Monthly Archives: October 2011

Does Social Media Come With Instructions?

As a public relations student, I am often asked about social media with the assumption that because I am a 20-something and in PR I l have all of the social media answers. For the record, I by no means … Continue reading

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Business Ethics A Fantasy?

If companies behaved ethically, would they need PR? Let us pretend that corporations, small businesses and everything in between placed ethics above profits. Would they stay afloat? Perhaps not. But in the hypothetical realm, it may be a useful exercise … Continue reading

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Corporate Branding Meets Dictator’s Demise

One of the big news stories of this past week was the killing of the Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi.  On Wednesday, Oct. 19, after nearly 42 years of a brutal reign, Col. Moammar Gadhafi was gunned down in the Libyan … Continue reading

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Fallout From ‘Occupy Oakland’

Oakland police, suited up in riot gear, cleared anti-Wall Street protesters from the sidewalks surrounding Oakland’s City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The police invasion left a sea of overturned tents, protest signs and trash thrown around the plaza. The … Continue reading

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Google Tunes Into Retail With YouTube Merch

On Oct 16, YouTube announced on their blog that they would launch the YouTube Merch Store, which will allow YouTube partners to offer their merchandise directly to users’ YouTube channels. This step into retail will allow affiliates like Songkick to spread the … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga: Musician, Icon, PR Pro?

When you hear the name “Lady Gaga” what do you think? Pop music and crazy outfits might be the first things that come to mind, but what about public relations? Claire Sykes, a blog writer for Xposure, a creative brand … Continue reading

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What Steve Jobs Taught PR Practitioners

I’ll admit that I wouldn’t have recognized Steve Jobs’ picture next to a line-up of other middle-aged men in black turtlenecks a year ago but now it would seem impossible not to, with tributes playing on every major news station … Continue reading

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What PR Can Learn From Steve

While reading Richard Edelman’s Blog, 6 a.m., I came across a post he wrote in memory of two Chicago businessman, Bob Galvin and Art Nielsen. He remembered Galvin and Nielsen, the CEOs of Motorola and A.C. Nielsen, as sharing common … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season For Online Shopping

Don’t look now, but Halloween is two weeks away with Thanksgiving and Christmas close behind.  This can send either sheer excitement or terror up one’s spine.  Enter social media and online shopping to the rescue!   According to a study … Continue reading

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ESPN, Hank Williams Jr. Part On Sour Note

The Hank Williams Jr. song “All My Rowdy Friends” has been the opening for Monday Night Football for nearly 20 years. However, the song was pulled from the air before last week’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … Continue reading

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