Posts By: Andrea Trapani

How to Develop a Successful TV Package in Today’s 24-Hour News Cycle

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Cable news has made viewers more accustomed to flashy sets complete with digital touch screens showcasing detailed geographic locations mixed with plenty of multimedia. In more ways than one, 24-hour accessibility of cable news changed the look of the television landscape for the better by incorporating new ways to keep viewers engaged while showing various demographics that news broadcasts can be cool — think Will.i.am interviewing with CNN via virtual hologram minutes before the 2008 election results were announced.

Don’t Take a Summer Vacation From Your Work

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When the weather finally breaks and the sunshine is more appealing than your cubicle walls, it can be easy to fall prey to summer slacking. Clients or bosses may be taking vacations, easing the pressure on your workload, but it’s important to take advantage of any summer down time. Take a short vacation this summer if you can afford to, but don’t take a vacation from being productive and proactive.

How to Avoid a Crisis Cop-Out

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Since New York Rep. Anthony Weiner sent scandal to the Twittersphere last weekend, social and traditional media alike are struck with another famous frenzy. As PR pros, our first thoughts and fascinations with the story likely center around our common crisis thought: “Imagine handling his PR now…”

After one photo in one tweet revealed a virtual e-ffair across social media platforms, Weiner denied his direct message vs. public tweet mistake and claimed his online social networking accounts had been hacked. After story skeptics exposed more, he had no other choice but to come clean and attempt to choose his next move.

Seven Tips for Unemployed Recent PR Grads

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Around this time last year, I less than diligently studying for final exams, taking naps on the campus quad in the sun and trying to find a job. For those of you graduating without a concrete notion of what’s to come, here are a few items to consider from someone who was unemployed for nearly two months before a great opportunity came calling.

Power Up: What it Takes to Lead Like a Lady

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After decades of trailblazing women have worked to break the glass ceiling, Anne Doyle says there are still too many female achievers for there to be so few female leaders. In her book, Powering Up!, Anne talks about unique generations of women ready to lead, practices that turn achievers into leaders and calls for a challenge.

As a young female professional, the Inforum event hosted this month to launch Anne Doyle’s book was both informative and inspirational. As one of the first women nationally to become a sports broadcaster, Anne has spent decades working her way up in media and the auto industry.