Archive for the ‘Reactions’ Category

Dominoes

May 1, 2009

I dont think I will ever eat Dominoes Pizza again! Recently, a very disturbing video of two Dominoes employees putting boogers and snot on some customers pizzas. This video made its way through the web very quickly and had everyone talking about it. This video badly damaged the image of Dominoes, so they had to do something to save their image cause they had to do something. I was never a huge Dominoes but videos like that make you wonder what happens at other resturaunts

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Tribes

April 6, 2009

Whats goin on world, i know its been a while since I have posted anything but thats all my fault but now i back on it. Recently, we had to watch a video about PR expert, Seth Grobin, doing a presentation about a book he wrote entitled Tribes. No the book is not about different villages in Africa, its about the different groups we tend to find ourselves in based upon the things we like. I learned a few new things about marketing and public relations from this video and a couple things surprised me. I never realized the great lengths some marketing companies go to advertise to their target audience like withe the mcdonalds billboard with the girl holding two bags of food under the child obsesity sign, i found that kinda funny. It surprised me when he said that sometimes companies dont care about losing or gaining one or two new tribe members when they already have a million other loyal members. It also kinda surprised me when he said that sometimes it doesn’t take long for people to join tribes. He used Oprah Winfrey as an example, he said all it takes is an hour or two for people to join her tribe. Im not a fan of Oprah, i dont watch her show or read her magazine and Oprah could care less because she has a trillion other fans around the world. There is a lot more that goes into public relations and marketing than i ever thought . I thought it was just about networking but its also about knowing your audience and how to market them and how to keep them coming back

PR History

February 5, 2009

Hey World,

Today in class we talked about different eras in public relations history. The topic we had was the evolving practice and philosophy. The perception of public relations changed to a more consumer caring industry. More firms are concerned with their audience and how they are perceived by the public. Also, the role of women changed dramatically since the 70’s. In 1983, women became the majority of the workforce. Women make more money in pr than any other female dominated career field. We also talked about the emergence of new social networks such as facebook, myspace, and twitter as a mean of everyday communication. These websites serve as a way for people to talk and update each other on their lives. I never knew that public realtions as an industry has evolved so much from its beginning.