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May 5, 2009

Top Ten things I have learned in Intro to PR

10. Twitter is very useful when contacting PR pros

9. Always keep good records of past events for future business clients

8. Research is very essential

7. Any publicity is good publicity

6. Social media is changing the public relations landscape

5. Dress appropriately for a job interview

4. Know your audience/demographic when you are pubbing a clients product

3. Establish good business relationships

2. Interships, get as much experience as you can



Another 48 hours of Twitter

April 22, 2009

Whats up everybody, this weeks assignment was for a period of 48 hours (2 days) use twitter as much as possible and see what you can get out  of it. I admit when we first started using twitter I was not a big fan, i just couldn’t get it. I thought it was point and i kinda compared it to facebook which was a mistake but with me being such a huge facebook fan I found it hard not to. While doing this assignment my bias had changed and i began to  enjoy twitter. As i twitted with different people i began to realize the purpose of the website. It wasn’t meant to be a facebook or a myspace necessarily but it was created as another method to continuously communicate with your friends and even professionals in different career fields and even companys. Its amazing the timing of this assignment because within this past week or so twitter has become more popular than sliced bread. More and more people are getting on especially since twitter has been receiving national publicity from such celebrities as Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey. I like how twitter can put you so close to so many different people. Twitter is such a great networking tool compared to facebook and myspace. If you follow the right people you may find that intership you have been looking for or maybe even a interview that can lead to a job. With the economy being the way it is twitter may save your life.


April 6, 2009

Hey world, its me again. This weeks assignment was to listen to a podcast and write about it. I decided to listen to a podcast titled Outreach to the African American Market. The show was hosted by Rochelle Ford, Ph.D., APR and her guest were Neil Foote, Maiya Hollie and Hazel Trice Edney. Neil Foote is a veteran media executive who runs his own communications and web consulting firm, Maiya Hollie is the public relations director for REACH Media Inc. and  “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.”, Hazel Trice Edney   is editor-in-chief for National Newspapers Publishers Association news service and She is also interim executive director of the NNPA Foundation.  The topic of the show was about how radio shows and talk shows that are targeted towards the African American community are very essential to its listeners. One of the show’s guests mentioned that radio shows such as the Tom Joyner Morning Show are vital because it  motivates black people to take action when it comes to issues dealing with health, family, and family. I found the podcast because its important to have public relation companies that target our community because its certain issues that affect us that other cultures dont have to worry about. Its a stigma in the African American community about going to the doctor and we need people to market and encourage black people to go to get annual checkups, especially black men. My major is broadcasting and it would be my dream to have a radio show or tv show that can affect the black community in a positve way.