PR Burnout!

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Unrealistic deadlines and long hours have been cited by many PR professionals as the cause of stress on the job. A recent survey of pros by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations found more than half of those diagnosed with a mental health condition reported their work as a leading contributing factor.

Only a third of the more than 1,000 people surveyed said they viewed public relations as a
career for life. As part of our summer-long PR Summer School series, Robert sits down with Dr.
Amanda Holdsworth, APR, to discuss her research on PR burnout.

All this month on the Buzzer Beater we’ve been asking questions about AP Style. Today, we
wrap up the series with a player who has hosted her own PR podcast. And Jason tells us what
happens when tweets about a storm result in audience blowback.

Links:

Energy Department Refers to Natural Gas as “Freedom Gas” in Press Release

Trump Highly Involved in July 4th Planning

AP Stylebook

Guest: Courtney Fogle

PR Hangover

Chartered Institute of Public Relations: State of the Profession 2019

Guest: Dr. Amanda Holdsworth

Workplace Wellbeing: Showing Your Commitment Toolkit

Mental Health for Small Workplaces Toolkit

Promoting a Positive Culture Toolkit

Workplace Stress: Fulfilling Your Responsibilities as an Employer Toolkit

Contributor: Jason Mollica

Weatherman Goes off After ‘Bachelorette’ Fans Complain about Tornado Warnings

Amazon: How to Succeed in a PR Agency