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January 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm (Comm 2322 Blog Comments, Comm 4333 Blog Comments)

40. Spin Sucks-

Why “No Comment” is the Worst Thing You Can Say

Commented on April 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Although this strategy is not considered to be hiding from the press, what is a way you can handle this situation (and others like it) without saying “no comment” or not contacting the reporter all together? You mentioned picking and choosing who you will talk to in order to get your side across to the press, but what if you are stuck in a situation where you are forced to make a public statement?

38. Spin Sucks –

Accepting Standard LinkedIn Invites

Commented on April 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I am new to LinkedIn, but I assume that that an introduction and reminder on how the potential connection met you was a given. This is not a friend request on Facebook, this is a professional contact site and no explanation would be inappropriate. As a side note, after reading a comment from HeatherWhaling below about LinkedIn being spammy… I’m truly shocked. I thought it was the elite of the social media networking sites.

37. Waxing UnLyrical– 

2 Gr8 2 B 4Got10: Will Texting Kill Language As We Know It?

Commented on April 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I have always made a conscience effort to avoid shorthand especially when texting. I once heard that the english language is slowly being dumbed down and destroyed due to the text messaging and my generation completely slaughtering normal words down to sound “cool”. This was enlightening and I plan on looking for more research suggesting text messaging actually improving writing skills instead of destroying them as I formerly thought.

36. The 26- hour day– Skype Kisses and Text Hugs

Commented on April 15, 2011 at 11:50 a.m.

This post is enlightening. Social media is obviously rapidly changing the world of PR, and although you mentioned that most people do not use journalism as their number one source of breaking news, I still feel that the majority of people are going online to read the news. I may be completely off in this observation, and this could be just the beginning of the movement toward obtaining breaking news.

35. PR’s New Kid on the Block!–  Wait Your Turn!

Commented on April 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

This was inspirational, especially because I struggle with “line breaking” as well. It’s hard to attempt to be responsible and plan ahead, when in all reality, He has been there and laid it out for us. You mentioned on paying attention on what He is doing in your own life and not in anyone else’s. This is also something that hit home with me because everyone seems to have this perfect situation when you constantly go through junk. Maybe they are focusing on God in their own life, which is why they are abundantly being blessed. I’ll use this as my thought of the day, and hopefully I’ll “mind my own” as I am more aware of the “line breaking” rule.

34. Melissa Maday –25K words in a weekend? Yes!

Commented on  April 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Incredible! I can’t imagine writing like that for an entire weekend. Such determination! I’m inspired at how much pride you take in your work. This is not an easy task, but you stuck to your goal and nailed it. How did you keep yourself from getting distracted all day long?

33. PRacticle Issues-  Review of Professional Dress Day

Commented on April 11, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

I always suggest staying away from strong perfumes or colognes. They may smell good to you, but not to your future employer, and that can be an instant turn off. I hadn’t thought about high heels being a bad thing. I always thought that if you are comfortable wearing them all day long, then they are okay.

32. Spin Sucks –

Seven Ways Social Media is Changing PR

Commented on 4.10.11. at 8:20 pm

This post is enlightening. Social media is obviously rapidly changing the world of PR, and although you mentioned that most people do not use journalism as their number one source of breaking news, I still feel that the majority of people are going online to read the news. I may be completely off in this observation, and this could be just the beginning of the movement toward obtaining breaking news.

31. Identity PR- Do PR Professionals Need to Blog to Be Successful?

Commented on April 10, 2001 at 3:56pm

As a student, I’m only beginning to understand how crucial strong writing skills in the PR world. I know that blogging can really stretch a writer but there are few rules to blogging, and I wonder how a PR professional can become a stronger writer without critique. I enjoyed this post. Thanks.

30. Getting it Write– Making the most of LinkedIn

Commented on  April 10th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Thank you for the step by step directions on the proper way to use LinkedIn. I have not found a site or teaching that has broken down this useful tool the way you have. Many of the tips are to help established business professionals. What are some tips you could provide to a newbie who is just entering into the corporate world of public relations?

