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“

Youth is a disease, and the only cure is experience

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While reading an article about a sophomore college football player, I came across an interesting quote from Arizona State’s Wide Receiver Coach Eric Yarber:
“Youth is a disease, and the only cure is experience”

I took the quote out of its original context, posted it on Twitter and received replies with opposing views. Stephanie Johnson agreed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Common mistakes new PR pros make

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You never stop learning in the public relations industry. You can always be a better writer, listener and practitioner. The reason why you are in the position you are today is not just because of YOU. At some point you received help or advice from someone else, whether it was a professor, colleague or mentor.
I […]

Minor vs. major mistakes in Public Relations

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It’s never ok to make a mistake in PR. For the purpose of this post, well and reality – let’s say there are minor mistakes and major mistakes. A minor mistake may be an accidental typo. Not a biggie (depending on where the typo is), we all make them once in a while. Hopefully the […]

Your expert “in a down economy”

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I’m sure you know by now the world’s economy is in the front of everyone’s minds and on A1 daily (if you still read the newspaper). The economy is everywhere in the news. PR pros are asking themselves, “How does my expert make a difference in a down economy?”
PR pros are finding ways to relate […]

When someone close to a PR pro gets laid off

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There is no doubt that the economy is a hot topic right now. The unemployment rate in February was 8.1%, up from 4.8% a year ago. I don’t think people truly understand how bad it really is until the company they work for makes lay offs or  someone close to you gets laid off.
Recently a […]

Can you handle being a No. 1 seed?

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There are no tips for success or shortcuts in this post. The objective of this post is to make you think. 
It’s March madness time. Not just on the court, but at your job. You are half way between your mid-year and your annual review. It’s time to ask yourself, how have you preformed?  Are you happy […]

Guest Post: Media relations lessons from ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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This guest post comes from Daryl James, former newspaper editor and reporter turned communications pro.  Daryl also contributed the post, “If newspaper editors taught media relations” to The PR Practitioner. 
Pop quiz: What story has more news value … an apartment fire on Tuesday morning or the same apartment fire on Saturday morning? In a typical week, the […]