1. KELLYMMC: “public relations elements in the Dove Real Beauty campaign”
You did a great job explaining and connecting the Dove Real Beauty campaign with elements of public relations. I completely agree that this campaign was very well thought out and it includes several public relations aspects like; situation, objectives, audience, strategy, tactics, a calendar or timetable, budget, and measurement. I believe that because of these aspects and well thought process this campaign became such a big hit. It actually changed peoples (especially women’s) mind and influenced them to buy Dove products. I personally enjoy watching Dove commercials because I can always relate to it.
2. Chadhester7: “Is this really public relations?”
Reading your blog post made me smile, your post is so honest and true. Being a public relations major, this class was my first opportunity in learning what I am really getting into. After coming so far in this semester I have realized that PR is so important and so much more than all those stereotypes out there. Good luck with our future in ministry. I am sure that having a PR background will prove be a great platform for you to reach the masses and get your message across effectively.
3. Samantha Shore’s Blog: “Diversity Event”
St. Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah definitely has to be recognized as a huge diversity event. There are so many people attending this event that are of different ethnicity, age, gender, and culture. The official Savannah website claims that this event attracts over 300,000 visitors from around the world. I heard of this event when I first moved to Georgia, I was fascinated when I found out it’s the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States. I have been attending this event every year since I moved here. I completely agree with you that majority of the buzz for this event is created via social media.
4. Ashley’s Avenue: “Blog name-Ashley’s Avenue”
I really liked the meaning behind your blog name, it’s simple but I love how the avenue in your blog’s name is a channel for you to pursue a desired object in this case your opinions on and about PR. That was so well thought. I don’t post my blog on any social media platforms either, because I don’t have that much contributed on it besides the requirements for this class. However, I do feel it’s important to do so as a PR major as it will be something I can show and impress my future employers. I plan to continue to blog and hopeful have some good content to eventually one day connect it through some strong social media platforms. I cannot believe that one of my friend blogs on movie and music reviews and she has 600 subscribers, that is just simply amazing to me.
Good luck with the class!
5. Dillon Winfrey: “CATCH A FLIGHT ON THE REDEYE: A TOAST TO WORLDREDEYE.COM”
WOW, thanks for writing this post I have never heard of RedEye before but after reading your post I visited their website and it is absolutely impressive. I completely agree that none of the celebrity coverage or celebrity association matters if you don’t have quality coverage to convey these associations to the masses, in order to influence them. I believe that is the reason why PR practitioners work very closely with so many various departments and because of the team work the message gets across at large. I plan on moving to Miami after graduation, and by look at these pictures I honestly can’t wait to graduate LOL!!!!
6. heatherlandry: “International Public Relations”
I completely understand how hard it could be when it comes to choosing a major, how can you pick what profession you want to carry out for the rest of your life when your only 20 something old. At this age we hardly know what we truly are interested in or passionate about. One of the reasons’ why I choose PR as my major is because of its versatility. I can easily explore and excel at what I am interested in at the same time. I know that I am good with representing and convincing and that’s why I believe that PR is the right career choice for me.
Good luck with your future.
My Response on Professor Andrews Blog:
1. PR reminders from blog spam e-mail
I completely agree that getting the name right, having consistency, and being human are the most important aspect. I also believe that having credibility could also be added to this list. By sending a bunch of spam a product or company can lose its credibility among the masses.
Ps. I love how u described the platinum rule, I believe it’s important for everyone in the PR business to adopt it.
2. Would you wear this public relations shirt?
I wouldn’t mind wearing this shirt, because it simply states the truth that there are more females than males in the field of PR. Being a female I am proud that there is a leading industry that is dominated by females because we are better at solving variety of challenges, persuading, event planning, and are creative and sociable.
3. “Scandal”: Is it good for public relations education?
I have not watched this show, but after the classroom discussion and watching the trailer I have already set it on auto recording and I am so excited to watch this show. Personally I love shows/movies that have action and tension building and how people under pressure make brilliant moves to resolve them, and this show exactly seems to be that. I believe this show will give a whole new outlook for students who are considering PR as a major and general audience on a new side of PR, hopefully away for the publicist aspect. I do believe this is the first time this aspect (crisis management) will be portraying via a television show. TV definitely has a much higher impact on people, and because of this show I believe when people visually see something they will truly understand the concept and appreciate the hard work that person in the PR field puts. The only cons I can think from watching the trailer is that, in show that the main character breaks all the rules in order to do her job and this might portray that PR practitioners will go to any extant to convince the media and people, and to influence them.