29. Higher & Higher Communications Blog – My top #Twitter rules

Commented on Apr 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

As a new Twitter  user, I appreciate the advice you gave on separating the personal use of Facebook with the professional use of Twitter. This is something that I was apprehensive about because I enjoy being personable with those I communicate with. When I become more accomplished with Twitter, I will remember to keep these tips in mind. Thank you for this “Twitter Wisdom”.

28. Travel-  Growing and thinking

Commented on April 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I love to travel, and although I’m not keen to travel first class, I still enjoy being catered to whenever I stay overnight somewhere. I know that when I retire, traveling will be a number one priority for me. I know the importance for picking up the slack of airlines that fall behind schedule, and other areas of travel that is nitrous for being unreliable. Public Relations professionals really put themselves in the travelers’ shoes when they conduct their everyday business. This is why I consider PR pros to be true servants.27. TEPCO’s Troubles- Public Relations Apps

Commented on April 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I know that the world is keeping a close eye on this disaster overseas, but I am frightened about the possible long term affects on the rest of the world. I can’t imagine what a nightmare the PR professionals are dealing with not only at this particular location, but all over the world. We need to be reassured that nuclear power plants are the way to run our electric needs more than ever by those who do public relations for these companies. I really feel for these people who work around the clock to keep us safe.26. Forever 21 Gives Back– let me speak.

Commented on March 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I remember when Forever 21 first became popular. I know now that their success is from the blessings they receive because they are believers. I have always been a huge fan of Forever 21, and I am very happy to have stumbled upon this article. I know that many people are trying to raise funds for disasters such as this, but to raise a whole days worth of money to send overseas to aid the victims of the earthquake and tsunami is truly remarkable.

25. Starbucks make-over coming soon- Here’s what I have to say.

Commented on March 28th, 2011

I’m a barista at Starbucks and I have to personally admit that I do not like the new logo. I have my reasons, but I have not noticed a significant change in customers since the beginning of the new launch. There is a lot of talk and hype about the siren being up close and personal, and why Starbucks decided to loose “Starbucks Coffee” around the siren, however I feel that it has led to a buzz more or less an interesting topic. I don’t see a huge change with the company for a few more years.
24. Charlie Sheen now holding a world record #winning – Here’s what I have to say

Commented on March 28th, 2011

I feel like social media in Charlie Sheen’s case is not a great idea. Look at how far of a downward spiral he has gone into in 2011. Adding petty one liners and more things to make fun of him about is not going to help his reputation. I don’t follow celebrities lives, but Charlie Sheen is someone that I hear about constantly and I feel sorry for him. What went wrong with him? I really hope that he gets his life together so that he can be a good parent to those kids.

23. More Money At Our Expense-


Commented on March 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I understand the concern in PBS viewers across the nation, however there is a much bigger concern to our country at the moment. I am not going to go on a governmental  rant about spending and whatnot, but I do know that we have way bigger issues to solve with the money that can be cut from these kinds of organizations in which we pour tax dollars into.

22. How Sweet it [Social Media] is!-

PR Applications Blog

Commented on March 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I love hearing of success stories with small businesses. I know that if I was walking in downtown New York City and there was a sign saying that there were half priced hot drinks inside while it was blizzard outside, I would make my way right into that store and attempt to warm up. The use of social media has really sky rocketed in recent years, and I know how useful this inexpensive tool is. I’m glad to hear that even Mom & Pop shops are making good use of it today.

21. Over the line? My Thoughts Exactly…

Commented on March 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I don’t think that it’s that big of a deal. I laughed at this commercial and I thought although the humor was a bit crude, it served its purpose of highlighting the products and made it memorable. I liked the little old lady although she was crabby in the commercial, and I think the Greek nonprofit cultural center should lighten up over this matter. Thanks for sharing!

