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Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR: How to Begin a Successful Career in Fashion Public Relations [Paperback]

Crosby Noricks
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8 Feb 2012

"A Top 5 Business Book to Read this Summer" - PR Daily

One of "9 Books Every Style Blogger Should Read" - Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB)

"I come across young women and men wanting to get into the fashion/lifestyle PR business almost every day. Ready to Launch...answers the questions that everyone asks." - Melissa Davis, Ruby Press

"If you want a career in fashion PR but just can’t seem to catch a break, [Ready to Launch] is the book for you."- Marguerite Darlington, Inside FMM

Ready to Launch is an information-dense, fun-to-read adventure through the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of public relations in the fashion industry. Written particularly for those just getting started (public relations undergraduates, entry-level practitioners), Ready to Launch is the only career guide tailored specifically for aspiring fashion PR professionals. A definite must-read for anyone considering a career in fashion PR, marketing or a related field, the book charts the course from education to internships and interviews, touching on personal branding, reputation management and setting a long-term career vision for ongoing success.

Ready to Launch was written by Crosby Noricks, founder of leading fashion PR resource PR Couture, based on her own career trajectory in fashion PR, consumer marketing and social media. The book also includes contributions from more than two dozen fashion public relations practitioners working with brands like Betsey Johnson, Elie Tihari, Coach, Tom’s and Nine West, as well as top agencies Edelman Digital, Style House PR, and Regan Communications.

Begin your career in fashion PR with practical, valuable advice already in hand. Get answers and information like:

  • The difference between PR, Marketing & Advertising
  • What to expect from a career in fashion PR
  • Different ways to work in fashion PR
  • Public Relations Title and salary information
  • How to get noticed for the job you want
  • Favorite job interview questions from fashion PR hiring managers
  • Contact information for top fashion PR agencies
  • How to use social media to find jobs before anyone else
  • How to create personal and professional goals to help keep you on track
  • Glossary of must-know fashion PR terms

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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (8 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467939978
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467939973
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Crosby Noricks an experienced fashion and consumer marketing strategist and founder of PR Couture. Each month, a community of more than 100k followers rely on PR Couture to provide fresh insight into public relations, marketing and social media as well as expert interviews, strategy and job leads. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 as a key influencer in interactive marketing, and won "Blogger of the Year" at the 2010 InfluenceSD Awards. She has been invited by Microsoft to attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Teen Vogue and WWDMagic to attend the WWDMagic Tradeshow. She holds a master’s degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from San Diego State University and a B.A. from Pitzer College.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great material, not enough information 11 July 2012
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This book has great valuable advice, I love the style of writing but don't feel it is detailed enough. Each subheading has information no longer than a paragraph and the book is very thin. I love it I just wish there were more to it! It's more like a pamphlet worth 4.99 I was surprised how thin the book was having paid 11. The whole book could be read in 20 minutes. Expect large font, short text and no images.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
By tinamk
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great read, lots of insides to the profession, no blurring when it comes to difficult beginnings
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1.0 out of 5 stars Shocked at these 5 star reviews 10 Jun 2013
By Kate - Published on
There is barely anything redeeming about this book.

This book is RIDDLED with spelling and grammatical errors - I finally put it down 30 pages in when in the same sentence she was stressing the importance of a college degree and excellent writing skills (which by the way, do I really need a book to tell me this when I'm already done my degree?), there were spelling errors and incorrect words used. There were literally sentences that didn't have spaces or where she started one sentence, and halfway through switched to the second half of another.

The sad part is that I love her website PR Couture and think it's great that she has passion to help young girls starting out, but this book lacked some SERIOUS direction. Not that I have all of the experience in the world, but I've had a REAL internship through my college experience and this book in my opinion perpetuates the idea that a job in the fashion industry is something any glamazon half-wit can do and that's just not the case. Unfortunately, this book destroyed her credibility in my eyes, and as a seasoned PR professional I'm shocked that Crosby put this out there.

My advice? Don't waste your money on a book that a high school dropout could have written with more finesse and just hit the pavement - find an internship and learn your way yourself because after this book? That's what you'll have to do anyway.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo! This book is my bible! 21 Feb 2012
By Brianna - Published on
I am a recent college graduate attempting to work in the fashion industry, and this book is my bible! It answers so many questions about working in fashion PR and gave me an amazing amount of steps on how to break into the industry! I'm definitely following this guide to get further into my career. I'm POSITIVE that this book will help me reach my goals! I read it once, and I plan to read it again. I've read TONS of books about the fashion industry and Ready to Launch is the perfect companion to all my PR textbooks. There's really nothing else out there like it - it's a great resource to have on hand. I love it!

Some of my friends that are majoring in fashion are graduating soon and I plan to buy this book as graduation gifts! If anyone is looking to get into fashion PR...this is the book to read!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Who edited the kindle version? 13 April 2013
By Victoria Brooks - Published on
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I'm only 20% of the way through this book and I don't know if I'll be able to even finish it. I'm sure it gives great advice, but whoever edited the kindle version did not do a good job. I just started reading the "Fashion PR Agency"section and it begins mid-sentence. I never know when the author is transitioning out of a quote and I have had to fill in the blanks many times in order for a sentence to make any sense. Considering the author is supposed to be a publicist I would assume she would have caught many of these mistakes herself. I can only hope the physical version is better than this considering it has rave reviews.
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2.0 out of 5 stars You will be more amazed at the errors in this book 6 Feb 2014
By E'lona - Published on
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I have NEVER seen a book that was riddled with errors as this book. I actually follow Crosby online and I am ashamed that this book has her name on it. Trust me, you will not be paying attention to the content as much as you will be looking for the next error.

This book is filled with sentences that never stop (run ons), words placed wherever a heart desires, incomplete thoughts, unexisting punctuations, and a bunch of other MESS... If I had bought the actual book, it would be a prop on the floor to even out a table leg.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Teenager Looking for a job 19 Feb 2013
By Enaz Cordilain - Published on
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I hoped to learn what would make one successful at fashion PR. Instead what I got was a overview of how to dress, and what to remove from my facebook page. This book was a waste of time .
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