5 podcasts to which PR pros need to subscribe

As a PR pro, do you ever truly stop thinking about your work, even after a long day/month/year? We know the answer is “no”.

In today’s fast-paced public relations world, we all have to stay on top of the latest updates and trends – and hands-free audio files are the way to do it, as they’re ideally suited for communications professionals who are constantly on the go. Podcasts have become the new frontier in the realm of digital media and PR.

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For Immediate Release

Having a hard time scanning numerous media sources to keep yourself in the loop with the latest news and updates from the industry?

With For Immediate Release, you can solve this problem while listening to an engaging conversation between host Shel Holtz, himself an accomplished communication strategist, and a high-powered panel of thought leaders.

The podcast is structured as an expert panel that analyzes the week’s digital and social media news for PR professionals. Each episode provides a rich analysis of recent news and discussions on popular topics.

Episodes that may interest you:

Beating Back the Trolls (10.03.2016)

All About Influence (09.12.2016)

Inside PR

Inside PR is a weekly podcast hosted by three PR veterans: Gini Dietrich, Joseph Thornley, and Martin Waxman. Every week they review controversial and provocative issues, interview an interesting guest, and feature listener comments.

This is a great podcast for both novice and experienced PR professionals interested in current events, crisis communications, social media, and reputation management.

Episodes that may interest you:

Gini Dietrich knows how to promote content (09.06.2016)

Verify me Twitter (08.01.2016)

The future of Social with Jason Keath of Social Fresh (07.03.2016)

PR Week

PR Week is a gold mine for PR pros who enjoy listening to top PR and communications stories, industry news, and latest headlines.

If you really want to stay on top of everything in this industry, you’ll definitely want to subscribe to this podcast.

Episodes that may interest you:

Axis’ new COO, the blowout presidential debate, and M Booth Lands Buick (09.30.2016)

The dynamic between PRs and Journalists, Colin Kaepernick’s controversial sit-down, and more (09.01.2016)

Young PR Pros

Have you just landed on your first job in public relations, or are you a young-at-heart PR pro? If so, Young PR Pros is definitely one you want to check out.

This podcast looks at public relations from a different angle as it is specifically designed to provide young PR professionals with tips, advice, and information on how to build and advance their careers.

Episodes that may interest you:

The definition of PR (08.09.2016)

Gender and ethnic equality in PR and Communications (02.25.2016)

Networking tips for the young professional (10.16.2015)

On the Media

Want to know how the media sausage gets made? On the Media is one of the most critical media podcasts taking a stand against threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad.

On the Media takes the listener out of their comfort zone with brave conversations on the media industry. The weekly podcast explores the process of creating media, by casting an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace.

Episodes that may interest you:

The poverty tour (09.28.2016)

Freedom of information (09.23.2016)


This post was originally published, in a slightly different format, on October 16, 2016.


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