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JANA Public Relations Seeks Miami-Based Fashion PR Intern

JANA Public Relations, a fashion and accessory firm with NYC experience, Hollywood relationships and a Miami home base, is looking for a Miami-based Fashion PR intern ready to help the team with social media, track editor requests, press placements & samples and assist with celebrity gift packaging.

The ideal candidate should have a strong familiarity with the top blogs, trends, magazines, celebs and be very organized and able to prioritize effectively while working on multiple projects. There is a lot of room to grow with the agency and internship, so motivation, dedication and ability to multitask well are necessary skills. Candidate must be Miami based and prepared to commit at least 3 months, 3-5 days per week. School credit and mileage reimbursement are provided.

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How No Subject L.A.'s Jaclyn Johnson Throws a Happy Hour, A Farewell to Lip Smackers & Finding Your Most Relevant Tweets Fashion PR, Marketing & Social Media News for the Week of February 2, 2015

Making the most of Twitter search, RSVP Protocol for Fashion Shows & The End of Saturday

  • Famous brands and how they got their names. (via Vice)
  • One of our favorite #prgirls, Jaclyn Johnson, shows how to throw a new kind of Happy Hour - and we’re always up for a good HH.(via the Chalkboard)
  • A good Twitter search can give you some pretty important insight. These search platforms make it easy to search deep into those tweets. (via Social Media Week)
  • Simple tips for big SEO results. (via That Working Girl)
  • How clothing line Cuyana (which we LOVE) is teaching us how to live a simple life. (via The Cut)
  • What would Emily Post say? A few polite and proper protocolsl for plus-ones. (via The Politesse)
  • The tween in so many of us 90’s girls died just a little with the news that Bonne Bell will be no more. RIP, Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker. (via InStyle)
  • Like to be in control? Somewhat introverted?Yep, you might be an entrepreneur. (via Medium)
  • What Kate Spade was doing so right but so wrong with Saturday. (via Fashionista)
  • Join creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs like Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss and Whitney Port at Create+Cultivate LA and get inspired! Save $50 with code PRCOUTURE (via Create + Cultivate)

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3 Ways to Get Ahead in the PR World

3 Ways to Get Ahead in the PR World (Before You Graduate)

PR is a competitive industry, so you don’t want to wait till you graduate from college to start preparing yourself for the real world. Instead, start laying the foundation while you are still in school. This way you will have an advantage when you start to look for a job.

When I was in college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I was majoring in PR because it seemed broad enough to work in any industry that I wanted. I regret not have more strategy when it came to my post-graduation plans. Luckily, everything turned out fine.

From my experience, here are a few things I would recommend you do as early as freshman year:

Intern

I cannot stress this enough. The only reason I have my own business today is because I interned in college. The real world experience helped me to land my first clients.

Yes, you can learn all the basics in the classroom, but you don’t learn the nuances of industry until you are living them. When you are interning, you learn if you can deal with the fast-pace environment of PR.

Don’t let where you live stop you from interning. I hear it all the time from people that want to break into fashion; they can’t intern if they don’t live in NYC or LA. False. Even if you don’t specifically intern in the fashion industry, you are still learning basics that you can apply anywhere you end up.

Yes, you can learn all the basics in the classroom, but you don’t learn the nuances of industry until you are living them.

Build a portfolio

Start learning how to get media placements. It can be hard to learn how to pitch, unless you are actually reaching out to the media. You don’t need a completed college degree to do that.

As a student, take on a few smaller projects to build a portfolio. This will be impressive to potential employers. Where do you look for these opportunities? Do PR for a school club you are involved in or a non-profit that can’t afford a full-time publicist. Or even a friend’s band that is doing a local show. These small-scale projects can really help you to learn the ins and outs of the PR world.

You never know where your next opportunity or job will come from.

Meet as many people as possible

You never know where your next opportunity or job will come from. Job fairs and conferences are good places to start meeting people. Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to people to people you admire to meet for coffee or lunch. Most of the time, people will say yes.

As a general rule of thumb in PR, you should never stop meeting people.

 

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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, Founder of PR Couture, Fashion Brand Strategist and PR Girl Mentor. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixir sessions or shoot me a note.