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Blog Comments October 19, 2010

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Cait Bailey- Public Relations Blog

The Spin Crowd– PR Connection

Hey Cait!
I absolutely love the Spin Crowd. I enjoy it because I would like to one day work in a PR firm similar to this one. I think it is also interesting because almost all of the PR specialists are females! This show gives an inside look to viewers who are don’t know exactly what PR is. The group does much more than just “talk to people”, viewers are able to see behind the scenes of what it is like to do everything that we are learning in class!
-Amber Laurin

Lindsey Elizabeth

I Love the “Lolli-Ladies” – PR Connection
October 19th, 2010

After reading this post I checked out the “lolliblog” for myself and fell in love! I enjoy learning and reading about companies who are led solely by women. That is one of the main reasons I chose Public Relations as my major! Although I am undecided as to what type of PR I want to do after graduation, I think it would be so much fun to start a PR firm of my own one day with my best friends! Thank you for sharing this!

MSNBC, Helen A.S. Popkin

Facebook Announces ‘Simplified’ Privacy Settings

I am a Facebook user and have been for the past five years. Facebook has evolved and changed several times during these years. I think this is due, just as the creator stated, to the growth of users and their expectations. Once a method of communication for college students away from family and friends, Facebook has become a major tool in many companies marketing strategy.

I completely agree with 3rdpartyadvocate, if users do not want to take the time to establish a set of privacy standards for themselves, I do not think the Facebook team should be punished. And as for the national quit Facebook day… I do not foresee Facebook losing many users. Plans for quitting Facebook have been created several times and each have failed.

Victoria’s PR Thoughts

Gap got a new look… Not

I was also disappointed with the change of the logo. I spent the summer in Paris and I have to admit when I saw the GAP sign I felt right back at home! I have grown up with the original GAP logo and it is imprinted in my brain. Although, I do understand the reasoning behind changing it, It was time for a new look. I don’t think by changing the logo GAP will lose or gain any customers. If anything they will benefit from having their name in the news. –Amber

The World of Public Relations-Brianna Wagenbrenner

Let’s Here it For the Girls

I still have yet to see SATC2, but I have watched every episode of the TV series and I have seen the first movie. I have always been a big fan of the series and the characters. This is one of the first TV shows I have watched where the lead cast is all females. Every female can relate to at least one of the main characters. I think that Carrie has always been faced with the need to conform by society. Her relationship with “Big” has always been a controversy among viewers. When it comes to the view of women in other cultures, American women are by far extremely lucky. We are given the same opportunities for education as males, and we are no longer expected to stay at home and take care of children. The fact that over 70% of PR professionals are females is also incredible. I am happy to have picked a career where no matter what my gender is I will be able to succeed. -Amber

Christa Jenkins Blog- The Future Fashion

Eco-Fashion Going Green
I am also excited that the Fashion industry is following in the footsteps of other industries and becoming eco-friendly. Going green and being green has become such an important part of our generation. It feels good to know that we are doing our part to save the world just from our grocery bags, the buildings we study in, and now finally the clothing we wear. I think it is also important that the news release highlighted the fact that the quality of craftsmanship isn’t going to change. I look forward to seeing the growth of this project. –Amber

Matt Wilson-

Meaningless Phrases People Use Everyday

After reading this article, I realized that I use several of these phrases daily.  I also found that more often than not celebrities and journalists use these phrases too much.  It makes you realizes the lack of common sense we the American people lack.

Wild Apricot Blog-Make Your Own Infographic

I am a PR student and was asked to create an infographic for an on campus client.  When I first started the assignment I knew nothing about infographics.  With the growing popularity of social media sites, I think that infographics will soon be a necessary accompaniment to news stories.  Thank you so much for sharing this information.

Novella Okoro’s Blog-TOW 3

I found this post to be very informative. It is interesting that George Washington began the first PR department as a pet project, and to see how much it has grown since then. I personally think that starting out in a PR firm would be most beneficial to me because I am still unsure of what type of companies I want to work with. I do however agree that the lack of full-time job offers would be frustrating. I also think that the best part about PR departments is that you are able to learn from people who have been with company longer, and that you are able to begin your career in an intimate setting. –Amber

Natlye Baldwin- Humorous Print Ads

Natlye, I always find myself remembering products that feature humor in their advertisements. I always watch the super bowl for the commercials and I always enjoy the funny one’s the most, which more often than not are the beer advertisements. I get extremely annoyed by some commercials whose intention is to use humor and fails too. Even though some of these get stuck in my head including the Brawny Paper Towel commercial that features “Stand by Me”, or the Swiffer commercials with the mop. Finding the right balance of humor and information can be a tough job for companies and those who succeed often reap the most rewards. –Amber

Socializedpr- Advice to a Young PR-Professional

I am currently a PR student at Georgia Southern and will be graduating this spring.  I found these tips to be extremely helpful and wish that I would have been able to gain this type of information while still in high school.  I agree that creating a blog is a good starting point, for one of my classes we are required to keep a blog throughout the semester.  Blogs also provide an area to post writing sample that you have completed either while in class or internships that you can share on your resume.  I also think that separating your personal and professional life is important for any career.  Another good site to network with PR professionals and students is  Thank you again for the great info! 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

What a wonderful bunch of women!  I am a PR student who will be graduating in the Spring.  I had to keep a blog for PR Writing this semester and have had trouble getting the hang out it.  I took the time to read the bio’s of several of these women who are leaving their footprint in the virtual world… and am extremely impressed!  Keep up the good work and thank you again!

Alicia’s Blog- Final Project: SMNR

Alicia, I decided to actually create a SMNR for my final project and found your post to be extremely helpful! I know that as a consumer I enjoy websites/stories and information that is visually appealing and interesting to me. I think it is important for people to remember that no one wants to just stare at a computer screen full of text! Thank you again for posting this important information. –Amber

Alicia’s Blog-R Connections: GSU Botanical Gardens Rhythm and Brews

I wish I would have read this post a couple weeks ago… This sounds like so much fun. It is also an excellent opportunity for members of the Statesboro community to check out one of Georgia Southern’s most beautiful amenities. I hope they decide to have another one next year! Thanks for this information! –Amber

Inside from the Mind of Mr.Tarplin- Larry’s Down for the Cause

Byron, this post is awesome! It is so good to hear about athletes giving back. My boyfriend watches NFL every weekend and I am forced to enjoy it most weekends. I thought the pink gloves, helmets, and other equipment was extremely neat, its not to often you get to see grown men parading around in pink anything… haha I am interested in finding out how much Fitzgerald ended up donating. I think one important thing to remember is that just because it is no longer October or Breast Cancer Awareness month, people are still struggling with this disease and should deserve our time year round! -Amber