Mills Public Relations at 10—The Best is Yet to Come

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Back in 2004, the ‘plan’ for Mills PR seemed simple enough. Do what you do best—deliver measurable PR results for clients no matter how complex the issue might be—and do it with passion, accountability  […]

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Skills You Can’t Buy: Learning Beyond Campus #MondayMotivation

In a perfect world, the skills and lessons learned in the offices of some of the best PR agencies would be taught in a classroom. As we start to schedule interviews with potential interns for the summer, we’ve turned to our all-star team of spring interns for their take on Boston Public Relations. Julie and […]

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The Best Advice I Ever Received

“Don’t be afraid to fail.” These words greeted me a week after moving to Syracuse in 1989 to attend grad school. Mom had cut another self-improvement article out of Redbook or the like. She dashed off a short handwritten note on the bottom, then stuffed the clipping and ten bucks into an envelope. The ten lines of […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Media Call

I enjoy school and learning new things. But academic success does not necessarily guarantee professional success. Case in point: the media follow-up call. Prior to joining Mills, I thought I knew everything about maintaining the all-important PR relationship with journalists. PR 101 teaches that we span the gap between the media and our clients in […]

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A Year in PR: One Boston boy’s musings on media, mayhem, and Mills

While I knew I was destined for a career in PR, I never really thought I was “agency material,” and I always toyed with the idea of an in-house position at a non-profit or university. Despite my agency phobia, I took an internship at Mills thinking it would be the perfect transition to the “real […]

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Summer PR Lesson: Sharing The Good

It’s only been a few months since I joined Mills Public Relations for the summer and already, my perspective on PR has shifted. Yeah, it’s fun going to events, meeting clients and learning about the stuff they do. But for me, the best and most important part of the job has been sharing good stories […]

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Hats Off To a New Role in PR

It’s only been a few weeks since I took off my reporter’s hat to don new headgear in the field of public relations (what journalists affectionately call “the dark side.”) Much to my surprise, I found that work in public relations occasionally requires wearing a metaphorical helmet, yet PR shares far more with journalism than […]

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Life? There’s an app for that …

“You are what you share.” ― Charles Leadbeater, We Think: The Power Of Mass Creativity My love for social media has flourished with the emergence of each new social media platform. And with good reason. There’s nothing I like more than concerts, movies, shopping, adventure, mischief, nightlife, karaoke, bronzing … pretty much every form of being social […]

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When the going gets tough, Mills gets going

HBO’s wildly popular TV and movie series Sex and the City made Samantha Jones the most famous publicist of all time. And with good reason. The fictional character, who portrays the owner of a Manhattan-based agency, enjoys only the finest things the PR industry has to offer – glamorous parties, travel to exotic locales, and […]

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“Generation Y” Image Is Not Reality

We’ve all heard the phrase “millennial” used to define people who came of age in the new century. Anybody who falls into this age bracket – and I do – is warned early and often that our generation’s lack of experience will be used against us when we enter the workforce. If you ask me, […]

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