Category: Public Relations

COM’s reputation rising among PR pros

Boston University’s College of Communication is rising in the eyes of the public relations world, earning second place for Outstanding Education Program in PRWeek’s annual awards ceremony July 30. “We are proud that COM has been recognized by the PRWeek judges for exceptional achievements in public relations education,” said Ray Kotcher, professor of the practice… Read More


Recipients Announced for Inaugural COM Dean’s Awards for Alumni Initiatives and Innovation

COM Dean Mariette DiChristina announced today the recipients of the inaugural COM Dean’s Awards for Alumni Initiatives and Innovation, recognizing exceptional and innovative individual staff or faculty activities and contributions to the mission of Boston University’s College of Communication. “COM staff and faculty do amazing work day in and day out,” said DiChristina. “Our first… Read More

Nineteen seniors receive Blue Chip Awards, COM’s top undergraduate honor

Nineteen seniors were named winners of this year’s Blue Chip Awards, the most prestigious undergraduate student honor conferred by Boston University’s College of Communication. “These seniors have proven to be leaders at Boston University and COM. They have demonstrated academic achievement. They have participated in internships and other professional activities. They are active in the… Read More

COM Student Takes First in National PR Case Study Competition

Noah Cavicchi, a COM graduate student about to complete his master’s degree in public relations, took home first prize this month in a national competition of original case studies in public relations. The annual competition is sponsored by the Arthur W. Page Society, the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications… Read More

COM short-listed for top PR school prize

A panel of judges prominent in the public relations industry selected Boston University College of Communication as one of five finalists in the category of Outstanding Education Programs for public relations as part of PRWeek’s annual awards. The magazine will announce the winner, along with those in other categories celebrating the best in the field… Read More

COM’s Bellwether Survey: PR agencies in an age of disruption

Public relations agencies are weathering a period of great disruption, say nearly three quarters of agency professionals, with boutique and management consulting firms eating into their client base. That’s according to this year’s Bellwether Survey of public relations professionals, produced by researchers at Boston University’s College of Communication in partnership with PR Week. “The business… Read More

Grand prize for PR case study goes to COM students

Olivia Zed (‘19) and Sarah Dasher (‘19), graduate students in COM’s public relations program, together won the grand prize in April for their entry to the 2019 Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications sponsored by Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations. The case, “Dove: A Purpose-Driven Brand in A Crisis of… Read More

Fighting Extremist Social Media with Social Media

For many troubled young people, the path to extremist groups like ISIS starts with the click of a mouse—a phenomenon that one BU class is trying to counter with its online campaign, SAVE: Standing against Violent Extremists. The campaign, created by the New Media and Public Relations class of Stephen Quigley, a College of Communication… Read More

COM Professor Ray Kotcher Inducted in Hall of Fame

Ray Kotcher (COM ’83), non-executive chairman of Ketchum and COM professor, is the 2016 inductee to the Page Society Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held on Sunday, September 11th in London and was apart of the 33rd Page Society Annual Conference. Ray Kotcher has worked for 32 years at Ketchum, serving as Global CEO for… Read More

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