Thoughts on “Social Pollination”

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Social Pollination by Monica O’Brien is an easy to read book that can help small businesses effectively utilize social media. This 224 page book focuses on small businesses, but O’Brien’s book can also be applied to your own personal brand.
A few of the chapters that really stood out to me as a reader were “The […]

A new direction: I’m moving to Chicago

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Life is comprised of key decisions that affect you and the closest people around you. This is one of those decisions.
I’ve accepted a position on the Digital team at Weber Shandwick in Chicago. This is a great opportunity for me to further my career. I’m excited to be working in a very hot niche that […]

Companies pay you to talk and tweet about them

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Attention companies: Kim Kardashian will tweet about your product for a mere $10,000 (per tweet).
Attention companies: If you provide excellent customer service and I enjoy using your product, I’ll do it for free!
I’ve never used Web sites such as PayPerTweet.com or PayPerPost.com, but it’s more and more evident that others do. I think it’s great […]

Brazen Careerist: A community for Millennials

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Millennials need each other. Most of us are going through the same events in our life, just graduating college or working at our first or second position on the road to a successful career.
If we are all going through the same events in life – why not lean on each other? Receiving […]

PR Students: Research before reaching out

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Occasionally I receive e-mails from college students who are fans of my blog or have general PR questions. I feel I relate well with college students since I am only two years removed. Most e-mails are some form of the general question, “how can I position myself better to break into the industry?”
Like many PR […]

Media relations: Be a Resource

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I’ve been thinking about media relations a lot lately.
Looking around the blogosphere I stumbled on Flack Rabbit. The blog post discussed media relations. The post said attitude and approach are key factors in media relations. If you are arrogant towards a reporter, you may be exposed all over the internet. 
Next I came across David Mulllen’s blog […]

Social media makes us friendly online

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I recently read a blog by Diane Schwartz and Courtney Barnes of PR News that asked the question if social media sites made people less friendly in person and more friendly online?
I think social media has no effect on how people act in person, so I won’t even go there. BUT I 100% think with the recent […]

The Chronicles of Sarah Palin

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It didn’t even take a week for the first Vice Presidential nominee from the state of Alaska to become the most talked about female on the internet. In the same day, America found out that Sarah Palin’s daughter is five month’s pregnant and her husband once received a DUI. I’m wondering how the Republicans PR […]

Do’s and don’ts if you’re new to PR

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In my first year of work I’ve accomplished a lot. I’m not doing the typical entry-level PR work that most at my level do. I was thrown in at the deep end and I’ve been treading water just fine. I get to communicate w/ major local, national and international outlets on a daily basis. But […]