If you saw the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show from 2006 to 2014, there’s a good chance you experienced first-hand the work of brand manager/PR master Lauren Cutillo Kinnear. She’s since departed the megabrand, but has by no means slowed down. After departing in 2014, Lauren launched her own public relations and event management consultancy called LOLO PR & Events. Lauren was kind enough to indulge me in a Q&A chat about career successes, advice for PR pros, and the challenges of striking out on your own.
“Do I want to work at an agency or in-house?”
Confused on where you want to go? Take heart, we’ve all pretty much asked this question. It plagues almost every public relations practitioner at some point, especially those young in their careers or those looking to make a mid-career transition. While there are definitely benefits to both, it’s important to consider holistically what each offers as a professional and as a person.
It’s no secret that fashion and lifestyle bloggers have changed the way we do brand marketing. I recently caught up with one such Chicago-based blogger Erika Karl, of BABESKILLS. She shares her journey to becoming a #BossBabe, her biggest successes, and offers advice to up-and-coming bloggers below.
This post originally appeared on PR Couture.
A Linkedin study reports that millennials will change jobs about four times before turning 32, so a bit of career hopping is in the cards for most of us. Whether you’re leaving on good terms with your former company, or seeking out a healthier work environment, it’s important to treat your exit strategy with as much focus as your job search. After all, you never want to burn a bridge in your haste for something new.
Make sure you complete these five final tasks to ensure your career and reputation head in a positive direction.
Headed to Costa Rica for your next vacation? No surprise there. It (IMHO) is one of the most beautiful and welcoming places in the world. From stunning beaches, tropical dry and rain forests, cloud forests, waterfalls and hot springs, Costa Rica sports some of the most bio-diverse and rich land in the entire world. But there is so much more to Costa Rica than travelling in a bus from one place to the next. Want to see Costa Rica like a local? Read on for tips from my travels there to ensure you maximize your time abroad.