotes of the 2013 BSR Conference

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the 2013 BSR Conference: The Power of Networks. It was an excellent learning experience – one that was full of the powerful comments made by inspiring speakers over the course of the week. I took down my top 10, and here they are: “Saving the world is a […]

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Rethinking our Relationship with Stuff – Day 3 at the BSR Conference

How much is too much? Does consuming more make us feel better? Does it make us a better society? In truth consumption doesn’t equal happiness and being a good consumer doesn’t make you a good citizen. What “keeping up with the Joneses” has meant is that today we are using the resource equivalent of one […]

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3 Ideas I Fell in Love with Before Breakfast – Day 2 at the BSR Conference

On the second day of the 2013 BSR Conference, Marina Gorbis, executive director of the Institute for the Future, delivered remarks during breakfast about “The Power of Networks.” Of her many thoughtful and moving comments, these three on education stuck with me.  The world as a classroom. One thing Marina discussed was creating a disruptive, social structured movement to […]

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How to Get the Most out of a Conference – Day 1 at the 2013 BSR Conference

Weber Shandwick is a proud sponsor of the 2013 BSR Conference: The Power of Networks. This conference focuses on harnessing the power of networks to solve the world’s biggest sustainability challenges and, as far as programs and speakers, networking, quality of sessions and reach, BSR Conferences are hard to top. Case in point: #BSR13 utilized […]

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The Power of Connections – 4 Tips for Networking Success in PR

It’s all about who you know. Coming from a family with a long history of working in PR, I have heard this phrase countless times. But it was only recently, as I applied for my first job outside of college, that I realized how absolutely essential networking is in this field. I recently graduated college […]

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Engaging, Always at the 2013 All Young Professionals Networking Event

Weber Shandwick, a proud member of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, took to the Armory at Seattle Center Wednesday night for the organization’s fourth annual All Young Professionals Networking Event. For nearly two hours, the Armory bustled with burgeoning young professionals eager to engage in cheerful banter with like-minded individuals. The Chamber’s Young Professionals Network […]

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Networking and Fun at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Tradeshow 2013

Last week, Weber Shandwick Seattle joined more than 100 exhibitors at the Century Link Field Event Center for a night of networking and fun at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Tradeshow 2013! As first time exhibitors, we were excited to see more than 1,000 individuals attend the event to meet and connect with Seattle […]

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