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7 Key Skills to Launch the Perfect Digital Marketing Career

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An Article by contributor Gigi Wara. How do you know the skills that matter most to a digital marketer? The answer to that question lies in the published research on the most effective digital marketing tactics. A quick look at one of the studies shows that it is hard to separate the following digital marketing efforts: Social media Content marketing Use of marketing technology Search Engine Optimization SEO Email marketing Search and social ads Data management These tactics form the core of digital marketing. Here are the seven skills required for digital marketing journey. 1. Social Media Marketing Skills Research … / Read more »




How to Become an Event Planner: a Step by Step Guide

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An article by contributor Alicia Hill. Are you thinking about starting a career as an event manager or event planner? Making a living planning events sounds to many like a dream job -– choosing décor and food, travelling, spending your work days at interesting venues rather than behind a desk, and getting to work with many different people. However, a lot more than a love of parties is needed to embark on a successful career in this field. It takes a keen eye, tons of soft skills and the ability to handle pressure and deadlines. If you think you have … / Read more »




How Can I Get Past My Disability to Land a Position in the Animation and Illustration Field?

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Phoebe from University of Colorado asks: “I want to work in illustration/animation, but feel like I’ve exhausted all my resources. An internship would be great, but I seem to have a hard time finding one since I’m no longer a student. I also have social anxiety and hand-pain that keep me from working for extended periods of time. How can I find a creative career that can accommodate my disabilities?” Thanks for your question, Phoebe.  I’m sure you’ve done quite a bit to find suitable employment opportunity in your field.  However, there is always more you can do to move … / Read more »




Working in the Public Relations Industry: Tips from PR Pros

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Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a room full of communication professionals, as they dish about the skills and attributes they love to see in internship and job candidates (and the ones that make them throw resumes in the recycle bin)? I had that chance recently, and it was eye-opening.  Below are thoughts from Meri McGloin of Ketchum, Jessica Weidensall and Matt Wager of Weber Shandwick and Pam Golum of The Lippin Group, who were on-campus helping with student portfolio and resume reviews thanks to our CU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and faculty … / Read more »




6 Tips for a Freelance Writer with no Experience

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An Article by contributor Leila Dorari. When you think about it, everything you do for the first time, you do without experience, especially if you’re a student or a recent graduate. Freelance writing is not different. What you need is talent, some basic skills, and connections. The talent is either there or not. However, the other two are what you gain with experience. Here are a couple of tips for a successful jump-start. Write 3000 words a day To convince yourself you can do it, start doing it. Pretend you are writing a blog post. Choose several topics you enjoy … / Read more »