Dating and Social Media

Remember back in the 80’s when people took out personal ads in their local weekly newspaper? Ads would read “SWM searching for SWF for serious relationship.  Must love dogs.”  Or, “SWF searching for a Mister Right who likes wine and dancing.”  Usually, responses were sent to a P.O. box or forwarded to the person once…

Introduction to Social Media

Here is the next part in my series of PR for beginners.  Today, I am going to look at social media and what platforms may be right for your company or organization and how to use them.  This is only an introduction.  The way I see it, social media can be divided into three categories:…

Ronan Farrow Needs Help

Cable news seems to be going from bad to worse lately.  With CNN having round-the-clock coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane and speculating about whether UFO’s or a black hole is responsible for the plane’s disappearance, this would be a great time for MSNBC move to the front of the line with serious news.…

The Pitch

I have been writing this blog for a little over three years.  I started it back in January 2011 at the advice of my PR professor.  I thoroughly enjoy writing, producing and developing content.  It keeps my mind active and allows me to have a finger on the pulse of the PR/Social Media world.  However,…

Crisis Comm. 101

Last time I wrote about Public Relations for Beginners (i.e. small organization with little or no budget).  Prior to that, a guest blogger wrote a post about social media marketing for authors.  Today, I am presenting to you what I am calling Crisis Communications for Beginners.  There are millions of crises happening in the world,…

PR Strategy for Beginners

Last week I brought you a guest post from an author on how to best market your writing using social media.  This week, I am staying with the theme and bringing you an easy public relations strategy that any newly minted PR professional can follow. I am currently working with a start-up and helping to…