Category Archives: Prof. Gilpin

Tiger Woods and his PR mistakes over the last couple months…

Over the last couple months, one of the most admiring athletes in America, Tiger Woods, took a big fall with all of his cheating controversies. He went from being the most popular in the golfing world, to the most popular … Continue reading

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Kelly Cutrone dishes PR advice

If any of you read my last post, it was about the new PR shows that have sprouted on both the Bravo network and the E! network. Kelly Cutrone, from “Kel on Earth” on the Bravo network has unleashed some … Continue reading

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How to use images poorly in slides

As we near the end of the semester, I will occasionally post links to good (and bad) examples of slide presentations, tools and tips for developing presentations. I’d also like to remind you that you can also use this blog … Continue reading

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More "good" presentations

Here’s another potential source of inspiration for your final project pitches: the latest post at Presentation Zen shows some examples of visuals from Good Magazine. As Gar Reynolds points out, these are probably not great for full presentations, but they … Continue reading

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When text is a good thing in a presentation

(Since some have asked: yes, commenting on this post counts for your weekly quota.) I’m always advocating for minimal text on slides, which really comes down to wanting everything on the slide to have maximum impact. Usually there is a … Continue reading

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For those short on posting ideas

Remember that every week I post, and regularly update, a list of potential blog topics. This week’s “ideas” post is here. One of you is even mentioned in a linked blog. Posts taken from my “suggestions pile” are worth a … Continue reading

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This week's posting ideas

I will be coming back to this post as I come across more suggestions, so check back here if you’re looking for ideas. I would love for someone to post about the Pepsi rebranding campaign, which is being discussed all … Continue reading

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Some resources for 417 students (and others!)

PRSA has its own blog, ComPRehension. Right now it’s covering the PRSA convention in Detroit, so you can read about some of the latest goings on in the profession. They even have some podcasts of presentations you can listen to. … Continue reading

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A possible reward for checking this blog on a weekend

Discovered via Twitter: Jack O’Dwyer is offering a free copy of his guide to PR firms (perfect for graduating seniors) to the first 50 college students who write to him. He’s also offering a subscription to his professional newsletter. The … Continue reading

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An open invitation

Dr. Karen Miller Russell of the University of Georgia invites PR students to pitch her for the opportunity to post in her blog, which is read by other public relations faculty and students, but also numerous practitioners of PR and … Continue reading

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