ryananderson

ryananderson

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497 weeks ago @ The New PR - Starting out in PR · 0 replies · +1 points

You're totally right, and I should clarify - I think education is extremely important, but to me, ability to learn is even more important.  I've heard good things about the PR program at Algonquin - and obviously, it turns out some smart people!

499 weeks ago @ The New PR - Starting out in PR · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree completely. Though, the nice thing about Twitter is you can network passively - connect with people you're interested in and follow what they're doing, and reactivate the connection later when you're at the same conference, etc. Again, patience is key.

547 weeks ago @ The New PR - How to fix the newspap... · 0 replies · +1 points

Eric,

I agree with most of your points, though I'm not sure that investing in digital before the industry imploded would have been a bad idea. Some certainly would have failed, but others would have likely prospered. You're right that there wasn't nearly the wealth of free / cheap tools then - so maybe five years ago would have been too soon, but at least taking the time to understand the social web vs. dismiss it would have been a good start.

You're also right that most big papers have bigger problems than readership. Overhead, unions, and financial issues are going to kill those, though I'm hopeful that a new breed of professional journalism outlets will rise up to fill in their place.

Thanks for the comments - very insightful.

550 weeks ago @ The New PR - Working the bottom rung · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Marie. In my experience, ambition and drive is rewarded, even if it's not immediate.

550 weeks ago @ The New PR - Working the bottom rung · 0 replies · +1 points

Totally true. It all comes down to being positive and proactive. If you can be that person - people will like working with you, and opportunities will present themselves.

557 weeks ago @ The New PR - Where does influence c... · 0 replies · +1 points

I was going to delete "kanika's" comment, but I like Dan's so much, I'm going to leave it.

557 weeks ago @ The New PR - Where does influence c... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're right - I had no interest in North American cars, and that was based on word of mouth from both regular people and friends who work in the auto industry.

I don't know if TV made me more excited about the car or not, but it definitely planted a seed and made me want to dig deeper. In the end, I chose the Fit over the Versa and Yaris because I liked it better.

I did go to the automotive sites, but in all honesty, they played no particular role, as most of them are just brochures.