Public relations in Portland: Know their corporate culture

PR is the ultimate hand shake

When one is looking for that special career in public relations, it’s obvious that one should have a degree and a solid portfolio. Some extra things that everyone should bring with them to the interview are confidence and knowledge of the company they’re hoping to be hired to. As a college student on the verge of graduation, (two more terms!), I’ve made it my goal to know the agencies I’d like to be hired to in Portland, Oregon after graduation. So, while it’s great to know about their clients and tools they use, the following are some links to their blogs that highlight work they do and the people behind it. Of course, there are more companies in Portland than these, so if you’d like, please add the links to those in the comment section below.

WAGGENER EDSTROM BLOGS

Waggener Edstrom is a well-known worldwide agency and features eight different blogs at their website from multiple contributors. Most are very easy reads with some great insight in communication.

EDELMAN’S “SPEAK UP”

This web page actually highlights many different blogs, some of which I’m not totally sure are from Edelman employees. Regardless, there is a link to Richard Edelman’s blog as well as an assortment of other employees around the world. A Twitter list on the right shows posts from their various accounts.

LANEPR COMPANY BLOG

This web page features one blog from multiple users. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get updated too often. Still, it’s a great way to get to know what they do as a company culture.

WATERSHED BLOG

This company specializes in food and drink – and does it show! Their blog makes me hungry. It’s a very colorful blog and features posts from multiple users. It’s a great place to learn about what the people in the company are working on and what their interests are.

HARVEST PR BLOG

Harvest PR focuses on agriculture and their blog showcases trips they go on, new employees and interns, and more. It’s unclear how many users post to it, but the posts are pleasant to read. Blog posts are a little infrequent, though.

MAXWELL PR “FREE THINK”

Another blog with a fantastic appearance! Features a fair amount of blog posts month-to-month from 14 different contributors as of the date of this entry. They have a short description of what they write about on their web page that I can’t state any better.