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Blog Comment #1

Super Bowling” by Andrew Potter.  February 7, 2011.

The ads really are the best part of the Superbowl.  I see you mentioned that at your church parties, they tuned out the commercials and half-time show.  Do you remember if they did that before the Janet Jackson incident or after?  I’d be curious to know.  I remember when I was at the Superbowl party for my own church that year and when the Janet Jackson display occurred.  I don’t think they tuned out the half-time show the next year.

Blog Comment #2

Taco Bell’s PR nightmare” by Laurie Cobb. February 7, 2011

I admit I’m a devout Taco Bell fan. Their food is cheap, and it tastes awesome (to me at least). My friend and I have an ongoing joke about the fact that he likes “real Mexican food,” which he insists is nearly anything but Taco Bell. I of course argued a case in favor of Taco Bell. He recently posted on my Facebook page those same percentages about the beef they use. Believe it or not, it didn’t really phase me. I don’t really expect top of the line quality beef and ingredients when I’m only paying 89 cents for a burrito. On the other hand, if I go to Chipotle, I expect something healthier because I’m paying a higher price.

Blog Comment #3

Obama’s administration fraught with ‘distractions‘” by Laurie Cobb. February 7, 2011

Sad but true.  You’re right, he may have a hidden agenda.  I also wonder sometimes why politicians act the way they do.  What is their motivation?  Are they really acting in the best interest of the country?  Or are they doing what appears to be the right thing but for the wrong reasons?

Blog Comment #4

The Importance of Internships (Guest Blogger Michelle Paulino” by Gracey Somers.  February 7, 2011

I think networking may be the most attractive perk of interning to me.  I’ve begun my search.  It’s exciting, but the process still feels a bit vague.  Do you have any tips for how to go about searching for an internship?  Were there any particular websites you found the most helpful when you were looking?

Blog Comment #5

No Numbers Left” by Kyle Ashcraft.  February 7, 2011

I heard about this recently from one of my techie friends.  It’s hard to believe that there are really so many IP addresses already taken.  But nearly every business entity these days has a web presence.  I don’t see how most businesses could effectively provide their goods and services and advertise without a web presence.

Blog Comment #6

Networking is like dating: 6 ways to succeed in both arenas” by Samantha Hosenkamp.  April 23, 2011

This is such a helpful article! I know I don’t like it when someone immediately tries to discredit me in an attempt to make themselves look better during their ten minute verbal auto-biography. Your bit about listening was especially great. Maybe we have two ears and one mouth for a reason, right? You would think not getting drunk is a no-brainer, but I’ve found that some people don’t see it as the culprit it in fact is. Thank you for all of your feedback to our responses. It’s like getting another post!

Blog Comment #7

Does your attire matter in the PR business?”  by Arik Hanson.  April 23, 2011

I think it matters because of the outcome.  People will size you up by your appearance.  At first glance, that’s really all they have to go on about your personality and professional abilities.  It also serves as a sign of personal respect.  I find that the more confident a person is, the better dressed they are.

Blog Comment #8

The 20 top-performing brands online” by Michael Sebastian.  April 23, 2011

I love seeing Apple do so well.  I was a PC user for quite a long time until my laptop crashed in the middle of a semester off at college.  My Mac Book Pro has been great!  I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a PC.  All of my friends with a Mac feel the same way.

Blog Comment #9

3 tips for landing a job in PR job in the Big Apple” by Meg Carroll.  April 23, 2011

Going to Alumni events is a great idea!  Something I’ve run into is trying not to seem too anxious or I guess desperate to meet and network with people at events.  Also, great point about being able to pitch yourself.  If you can’t do that, how can you show you can pitch something else?

Blog Comment #10

OMG, you guys: 14.5 percent of PR and marketing pros don’t use Twitter” by Kevin Allen.  April 23, 2011

Too many professionals “don’t give a tweet about twitter.”  Come on, guys.  If you are trying to remain relevant and in the loop, you must have a Twitter account.  It’s a necessity for a PR professional like a LinkedIn account is a necessity for a college graduate.  Kudos to those who are taking advantage of social media.

Blog Comment #11

Study: 29 percent of college grads with they had networked more” by Michael Sebastian.  April 23, 2011

College really is a great opportunity to network with a lot of people.  You are in an atmosphere that is supposed to help you prepare for your job market, whatever it may be.  Making yourself a valuable asset to a company is more likely if you already have great connections in your field.

Blog Comment #12

Viral video: How to persuade a child to walk” by Michael Sebastian.  April 23, 2011

I think the lesson I take from this video is that clients want great ideas to be their ideas.  If they think they came up with it, they may be more likely to go for it.  This video is really cute, though.  That little boy is a sassy piece of work.

