• 11Jan
    2017

    I did my placement at Elevate PR and was lucky enough to be hired once i finished my internship

    Getting your first Public Relations role doesn't have to be difficult. Enrol on our Posgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience and we will help you secure that first essential internship. See our graduate Sadhbh Higgins' story below: "Fitzwilliam Institute Postgraduate Diploma is a great gateway to the world of PR. The course is extremely relevant with current industry case studies and topical PR trends at the forefront of every lecture. It’s ...

  • 03Jan
    2017

    7 Signs You Were Born To Work In Events

    A career in events can be incredibly rewarding. You get to work with inspirational people, create amazing experiences for people and no day is ever the same. However it’s also not for everyone – the job can be tough, demanding and requires a mix of skills that are really quite rate. Yet some people are born to work in events. Here are the 7 signs that you were too. 1. You Organised Your Toys Were you the kid who loved to organise their toys? Did you stack the c...

  • 25Nov
    2016

    4 Reasons Your First Marketing Strategy Isn't Working, and What to do About It

    If you've written out a marketing strategy, you’re already ahead of the game: Too many companies neglect the act of formalizing their plans, instead relying on general ideas and improvisation, which almost never turns out well. Thinking through and documenting your strategy separates you from the pack, but there’s a harsh truth about that first draft you whipped up in the meeting room: It probably sucks. Like novels, poetry, scripts and any other form of creat...

  • 14Nov
    2016

    Want A Job With Great Work-Life Balance? Choose A Career In Digital Marketing

    According to recent statistics from Ernst & Young, it’s getting harder than ever to balance work and personal life. Globally, 46 percent of managers are working more than 40 hours weekly, and four in 10 managers say their hours have increased over the past five years. The biggest reported obstacles to achieving work-life balance were stagnant income growth (49 percent) and increasing demands at work (48 percent). Fortunately, some careers, according to Glassdoor, still make find...

  • 07Nov
    2016

    Conference Planning: The job explained

    Conference planners and developers manage all aspects of conferences, meetings and corporate events. They might work with a committee of planners or perform duties independently, but it is this individual's responsibility to oversee the scheduling of activities, transportation, hotels, staff and meeting space, and make sure that everything runs smoothly and company goals are met. Most conference planners and developers work long hours -- especially during conferences -- but are able to tr...

  • 03Nov
    2016

    How to get into Events (the easy way)

    Do you want to be successful in the dynamic, challenging and rewarding field of Events Management? Achieving your Events career goals is easier than you might think. Just like Louise McCarron, who is now working with a national charity, or like Lisa Nolan, who is now part of the team organising all of the big, memorable events in the capital city. See their stories here.   ...

  • 07Oct
    2016

    Can Google's Pixel give the iPhone a run for its money?

    Google officially became a hardware company on Tuesday. Not only did the company announce new Pixel phones (RIP Nexus), but the company also provided pricing and release dates for Google Home, its Amazon Echo killer, unveiled its mobile VR headset called Daydream View, Google Wi-Fi network extenders and Chromecast Ultra. See? A lot of hardware.   Joining me this week's MashTalk is Deputy Tech Editor Damon Beres and — for the first time — our wonderful tech intern ...

  • 07Oct
    2016

    This Robot May Be Perfect for Lazy People Who Hate Cooking

    I feel like an anomaly among my fellow New York millennials in that I actually enjoy cooking my own meals. For many people, it's always, "I never have time," which usually means a leftover salad that's now wilted, lunch from the place downstairs or a Seamless delivery. I take pride in the fact that I can feed myself healthy meals, and it's actually helped in my dating life, too. And just like that, robots are out to ruin another thing for me. U.K.-based Moley...

  • 07Oct
    2016

    4 Tips for Crafting the Ideal Sales Letter

    If one of the greatest marketers of his time were to tell you what he considered the essential elements of a sales letter, wouldn’t you listen to what he had to say? Well, that’s exactly what Robert Collier provided for us. In the last chapter of The Robert Collier Letter Book, he summarized what he saw as the attributes of the ideal sales letter. Collier was a master psychologist, and since human psychology hasn’t changed over the past century, the advice he offered back in...

  • 26Aug
    2016

    WhatsApp to Share User Info With Facebook

    WhatsApp will soon be sharing user data with its parent company, Facebook. The change comes as the social network revamps its privacy policy to enable businesses to communicate directly with users of the platform. “People use our app every day to keep in touch with the friends and loved ones who matter to them, and this isn’t changing. But as we announced earlier this year, we want to explore ways for you to communicate with businesses that matter to you too...