Category Archive for: Agency Life

PR Panel Recap Agency Life And What It Takes To Thrive In The Industry

PR Panel Recap: An evening discussing agency life and what it takes to thrive in the industry

When I began studying Communication and Public Relations in college, I quickly realized how important it was to surround myself with and seek out the advice from those already in the field. Whether it was attending my school’s PRSSA events and workshops or finding a mentor at an internship, I remember how much I valued…

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Good News Working Moms- Having a Job Will Benefit Your Kids in the Long Run

Good News Working Moms: Having a Job Will Benefit Your Kids in the Long Run

If you’re like me, even though you are proud of your career, and enjoy heading into the office (most days), you still harbor some guilt for leaving your little ones at home each day. It gets especially hard when they are big enough to hang onto your leg while looking at you with pleading eyes…

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Agency Life interview

Agency Life: An Interview with Julie Staadecker

What does it take to climb the ranks at a PR agency? Creativity, perseverance and initiative, according to Julie Staadecker, a vice president in Boston’s consumer practice. Julie got her start in PR straight out of college as an Account Coordinator and never looked back — taking the Boston PR scene by storm and quickly…

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Axon Communications Turns 15!

November marks 15 years that AXON Communications, an AVENIR GLOBAL firm, has been serving some of the largest healthcare companies in the UK and beyond. Ranked one of the top five largest healthcare communications consultancies in the UK, AXON launched in 2003 when International Managing Partner Ralph Sutton got started in his own home —…

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Diversity in the Workplace: It’s a Grassroots Effort

Diversity in the Workplace: It’s a Grassroots Effort and it Begins with You

If you’re a working professional, there’s a 99 percent chance (not a proven statistic) you’ve heard the word “diversity” mentioned at work at some point or another. High-five if you were the one to bring it up! There’s always more that can be done to advance the state of diversity in every industry. I was…

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Five Years And Counting

Five years and counting: Why I’ve stayed (and will continue to stay) at SHIFT

PR, advertising and the entire marketing industry are revolving doors when it comes to talent, especially when you consider how the workforce has changed in the last decade. Before, job hunters had to jump through a series of interviews to prove their worth to employers. Today, every company is wooing solid talent with perks and…

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How To Stay Active at a Desk Job

Staying Active at a Desk Job

We’ve all been there. You dive into a busy morning with emails, phone calls and meetings, and suddenly you look at the clock and realize you haven’t gotten out of your chair for hours. It’s easy to let the days slip away from us, especially with a hectic schedule in PR. Three years ago, I…

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A Shifter’s Look Back At Her First Year In The Working World

A Shifter’s Look Back At Her First Year In The Working World

How has it been over a year since I graduated? A dive into the past year of change, growth and what I’ve learned so far as a SHIFTer. The Art Of The Follow-Up Not only have I learned the art of the follow-up email through the various client media relations programs I’ve worked on, but…

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Five Time Management Tips from an Ex-Barista

Five Time Management Tips from an Ex-Barista

For five years while in college, I worked nights and weekends at a local cafe. Not only was I a barista, but also a baker, janitor, team lead, sandwich artist, business adviser and customer service guru. The skills I gained from years of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment prepared me for the jump into the…

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Back to School – Employee Communication Edition

Back to School – Employee Communication Edition

September is here – and as students go back to school, it’s time for us to follow suit. Let’s take a few minutes to reeducate ourselves on a subject that’s more and more important in the tech-driven, always-on world we live in: employee communication. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Everyone is…

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