Topic of the Week – 10 – Martin Waxman Interview

What did you learn? I learned a lot about podcasting and useful it can really be.  For example, Martin has scheduled shows in which he covers pr and social networking.  He enjoys this because its like blogging but once you say something, its said.  Martin says that he is a rewriter and he will go … Continue reading

Chapter 9 notes – Radio and Television

For those of you that don’t have an over abundance of free time in your life, I have taken the liberty to provide four tips from each chapter from Dennis  Wilcox’s book, Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques Chapter 9 1. Tips for successful radio and television story placement: Topicality, timeliness, localization, humanization, visual appeal.  In … Continue reading

PR Connections 5 – Mark Palmer Learns His Lesson

I found this article at Bizjournals about Enron and I thought it was very interesting.  It looks at the situation the Mark Palmer faced and found somethings that he could learn from the events that took place.  I believe it practices good public relations because it does not bash him but it shows how to … Continue reading

PR Connection 4 – John Krasinski

For those of you who do not know who John Krasinski is, prepare to meet on of the most clever and funny men on the era.  John Krasinski was made famous by playing Jim Halpert on The Office.  I wanted to do a small personality profile on him because I really like the way that … Continue reading

Chapter 8 notes – Photography

For those of you that don’t have an over abundance of free time in your life, I have taken the liberty to provide four tips from each chapter from Dennis  Wilcox’s book, Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques Chapter 8 1. Every photo sent off needs to have a caption with it.  Most people think this … Continue reading

Chapter 7 notes – Making The Feature

For those of you that don’t have an over abundance of free time in your life, I have taken the liberty to provide four tips from each chapter from Dennis  Wilcox’s book, Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques Chapter 7 1. In order to write a news feature story you must utilize your right-brain thinking.  I … Continue reading

PR Connect #3 – Social Networking, Time To Get With It

From Facebook to Myspace, there are ton of social networking sites out there.  They are such a bitter sweet thing as they can lead to crazy networking and potential jobs yet on the other hand they can be a tool used by not so good people to conduct not so good things.  Let take a … Continue reading

PR Connect #2 – Walmart’s Fake Blog?

I heard about something really interesting that went down with Walmart recently.  Apparently a Washington Post photographer, James Thresher, was doing some sketchy blogging for the well known Wal-Mart.  Come to find out, Wal-mart was actually giving him some cash.  Now of course, the amount given to the photographer was disclosed information and was not … Continue reading

Topic of the Week – 9 – PR OpenMic

I just signed up for PR OpenMic and boy does it seem like a useful site.  The slogan sums up the purpose of the website better than I ever could, “Social Network for Students, Faculty and Practitioners.  Your Worldwide Network for Connections and Learning.”  This is a very simple yet brilliant idea to have come … Continue reading

Topic of the Week -8- NewsU Lead Lab

Lead Lab There are a lot of myths that come with writing leads.  Going through NewsU Lead Labs I learned a whole lot about what these myths are.  For example, Lead Lab discusses that “Leads must never begin with a quote.” However, this does not seem like a very common myth.  One of the more … Continue reading