#1- Feb. 9, 2011
Great post Mal! I follow this “Royal Couple” regularly so I will definitely be reading the live website. I, too, am surprised by them having a link to Facebook, but again it just goes to show how popular the usage of social media is today. This being said, even the prince is socially connected!! I am very excited to continue following them and their wedding plans up until the date of April 29. It is sure to be an overly extravagent event!!
#2- Feb. 10, 2011
Wow! Emily I had not originally seen this commercial during the Super Bowl and was a bit shocked after watching it. When you think of the Super Bowl, you imagine families gathering around the television to watch the big game and commercials. This family time also includes young children, which I do not feel should be viewing commercials such as these. Although Kim Kardashian is well-known for her “sex-appeal,” I do think there should be a filter in the time and manner in which these commercials should be televised.
#3- Feb. 3, 2011
Wow! As I sat watching this commercial and reading your blog and information on it, I found myself to be stunned. I was unaware that a company, such as this one was even in exsistence. However, I am personally glad to hear that FOX has denied them the right to advertise this commercial during the Superbowl. With the Superbowl being such a large event and attracting millions of viewers, including small children, content such as this is unacceptable.
#4- Feb. 3, 2011
I think it will ultimately be very interesting to see if the show lasts on MTV. With so much controversy and debate with it from the very beginning, I think it is personally doomed for failure. The reality of it is, if more and more advertisers continue to pull their ads like they have been doing, then there will no longer be any financial support for the show to continue. I think this show was just a disaster waiting to happen. It will be very interesting to see what the future holds for this show!
#5- Feb. 4, 2011
I really enjoyed your presentation on “Energizing the Groundswell” on Monday. I thought your use of examples with the company E-Bags was great! Your group was very organized and knowledgable of the topic, as also shown through this blog!
I love the points you made regarding the need of customer trust. It is such a key component of building a reputable brand.
#6- Feb. 6, 2011
I sat here in amazement watching this video! His ability to create such fascinating and believable illusions is amazing. I also enjoyed watch the longer version of the video and seeing the rest of his tricks that are up that sleeve of his! I thought you might enjoy this video of illusions that I came across myself. Check it out!
#7- Feb. 6, 2011
Mallory, I really enjoyed reading your blog on the importance of commenting on other’s blogs.
As a beginner blogger myself, I found this particular article on blog comments to be extremely helpful:
I agree that the use of comments can help benefit blog users in a variety of ways. Additionally, writing comments on others blogs can help facilitate more viewers to your own blog. So who knows, maybe others out there will read this post and decide to come view my blog, as well.
#8- Feb. 10, 2011
I also had mixed feelings about using Twitter before our PR Strategies class. As a frequent Facebook user, I guess I was a bit timid to use something new that I was not used to. Thanks to this class and Barbara’s help, I have learned so much more about Twitter and how we can use it to network. Like Kayla said above, I do still prefer to use Facebook because it is what I’m most comfortable with and I feel it is easy to navigate. However, I am glad I have broadened my horizons in the world of social media and opened up to other websites, like Twitter.
#9- Feb. 12, 2o11
What a terrible time and disaster for these countries. I also had a very dear friend from my church living in Japan. It was through Facebook that we were able to reach him, while also allowing others to know he was ok on our church’s facebook page. It just goes to show how the use of social media really does keep the world connected today and how even in times of disasters, it can be extremely beneficial.
#10- Feb. 15, 2011
Hope your shopping adventures went well, Nicole! I have to agree I am definitely not a fan of the 80′s look either. The big sleeves and puffy dresses aren’t my ideal of “fashion.” And I have to admit, I can’t stand when attending 80′s throwback parties because I can never seem to find something to wear that I actually LIKE. However, the red dress you have pictured here is smoking hot! You will definitely be the “belle of the ball” wearing something like that! I love it! Hope your shopping trip went as planned and you were able to find something similar!
