Young PR Pros: Episode #73 – 2013, a Year and a Podcast in Review

This time of year is the best time to reflex, review and learn from your experiences in the past year. But in this episode, Kristine and Julia thought we would take a more holistic glance at not just the past year, but the entire podcast.

Young PR Pros has listeners from across Canada, the United states, the U.K. and India. Here is a heat map of the globe to show you where your fellow YPP listeners reside:
young pr pros heat map

The top five most popular cities that listen to YPP are:

  1. Ottawa, Canada
  2. Toronto, Canada
  3. Phoenix, U.S.
  4. New York, U.S.
  5. London, U.K.

We also reviewed what our listeners like to hear. Here are the top 10 most listened to episodes:

  1. Take uOPRA to Work Day: Episode 2 – Lifestyle and Entertainment with Ottawa Fashion Week
  2. Take uOPRA to Work Day: Episode 1 – Technology with MediaMiser
  3. Take uOPRA to Work Day: Episode 3 – Communication Agencies with MediaStyle
  4. Episode #65 – Tips for Public Speaking
  5. Take uOPRA to Work Day: Episode 4 – Government Relations with Fleishman-Hillard
  6. Episode #68 – Peer Pressure
  7. Episode #66 – PR Compensation Not Keeping up with New Skills
  8. Episode #25 – Who to follow with @TheCoolestCool
  9. Episode #12 – Resumes designed to succeed
  10. Episode #21 – Who to follow with @recruiterjax

As a communicator it is very important to follow local, national and international current affairs. Here are stories you should not forget in 2013:

  1. South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95
  2. The birth of Prince George
  3. The never ending story of Rob Ford
  4. The Canadian Senate expense scandal

But sometimes, the news we think is important is not as meaningful to others. Here is Google’s Zeitgeist of the top searches in 2013:

Thanks to all our listeners for an amazing 2013. We look forward to hearing your ideas for new episodes in 2014.

Happy New Year!!

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