One Young World

The Latest from Pittsburgh: Agency of the Year

When we saw the tweets from our colleagues in Pittsburgh, we knew we’d have a big celebration of their latest successes: PRSA Renaissance Agency of the Year and Best in Show, plus four others and two awards of merit on Tuesday night. Agency of the Year is given for all the work the agency takes [...]


If It Doesn’t Work, Shout Louder

If It Doesn’t Work, Shout Louder

Nearly one year ago, a teenage girl was shot by gunmen for defying a Taliban campaign to close schools in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Her name is Malala Yousafzai. The gunshot wound did not stop her from traveling around the world and advocating for girls’ education, though. Her story inspired millions, and in the past year [...]


Pittsburgh Shines Again

Although the Steelers are on the skids, the Pittsburgh office of Havas PR keeps scoring. Last Thursday, they won six Golden Triangles from the International Association of Business Communicators’ local chapter: two Awards of Excellence, for writing (a bylined article for Bayer MaterialScience) and media relations (for the One Young World summit in Pittsburgh last [...]


A Person Is a Person Because of Other People*

A Person Is a Person Because of Other People*

I recently learned about the passing of one of my favorite college professors, Peter Juviler. Peter’s human rights lectures had an immense impact on the Barnard community and me personally. He believed in his students and encouraged us to think critically and with compassion. His enthusiasm for social justice and his passion for human decency [...]


Pumped by Circumstance

Another successful summer intern class has graduated from @erwwpr after totally energizing our offices. In New York City, we salute Lauren Carson (St. Anselm), assigned to our consumer Buzz Group; Joshua Johnson (Penn State), who worked on consumer accounts; Ally Norton (Boston College) and Audrey Schnell (North Carolina), who worked with healthcare clients; and Kate [...]


Drawing Lines

Drawing Lines

Some of you blog loyalists out there might remember my excitement at the prospect of working with so many talented women this summer, and that has indeed been one of the highlights of this job. In the United States, female leadership averages about 16 percent in every sector across the board. I had just finished [...]


Getting Back to Our Roots

Getting Back to Our Roots

Ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons! One of the goals for this internship was to have Pittsburghers sign 5,000 ribbons to display at the One Young World summit in October. This was to mimic the ribbon ceremony that One Young World does every year: At the summit, each delegate, ambassador and counselor signs a ribbon, then [...]


Aren’t Internships Supposed to Open Doors?

Aren’t Internships Supposed to Open Doors?

Preparing to film the “Pittsburgh Welcomes One Young World” video, I decided I would get to work early one day last week. I arrived at our office building, Starbucks in hand, and got into the elevator. Little did I know that my floor required an elevator key and that you cannot get to that floor [...]


Sticky Notes: An Intern’s Guide to Prioritizing Life

Sticky Notes: An Intern’s Guide to Prioritizing Life

In anything we do, I believe we begin as the underdog until we work hard to prove ourselves. To prove myself, over the past few years I have worked hard to maintain a consistent work schedule and use every second of time toward the success of my future. As I have come to my last [...]


First Pitch

First Pitch

It is a big stepping-stone in a PR student’s career when a reporter picks up your first pitch. I will never forget the feeling I had when the One Young House press release ended up on Bulldog Reporter online. While media monitoring last Wednesday, I saw the release and ran around the office with a [...]


Words of Devotion

Words of Devotion

At the beginning of my first long weekend at @erwwpr, I decided I would take the weekend off from social media, email and pretty much everything outside of actual human contact. Nothing against social media, but as it becomes an increasingly important part of my job, I like to maintain a balance between the real [...]


Bubble, Bubble, Toil? No Trouble

Bubble, Bubble, Toil? No Trouble

I walked into the One Young House kitchen and saw bubbles everywhere. The dishwasher was spewing soapy, bubbly water at a rapid pace. “Cassie! Cassie!” I screamed. Cassie saw the mess on the floor and then the look on my face. She burst out laughing. We both did. A few minutes later, the situation became [...]


Making a Difference in the City

Making a Difference in the City

I’ve never worked in a city before, much less lived in one. Although I only started interning at @erwwpr a week ago, I really feel a part of the company and the city. Being able to work on One Young World (OYW) promotion with Shay, Cassie and Anne (the other interns and my newest friends [...]


Noted in Week One

Noted in Week One

Hello there! The past few days have been full of new beginnings as the four interns settled into Euro RSCG Worldwide PR’s Pittsburgh offices. To start off on the right foot, we were assigned tasks and set to work on client projects and the One Young World summit. Rather than feeling intimidated by my team, [...]


The Waiting Is Over

The Waiting Is Over

Anticipation, they say, is often more nerve-wracking than completing the task. I, along with three other interns, could not wait to start working with @erwwpr and One Young World. Feeling on top of the world as we stepped into the castle-looking PPG Place, we began our summer adventure. As you might know, the One Young [...]


The Thrill of Immersion

The Thrill of Immersion

In about two hours, I will be wrapping up my first full workweek as an intern at Euro RSCG Worldwide PR. The exhaustion of being up at 5 a.m. every day that had been wearing on me all week is, minute by minute, being replaced by growing elation and excitement at the prospect of sleeping [...]


One Young House Premieres

One Young House Premieres

It’s not “The Real World,” but it is real PR—in action. @erwwpr is proud to kick off plans for One Young House, a one-of-a-kind internship experience based in Pittsburgh, where our @erwwpr office is busy preparing for the arrival of the third annual One Young World (OYW) summit, coming to here this October. After working [...]