PR Interview #12: Arianne Williams, Britain’s Best PR Student Blogger 2016

It’s official – my reign as Britain’s Best PR Student Blogger 2015 is over…but I couldn’t see a better PR student (very nearly graduate!) than Arianne Williams to be this year’s winner. I had a chat with her about her life as a PR student, her greatest achievements to date and her future as a PR pro…

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PR in Education: are schools telling students if PR is the right career for them?

I mentioned a couple of blog posts back that I was planning this blog post. It’s something that’s kind of irked me for the last 3 years. I mean, it’s not, like, haunted my nightmares or anything, but it is something I often wondered about.

My school and careers advisers never told me that PR was a thing; I didn’t know it existed, I didn’t know what it was and I didn’t know that my A-Levels, talents and passions all tied in nicely to being a PR pro. We all know PR isn’t the most hugely studied course at uni, but how is it expected to be when 6th forms & colleges aren’t telling students PR is something they could consider studying?

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do you need a degree to work in PR?

The 2011 PRWeek/PRCA Census results showed that 89% of PR professionals have a degree. But, with the recent increase of student fees, not everyone wants/is able to spend 3+ years in education studying PR, which they could potentially work their way up in. So, is it possible to have just as good a career as someone who has a PR degree?

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PR Interview #3; Adam Cox, Radio Relations

To keep in the theme of my current work experience at Mix96 radio station, this weeks interview is with Adam Cox, founder of Radio Relations which has since expanded into the Relations Group. Adam tells me more about PR in the broadcast industry and his advice for aspiring PR professionals who want to pursue this industry…

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PR Interview #2; Caroline Kinsey, Cirkle PR

Caroline Kinsey is the Chairman of Cirkle PR, which she set up 16 years ago after starting out in a career in Marketing. I spoke to her about her journey in PR so far, how she went from a degree in French to the Chairman of a top PR company and just how far a PR degree can go…

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PR Interview #1: Ceri-Jane, Cerub PR

I’m so excited to start off my brand new blog series with an interview with Ceri-Jane Hackling, Managing Director of Cerub PR which she established in 2003. Cerub PR aims to provide “no fuss PR to businesses looking for an alternative to big London agencies”.¬†

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