Welcome to our PR blog. Today we are sharing some top tips on the best way you can start and progress your career in PR.
- Watch The News!
A common question in an exec level interview is asking about current affairs. If you dont watch the news or read newspapers how will you keep up to date with the latest issues and get relevant fresh ideas for stories. Throughout your career it is a good idea to follow key journalists and key your nose to the ground in terms of media. This will allow you to jump on a topic before everyone else does, keeping you ahead of the game.
2 . Always keep learning
No matter what industry you are in make sure you keep up to date with the latest PR news and tools that can help you be better. There is a wealth of information out there and it pays to do your research, especially when it comes time to progress to the next level of your career.
3. Learn to love Data
Data can be your best friend, consumers love statistics and data driven content. Ensuring you can find a story or angle in a data set will keep you ahead of the curve and allow you to use secondary data to find new angles that will get traction from your audience.
4. Learn to love writing
If you are just starting out make sure that you practice your own style and tone of writing this will allow you to build your own personal brand and gain a following of your own. Having a strong network that love your style will help you 10 fold in the future.
5. Become a though leader
Establishing yourself as a thought leader can be difficult but once you get to grips with a certain industry and you have a network of people you can help they will help you in return. Using their insights and expertise can help you to become more knowledgeable and the go to person on a topic.