#11- Feb. 16, 2011
How to combat phony Facebook profiles by Russel Working
I really enjoyed reading through all of these funny statistics! Great job on getting American’s true perspectives of this Irish holiday! I often find it funny how people without the slightest bit of Irish ancestry claim to actually be Irish, and it is only one day a year, March 17! I really enjoyed seeing the t-shirt statistics on what shirt people would choose to wear on this holiday and the differences between the men’s and women’s choices. Great job!
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#15- March 3, 2011
Have you seen the Jennifer Aniston viral video everyone is talking about? by Michael Sebastian
I loved this video and Jennifer Aniston’s sense of humor. As a big fan of hers, I enjoyed watching her make a viral video and found humor in her calling it a video with a virus. I think she is a very down-to-earth actress with a lot of talent. From a public relations standpoint, I think she was very smart in doing a shoot like this and for marketing an eco-friendly brand of water. Way to go, Jen!
#16- March 5, 2011
I really enjoyed reading this post! As a huge college basketball fan, I am constantly looking for new and innovative ways to stay connected. Of course, this year is no different and I will continue to follow each game to compare to my own bracket. I was not familiar with Bracket Bound before reading your blog, so now I will definitely be checking it out to see what all it has to offer!
This year is extremely special because my sister and I have tickets to the Final Four in Houston! March is definitely the best time of year in my opinion!
Bring it home, Kentucky! BIG BLUE NATION!
#17 – April 8, 2011
Wow! I was first attracted to this blog post by the interesting title, but then to find out this accident actually occurred in Lakeland is so shocking. I would have to seriously question the management at this Olive Garden because how could a mix-up of this high of a degree actually occur? The restaurant is very lucky they are not being further reprimanded for this incident. What a crazy story!
#19- April 14, 2011
I also chose this blog post from Erin to add to my blog as a “Guest Blogger” segment. I thought she did a wonderful job explaining the organization and the principles behind it. Also, this is a topic that we are all very interested in since we met Blake last year when he came to Florida Souther. Erin did a great job depicting the work of this company and the impact it is making on society.
Erin! I am also a big fan of Bravo TV, but have not had the time to watch this particular show yet. It seems very interesting and something I would enjoy watching! I have to agree that this was an ingenious plan of entrepeneurship. This is a prime example of knowing your target audience and how to reach them, a topic we have discussed throughout the semester in pr strategies.
#21- April 19, 2011
I agree, I find it very amusing just even thinking about what would happen if this were to occur in the United States. We are so dependent upon the internet now for so many different things. Without access to the internet, how would people check their email, get their online news, blog, Facebook, and Tweet. It would be absolute madness. I guess we should just all be thankful it did not occur in America and hope this will not be an issue for us in the future. They will definitely have to find a way to hide the cables from scavengers to ensure that internet connections are not lost.
#22- April 20, 2011
Chilis restaurant in Chicago allegedly served alcohol to a 4 year-old by Michael Sebastian
An incidence much similar to this one just occured where I am currently living, in Lakeland, Florida. A 2 year-old child was served sangria in his sippy cup at Olive Garden. The mother reported him acting out strangely and it was later discovered that it was not orange juice in the toddlers cup. Olive Garden took the blame in this case and insists it will take precautionary measures in the future to ensure this does not happen again. I am astonished to hear of all these cases of toddlers consuming alcohol at restaurants around the nation. This must immediately be stopped and further precautionary measured need to be implemented, in my opinion.
#23- April 20, 2011
Networking is like Dating: 6 ways to succeed in both areas by Samantha Hosenkamp
I found this post to be very insightful and creative. You did a wonderful job of taking an aspect of our everyday lives and thoughtfully relating it to networking. Although I think listening (#5) is very important, I think people these days often forget to remember thanking the person. This is a huge aspect of both dating and networking, and a step that should never be forgotten or skipped (#6). It is essential you always remember to thank the person to show your appreciation and gratitude for their time.
#24- April 21, 2011
PR Crisis averted? Lawsuit targeting Taco Bell’s beef withdrawn by Michael Sebastian