Monday, February 27, 2017

Kingston sports tourism manager visits Loyalist PR

Loyalist PR students enjoyed an afternoon with Sports Tourism Manager Brandon Pickard of Tourism Kingston today. 

Besides the fact that we learned ice yachting is an actual sport (!), we enjoyed a full class of learning about corporate sponsorships, major game hosting, event management and much more. 

Thanks to Brandon for an inspiring afternoon -- we all learned a lot. 

Keep your stick on the ice!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Digital convergence at heart of today's guest lecture

Loyalist PR enjoyed a visit today from Leona Hobbs, Digital Marketing Practice Lead at Toronto's MMK Marketing.

Leona spent the full day with us, discussing digital convergence and providing useful tips for new grads looking to break into the PR market.

A lively discussion also took place in the afternoon on the subject of working in PR in a "post-truth" world.

We're grateful to Leona for her ongoing support of the Post-Grad PR program at Loyalist College, and for continuing to lead our Post-Graduate Public Relations Advisory Committee.

Because of mentors like Leona, Loyalist PR continues to thrive and meet the demands of an ever-changing marketplace.

Thanks again, Leona!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Loyalist PR grad returns to discuss PR agency life

It's always a great day when our Loyalist PR grads return to share with us what they're up to, and the projects they're working on.

Today we were fortunate to welcome back Rob Alexander (Loyalist PR 2015/16) who is now an Account Executive with Zeno Group in Toronto. 

Rob was joined by his colleague, Anne Cayer, a Senior Account Manager at Zeno Group

Together, Rob and Anne shared various case studies with our Loyalist PR students, as well as discussing what it's like to work in a PR agency.
Thanks for visiting us, Rob and Anne - we enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about Zeno Group! 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Loyalist PR students host workshop series March 6th-9th

If you are a volunteer or work for a local non-profit organization, Loyalist PR students welcome you to join them for a week of FREE community media workshops from Monday, March 6th to Thursday, March 9th. 

The following workshops are available: 

Monday, March 6th (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) – Infographics are useful tools for communicating visually with your audience. Learn how to create your own infographic using PIKTOCHART.

Monday, March 6th (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – Hiring a designer can be expensive. Discover how CANVA allows you to create everything from posters to social media images.

Tuesday, March 7th (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) – Keeping your donors and stakeholders informed is vital. Find out how MAILCHIMP can help you create meaningful, cost-effective connections.

Thursday, March 9thth (10 am – 11 a.m.) – What are people saying about YOUR organization? Learn about SOCIAL LISTENING and how to respond to good and bad online reviews.

Thursday, March 9thth (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) – Is keeping up with social media wearing you out? Add more hours to your day by using HOOTSUITE for social media management.

Thursday, March 9thth (1 p.m. – 2 p.m.) – Two-way communication with your key audiences is crucial for success. Find out how POLL EVERYWHERE can help you invite timely feedback.

Staff, volunteers and board members of non-profit organizations in the greater Quinte area are welcome to sign up for any of the above FREE workshops. Loyalist College staff, faculty and students are also welcome to participate in the workshop series.  

Space is limited, so please email loyalistpr AT to RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY. If possible, please bring along your own laptop with wireless Internet connection so you can follow along with your workshop leaders. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Award-winning videographer stops by Loyalist PR

Loyalist PR is grateful to Aaron Bell for stopping by to teach us about video storytelling today.

Always creative and occasionally humourous (just kidding!), we truly appreciate the time and energy you took to spend the morning with us.

Lights, camera, action...!