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Robyn Rudish-Laning, Blog Coordinator

Robyn Rudish-Laning, Marketing Coordinator with Penn Avenue Eyewear and PR Associate for Pretty Living PR Twitter | LinkedIn | Website How long have you been a member of PRSA? On the Pittsburgh board?   I’ve been a member of PRSA since February and I joined the Pittsbu...

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How to Land Your First PR Job

By Jamie Dray I'll never forget the feeling I had when I graduated from college. How did the last four years fly by so quickly? It's ironic, all the time we spend talking about what we want to be when we grow up, taking specialized courses in college only to feel totally lost when the job search be...

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10 Lessons PR Pros Can Take Away From Mad Men

Mad Men met its end Sunday night in its much-awaited, highly anticipated series finale. For seven season and 92 episodes, we’ve followed Don, Peggy, Pete, Joan, Roger and the rest of our favorite Madison Avenue ad men and women as they’ve gone from the independent Sterling Cooper to an a...

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So You’re a New Pro—Now What?

You’re out there. Or at least that’s what they tell you now. You’ve graduated, you’ve scored your first job and now you’re applying everything you’ve learned from courses, internships and other experiences in rapid succession. As a new professional, perhaps even...

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The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned in my 10 Year Career

By Meredith Amoroso, PRSA Pittsburgh President Over the past 10 years, I’ve experienced the usual career-related ups and downs as I’ve worked my way through four wonderful agencies. I’ve taken on roles I wasn’t ready for. I’ve taken steps backward to get the job done. ...

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Looking for a job? We have your back

By Chrisina Binz, Job Board Coordinator We’ve all been there.  Scrolling through pages and pages of job listings, sending out countless resumes and cover letters, incessantly checking “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” on LinkedIn, googling “why can’t I find a job...

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Jaime Dray, Ethics Chair

Jaime Dray, Marketing Communications Specialist at ARDEX Americas Twitter | LinkedIn  How long have you been a member of PRSA? On the Pittsburgh board?  Member, 2007, Board, 2011 What is your goal as a board member? To further the PR profession in Pittsburgh through men...

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Check yourself before you stress yourself

Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, stress can have short- and long-term effects on our brains and bodies, including risk of depression, stomach disorders and strokes. Yikes. Every year, CareerCast ranks the most...

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PRSA Pittsburgh Communicator Tour at Brunner: Perspective From a Student Attendee

By: Morgan Koziar As you make your entrance into Brunner, you immediately get this modern vibe. The layout and funky décor immediately take you to Cloud 9 and you feel like you’ve landed on a movie set. When we arrived, we were immediately introduced to a panel of team members within ...

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We LOVE getting coffee with you

My Gatesman+Dave colleague Dan Ayer and I had the opportunity to meet with PR professionals Friday, April 17, as part of PRSA Pittsburgh’s “PR Pros Getting Coffee”.  During our hour long meet-and-greet one thing was incredibly clear: passion.  Whether the group was talkin...

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