02/12/2010 § Leave a comment
So, it should be no surprise to anyone who knows me that I have two loves– Glee and England. This post isn’t dedicated to Glee. Sorry Gleeks, don’t worry there are plenty of them here so calm yourself. This one is dedicated to England. Well the English boy band, The Wanted, to be exact.
I’m in love with them. It is British music at it’s best. Cheesy and fun and so catchy that you can’t help but sing along. Listening to them brings me back to England, driving around my kiddies ( I was Mary Poppins to three children), and singing at the top of my lungs. It makes me a bit teary to even thing about it.
Back on track now, I promise. This year, The Wanted, has decided to do a lovely little marketing/pr strategy if I do say so myself and it is a The Wanted Advent Calendar. You can go to their website online and everyday from now until Christmas you can open up the little numbered windows and inside each one is something special from the band.
It is a nice way to communicate to the fans and is a great way to spread a little Christmas cheer. Watch this video to see this cute little band that I adore so much and hear more about the Advent Calender. Oh, and after, go check out their songs, “All Time Low,” “Heart Vacancy,” and “Lose My Mind.”
02/12/2010 § Leave a comment
So speculation between this pair has been going on for weeks now. Of course, both parties are keeping mum on the subject of a budding romance, but that hasn’t stopped the media and the fans for that matter from trying to catch these two together. Sources have reported that the two have been spotted around NYC and Nashville; grabbing coffee together or going for a good old fashion night out for ice cream. A few fuzzy photos from fans have been captured, but no paparazzi photos were published, that is until now. US Weekly has just released photos of the pair having a lovely stroll through Central Park in New York City. These photos have been held back for a few weeks now and were just released because the settlement of funds was reached. Wanna know how much these photos went for? Take a guess. Okay, I’ll tell you. A whopping $250,000.
What makes this couple so high in demand. Well, duh, it’s because we are all wondering if this is going to be Swift’s newest top selling song. We all know that every relationship Swift has been in has made it into her songs. “Back to December,” is about her relationship with Taylor Lautner, “Dear John,” obviously John Mayer, ” Forever and Always, ” about her and Joe Jonas, and “Better than Revenge, is about the girl that stole the JoBro away, Camilla Belle. All of this is speculation of course, but she makes it pretty obvious, so Jake better do Swifty right, because she might have a new single expressing what went down in their relationship.
02/12/2010 § 4 Comments
So I am graduating in two weeks. I don’t want to talk about it. It is scary and really stressful. Honestly, I don’t recommend it. Okay, that was a bit of a joke but seriously, with no car, job, funds, or home to my name, I’m feeling the heat. My parents so kindly told me I am not allowed to come home after graduation. Now, I know that sounds harsh but they mean well. They want me to make it in the world and to apply myself. They want me to get out there and try, and if I fail then they’ll be there, but until then, I am basically screwed.
So the job hunt ensued. I can’t tell you how many job applications I have turned in. I wish there was a job that paid me to fill out job applications because I am now highly qualified for it. Job hunting is frustrating, especially in such a competitive field such as journalism and public relations. Getting responses whether it be yes OR no is difficult as well, but I must say that PRSA.org has really been helpful to me.
PRSA.org is a website devoted to PR and they have a section where they post jobs related to the media field. I spent hours on this site and I can honestly say that i applied to every job that I was qualified for. Yes, I went through all 300 and some odd listings in my desired fields and applied.
Here’s hoping I get a job! Thanks PRSA for your help!
02/12/2010 § 3 Comments
So I called it. Sort of. The proposal video I mentioned a few weeks back is in fact a staged proposal. The proposal was conducted by Thinkmodo, a business specializing in marketing.
” Thinkmodo founder Michael Krivicka reveals:
“Since viral videos are both art and science, we wanted to merge both elements to introduce predictability to the videos’ success. As part of our ’study’ we staged an elaborate marriage proposal in Central Park and fused tech and romance to see how well each would be received if merged. Would men be drawn by the awesome iPhone app (which unfortunately doesn’t exist) or would women cry and wonder why Frank threw the ring (which was never in the box)? Since our video was covered by outlets like Glamour as well as CNET, we learned that, contrary to conventional wisdom, content can be made to appeal to both sexes without lessening the appeal to each.”“
I knew this video was too good to be true. Here it is again, just in case you missed it.
Source: Perez Hilton: Read More: We Knew It Was A Hoax!! Called It! | PerezHilton.com http://perezhilton.com/2010-12-01-iphone-wedding-proposal-revealed-to-be-hoax#ixzz16zWqaRCp
Celebrity Juice, Not from Concentrate
02/12/2010 § 1 Comment
Just a quick recap on PR consulting. Sometimes we tend to have information overload so it is wise to recap and refresh your brain. Don’t worry. It’ll start coming back to the front of your mind in no time, but just to help you out a bit I have come up with some points to help you jog your memory.
- PR Consultants work in firms and offer advice and services for a fee
- The key to success is a truly collaborative culture.
- Building and maintaining positive partnerships with clients may be the most important skill a consultant possesses
How clients use consulting firms
- Many clients ask their firms for advice and counsel on the activities of the organization and its communication.
- Firms often provide creative idea development as well
- Many clients use consulting firms to manage specific programs that are well contained and can be delegated to the firm with a minimum of staff oversight
- clients employ consulting firms to get work done efficiently.
01/12/2010 § 3 Comments
So this week we are to post any video that we would like to highlight. I wasn’t planning on using this from a PR standpoint but as I think about it I think the two can relate.
First, I must preface by saying that if you haven’t figured it out yet I am a total GLEEK. For those of you who don’t know what that is, let me pick my jaw up off the floor and inform you that it is a GLEE fan. I wish there was a term for someone who is well above just being a GLEEK because that would describe me. I could spend days talking about why I am the biggest fan ever but I digress.
This post isn’t dedicated to that topic, however, it is to discuss the Finchel status that was so heartbreakingly ruined last night on GLEE. Finchel is the cute nickname given to power couple Finn and Rachel. I was promised by Ryan Murphy, through interviews of course, that this season Finn and Rachel would be together for the full season. LIES. Last night I sat at my computer with a knot in my stomach because my worst fear came true. Finn and Rachel are no more. At least until next week. I have 6 days to mourn and then a few hours before the show starts to hope that some how they will reunite in the “Very GLEE Christmas” episode.
Of course, I took to Twitter and Facebook to express my disappointment with GLEE that night as well as to see what everyone else was saying. Well, I happened across this video and I think it sums up all my emotions quite well. I wish I was sitting with these folks when I was watching. It would have been comforting.
30/11/2010 § 1 Comment
So with Thanksgiving having just past and Black Friday holiday shopping trips clearing money away from your bank account, I’d like to take you back there for a moment. For weeks before the holiday season officially kicked off, advertisements for Black Friday were well underway on TV, Radio, and internet. Even mobile phones were advertising Black Friday sales via apps. Of course, Black Friday is an intense shopping day. Customers line up as early as Thanksgiving night just to get in and get the sales.
Black Friday has been known to be hazardous. Stampedes of people rushing through the doors can cause injury and I’m sure there has had to be deaths. But, these advertisements keep popping up, screaming at you to come to their store and get there as soon as possible to get the best deal.
This past Saturday, SNL did a great skit commercial really playing on the Black Friday commercials. Really funny and so on point.
Take a look. You won’t regret it.