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Once again: The Power of Twitter

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Twitter wins again. As you know US Airways flight 1549 from LGA to CLT made an emergency landing in the Hudson River this afternoon. Within minutes of the landing the Twitterverse knew. Twitter users found out before CNN.com, MSNBC.com and Wall Street Journal e-mail alerts told me.
Kudos to Twitter.

Even more kudos goes to Janis Krums  who […]

I’ll have some PR chatter – make that a cup of media relations

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There has been a lot of chatter lately on Twitter about PR advice and the future of PR. Twitter is great because it allows PR pro’s to learn about the latest industry trends and connect with others. People keep learning and sharing, but PR pros’s continuously are in the social limelight for negative tactics they use. […]

Journchat – an ongoing conversation

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Last night I discovered another great opportunity for PR Practitioner’s, Journchat. Journchat, started by Sarah Evans  is a weekly conversation via Twitter between journalists, bloggers and PR folks. The chat takes place on Monday nights from 7-10 p.m. CST. Here’s a sample of some of the questions discussed on Dec. 22:

What are the list of questions […]

A PR Pro’s Social Media Blunder: Rejecting before accepting

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Depending on your organization you could be receiving twenty media calls per day, week, or month. Some of your relationships with journalists are better than others. Some journalists keep coming back to you because you’re a great resource for them. Others are assigned a story about a topic your organization specializes in and you only […]

Social Rudeness: It’s happening

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I recently read Julie Walraven’s blog post, “Are People Getting Ruder? Is it a sign of the times?” and a light bulb turned on in my head. I’ve been witnessing more and more rudeness as social media continues to take over the world.
I’m choosing my words carefully here, I haven’t experienced rudeness towards myself, but I’ve […]

Does a master’s degree in PR or Comm help?

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After graduating undergrad two years ago, I didn’t think I would ever consider going for a master’s degree…but here I am, an acceptance letter away from possibly continuing my education. You see I applied for a MS in Interactive Communication from Quinnipiac University. It’s a program that allows me to enhance and apply my expertise to […]

Kudos given when it’s due

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Everyday in PR you have the ability to learn and study other people’s best and worst practices. Why?  b/c our results are usually in the media. On October 22, I noticed two PR tactics that stood out to me.
First, did anyone happen to catch the JetBlue’s blogging crew at the new T5 in JFK? I […]

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 […]

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 […]