Tech + Digital + PR News: 10 Things To Know This Week


Stories to know this week:

1. Apple released iOS 7.1.1 with a faster Touch ID response and other fixes.

2. BuzzFeed did a post on 21 social media hacks you should know across Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

3. I wrote a post for Heather Whaling‘s blog on how to transform online connections into real-world relationships. Especially important for us in PR and marketing!

4. Jay Baer’s post on 4 ways to fix your Facebook problem had some good ideas and shared some honest commentary.

5. Kids attempted to operate Sony’s first Walkman. Many had never seen or heard of a cassette tape and took multiple attempts to make it work.

6. PR News’ released 14 pieces of PR advice to read and heed from their Best PR Advice Book. My favorite: “If you come with a problem, come with two solutions.”

7. Eric Leist’s presentation on Slideshare listed 40 free tools to help your marketing career, really found this valuable.

8. Netflix will increase monthly subscription prices by $1-2 in the next few months.

9. Interesting post from Shift Communications on how brands can leverage selfies across campaigns and promotions.

10. “PR Internships for All” campaign calls on the top 25 member agencies of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) to hire and pay interns from diverse backgrounds. 

Redefining Success: Part 2

Following Redefining Success: Part 1 saying you are not a failure if you do not end up at one of the largest agencies, a well-known corporation or a fortune 500 company, here is part 2:

Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 1.22.42 PMYou can’t be afraid of going after what you really want. You are defining your own success, career and life at this point and you should do what you want. It’s cliché, but do what you love. You don’t want to be stuck at a job you hate.

It’s fine to have the “stay at a job for one year rule” but why should you have to do that? Why should you be limited by “rules” set by others?

We have a short time to define ourselves. More than 1/3 of our day is spent at a job, in an office, working away. Don’t waste that time doing something you’re not proud of or doing something you don’t want to do.

It’s a fine line between gaining experience and figuring out what you want to do. It’s a hard process, trust me I know, but I’m happy to be out on this journey and hope it inspires one of you to take a leap to figure out what you love and what kind of job you want too!

The other side: if you are okay with your love and love your job GREAT! Go above and beyond your job though and find things you love outside your job. Take up painting, photography, volunteering, running or something else. Take some time AWAY from your job too. Don’t forget to actually live.

What do you think? What do you hope for this year?