Whichever area you specialize in—investor relations, community relations, media relations, executive communications—the days are long and can require putting out a fire or two.
All this can get stressful. Being part of a community can help pros cope, but where exactly should you turn to ask questions, learn something new or get a little support?
Sometimes, communities originate on Twitter. Ragan Communications hosts its weekly #RaganChat, and many participants ask each other questions or bounce ideas around. There’s a related Facebook group, as well as a LinkedIn group for PR Daily.
SpinSucks provides a free Slack channel for community members to congregate. On the welcome page, it says it’s for those in “modern PR” to share ideas and learn from like-minded pros.
For those going it on their own, SoloPR is a thriving community. It hosts bi-weekly Twitter chats and offers a LinkedIn group with more than 5,700 members. The community also offers options for paid members such as professional development, support for managing proposals and clients, and a directory where you can list yourself and find new opportunities.