Blogging and PR

PR blogger Robert French points out that the Florida PR association is hosting a blog week next month to promote the value of blogging to PR practitioners. Brilliant idea — and one that French himself has been involved in on a more global scale through Global PR Blog Week.

Alas, such events are rare indeed. So are PR organizations that use blogs as a means of connecting their members. As French points out, the FPRA is one of the few statewide public relations organizations with a blog. My own professional organization, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), is still groping with this whole blogging thing, and precious few folks in academic PR or marketing are communicating through the blogosphere.

I’d love to see more PR practitioners blogging. What’s holding us back?


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

2 thoughts on “Blogging and PR”

  1. Andrew, I agree. There is not as much adoption of social media as I would like. Still, I think that is changing, but wish it were a bit faster.

    Educators, overall, have dived in pretty well. But, most of that is in K-12 and Library Science – for the most part.

    I hope we see more of it. I am, of course, selfish in that regard because it gives my students more resources to interact with via blogs. That is the best part about the practice to me.

    Thanks for writing about this. Hope others join the call to action.

    All the best.

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