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Part II: Experience vs. Ageism in Communications

Part II: Experience vs. Ageism in Communications

Sadly, ageism is alive and well in communications and digital This is a follow-up on my intro post about the topic. As you’ll hear in a podcast that I did with Jennifer Stauss and Shel Holtz a couple of weeks back,  according to underlying data and research, ageism (intentionally not hiring people over a certain age – in communications and social media sometimes, 50, sometimes,...

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When you company reputation is on the line, strategic communications experience matters.

When Did Experience Stop Mattering in Communications? Part I

Who is getting hired in the communications field is such an important topic that I’ve decided to divide what I had originally written into two separate blog posts, the second of which I will publish later this week. Why I wrote this post The nexus of these posts was when I was researching and recording an enlightening, frightening yet cathartic “For Immediate Release” podcast last...

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Communications: Is it Gray Hairs vs. Millennials?

Who should run your strategic communications? Even in a slumbering economy, I choose to have hope that there is not a hardening line or increasing competition between those of us who grew up doing “traditional” strategic communications (and may have a little gray hair) and the younger generation, among them the Millennials, adults aged 18 to 34 and the now largest proportion of the American...

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Looking for a Job? The Internet is Forever

Today, I happened upon the LinkedIn post below, which is a public declaration of what many of us have thought many times – and probably for many years.  TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT.   While it’s 100% natural to think this way, calling a former boss “a micro-manager,” [sic] “egotistical,” “selfish” and someone who has lost the respect of her employees on social media is a bad,...

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Rant: Social Media Bullshit Artists Pollute the Space

It’s entirely possible that this post is filled with envy and narcissism. But I don’t think so. This topic has been brewing in my mind for some time, and yesterday, I arrived at a point at which my thoughts crystallized and I could make sense out of what I was thinking. My point: I hate social media bullshit artists. As a practitioner, it is getting...

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Cross Post: Social Media Careers: In-House vs. an Agency

Cross-post from the book Web site: What You Need to Think About Before Making the Jump Whether you are graduating from college or considering a career change, consider that, in order to be successful in both the short and long-term, you’ll need to make a lot of people happy:  both internal and external clients.  Let’s spend some time discussing how to make these internal and...

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5 Hard Truths About Working in Social Media – by Antonia Harler

I am posting this tomorrow on my other blog, Starting a Career in Social Media, but it’s good. So good that I am posting it here today.  So if you subscribe to both (which you should), get over it. Today’s post comes from (with permission) from my friend, Antonia Harler, who is one of the up-and-coming rising stars in social media.  I interviewed Antonia for...

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Dear Recruiter A: Please Stop Sucking

I love to play professional matchmaker, especially for my former students. If you have glanced to the right on this blog, you’ll see that I have three .rss feeds of public relations or new media jobs.   And I suppose that I am lucky in that I get contacted by recruiters with some frequency.  Many of these contacts, however, are downright irritating. I am happy at...

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Job Seekers: Q&A With Gary Bivings, Owner of the Bivings Group

Owner [disclosure: and former boss in the 90’s] Gary Bivings has offered some perspective to job seekers who are looking to apply their skill sets in the world on online public affairs. This follows my interview with Brian Batchelder of Fleishman-Hillard; different firms, different cultures.  Fleishman is a huge firm and Bivings is a smaller firm.  Different people prefer different work environments. Have a read....

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