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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

A modern day compass

Kickstarter has become the go to place for many creative minds to get their products from the prototype stage to manufacturing, while being able to create positive attention and a … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spice Up Social Media With a “Third Party”

This week, in Regina Luttrell’s Social Media, we read about how businesses and organizations should construct a social media plan in order to effectively communicate and create relationships with consumers … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

How to make the perfect email introduction

With more people learning how to use email, the more it is becoming an informal way of introducing people to each other. Back when the internet started email was something … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

RebelMouse CEO: The homepage is dead

http://www.prweek.com/article/1369686/rebelmouse-ceo-homepage-dead This week’s chapter in Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics talked about the homepage of websites and how they are useful to a company.  They are used to target certain … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Virtual Reality Is Not The Future.

The concept of virtual reality seems far beyond our time, but it may be right around the corner. In todays advertising efforts, we focus on mobile ads, social media, product … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Exciting Technology In Back to the Future No One Noticed

Starting October 20th, many people had a blast from the past to remember the movies of Back to the Future Part II, because on October 21st Marty travelled to this … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Under Investigation

On behalf of the guest speaker who presented last week, investigative reporter Ray Locker, a headline of an article regarding investigative journalism immediately caught my attention. The article published in … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Survey: Instagram is the Most Important Social Network for Teens

http://www.prsa.org/SearchResults/view/11262/105/Survey_Instagram_Is_the_Most_Important_Social_Netw#.ViaqBrS4mCQ What are the odds that the week we read Chapter 7 for Social Media about Instagram, is the same time Public Relations Tactics posts an article about Instagram? The … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

NBA Seeks Human Connections

In this article we learn about the NBA’s new efforts to reach a much wider audience for the upcoming season on October 27th through their “This is why we play” … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Incorporating Doodles in Your Content Marketing Strategy

http://www.prnewswire.com/blog/how-to-use-doodles-in-your-content-marketing-14597.html This article stuck out to me for the simple fact that children have been getting yelled at for noodling for many years and now doodling can prove to be … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why Business Masterminds are must Attend Events for Entrepreneurs

“Being an entrepreneur, running a startup, being your own boss, they’re all awesome. The excitement, the fear, the journey in itself is such a fun ride. I think anyone in … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

An Important Message From Cheerios

Last week, General Mills recalled over 1 million boxes of Gluten-Free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, resulting in serious negative feedback from consumers posted through social media. In a PR … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Let’s Take a Selfie

The recent update to Snapchat has had users excited over vomiting rainbows, virtually chomping on cookies, and expressing anger through shooting steam out of their ears. With over 100 million … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Cruising to Comeback: Carnival Corporation Receives the 2015 Best of Silver Anvil

http://www.prsa.org/Intelligence/TheStrategist/Articles/view/11140/1113/Cruising_to_Comeback_Carnival_Corporation_Receives#.VhWtPxNViko This article talks about how the cruise lines worked to get their PR part of their business to make them seem like a better business. The cruise line took … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who is El Capitan?

I find myself talking once again about a leading brand that I use everyday, all the way from my iPhone that I carry in my pocket everywhere I go to … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Podcasts give a new ‘American Life’ to audio content

http://www.prweek.com/article/1366544/podcasts-give-new-american-life-audio-content This week’s chapter in Luttrell’s “Social Media” touched upon how mediums and the way businesses use mediums to reach their publics are constantly evolving.  Newspaper readership through online apps … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself

This week we learned about how vital it is for public relations practitioners to have a positive relationship with journalists, reporters, and bloggers in order to get their stories heard, … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

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