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09-02-2007
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I was seriously considering PR recently.

Problem is, no universities offer Fashion Business/Management/Promotion courses here in Ireland.

If I was to go into the business/promotion side of fashion could I just take a basic degree, say in, English, Media and Cultural Studies or Journalism and then specialise abroad maybe?

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i study PR! its so much fun!

just a little question: if someone of you girls and boys out there knows how i can get an internship in england or the us, please tell me

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I broke into PR via an internship. I started out with a boutique fashion PR firm and then I worked my way up, until I started my own company. Eventually, I realized that I love PR as a job skill, but not as my entire job. I think PR is one of those things that is great fun, for a short time. And then it just wears you out.

I also dislike the direction PR is headed: there is increasingly MUCH more emphasis on going out every night and meeting the movers and shakers in the nightlife scene. Less and less business seems to be done during normal hours. And that gets old too.

I also hated how people would automatically brand me as a party-animal networker, simply because I worked in PR. It was like they immediately took me much less seriously.

I think my primary issue with PR is that I worked in the industry in Los Angeles. I really came to HATE dealing with the celebrity machine and all their assorted handlers and drama. It got old really really fast.

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^Ah, I see! So it's like networking and promotions for someone else.
I guess I know what it's like... It is tiring. It's kind of like pretending to be somebody else for a while, just so you can get something in return like contacts. You meet some nice people though sometimes

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I broke into PR via an internship. I started out with a boutique fashion PR firm and then I worked my way up, until I started my own company. Eventually, I realized that I love PR as a job skill, but not as my entire job. I think PR is one of those things that is great fun, for a short time. And then it just wears you out.

I also dislike the direction PR is headed: there is increasingly MUCH more emphasis on going out every night and meeting the movers and shakers in the nightlife scene. Less and less business seems to be done during normal hours. And that gets old too.

I also hated how people would automatically brand me as a party-animal networker, simply because I worked in PR. It was like they immediately took me much less seriously.

I think my primary issue with PR is that I worked in the industry in Los Angeles. I really came to HATE dealing with the celebrity machine and all their assorted handlers and drama. It got old really really fast.
I know what you mean. I gave up on the party scene type PR after my internship. I also wanted something that I could do when I'm in my 50s. The woman I worked with was almost 40, and she felt like she had to act like she's 23 years old. Being a very small, young looking woman, I wanted to be taken seriously, so I started to look for event planning/PR jobs in a more corporate environment. That way, I could do PR and still be a grown up!

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Hi

I am also very interested in working in PR with the fashion field. I have a BA in communication and PR and an AAS in fashion design, which I think make me ideal to work in the PR industry, as I have a deep understanding of fashion. I did sevral internship and freelance positions as a design assistant.

I am now looking for a full time position with a PR firm in New York, such as KCD OR C&M Media. Would you have some companies name or contacts in that field?

I would really appreciate your help.

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From what I saw of the PR lady that worked for a publishing company I was working at, she did a lot more of the business aspect, networking more than actually partying and she was in her late 40s.

She also did a lot of shopping

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PR agencies NY
Hi guys,

I am actually looking for a position in New York in fashion PR as an assistant account executive. I would love to have some feedbacks, advices. what does it take to make it in that field? what qualities you think are necessary? what background? what is your work like?

do you have any contacts or companies name in New York?

I would really appreciate your help,

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Ugh. After working in fashion/entertainment PR for a year I definitely decided I would much rather be invited to the party than work the party. Yuck.

Writer gal....I bet we worked for the same woman

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Does anyone know who hires the pr assistant and/or pr coordinator in a fashion company? Assuming the company does their own pr (in-house) would the resumes be directed to hr or to the pr manager/director?

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A girl in one of my classes said she interviewed someone who was working for Bvalgari jewlry in "PR", but basically she was the one who loaned out the jewlery to celebrities and other clients. Any idea how she got this job? Sounds fun, but very rare!

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Help for Fashion PR agencies!!!
Hi, i'm studying on public relations,i need to find a list of Fashion PR agencies for my final dissertation.
Actually i have to write a "case study" of one of the majors in the sector like Chanel,Christian Dior,Gucci etc. And mention its background, communication strategy and PR/marketing activities. I need a PR agency name of a leading fashion company. it is really important guys, i'll really appreaciate


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Most leading fashion companies have inhouse PR persons

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In Los Angeles, I've found that a lot of PR firms include "fashion" in their list of specialties, but many more times than not, they do not do just fashion. For example, they list the various areas they work in such as health care, automotive, insurance, entertainment, fashion etc. So I've just had to search each PR firms' sites and public information to see if they either name fashion as a specialty or they have fashion clients on their client lists. I think that NY is more likely to have more fashion only PR firms.

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thanks a lot guys!it can be a PR person's name as well,so that i can search for his/her agency may be...

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