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July 7, 2023 0 Comments

Agency Basics: Navigating Toxic Workplaces & Breaking News Cycles


Today on the show, April and Laura are chatting one-on-one about common issues many PR practitioners face. First, they discuss the pervasive issue of toxic office cultures in the PR and marketing industries — from agencies to in-house teams — and share advice and personal experiences to help listeners exit the negative workplace cycle. Today’s PR Horror Story comes from a listener who is facing difficulty in navigating media relations during a persistently tumultuous news cycle. Tune in as April and Laura share tips to help PR practitioners advise their clients, time their pitches and generate meaningful press coverage despite the unpredictability of breaking news events.

Read the PR News of the Week about toxic workplaces here.

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Grab a glass and get ready to “wine down” every week with public relations vets April White and Laura Schooler as they gab, analyze, dissect, commiserate–and, in some cases–kick the door down on the PR industry. Call it tough love if you will, they’re looking to make our jobs easier, more relatable and more entertaining.