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April 12, 2024 0 Comments

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: A Bright Future for the PR Industry (Feat. Fatou Barry from PR Girl Manifesto)

This month, Trust Relations is celebrating five years in business! 

In this special episode, April and Laura welcome Fatou B. Barry to the virtual recording booth! If  you’re a PR practitioner and you use Instagram, you probably follow PR Girl Manifesto; Fatou is the founder of the nonprofit organization of the same name. She is also the co-founder of the advocacy group Hold The PRess. Fatou is here to discuss her impressive career, and how she built a viral community for tomorrow’s PR pros, through PR Girl Manifesto.

Tune in as April and Laura cover some of the PR industry issues which inspired the PR Wine Down — and April’s decision to found Trust Relations. Your favorite podcast hosts chat with Fatou about uprooting toxic and outdated industry practices, improving mentorship and learning in the PR agency environment, changing the PR profession for the next generation, and more. 

In the PR News of the Week segment, April and Laura discuss a common media training question: Is it ever acceptable to share information with a reporter “off the record?”

Learn more about Fatou’s work here.

Follow PR Girl Manifesto on Instagram.

Read the PR News of the Week here, in PR Daily.

Connect with Trust Relations:

Have an anonymous PR horror story to share or questions you want to be answered on the show? Email us at 

You can stream the show live at 2:00 pm ET every Saturday, on ElectroMagnetic Radio.

You can also connect with Trust Relations on our website or on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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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.