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How long is too long to stay at one agency? I’ve been at the same place for a little over 5 years and while I get frustrated by certain things I overall feel challenged and like I’m growing. Is it a r… more

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Now that just about all of us are remote, does anyone else find themselves struggling to resist the urge to pop into the other room to grab an alcoholic refreshment break? Yes, it’s been one of those … more

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My company (client side, healthcare) based in northern NJ is hiring a comms specialist with 3-5 years of experience. Accessible to NYC via shuttle if we ever work in offices again. DM me if intereste… more

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Hi All - I am looking for someone who is willing to refer a friend to a PR communications job (Entry Level - 2020 New graduate) in the NY / NJ / TX area. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!

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Around 50 people at my agency were promoted in April cycle without raises, but clients have been billed at their promoted rates since spring. Curious if anyone here finds ethical issues with this deci… more

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Looking for feedback on hourly rate for a contract/ project role. Professional background: 14 years in corp comm, all roles have been in-house at household name brands, female, NYC.

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Started a new job two months ago and it already seems like a dead end. Any advice for messaging why I’m already wanting to change jobs as I look?

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Question on reward: how are you giving recognition/reward to your teams during Covid? I manage a small global team and normally would take staff to lunch or maybe send a bottle to the office but those… more

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Any other agencies experiencing a wave of high turnover during the pandemic?

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Hi! I've been working in advertising for about a year now in both media and shopper marketing roles, but sometime in the next few months I do want to switch to PR as that is what my education back… more

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Anyone have insights into the value of PR Newswire national distribution versus influencer list options?

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How do you shake it off when people (clients, spokespeople, bosses) are rude to you and treat you like you’re an idiot at work? I feel like my skin has thickened a lot during 6 years in PR but sometim… more

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Looking for advice on rates for some PR consulting work I have been approached to do for a Chicago based association. Will be about two months of work working on communications strategy and media mate… more

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Should people in NYC still get premium salaries if they are working from home? What if they have moved from NYC and are working remotely from a market with a lower cost of living?

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Genuinely curious: How do you justify working in PR knowing that you won’t make $100k+ for 15-20 years? I’m 3 years into my career and I have regrets about choosing this field when I look at my financ… more

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Who’s made the leap from an agency to go out on their own? Did an opportunity present itself to you, or were you proactive about it? Is there an honest (and legal) way to approach your clients about c… more

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Knowledge share! What newsletters do you all read for industry, creative and professional development insights?

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Client’s interested in a national radio media tour. What are the best companies to help book and produce?

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Most of my creative background is in Advertising, anyone know any good resources to educate myself on the differences of creative for pr?

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Have a serious case of imposter syndrome and trying to figure out how to shake it. I think it’s impacting my levels of anxiety as well. Does anyone have any advice or things that have made you feel be… more

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I have a PR background and most of my experience is in the free lance area. I have worked in CS leadership for many years but would love to transition my career to a PR role, any recommendations anyon… more

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Interested in opinions on international experience. I’m based in a Russian agency (Public Affairs) and thinking of a move back to London. Do agencies based in London see the value of international ex… more

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Just started a job remotely one month ago, was barely ingrained and learned this week my boss is leaving for a new opportunity. Do I stick it out and try to build new relationships, or look for someth… more

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what’s fleishmanhillard like? how is creative handled and what are the team dynamics like?

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At what level do agencies usually start offering relocation packages?

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Client’s CEO wants more earned media but his team has turned down every interview or guest editorial opportunity I’ve brought them. Usually the excuse is that they don’t feel qualified to talk on the … more

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I’m seeing a number of new agency jobs being posted in the last few weeks, which seems promising. What do we think this means for potential 2021 raises and promotions? Especially looking for insight f… more

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My company has had 15% pay cut since March and it’s expected to continue for another 6 months. Is this normal or a red flag??

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Been in a PR Coordinator position for two years now and feeling discouraged about no promotion or raise. I was ready for a promotion, but COVID happened and now it’s on hold. I’m looking elsewhere but… more

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Ogilvy or Fleishman for a mid-level position?

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Insight on Finn Partners? Seeing some job opps but know next to none about culture, salary, etc. and Glassdoor reviews aren't promising

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Current thoughts on MSLGroup? How is their Health PR team? Company culture? Etc.

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When getting a promotion as a PR account executive (to an SAE) - what would be an average salary bump? Is it normal to negotiate?

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Quick poll: 1) agency 2) city 3) has your agency already started to do raises and promotions again? Or announced plans to do so soon?

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what are some brands you feel like are handling the BLM & pandemic well? feel free the name drop the ones (& their respective agencies) that aren’t!

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