The Future of Public Relations in Higher Ed

The field of public relations is in flux. Technology makes it easier for us to directly connect with our audiences. The barriers to creating content types beyond the press release are lower than ever before. And the social web has redefined everything we thought we knew about communication. Given this landscape, what is the role of a higher ed media relations professional in the 21st century? I think these changes indicate that the power to … [Read more...]

Who is the Hero of Your Press Release?

The press release is one of the most ubiquitous elements of higher ed communications, but it is also one of the most static. Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about how to bring the press release into the 21st century. But how about looking for inspiration from centuries past? In this blog post for PR Newswire, VP of user experience design and workflow Rod Nicolson draws on the insights of mythologist Joseph Campbell to outline the … [Read more...]