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After months of ads, rallies and debates, the 2020 presidential election has been called. However, with President Trump’s claims of voter fraud and a slew of lawsuits to boot, a recount in some states is inevitable. It is safe to say that the election chaos is here for the long haul. So, where does this […]Read More
As communications professionals, it’s extremely common for us to work in ambiguous situations. Whether you’re working on a fast-moving media opportunity or a project that’s still being defined, uncertainty is an everyday part of our roles – and it can make it challenging to be creative and proactive. Working within a low-information environment doesn’t have […]Read More
Making the transition to remote work can be challenging. Now imagine the process for those entering a new company during the pandemic. As a recent college graduate entering my first job during a global health, economic and sociopolitical crisis, I have a few tips and tricks for other new employees in the communications industry. 1. […]Read More
Do you know the difference between a pom-pom, a pompon and a pompom? Do you find yourself describing something unusual as the “most unique” ever (hint: please don’t)? While you won’t find an entry for “love” in the AP Stylebook, as a former journalist, I’ve been in a long-term love affair with AP style. Housed […]Read More
It can be difficult for people to identify one person, event, or piece of advice that singlehandedly propelled them forward on their career path – I know it is for me. Each of our individual stories, obstacles, and experiences shape our unique knowledge and learned expertise. I have been fortunate to encounter different people at […]Read More
I had the best of intentions to write this communication in July. Alas, like much of the past five months, the days and weeks seem to inexplicably pass by and before I know it, another month has arrived and now it’s mid-August! No one could have predicted this is how we’d be spending our spring, […]Read More
At A.wordsmith, we’re always staying one step ahead of PR trends, current news, what’s happening in our clients’ industries and social media best practices. Yet an often overlooked, but equally important element of our jobs, is honing our expertise on the latest Associated Press Style (AP Style) guidelines. While there are many types of writing […]Read More