Lindsey Elizabeth

My "minor" journey thru Public Relations..

Blog Comments August 30, 2010

Filed under: Blog Comments,PRCA 3330 — Lindsey Bowers @ 9:05 pm
  1. Marketing Doesn’t Only Happen Online, Todd Defren
    August 30, 2010
    “You hit the nail on the head with this one. It can’t be all about the new and exciting online approaches; there needs to be a balance between new and old. The “multichannel” world you mentioned is exactly what every marketer needs to cater to. Many of the brands I follow in the social media world, I didn’t know about before seeing their offline marketing aspects. The online “phenomenon” needs to have balance with the offline world.”
  2. TOW11:Infographics, Alicia Addison
    November 3rd, 2010
    “Great definition of infographics: “visual representations of information, data or knowledge.” That was creative rather than using the one provided in the textbook. I agree that infographics are an easy way to express an idea in a simple way and should get the point across quickly. Your visual examples really add to your information as well! I love the Pink Floyd infographic!”
  3. Chapter 11 – Getting Along with Journalists, Cait Bailey
    November 30, 2010
    “I loved the opening quote you used: “Two-thirds of journalists don’t trust public relations people, but 81 percent say they need them anyway.” It is very true in the world of PR and brings up the question of: Why don’t journalists trust public relations people? The complaints of journalists can be used by PR professionals as constructive criticism and the checklist you provided can help bridge the line between journalists and public relations people as well.”
  4. Tips for Exceptional Blogs, Natlye Baldwin
    November 28, 2010
    “These tips are great for new bloggers and especially Public Relations students. I know I have struggles with keeping up with my blog and getting tasks done on time. Grammar is definitely still a must even though a blog is an informal medium. New bloggers need to know that by using correct grammar their messages will come across more clear. I have found that blogging is very helpful in connecting with the PR world. It has become mainstream for organizations to utilize social media such as blogging to get their point across and allow feedback from their audience. Great job with the tips for exceptional blogs!”
  5. Heifer International, Casey Corley
    November 9, 2010
    “I have never heard of this program, but found it to be very interesting and such an innovative idea. I am glad to see this organization is trying to help countries that are suffering. Providing needy families with animals is a great way to teach them to be self reliant while providing them with essentials such as milk and eggs that you mentioned. Many people in the United States let their children have pets to teach them responsibility. This organization is providing other countries with something very similar that will hopefully help them prosper.”
  6. Social Media News Release, Alicia DeCoste
    November 30, 2010
    “I also found this template when doing research on Social Media News Releases and found it to be very helpful. Another youtube video I found was: It also provided information on why Social Media News Releases are important in today’s Public Relations world. I agree that the advantages of SMNRs are greater than the disadvantages. I actually had a really hard time finding any disadvantages at all other than SMNRs do not reach computer-illiterate audiences. You provided great links and a great overview of Social Media News Releases!”
  7. First Week of Twitter, or Should I say 5th Month?, Kendra Etheridge
    September 26, 2010
    “I find myself to use twitter much like you do. I originally didn’t see what the point was, but now love the fact that I can follow more than just friends, but also PR professionals, my favorite celebrities, political powerhouses and even my favorite organizations. I completely agree with your comment, “twitter is what you make of it.” You really can make great connections via twitter. I follow many people who post jobs and internships in the communications field. I had no idea Georgia Southern’s Biology Department had a Twitter.. Maybe Professor Nixon should create one for her future classes with reminders of assignments!”
  8. Tips for Blog Tots, Victoria Evans
    November 15, 2010
    “I love how you have named new bloggers “blog tots.” Your top 10 tips are great for any blogger as well. My favorite tip is Tip #3: “Make it Entertaining.” Adding visuals to your blog can catch the audiences attention and keep them interested. I know I am a visual learner, so seeing a video or a picture will make the information more substantial than simply reading it. Also, by adding links to other sites and blogs you can make it interactive, this also will appeal to visual learners and links can reiterate your message. You have made this post entertaining by providing a video and links throughout!”
  9. Is “Cyber Monday” the new “Black Friday”?, Samantha Glover
    November 20, 2010
    “I agree that online shopping has become a new trend, and as an employee who has worked retail on Black Friday the past three years, I have noticed this trend first hand as well. I work for Citizen Watches and had many customers this past Black Friday simply want to see the watch in person, but did not want to purchase it that day. The reason being, the weekend after Black Friday there was a much better deal online! I tend to shop online as well.. I opted for valet parking this past Black Friday because I simply couldn’t find a place to park. You don’t have to worry about parking spaces on the internet. I agree.. Online shopping is definitely the way to go!”
  10. Better Writing Tips, Amy Green
    November 29, 2010
    “Every blogger needs tips for better writing and I think you provided very substantial ones. PR Daily is a great site in providing information for Public Relations students and professionals. My mom always said you hang pictures or group decorations in groups of three, and I have now learned that you do this when writing as well. Thinking back, it is easier to recall triads better than statistics that hold more than three pieces of information. And speaking of three’s: food, sex and danger are major topics that will grab a readers interest. Being a part of Ch. 97 Eagle News, our professors have told us at times “show us flames, show us something risky, with images like those it doesn’t matter what you’re talking about.””

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