Monthly Archives: October 2012

Effects of an Unprepared Response

I read this blog post about the crisis in Egypt and the reactions of the U.S. President Barack Obama in which he is reported to have made the following statements in a Telemundo interview: “You know, I don’t think that … Continue reading

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iPhone5: Greatest device ever or just next big thing?

The iPhone5 hit stores and has caused a tremendous uproar. People waited outside Apple stores across the nation just to get their hands on the latest and greatest Apple product. This leaves many Americans asking “What is so great about … Continue reading

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Facebook + Pinterest = The New MySpace

Just a few years ago, MySpace was the most-visited social networking site before the launch of Facebook’s reign.  However, it looks like MySpace is trying to make a comeback.  In mid September, Myspace aired a video aired featuring a new, … Continue reading

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SM Mavens Tally iPhone5 Yeahs, Nays

After nearly a year since Apple released the iPhone 4S, the new edition — iPhone 5 — made its debut. Social media generated lots of opinions and critiques both positive and negative about the iPhone 5, making it a top Twitter trend … Continue reading

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Newsweek’s Runaway #MuslimRage Trend

After the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya and the death of four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a known Somali-Dutch critic of Islam, wrote a controversial cover story for Newsweek magazine titled “Muslim … Continue reading

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Apple’s Mis-direction a Detour

It’s been a big week for Apple. With the release of the long-awaited iPhone 5 and the launch of the iOS 6, Apple and its PR team have been very busy. After less than a week on the shelf, many … Continue reading

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Teen Vogue’s Ugly PR Blunder

Two teenage girls have created a crisis for Teen Vogue after asking if the mag digitally enhances their images.  The girls are requesting that Teen Vogue show “real girls” in their magazine.  The magazine claims, “we do not digitally alter anyone’s body size … Continue reading

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Employee Access to SM Sites: Good or Bad Idea?

Even though the Valley PR blog hasn’t published in more than a year, much of its content remains relevant in today’s communications world. Social media, as discussed in our blog before, is a definite sticking point in many ways: How … Continue reading

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NFL Crisis Plan: Do Nothing

On Monday, Sept. 24, something happened in an NFL game that sent ripples throughout the country. Millions of fans were tweeting their anger over the controversy. In between campaigning and being the leader of the free world, President Obama shared … Continue reading

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Tweets, Likes, Votes Key to White House

The explosion of Twitter and Facebook has changed the way the world communicates, especially in America. In the coming weeks, Americans will make an important decision that virtually everyone will be talking about, and millions will be using social media … Continue reading

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