PR/Marketing podcasts

January 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm (Comm 2322 Topics of the Week)

For this week I decided to first begin listening to the For Immediate Release podcast. After about eight minutes of that I was so bored that I moved on to another podcast that appealed to me because it was made by students. PRStudCast was much more lively like a conversation going back and forth between the student interviewee and two PR and Marketing professionals. I feel that I learned way more from listening to this podcast than I did with the first.

I choose to listen to the new year’s podcast because it was the longest, and the most broad of a topic to discuss for this assignment. The professionals happened to discuss their new year’s resolutions. One had expressed that they wanted to find more time to increase learning activities instead of having uncreative experiences with peers through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. She also expressed that she needed to find a limit to where she knew it was time to step away from social media because it is easy to get burnt out of these networking sites.

Both professionals agreed that it was their ultimate goal to make sure the different industries understand the importance of PR. For this reason, it is incredibly important to improve existing relationships and new relationships in an effort to reach out these companies.

After listening to these podcasts, I have really gained a new understanding of the importance of a constant stream of communication from both parties. Most of the PR podcasts have to do with brainstorming on how to have better communication with clients and each other in the workplace.

I would like to stumble upon a PR/Marketing podcast concerning how PR professionals ended up in the field they are in and what exactly is the every day life like. I would like a wide variety of jobs and an explanation of how it is perfect for them. I feel uneducated in the different field options that a communications major has. This would be very beneficial to me.

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