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13 must-do tricks for network newbies

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This week’s Social Sunday column in the OC Register features 13 must-do tricks for networking newbies based on tweets from #journchat. My tweet was featured as one of the 13 “tricks.”
Check it out and read the rest of the great advice:
13 must-do tricks for network newbies.

Guest Post: PR reps. prepared for Kennedy’s death

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This is an anonymous guest post. The author wanted to remain anonymous due to his/her position.

Events such as arrests, illness and extramarital affairs can be nightmares for a PR practitioner. However, if you’re not prepared, the worst can be the death of a client. It is very unlikely that you will ever have to […]

Technology Addiction Takes Over 21st Century

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Do PR and marketing pros suffer from an internet problem, addiction or disorder? I wrote a guest post on “Spotlight on Marketing,” a blog by Hong Kong-based marketing consultant & coach, editor, copywriter, performer and healer Kay Ross.
Check it out:  “Technology Addiction Takes Over 21st Century“

Guest Post: Three Baby Steps for an In-House PR Startup

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Matt Simpson, aka ScribeDevil, is a Fortune 1000 marketer by day and freelance copywriter and journalist by night. Visit ScribeDevil.com to read his blog, browse his writing samples and connect via social media. (Or cut to the chase at twitter.com/scribedevil.)

A reorganization late last year left my manager and me – both copywriters by trade – […]

The I want it right now generation

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This generation will forever be known as the I want it right now generation. Want to read a book? There’s no need to go to the library, purchase a Kindle.  Need to connect with someone? Some people prefer Facebook chat or Tweeting as opposed to the traditional phone call. Want to find out more info […]

The time I said “no”

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The question: When is it appropriate to say “no” as an intern?
The answer: When you are asked to do something inappropriate.

The question reminds me of a situation I was in almost four years ago when I was interning at a major record label’s publicity department. I helped out with what I thought was real work, […]

A year of blogging about PR and Social Media

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Today is my one year anniversary of blogging about public relations and social media trends.
I want to take this opportunity to repost some of my favorite blog posts that I have written as well as post your favorites. I’d also like to thank my guest bloggers from this past year (Kay Ross, Daryl James, and […]

Twitter News: Real or Fake?

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In the past few months, Twitter has been a main source for breaking news. Unfortunately, like news broadcasts, most of the breaking news is negative. The question remains, who can you trust for your news on Twitter?
Some time before Michael Jackson was officially pronounced dead, he was already dead according to the Global Associated News. […]

An introduction to higher education PR

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I work in higher education PR. I don’t go to grad school for PR as some of my friends think I do.
I have been working in higher education PR for two years and I still get questions from outsiders about what I do. Since some people don’t understand, I thought I would provide an overview […]

PR pros mess up, President jokes as a result

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I wrote about it before. In my opinion, not giving President Obama an honorary degree was a blunder. Obama’s graduation speech was great. Listen at the 27 second mark of the video. Obama makes a joke – the question – is this a direct joke about not receiving an honorary degree or about ASU winning […]