My First 30 Days at a Raleigh PR Agency: Days 5 and 6

By Posted in - Entry-Level PR Job & Public Relations & Social Media on June 6th, 2012

If you read Dana’s blog post NCPRSA InSpire Awards Recognize Excellence in PR and Communications, then you know that Clairemont Communications recently won a number of awards from NCPRSA including a Bronze Best in Show for our social media efforts for Thomasville Furniture’s Facebook page. I had the opportunity to attend the InSpire Awards banquet in May, and it was an amazing experience to see Clairemont recognized for all of its hard work.

Now, as a full-time employee, I will not just attend awards ceremonies, but also help draft award submissions. The Raleigh Public Relations Society (RPRS) Sir Walter Raleigh Awards Banquet will take place in September, but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. These past few days, my main assignment has been writing award submissions.

This has been pretty challenging for me, but in the end, so rewarding because it has given me the chance to learn about Clairemont’s clients and everything that we have done for them in the past year. While I did work on a number of assignments for our clients this past semester as an intern, writing these award entries has given me a glimpse into everything I missed before joining the Clairemont team.

For those of you who are starting a new internship this summer or even a full-time job, ask to take a look at the client binders or past award submissions at your agency. There really is no better way to get caught up with the happenings of your clients and stay informed about all the work your company does!

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