Tag Archives: PR

Kirstin Alvanitakis, “Top 10 Things I Learned the Hard Way”

Guess who won PRSSA Committee Member of the Month again… I did! This time it was for the Fundraising Committee. Tonight was our November General Meeting and the keynote speaker was Kirstin Alvanitakis. She is an online communications specialist who currently works for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Facilities where she is […]

Linda Burkley, APR, on Fundraising

Tonight we had a guest speaker at our PRSSA Fundraising meeting. Linda Burkley is the Owner and Creative Strategist of Ardis Communications. A skilled facilitator and experienced practitioner, she is also an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University and teaches in the MBA program for the University of Phoenix. Burkley came to talk to us […]

Jeff Krakoff on Crisis Communications

Jeff Krakoff was the keynote speaker at the October PRSSA General Meeting. He is the director of brand marketing practice at Burson-Marsteller. He is an experienced public relations professional with a career spanning 25 years. He serves his clients as an integrated communications strategist, writer, media relations professional and issues/crisis counselor. Krakoff came to our […]

Where did September go?

I ended my spring semester really looking forward to blogging about all of my experiences this fall. I was planning to write about my communications classes, my internship, my organizations and whatever else I happened to come across. So now it’s October 4th and this is the first time I have touched my blog all […]

SEO, Blogs and Metrics… oh my!

I’ve got so much going on at my internship at Partyspace. My responsibilities include maintaining social media throughout the day, learning how to form a strategy for search engine optimization (SEO), creating and maintaining our new Partyspace Blog, gathering statistics and metrics about our site, and writing and pitching press releases for our Bridal Barn […]

Whirlwind of a Month!

Ever since the day I moved home for the summer, I have been busy busy busy! The first week I was home, I had internship interviews all over the Philadelphia area. While this was exhausting, it was great experience to perfect my interview skills. By the end of the week, I accepted a marketing internship […]

Wrapping up Freshman Year

At the beginning of this semester, I had zero experience in public relations, aside from managing my own social media accounts. If you had told me in January that I’d be learning from so many students and professionals, I might have believed you. But if you had told me that I’d be in a director position […]

A Blog About Blogs

I wrote this blog post for Penn State PRide about a month ago! Let me know what you think!