3 ways PR pros can participate outside the office

Getting wrapped up in campaigns and other client efforts can keep communicators at their desks for long periods of time. Here’s how you can take part when you surface from your agency’s walls.

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It’s nice to take a break from the daily shuffle and focus on one of the core components of PR—communications.

Here are three ways to get involved in PR-industry activities outside of the office:

1. Join a PR-industry organization

Being a PR professional is exciting because there are so many organizations you can join to help you relate with your peers.

A few of my favorites are the Public Relations Society of America, PR Council and Publicity Club of New England.

Being part of these organizations—and working alongside those who run them—give PR pros opportunities to meet many local communications pros along the way. You can also learn new tips and tricks, which you can then share with colleagues.

2. Focus on trade shows.

Spring and fall are typically the biggest trade-show seasons for PR executives.

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