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Comment # 1:

Blog Post Title & Author: “Weekly Topic: Body language and nonverbal communication in job interviews” by katianne4710

Link: http://katiann4710.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/weekly-topic-body-language-and-nonverbal-communication-in-job-interviews/#comment-42

Date of Comment: February 8th, 2010

My comment: “I will definitely be coming back to this post before I go in for an interview. I especially like how you defined what each body movement is telling someone else!”

Comment # 2:

Blog Post Title & Author : “Week 4: Social Media Definition” by Meghan Beytag

Link: http://meghanlane.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/week-4-social-media-definition/#respond

Date of Comment: February 8th, 2010

My comment:I like your definition, it covers all the different functions. Especially the way it “changes” everything!

Comment # 3

Blog Post Title & Author: Blog Post Title & Author: Slidecase Naked Conversations presented by: Lauren Wolf

Link: http://lauren410.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/33/#comment-5

Date of Comment: March 31, 2010

My Comment: I read Shel Isreal’s Twitterviller and I really liked it. I was planning on reading Naked Conversations too just because I liked Twitterville so much. In response to the slide about being a thorn to every rose, I didn’t realize how many companies prevent people from blogging and using Twitter. My mom is a financial advisor and I was telling her she should start tweeting or blogging. I think it’s important especially for people like her, who are handling other people’s money, to be transparent and “out there”. Blogging (and twitter) helps companies and businesses, as you said, be “humanized”. It’s a shame that some companies are so stern on not letting their companies blog or participate in the web’s conversations. IBM was an example in Twitterville where no one told the employees to tweet, but it came from the bottom up. It never came close to hurting the company, but instead IBM now has company journalist that help spread the word more reliably and faster than before. I think more companies need to encourage their employees to communicate with the world, but if you right, if you’re boring or have nothing to say, you should probably stay away.

Comment # 4

Blog post title & author: Calling the troops in for Tiger Woods By Mackenzie Stratton

Link: http://mlstratton.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/calling-the-troops-for-tiger-woods/#comment-29

Date of comment: March 31, 2010

My comment:I wrote about this when this first happened and couldn’t agree more that PR professionals are important. Before the chaos really was at it’s highest, I said his big mistake was that he had no comment. In our PR writing class at GSU Adam Brody came in and he is the editor of 11th Hour. He told us something I will always remember: “never say no comment because journalist flock looking for that story your hiding.” The right PR people could have helped, or tried, to keep this a personal matter. The key is saying something is not just saying anything, but choosing your words wisely. Especially when you are a high-profile celebrity, you need to be in contact with you fans and the public, you are famous for a reason, because people are interested in what goes on in your life.

Comment #5

Blog post title & author: Seth Godin: Tribes by Femi O

Link: http://drepto.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/seth-godin-tribes/#comment-25

Date of comment: March 31, 2010

My comment: We watched Seth Godin’s presentation on Tribes for one of Dr. Nixon’s previous PR classes. It was really interesting and something I had never thought about before. Looking at humans and how social we are, it seems only natural for us to create our own “tribes”. It scary and exciting to realize the impact and reach our messages can reach by participating in the online community. Exciting from a PR standpoint, but scary as an individual. I constantly am questioning my thoughts in hopes that I am never misunderstood and sound like a “know-it-all”. I am really interested in reading this book now just to understand and appreciate this idea more. That is the one bad thing about our class doing book review, now I have so many more books I want to read, but this book is higher on my priority list.

Comment #6

Blog Post Title & Author: The Aftermath of Brown and Rhianna by Maranda Butler

Link:http://marandab.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/the-aftermath-of-brown-and-rihanna/#comment-15

Date of Comment: April 14, 2010

My Comment:So true, “the media can be your best friend or worst enemy”. But, I do have to say Rhianna stayed (in relation to what other stars do after an incident) mum for a while when she really could have bashed Chris Brown, while elevating her status. She did use this for some good publicity by becoming a spokesperson for battered persons. She is a strong women and I can’t think of a better role model for girls and battered women. I know this incident was especially a big deal for fans because this couple could be compared to Brad & Jen, Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise, and other infamous couples that the public loved. Overall, I have to believe it was Rhianna, not her PR team, that kept her out of the public. This is an extremely sensitive subject and I can’t image the pain both physically and mentally she went through. But, again she could have declared a media war against Brown, but from what I saw she said what happened with as little details as possible, and then stayed out of the limelight for a period of time.