20. Apple Hospitality.- PRetty in Pink

Commented on March 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I appreciate reading about our corporate giants lending a helping hand to the victims of this disaster. I know that there are many U.S. companies that are based in Japan which are also doing a lot to help. Starbucks for example has many stores that were swept away in the tsunami on March 11. They are now making cut backs within the company so that they can send over relief money to help aid in the recovery of the area. In times like these I really appreciate those corporations that display their humanity in this way.

19. I Don’t Want to Marry Someone if I Don’t Have a Job FirstAll About Emily

Commented at Mar 22, 2011 @ 13:25:08

I loved this post. That little girl was smart for being so young! I agree that we should really know ourselves before we unite with another in a marriage. I’m all about traveling, and building a career for myself before I think about a family one day. I think a lot of women in their twenty-somethings have the idea that they are already behind because they have not found a husband to begin their lives with. The point is that our lives are already well on their way to success although society has told them otherwise.

18. Listening in to Kneale Mann- The LearnerCommented at March 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

This is great advice, especially the advice on becoming well rounded in all media outlets. Who knows if something were to happen and a channel was to fold, causing PR to be conducted differently. Knowing the ins and the outs of the industry is important to recognize how to conduct yourself properly. We never want to be taken off guard or surprised. Thanks for the post.

17.The Power of Speech – by Public Relations Today

Commented on  March 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I had no idea that this movie was about a king who was attempting to improve his communication skills. I know that it has won plenty of awards, yet I assumed it was going to be a boring serious movie with actors I have never heard of before. Thank you for linking the trailer to your post, I will make an effort to go see The King’s Speech.

16.What social media skills companies are really looking for! – Nicole’s Social Media Blog

February 25, 2011 at 9:43 PM

I think colleges should begin to incorporate more classes where they teach the ins and the outs of using social media tools to the best of one’s ability to use that in the workplace. We all know how to use facebook and twitter, but we don’t know how to be that psychologist that Thomas Fisherman are looking for. Public Relations has become such a broadly skillful field of work that it takes a very talented and educated person to fit those shoes. I’m convinced that it’s half luck half brains to actually land a decent career in PR or marketing at this point.

15. Giving up your Facebook password? Emily’s Blog

Commented on February 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Forfeit civil rights to have a career? That’s appalling. I can’t imagine having to give up all my personal information for someone to hire me. I understand they are concerned about my private lifestyle, however the way I professionally present myself and what I allow others to view on my social media websites is the only thing that a potential employer needs to know. This is going way too far.

14.PR for Social Change – “Rage Against the Haze” – PR Reflections

Commented February 25, 2011 9:23pm

I really think the word of mouth marketing tool is the most effective there is. That’s incredible that teens are now in charge of spreading awareness of the harmful effects of smoking. Obviously it has paid off due to the 16.9% decrease in underage smoking. This is exactly the kind of stuff that gives pride to the marketers of the “Rage Against the Haze”.

13. Fundraiser Fun– My Goals

Commented at February 24, 2011

I do understand the importance of being goal oriented especially with event planning. That’s great that you’ve taken the initiative in coming up with concrete plans that will hopefully become an annual event. This is a great way to gain hands on experience in the PR field, and have a better understanding of exactly what it takes to coordinate any sort of fundraiser.

12. PR Connections– PR Aps Blog

Commented at: February 17, 2011 at 11:52 pm

The correlation between being able to play in the next basketball game due to practicing more in the morning, and succeeding in business because you woke up earlier to accomplish tasks before anyone else is interesting. I think that it is a great point although it is difficult to get anyone up before dawn. My advice is to go to bed early. Sleep is important, so don’t force yourself to wake up when it will cause you to only have 5 hours of sleep. It’s not healthy.

11. T_hobby– Tiffany Hobby

Commented: January 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

It is exciting that you have ventured out into social media. I know that at first it is overwheming, however after some time it becomes apart of everyday life. Try to still stick to person to person communication instead of impersonal “tweets” and text messages. This will improve your communication skills, and keep you writing professional when you refrain from shorthand words.

