Few careers offer the dynamic, exciting day-to-day work diversity, fast pace and intellectual stimulation as the public relations field. But alongside the adrenaline rush also comes PR's dubious honor of being ranked consistently as one of the most high-stress careers ... and the impact can take a real toll on both agency entrepreneurs and the larger PR workforce alike. To compound the issue further, openly discussing the issue has -- for decades -- been an unspoken taboo . . . but finally, this compounding factor is starting to change.
In this special Thanksgiving holiday episode, "Ms. InterPReted" hosts two-time Pulitzer Prize nominated editorial cartoonist and editor at-large of Mississippi Today, Marshall Ramsey, to share his creative process as well as the poignant experiences of both his childhood and career that have contributed to nearly three decades as -- now -- one of only some dozen editorial cartoonists currently working in the United States. A sidebar: Marshall is a cousin of #MsInterPReted Co-Host Mary Beth West's husband (as well as cousin to the family's other famous media celebrity, "Financial Peace" author and radio host / media expert, Dave Ramsey).
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In Episode 10 (Part 2 of 2) of this interview with PRCA Director General Francis Ingham, Francis explains the tough realities – and shocking repercussions – of taking a stand in the Bell-Pottinger ethics-violation case in 2017.
In this special two-part episode of #MsInterPReted, Kelly and Mary Beth welcome their first overseas guest to the podcast… a London-based leader at the helm of the world’s largest membership body of public relations professionals.
Marcus Hall’s entrepreneurial journey can be described as anything but conventional. A visionary of his work and of his desired brand, Marcus worked for years developing Marc Nelson Denim into a widely known and respected name – not only in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area where he grew up, but also as an emerging nameplate in the fashion industry. But then it all came crashing down in sudden crisis.
Q4 is “Strategic Planning Season” for many companies and organizations in ramp-up to the next calendar year. Comprehending the drivers of relationship-building success starts with differentiating true PR strategy from mere tactics.
Mark Weaver started his marketing career as a blogger, photographer and social media influencer in the motorcycle industry. He moved to Knoxville, TN, from Louisville, KY, where he created digital marketing content for GE Appliances. He has a BA from Purdue University in Communications with Minors in Computer Technology and Organizational Leadership & Supervision.
Kelly and Mary Beth stir up some potential heat with this episode, taking to task the growing trend of brands (and their PR / marketing departments and even CEOs) adopting and pushing social debates and hotly contested political issues . . . all on the advice of some PR firms that may (or may not) be properly guiding their clients or otherwise offering up an inappropriate one-size-fits-all approach.