Blog comment #7

Blog Post Title & Author: TOW 7: What the F is Foursquare by Maranda Butler

Date of Comment: April 14, 2010

Link:http://marandab.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/what-the-f-is-foursquare/#comment-17

My Comment:I agree totally with the above comment, your title captures exactly my thoughts for this topic of the week. But, a funny story is I was working (I work in Savannah at Corleone’s Trattoria) and my table had about 4 people tweeting and doing foursquare. I know twitter has taken off with the number of users, but the majority of people I know using twitter are college students. My table was in the mid to late 20s and they said they started using twitter not too long ago, but foursquare was what got them hooked. One of the was the mayor of the bar next door and apparently one was trying to become the mayor of my restaurant. Apps really do help something take off. Like the iphone, sometimes I wonder if it would be half of what it is today without apps.

Comment # 8

Blog Post Title & author: The World of PR by Kacie Whigham

Link:http://kdwhigham.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/the-world-of-pr/#comment-81

Date of Comment: April 15, 2010

My Comment: Wow, what an awesome experience and great exposure. One of the things I love about PR is how much people are willing to talk and help students out. PR has really helped me understand and appreciate the amount of work that goes into putting an event together. And what a great idea to do a tour around Savannah. People often go to the traditional spots like Forsyth Park. I live right across the street from it and every weekend I feel like there is another wedding in the Park, sometimes big and sometimes small. But, Savannah is such a beautiful town with lots of hidden beauties. That tour will help brides find new and traditional spots to tie the knot. Great post, thanks for sharing!

Comment # 9

Blog Post Title & Author: Twitter vs. DVR by Kacie Whigham

Link:http://kdwhigham.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/twitter-vs-dvr/#comment-82

Date of Comment: April 15, 2010

My Comment: Great thought! I know I have turned to twitter to get most of my updates, whether they be news or pop culture. So, my vote goes to Twitter. I mean, who has time these days to watch everything they want to watch? A few months ago when the drama between Perez Hilton and Miss California started, I saw first hand what Mr. Hilton had to say(not that I agreed with everything), but sometimes it’s nice to hear things straight from the source then second hand. And stars are saying their peace more and more on Twitter. I love E! and here what’s going on in the world of the rich and the famous, but Twitter helps you forget about the glitz and the glam and make people real! E! stars, like the Kardashian’s, tweet during the show, which I’m sure helps ratings.

Comment # 10

Blog Post Title & Author: Interviewing a PR professional by Kati Ann Wright

Link:http://katiann4710.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/interviewing-a-pr-professional/#comment-85

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment:Awesome post! I interviewed a semi-new-be too. I think it is way more informative to talk to someone who was in our shoes not that long ago. I didn’t know that all press releases weren’t all the same either, that surprised me too! Hearing about a GSU alumni getting a job always makes me feel better about the current job market and economy. This market has been terrible, but it looks like it is starting to get better. Always nice to hear someone compliment our department too. Yay for us, GSU PR people!!

Comment # 11

Blog Post Title & Author: Trade Book Review by Kati Ann Wright

Link:http://katiann4710.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/trade-book-review-2/#comment-86

Date of Comment: April 16th, 2010

My Comment: Great job! I forgot to add an audio to the slideshare..oops. But, this looks like a great book and very informative. Being a marketing minor was a really good idea! Learning the history of our industry can help us understand how we got to where we currently on. This is something useful and informative, also something I have not seen in many of the trade books that I’ve started to read. Real life stories always are awesome too! I will be looking out for this book, sounds really informative and interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Comment # 12

Blog Post Title & Author: Remembering an Evening with Dixie Carter  by James Kicklighter

Link:http://jameskicklighter.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/remembering-an-evening-with-dixie-carter/#comment-173

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment: James, this was an awesome post. What a amazing women and an amazing story. I am sorry to hear about her passing. But, thanks for sharing such an awesome experience. What an awesome way to start your career. Thanks for sharing!

Comment # 13

Blog Post Title & Author: The Super Bowl, Tim Tebow, and Your by James Kicklighter

Link:http://jameskicklighter.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/the-super-bowl-tim-tebow-and-you/#comment-175

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment:Great post! I think this is something we will start seeing more, and more. These norm challenging commercials that are taking a very clear side on an issue. And of course, as in every conduit used to communicate, it will be tailored to the audience. A perfect example is Fox and CNN. Two well know names, one network may air a commercial you would never see on the other. I agree totally, great post.

