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April 25, 2010

Filed under: Blog comments,PRCA 3330 — sarahgricius @ 4:46 PM

Comment # 25

Title of post: PR Connections #10

Author: Rachel Candle

Link: http://rcandle2.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/pr-connections-10-2/#comment-27

Date: April 25, 2010

That episode is too funny and weird enough I actually watched it the other day. From a PR side of things, it was the right idea to call for a press conference so that the company could admit to their mistake and make a public apology, but of course being the Office they turned it around to be funny because no one did show up to the press conference because it was not important to the a lot of the public. As PR professionals we need to think quick on our toes about how to clean up messes just like this incident while still holding our reputation and making sure that we do not lose any customers. It is our duty to make sure that everyone is content with the product or experience of a service. I hope that the show will make more episodes to relate to public relations so I can get some creative ideas for my future career in PR.

-Sarah Gricius

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Filed under: Blog comments,PRCA 3330 — sarahgricius @ 4:36 PM

Comment # 24

Title of post: PR Connections: Really Impressed with Atlanta Braves PR/ Marketing

Author: Matt Cook

Link: http://mc02131.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/really-impressed-with-atlanta-braves-prmarketing/#comment-83

Date: April 25, 2010

Living only twenty minutes away from Turner Field, I have also grown up as a Braves fan and really enjoy going to the games. It is such a great atmosphere because before the game you can tail-gate with friends and family and then go to the game and if you are feeling up to a night out on the town, Buckhead is not too far away. I do agree that the Braves marketing and PR are doing a great job in trying to sell tickets, but another aspect they should focus on is the experience. Just in general, they should talk about the tail-gating and night life that surrounds the stadium, because although they probably want some money for the concession stands, people will be more likely to show up if they know they don’t have to pay $12 dollars for a meal, but if they get thirsty a $4 drink would not burn that big of a hole in their pocket. Not matter what, the stadium will get money from their customers one way or another, but the PR professionals should focus on the experience of a baseball game instead of just getting rid of tickets.

-Sarah Gricius

 

Filed under: Blog comments,PRCA 3330 — sarahgricius @ 4:26 PM

Comment # 23

Title of post: PR- Real World

Author: Megan Long

Link: http://mlong331.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/pr-real-world/#comment-18

Date: April 25, 2010

The conference sounded very informative and helpful for public relations future professionals, that I wish I knew this was being held. I am quite disappointed that the president of PRSSA did not make it more apparent to individuals majoring in public relations because that would of been a good experience to get my resume checked and look at into some companies that are hiring. Hopefully next year I will be informed of it so I will not miss out on this opportunity again. I also never knew that a hand-written thank you card was appropriate after an interview, but it does seem like a good idea because it shows the company that you really care to work for them and putting in some extra time to make sure your name is recognized when going through all of the resumes. Thank you for the tip and that will stick will me in the future.

-Sarah Gricius

 

Filed under: Blog comments,PRCA 3330 — sarahgricius @ 4:14 PM

Comment # 22

Title of post: A New Spin on Business

Author: Becca Thomas

Link: http://beccathomas.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/a-new-spin-on-business/#comment-24

Date: April 25, 2010

I also attended Blake’s speech when he came to Georgia Southern University and found it to be quite inspiring and fascinating. Not only did he catch my attention by his rugged yet handsome face, but also because of the principles behind his business. He understood that just by making shoes and then selling them to people, it would just be a buy and sell basis but by adding in the element of giving away a pair of shoes to one in need, it caught the attention of the consumer. He said that all of these companies started contacting him about selling his shoes in their store because the idea of it would bring business to their stores. In essence, what I learned was put your heart into something that you believe will happen and instead of taking big leaps, take the necessary small steps to make your dream business come true.

-Sarah Gricius

 

Filed under: Blog comments,PRCA 3330 — sarahgricius @ 4:03 PM

Comment # 21

Title of post: One of the Biggest Questions About PR

Author: Lauryn Williams

Link: http://laurynwilliams.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/one-of-the-biggest-questions-about-pr/#comment-33

Date: April 25, 2010

The day that I do not hear someone ask me “What exactly is PR”, will be the happiest day of my life. Although many people are unsure and naive about what public relations entails, at least people are asking because they are interested. Usually the words promote or publicize are associated with PR when one is talking about the definition, but I completely agree that people need to know how it is done and the behind the scenes of it because many underestimate the work that goes into this particular career. When people hear, read, or attend events of companies, no one ever asks themselves “Well I wonder who put on this event” because they are in the now and PR professionals are there to work on the before by getting people’s attention about organizations. I think the two of us should team up and make a fun video for people to learn the “ins and outs” of a PR professional.

-Sarah Gricius

 

Filed under: Blog comments,PRCA 3330 — sarahgricius @ 3:51 PM

Comment # 20

Title of post: Samantha “Sex and the City”

Author: Kayle Hutchins

Link: http://kaylekd.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/samantha-sex-and-the-city/#comment-9

Date: April 25, 2010

I tend to agree a little with your statement, but at the same time disagree. Although, her job does entail some aspects of PR, everyone knows the show is a drama series and is not based on a reality TV show. If the show commented that it was based on a true storyline, then yes, I might be a little concerned, but in truth all of it is made up. And if you want to look at it in a different angle, Samantha does wear expensive clothes, which means she has money to be buying these types of clothes so she should be doing something right in her job to dress that way. Although I do have to admit that I am quite sick of shows portraying the PR profession in a negative way, we as upcoming practitioners need to change this viewpoint and make it a point in our careers not to fall into these stereotypes.

-Sarah Gricius

 

Filed under: Blog comments,PRCA 3330 — sarahgricius @ 3:36 PM

Comment # 19

Title of post: Phil Says Thanks in His Own Way

Author: Haley Barnes

Link: http://hkbarnes.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/phil-says-thanks-in-his-own-way/#comment-30

Date: April 25, 2010

I can see how this gesture was a great and heart warming gesture on Mickelson’s part, it shows that he is serious about his profession but also is a family man that truly cares for them. Although it did seem kind of strange that he would let them caddy for him, which means they lugged all of bags around for a few holes, maybe that was always his wife’s and mother’s oncologist’s dream. And karma did do its job quite well for he won the Master’s, which shows that good guys come in FIRST not LAST. It seems like he is trying to do his best to show love for both his fans and his family, in the nicest way possible. He is a true role model to many different age groups, and I hope he continues to live this lifestyle and not turn into another Tiger Woods story.

-Sarah Gricius