Blog Comment #13

10 things PR pros do right” by Mickie Kennedy.  April 25, 2011

You developed a great list.  I am very impressed with people working in PR who show these attributes.  They work very hard to be good at what they do.  It’s a tough industry, but there are people who have found their niche.  Any PR professional who doesn’t understand Twitter needs to get on it, fast.

Blog Comment #14

Workshop alert: Persuade your senior leaders to embrace social media” by PR Daily Staff.  April 25, 2011

This is definitely a felt need for a lot of companies.  This workshop will be a great chance to learn how to present social media as an asset.  I admit it’s hard to believe that there are still so many business leaders who are strongly resistant to blogging or Twitter, but I think they will come around.

Blog Comment #15

Britney and some Marines.  I love it.” by Laurie Cobb

This is such a cute video!  Thanks for sharing it with us, Laurie.  It’s nice to know that our service men and women are able to have some kind of fun while they are over in harms way.  It just goes to show us that they are “real people” just like us.

Blog Comment #16

Lindsey Lohan’s Courtroom Drama” by Laurie Cobb.  April 25, 2011

I wonder what satisfaction she gets out of getting into so much trouble.  Why does she do it?  Aren’t there people in her life trying to help her make better decisions?  Someone other than a judge needs to step up and give this girl some advice.  Otherwise, I don’t see any of this ending well in the long run.

Blog Comment #17

yo quiero taco meat filling!” by Laurie Cobb.  April 23, 2011

A friend of mine posted this story on my Facebook wall shortly after the story went public.  I admit, I’m with the group of people who don’t care and eat it anyway.  Even after I had just heard the news, I think I went to Taco Bell only a few days later.  I am a loyal customer.

Blog Comment #18

American Popularity Contest…” by Laurie Cobb.  April 25, 2011

The last American Idol season I really followed was when Taylor Hicks and Katherine McPhee battled it out. That was a great season. I don’t really feel a desire to watch the show now. Like you, I also get discouraged when I see genuinely talented people get voted off while lesser vocalists stay on the show.

Blog Comment #19

Moore complaining…” by Laurie Cobb.  April 25, 2011

I like your sass, Laurie!  I respect a woman who can tactfully speak her mind.  But I agree with you.  Moore really isn’t doing anything constructive.  He needs to find something useful to do.  It’s time he actually contributed.  The money spent toward making his documentaries could have been used for much better things, much more noble things.

Blog Comment #20

Super Bowl Ads” by Stephen Ponce.  April 25, 2011

This commercial is adorable!  They were smart to use a child in this advertisement.  Mainly because many of the adults watching the commercial were re-living their childhoods while watching the child in the  commercial.  This is a very cute, well produced advertisement.  I hope they play off of this commercial in the future.

Blog Comment #21

UFC 126 Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort” by Stephen Ponce.  April 25, 2011

I love seeing examples of Christians in competitive atmospheres doing well.  Being a Christian doesn’t mean you are weak.  It doesn’t mean that you don’t strive to win.  If anything, it means that you have an advantage.  One of those advantages is perspective.  At the end of the day, as Christians, we are eternal victors.

Blog Comment #22

What is Foursquare??” by Stephen Ponce.  April 25, 2011

Foursquare is still pretty new to me.  I think its a very neat idea though.  I recently went to a professional tennis tournament.  They had a Foursquare contest.  Whoever “checked in” the most, or whatever it is that you do (I forget), got better seats in the stadium.  I think it is a neat form of advertising.  Contests increase exposure and make it fun.

Blog Comment #23

Connecting through Comments” by Stephen Ponce.  April 25, 2011

I like reading blogs with comments that add to the content covered in the post.  I think it’s really helpful to read the same information from a different person.  Then you can understand the material better because it’s not only repeated, but also delivered in a new way.  Keep the comments coming!

Blog Comment #24

SHOW ME THE FUNNY!” by Tara Schwartz.  April 25, 2011

Tara, maybe we should make a viral video.  What do you think?  Let’s go for it.  Although, there would be an allergy issue with cats. So lets go with puppies.  I vote we ask Reese Witherspoon to be our celebrity and then have Sandra Bullock monologue our intro.  Feel free to tweak it.

Blog Comment #25

Googoo for Gaga” by Tara Schwartz.  April 25, 2011

Good post, Tara!  I need an application that can help me integrate all of my social media websites together.  It’s hard to keep up with everything on separate websites.  Updating accounts from a single application will make things easier.  I wish I had known about this application a long time ago.  I am definitely going to check it out.

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