Comment # 14

Blog Post Title & Author: The Big Shocker in Advertisement Part # 3 by Ashely London

Link: http://ladylondon2455.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/the-big-shockers-in-advertising-part-3/#comment-18

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment:This is a terrible ad. It is very confusing and there really is no clear message to me. I have seen the other ads that I guess belong with the campaign, but I think they are trying to come across as tough. Either way, they are not effective and very confusing. I have never heard of this company and I suppose this is their way of trying to create buzz, I suppose.

Comment # 15

Blog Post Title & Author: Shadow Project by Meghan Beyhtag

Link: http://meghanlane.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/shadow-project/#comment-47

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment:Congrats on your internship! It’s good to know when you get a good internship where people want to show you things. I’m excited to be in a field where everyday is different.

Comment # 16

Blog Post Title & Author: Dancing with the…No Stars? by Antonio Bivins

Link:http://antoniobivins.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/dancing-with-the-no-stars/#comment-47

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:This video is great. The announcers commentating is the best part, awesome choice of words to describe that moment. The video editing is really good too, made me smile. I don’t know much about this coach, but he seems like a great one, so excited. I had a few coaches growing up that would jump and scream with excitement. I always loved those coaches, they made the game that more fun when you got to see you coach act like an idiot because he was so happy. Thanks for sharing the video, it made my day.

Comment # 17

Blog Post Title & Author: Wholesale home? by Antonio Bivins

Link: http://antoniobivins.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/wholesale-home/#comment-48

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Wow. This is funny and smart all at the same time. We have heard about the most ridiculous things selling for such high prices on eBay, but this is the complete opposite of the spectrum. This is genius! It would cost the owner money to bulldoze the house and then have the debris removed. For anyone who already has land and was waiting until they could afford to build on it, this is an awesome solution. Very mutually beneficial. Thanks for sharing!

Comment # 18

Blog Post Title & Author: “On Students, degrees, and jobs” by Meghan Callahan

Link:http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/on-students-degrees-and-jobs/#comment-96

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Cool article. I agree with the article that internships and education are important aspects of our transitioning into the PR field. I have always heard “your internship is essential before starting you career”. I was surprised to hear him say that he critiques harsher than most employeers he has come across but, I consider this a good thing. I would rather get pushed to my fullest during my education through both positive and negative feedback. This is the time for me to learn from my mistakes, when they only cost me a grade not my job. Plus, it makes me look forward to graduation more. :)

Comment # 19

Blog Post Title & Author: My interview with a real true PR Pro by Meghan Callahan

Link: http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/my-interview-with-a-true-p-r-pro/#comment-97

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment: Awesome interview with a great person! I have heard over and over that staying current and internships are vital to a PR career. In some ways it is good for recent grads to participate in internships because jobs are so scarce right now. Plus, you get 6 months of exposure to that company and they get to know you, which hopefully can lead to a job. As an almost graduate, this makes me not so worried about starting out in the PR field.

Comment # 20

Blog Post Title & Author: Internship Advice by Meghan Callahan

Link: http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/internship-advice/

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Great advice. I have not done an internship yet but and on the search. I have to do one in the fall before I graduate in December and I really hope it leads to a job. I have heard a lot of great things that come from internships, but you rarely hear people who hate them. It was good to hear someone’s experiences who did not like their internship and how they handled it. Great reminder to always act professional because you never know what will come out of it. Thanks for sharing.

Comment #21

Blog Post Title & Author: “Full Frontal PR” by Richard Laermer  by Meghan Callahan

Link: http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/full-frontal-pr-by-richard-laermer/#comment-98

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Looks like a great book, especially for new PR people. I feel like a lot of these tips have been embedded into us through the few years of being in the department. But, because these tips have been spread out over the years, it looks like this would be a great refresher. I feel like PR trade books are great to read because they are often conversation and always informative. I will definitely be adding this to my must read PR books. Thanks!

Comment #22

Blog Post Title & Author: Dress to Impress by Jeff Cartre

Link:http://jeffcarter3.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/dress-to-impress/#comment-45

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Great post! Dressing up and looking appropriate is so important. Yesterday I went to a career fair at the Braves stadium and I was shocked at the number of people not “dressed up”. The majority of students and professionals were in a suit and other dressed more as business causal, polo and slacks or a sun dress. The minority of people were there is jeans or other inappropriate wear that was not appropriate for business attire. It is so important for students to look professional and communicate to other professionals (potential employers and peers) that you aren’t a child anymore and you ready for the transition. Great information, thanks.

