We The Women – A Summit of, by and For Women

Our journey with We The Women started with one tweet from our Dean, Amith Prabhu. A tweet where he suggested Barkha Dutt, the curator of this event that there are five girls and one boy who can volunteer for this event. He was talking about me and my friends from Class of 2018 at SCoRe.

We The Women (#WeTheWomen) was a two day participatory, open to all forum for women that offered ‘Break Free’ 48 hours to bring together diverse view points and a celebration of all that women have achieved. It was curated by renowned and India’s only Emmy nominated journalist Barkha Dutt. The forum talked about women from various fields like sports, art, music and films. Read more “We The Women – A Summit of, by and For Women”

Five Public Relations Books PR Professionals Must Read

Public Relations is a profession that involves a lot of writing and reading. As professionals we spend a lot of time reading articles and pieces of news floating around on the Internet. However, a lot of us do not make reading Public Relations books a priority. The first month of my first job was a period of intensive training and one of the things we were taught was the importance of reading marketing and/or Public Relations books. Read more “Five Public Relations Books PR Professionals Must Read”

Experiential Marketing & Public Relations – A Deadly Combination in B2C Space

It is common to see B2C brands linking their Public Relations strategy to experiential marketing. The two are becoming closely connected and are leveraged for the common purpose of engaging with the consumer. We often see beverage, airline and lifestyle brands clubbing experiential marketing with Public Relations. The brands which are successful thoroughly understand how to engage with their key stakeholders – consumer and the media. If the campaign is successful it is (almost) always able to create a huge impact on both the stakeholders. A few things in my opinion that make experimental marketing a PR success are as follows: Read more “Experiential Marketing & Public Relations – A Deadly Combination in B2C Space”

A Good Public Relations Pitch

Communications professionals are influencers. Their job is to build and manage reputation of brands that they manage. To be able to achieve this goal, one of the things that a public relations professional frequently does, is to interact with media. The interaction takes place because of two primary reasons. One is to maintain the relationship with the media, as they are an important stakeholder for the communications business. And the other is to actively public relations pitch a story. Since it is essential for a communications consultant to prepare a good public relations pitch for the journalist, I thought of listing down the points that make for a successful public relations pitch. My thoughts are as follows:

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Top 5 Must Watch Movies for Communications Professionals

Communications Professionals draw inspiration from from any story being told, even movies.

At SCoRe we have built a small library of several books on Public Relations and Communications that we feel our fraternity should read. From biographies to text books, it includes works that can be sources of inspiration and ideas to be more powerful Communications Professionals. We highly recommend you to come and pick a copy, and/or recommend books that should be added.

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Becoming an Outstanding Public Relations Professional

I was having a discussion with my friend on a general ‘Formula for Success’ which is applicable in any profession/industry (including communications) and his answer that made me think was- ‘Learn the hottest skill on the market, and success will come automatically’.

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PRAXIS – THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Student Blog, Class Of 2018

Ever since the day I commenced my journey with the Post Graduate Public Relations Course SCoRe, there was this one event I heard of everyday – PRAXIS. Be it our mentors enlightening us with the event details, the professors asking us if we would mark our presence there, this year or conversations amongst us students. There was no day that passed without a special mention for PRAXIS. PRAXIS was to be held at Jaipur this year. Our exhilaration around it was escalating every other day. We couldn’t wait anymore to experience this event, everyone spoke so highly of.

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Give Your Career in Communications Five Years!

I have seen myself giving one advice to communication professionals with 1-3 years of work experience – ‘give it five years’. From my experience, especially in the Indian context, I believe that a communication consultant should at least give this much time to this profession.

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