Monthly Archives: February 2009

Social media in the sports world

After first being introduced to Twitter last Thursday, I was unsure how I would respond and adapt to this new form of social media.  Being an active blogger and Facebook user, I was uncertain how useful “tweeting” would be for … Continue reading

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Who Owns Social Media?

I first heard the term “social media” in JMC 301: Intermediate Newswriting.  I was considering a story on text messaging and my teacher said I should point it in a  “social media” direction.  I had no idea what she was … Continue reading

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Is our Twitter addiction something to worry about?

In a way I find our addiction to social media hilarious. This is quite fitting since we are all learning about Twitter right now. Has anyone been about to go to bed and their laptop is 3 feet away and … Continue reading

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We are PR Practitioners, Not Ambulance Chasers

Charlotte Risch made an interesting post  in last week’s Valley PR Blog, she claimed that PR practitioners may be the new “ambulance chasers” replacing lawyers, who were previously attached to nickname. The derogatory term, in short, is defined by TIME magazine as a lawyer who persuades … Continue reading

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Chris Brown- PR Nightmare?

By now I am sure that everyone has heard about the incident that allegedly took place between singers Chris Brown and Rihanna.  Was anyone else as shocked as I was when all we heard for a week after the incident … Continue reading

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The Hunt

While hard at work simultaneously hunting for jobs and fighting off an impending quarter-life crisis, most of the time I’ve been spending online has been dedicated to… you guessed it, job searching! At the suggestion of my former boss (and … Continue reading

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Social media and its effect on PR

While different versions of social media are being born daily, what we do as PR people still remains the same.  As many of us noted in our, “What is public relations?” discussion on the first day of this semester, PR … Continue reading

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When Sports PR Goes Too Far

First off let me start by saying sports media relations or public relations is not at all like everyday PR. You can get away with more in the arena of sports PR. But when a sports PR stunt manipulates one … Continue reading

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Reputations are on the line on-line

I ran across a interesting topic on crisisblogger concerning executive worry about online reputations.  It drew on a story from PRweek about a survey taken called Risky Business: Reputation Online.  What struck me most was that of the 700 top … Continue reading

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Advertising Spends Money, PR Makes Money

It is a common theme among the Fortune 500 companies to have large advertising budgets and small Public Relations budgets. Richard Laermer is quick to note in The Bad Pitch Blog that this is what makes Public Relations not only … Continue reading

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