Comment #23

Blog Post Title & Author: Social Media: Is it a job seekers best friend? by Jeff Carter

Link: http://jeffcarter3.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/social-media-is-it-a-job-seekers-best-friend/#comment-46

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Awesome post and video. Lots of good information and an important topic that needs to be discussed. It can be scary at time reading things like this for us PR majors because we are so heavily involved and present on the internet. It is necessary for us, but also a place to be careful what you say. Best recommendation another PR pro gave me was to “not get on the internet when you in a bad mood, you always want to be friendly”. We can never hear enough of the pros and cons of our potential actions!

Comment #24

Blog Post Title & Author: PR Connection- Toyota Stories by Matt Mauney

Link:http://mattmauney.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/pr-connections-toyota-stories/#comment-51

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:First, I must say, my family has been Toyota loyal since I was born. I have always driven Toyota’s and probably will continue to always drive Toyota’s. My first car was a hand-me-down 1990 Landcrusier ( I drove it in 2006 with 200,000 plus miles), next was a 4runner (my dream care) and now I drive a highlander. In my experience they have always been great cars.
But, I don’t think they are handling this crisis in the best way possible. The commercials are not my problem with the campaign, but how they are handling the negative comments, like the one’s on YouTube. Maybe, they should be more active on Twitter and other social media’s (like Youtube) in addressing these concerns personally and directly. This has created legitimate fears in people and they need to be reassured they are handling these problems with respect and concern for their consumers.

Comment #25

Blog Post Title & Author: Trade Book Review by Olivia Jordan

Link:http://oliviajordan.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/18/#comment-11

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:This books look really interesting. I have been reluctant to participate on some social media sites for a personal use, but I love them from PR perspectives. This book seems to cover many of these reasons why I like social media for PR. It really puts the public at the forefront of all of PR people’s actions. Looks like a great read, thanks for sharing!

Comment #26

Blog Post Title & Author: Week 5- Super Bowl Ad by Olivia Jordan

Link: http://oliviajordan.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/week-5-super-bowl-ads/#comment-12

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:I love the e-trade commercial. I think the baby campaign is a great way to communicate a few different messages in a creative way. But, I can’t believe how Lindsay Lohan reacted, and I think the majority of the public can’t either. On the positive side, a lot of people heard about the lawsuit and then they looked it up, or it was covered by various new’s outlet and the commercial was shown. This coverage brought a lot of publicity to the commercial. Honestly, I think Lindsay Lohan should really just bow out with any amount of grace that is left.

Comment #27

Blog Post Title & Author: Get Connected! by Meg Tidmore

Link: http://matidmore.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/get-connected/#comment-25

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Thanks for sharing Meg! I signed up for it. Seems like a great tool, especially students trying to build their portfolio and resume, as well as, other recent grads trying to get started with little funds. I do my sister’s PR for her small company and this will be a great tool to utilize, thanks again for sharing.

Comment #28

Blog Post Title & Author: My feelings are hurt by Med Tidmore

Link:http://matidmore.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/my-feelings-are-hurt/#respond

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment: I am extremely curious to see what the website is, but it won’t show up. It says server not found. But, please still do share. Thanks.

Comment #29

Blog Post Title & Author: Cable, really? That’s so last millennium by Marie Walker

Link:http://marielorelei.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/cable-really-thats-so-last-millenium/#comment-52

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Honestly, it does make sense to cut off the cable, but you must keep the internet. I don’t feel like I watch much TV anymore, who has time for that? If the TV is one, it’s just background noise while I am working on something else, usually on the computer. College students could probably benefit from this too. I have always preferred movies over TV too. This is also a good thing for PR people to do too, it’s makes you read more to get you information.

Comment #30

Blog Post Title & Author: Roethlisberger Investigation Continues: “No Assaults” by Damara Simmons

Link:http://damarasimmons.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/roethlisberger-investigation-continues-no-assault/

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:I hadn’t heard about this so, thanks for sharing. I like how you included a poll (that I took). It is sad how many of these stories have emerged over the past few years. So, a word to the wise for celebrities is be careful. Whether they are guilty or not, these kind of accusation cans severely damage reputations. More time often then not, these accusations are not true. But, knowing that celebrities need to be careful. Suing has become almost a sport, so not only celebrities, but companies need to be careful who they come in contact with and under what circumstances. Try not to put yourself in vulnerable situations with people you do not know, and sometimes the ones you do know.

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