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PR Tips from a Tennis Player

September 3, 2021

Group Gordon’s Alison Berg serves up PR tips based on lessons learned on the tennis court. I’ve been playing tennis since I barely had the strength to hold up a racket. It’s a game of strategy, mental fortitude, and sportsmanship, and it’s a lot of fun! In watching the US Open this year with a […]

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How My Experience in Journalism Prepped Me for My PR Internship

August 5, 2021

GG intern Melanie Taylor finds parallels between her previous journalism roles and current PR internship. Starting as an intern at Group Gordon this summer, I was unsure of how my prior experience in journalism would translate to a stint in PR. Quickly, though, I realized that journalism and PR are two sides of the same coin and that my […]

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PR Lessons From the National Spelling Bee

July 15, 2021

Group Gordon’s Kerry Close spells out the lessons from her spelling bee success that have translated over to a career in PR. Last week, the world stood in awe of a 14-year-old girl from Louisiana named Zaila Avant-garde, who flawlessly spelled her way through 18 rounds of competition to be crowned the 2021 Scripps National […]

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Communicating About Mental Health Resources

June 10, 2021

Group Gordon’s Morgan Schare shares guidance for businesses for communicating about mental health resources to their employees. As businesses plan for the next phase of the pandemic and what that means for work, it’s critical that they plan for the mental health and wellness concerns of their employees. According to a recent report by the […]

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Getting Reluctant Faculty on Board for Higher Ed PR

March 25, 2021

Group Gordon’s Jacob Rodriguez outlines common faculty hang-ups about engaging in their school’s higher ed PR program and how to address them. Earlier this month we hosted a webinar, A Faculty-Forward Approach to PR, focused on helping higher ed PR practitioners get faculty involved in the media effort. One of the most common challenges we […]

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PR Opportunity vs. Opportunism

January 28, 2021

Group Gordon’s Alison Berg explains how to find PR opportunity in the news cycle without being opportunistic. Coming out of a tough year, we’ve become accustomed to a heavy and hyper-focused news cycle. From growing COVID fatalities, horrific racial violence, and a contentious election season, the appetite for unrelated storylines was minimal. Pitches about unrelated […]

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