Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a public relations student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Amanda is currently the V.P. of Public Relations on the Panhellenic Council executive board. She is also involved with PRSSA and Hill Communications, a student-run public relations firm.
Amanda Smith has written 63 posts for PR-Minded

Defining CSR

Defining CSR Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the continued commitment of a business to perform ethically and to contribute to their development while also improving quality of life for the community and society. This is an initiative to hold corporations to standards that necessitate that they pursue not only profitable objectives, but also objectives that … Continue reading

Credibility in PR, A Life Lesson

Credibility, it’s important in every aspect of our lives, but particularly in our career choices A simple life lesson, that may seem painfully obvious, is worth mentioning. Your credibility is everything. It determines your relationships with stakeholders, with customers, with the media, etc. Credibility is essentially the value of your word. Think about advertising vs. PR. … Continue reading

This Week in PR

This Week in PR News: WordPress Edition Rather than reblogging all the fabulous content I found on WordPress this week, I’ll just share it here! Top Ten VMA Moments I can’t be the only one that missed the VMAs. Barack Obama Sets a Twitter Record  Obama’s speech has everyone tweeting. I hope there’s some productive conversation going … Continue reading

The Ten Thousand Hour Rule

A Website: The “Hub” of Your Personal Brand*

Everyone has a story to tell! Yours is what makes you stand out from the crowd. A great way to get your name out there and build a large social media following is to create a blog and/or personal website. Credibility is numero uno on the list of importance when it comes to blogging so … Continue reading

Defining Leadership in PR

Defining Leadership as a Public Relations Professional lead·er·ship   [lee-der-ship]  noun the position or function of a leader,  a person who guides or directs a group: He managed to maintain his leadership of the party despite heavy opposition. Synonyms: administration, management, directorship, control, governorship, stewardship, hegemony. (Dictionary.com) In one capacity or another, we are all members … Continue reading

Advance Your Career & Your Life: Set Goals

Create the life you want through goal setting I am just returning from a Panhellenic Council leadership retreat in Utica, NY. So, it seems appropriate to post something about what I learned there! Evaluating success is so important. In order to evaluate our success, though, we must first set obtainable goals and objectives to strive towards … Continue reading

This Week in PR News

This Week in PR: Relevant, newsworthy content for PR students and professionals Previously, these posts have been a compilation of my fortunate discoveries on the internet (i.e. articles and content I stumble upon in my daily online activity). This was until I discovered a wonderful thing called Google Alerts, which sends you regular emails regarding … Continue reading

Networking 101

Networking 101: From a PR student & young professional seeking a career in public relations I’m new to the game of networking. I have, though, recently realized a few things that make networking easier and more effective. Be genuine. Making a good impression and building quality relationships starts with being yourself. The “Give and Take.” Networking shouldn’t … Continue reading

7 Things You MUST Do Before Your Internship Ends

The Final Days in the Office: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Internship Experience This Wednesday is August 1st. The summer is slowly slipping away from us. Commence freaking out… If you are a college student like me, you are already mentally preparing for another chaotic semester of classes, extracurricular activities, social events and much more. … Continue reading

Blogs I Love

Blogging Inspiration:  Blogs I love to follow.  I have an entire bookmark folder full of blogs I read from Technorati to some random PR student on WordPress. Below, I’ve compiled a list of a few I think you might enjoy as well. David Airey: Books, Blogs, Branding, and much more. I love how he uses visual … Continue reading

Make Your Online Content RULE

Making Your Content Rule: A Lesson from CC Chapman  I recently had the pleasure of listening to CC Chapman speak at an SU Communications Conference for staff. CC spoke about the things to remember when producing quality content for your audience. Here are a few valuable points from his presentation. Creating content is easy. Creating … Continue reading

Do What You Love, No Excuses

A Little Inspiration for your Monday afternoon I don’t have the videopress upgrade to embed this video, but it is absolutely worth watching. Although this video is from 2008, it still holds true today. It is also clear that this speaker very accurately predicted the growing power of personal equity, branding, social media, entrepreneurship and more in … Continue reading

Infographic: How much data is created every minute?

Social Media Websites are more influential than ever with millions of users sharing and re-sharing content every minute For example, 3,600 photos are shared on Instagram every minute! Brands and organizations receive 34,722 “likes” on Facebook every minute! This demonstrates just how important it is for a brand to have a strong presence on social networking … Continue reading

This Week in PR

Public Relations News Articles and Blog Posts from this Week Six Ways to Intern Like A Pro – Tips that don’t just apply to interns: ask smart questions, get feedback, come prepared. Also, are internships still worth it? I think so. Companies moving from social media to social business, study says – Some very interesting statistics in … Continue reading


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