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FlashCast Agency Internship Podcast

For our final episode of the Spring 2016 FlashCast podcast, we interviewed Jennie and Kristen, two #PRKent students who have interned in an agency setting. Jennie interned at an entertainment PR agency in Cleveland, and Kristen interned at a fashion and lifestyle PR agency in New York City.

They speak about their internship experiences, how they landed their internships, what they learned and what they wish they would have known before starting.

Questions or comments? Email us at flashcomm@kent.edu.

 

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PR in the News: Erin Andrews lawsuit causes trouble for Marriott

By: Victoria Manenti and Hanna Moore

Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against the owner of the Nashville Marriott and her stalker in the case over a secretly filmed nude video.

Andrews, an ESPN reporter at the time, was staying at the hotel, when her long-time stalker Michael Barrett compromised her peephole and was able to film into her room. He was able to find her because a hotel employee honored his request to stay in the room next to hers.

The jury found that Barrett was 51 percent at fault for the incident and liable for 51 percent of the $55 million award, and Windsor Capital Group, the hotel management company, was responsible for the remaining 49 percent.

Not only is this a legal issue but also a huge public relations crisis.

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20 Times Parks and Recreation Described Being a Public Relations Major #PRProblems

When you attend your first networking event and try represent yourself as a professional.

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You’ve picked out the perfect blazer for the occasion and practiced your elevator pitch at least five times.


When someone asks if PR is like Samantha from Sex and the City or Olivia Pope from Scandal.

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No, public relations is not party planning, spin, or covering up murders.


When you stop at Starbucks every day before class.

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If I’m not supposed to go to Starbucks every day, then why is it located two minutes from Franklin Hall?


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