Public Relations

Eight New Practices of the PR Practitioner

From Deirdre Breakenridge, this excellent overview of the ways that the work of communications professionals is changing, and the skills we need to have (linked for interactive version):










Make movies to make a difference: United Way Care to Change video competition – Vancouver

If you’re located in south-west British Columbia, the United Way of the Lower Mainland invites you to make an inspiring video showing how caring for others can change lives.

The focus of your video can be based on issues such as bullying/ poverty/ loneliness/ vulnerability/ isolation that children or seniors in BC may face, and address ways to overcome them. They seek videos that answer the question: What does one of these issues mean to me and how should we care to change it?

Submit a 5-minute maximum Care to Changvideo by June 15, 2011.

Start your film-making journey here: video ideas and how to enter.  You can also win prizes.

They’re also offering to help participants learn how to shoot and edit a video via a 3-day video production program in Vancouver, from May 20-22. No equipment or experience necessary.  Sign up for that here.    Limited spaces available.