10. ERICA EARL JOURNALISM- Park West- A Samantha Jones Event?

Commented at February 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Wow! Sounds like a lavish lifestyle! I know that it is non ethical to accept all of those gifts, but I can’t help but think that those bonuses would be fun. Maybe employers should include those items as bonuses or add the cost of the gifts to their taxes so they may be taxed at the end of the year. Either way, I am sure that it is a win win for everyone involved in the event.

9. PRestigious -There’s no better time than now

Commented at February 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I noticed that the very first tip was to network. I feel that in the PR field, networking is the most effective in leading to internship opportunities, or even job opportunities. It also makes the job more interesting. I agree that the others are important as well, however knowing someone always seems to be the biggest ticket to getting your foot in the door.

8. Mid Day Coffee Break– Christina Aguilera flubs the National Anthem at Superbowl 2011

Commented at February 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I really feel bad for Christina Aguilera because of all the bad talk she is getting for this. It was an honest mistake, and those lyrics are so outdated anyway. The national anthem is a difficult song to sing as it is, I can’t imagine performing it in front of millions of people. I see that many people are angry that she did not remember the words, but we are all human right? She was not mocking the song or being disrespectful in any way. I’m confused as to how this is a career threatening mistake.

7. Plagiarism Never wins-Matt’s COMM 4333 Blog

Commented on February 11, 2011 @ 11:19 am

I think that it is very gracious of you to not pursue legal action right away. I know that if it was my personal work, I would not feel the need to attack that person, but if it was my PR firm, you are obligated to be a little more aggressive. Those words are not yours, and you need to protect your company’s ideas.


February 7, 2011 at 11:39 am

NO!! This makes me so sad! I have always been a fan of the White Stripes. They are quite talented and I don’t understand why they would quit now. I wonder if they will come out with a public statement that explains why they have made this decision. I know fans will be angry, and even might turn on the White Stripes if they leave their fans in the dark.

5. The Learner– Kirsten Maser

Commented at: January 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I like how you break down public in a hypothetical group of people. I know there are countless “publics” that make up one big world public. Technically we all belong to just as many specific publics at any given moment. And although we may never participate in the public, your lack of opinion or activity is a contribution by doing nothing at all.

4.Charlene Li- Diigo

Posted: January 28th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Now that this change has taken place, I wonder how many people are really that upset about it. I know that there was an option to change at first, and then Facebook just switched everyone over eventually. I was not happy about it in the beginning, however eventually I warmed up and noticed that I didn’t see any new groups forming that was called “I want my old Facebook profile back”. I agree that this is a good change for everyone, and it was overdue.

3. Dream Big; Live bigger– Angela Glaly

Commented at  January 27, 2011 at 2:21 PM

I applaud you for excelling in grammar. Our generation has let grammar fly out the window. This morning I viewed a website that had a picture of a shirt from a popular teenager clothing store. On the front of the shirt, in big letters it read “If your single, so am I”. I’m appalled that this was not caught in printing the shirts. Now this generation has found this to be acceptable.

2. Social Media & Me=Emily Bos

Commented on: Jan 30, 2011 @ 22:58:34

I don’t think that Twitter and Facebook is bonding college students. I think that face to face conversation and personal contact with peers can be labeled as bonding. There is no doubt that social networking sites are extremely beneficial to those who have friends and family who live far away, and also for the normal business man/woman who is promoting a new product or idea. These sites have evolved into this great resource that is used by anyone who keeps up with social media.

1. The Learner– Kirsten Maser

Commented at: January 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I like how you break down public in a hypothetical group of people. I know there are countless “publics” that make up one big world public. Technically we all belong to just as many specific publics at any given moment. And although we may never participate in the public, your lack of opinion or activity is a contribution by doing nothing at all.


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