Blog Comment #8

World Cup sponsors won’t make it out of “group play,” Posted by:Evan Floyd

7/11/2010    10:13 p.m.

Sponsors fight the slot to be on television during major events such as, World Cup, Olympics, Super Bowl, and I am sure there are some that I am leaving out. The problem is that it cost so much and some of the sponsors do not have or want to cough up the money. However, others think that it is mandatory they get a spot every year. The YouTube video was really cool. I was confused by some parts and laughed at others. I honestly have to say though I really do not have that much respect for Nike as a company. I have heard that they assort children to underage working “Child labor”. To me this is so wrong. However, I am not saying that this true, I have just heard it mentioned in several of my business classes and other people.


Blog Comment #7

Make Europe an Educational and Fun Trip, Posted by: Charlie Edwards

7/11/2010  9:49 p.m.

Hey Charlie, I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip to Europe and had the opportunity to be immersed in their culture. I have always wanted to go to Europe, maybe one day I will have the opportunity. During 2009 Christmas Break I had the opportunity to visit Free Port, Bahamas. It was a trip through the leadership office at GSU. If you get the chance you should definitely do it. Like you, I to was immersed in their culture. It was great to sit around and learn different slogans and they said I sounded so country. That was hilarious because I have been told that before.

Everyone should go to another place and learn their culture. It is so much fun and educational. I took back so much from my Bahamas trip. Especially with it being a volunteer opportunity. Looking up the Bahamas on the internet you see the beautiful pictures of the beaches and motels. You do not see the other side. Going on this trip I was able to witness the other side. We went to a village with no running water. The people there were constantly smiling and gracious for our help and kindness. I came back realizing that I take a lot of things for granted.

Blog Comment #6

Chapter 6: Preparing Fact Sheets, Advisories, Media Kits, and Pitches, Posted by: Alicia DeCoste

7/9/2010  2:56 p.m.

Hey Alicia,

I also thought that chapter six was full of helpful information. It was packed full of things that we must know to be success in the career of PR. I learned so much from this chapter and from reading your notes from the chapter. Your blog is laid out very well. It is very easy to navigate through.


Blog Comment #5

Social Media News Release, Posted by Maggie Crowley

7/9/2010   2:40 p.m.

Hey Maggie,

You have got some great information posted. I loved watching the Youtube video. You have some great links for people to use. When people visit your blog it is evident that your blog will be very helpful and they will learn a lot from the information that you have given. I have enjoyed reading your blogs over the summer semester.


Blog Comment #4

TOWS 5:  One Week OF Twitter….Posted by: Kaila Bostick

7/9/2010  2:12p.m.

Hey Kaila,

I know where you are coming from, just like you I also used Twitter as a way to stay in touch with family and friends. Since adding PR practitioners that Mrs. Nixon suggested I am opened up to new world.  Twitter has given me the opportunity for an internship and I have learned so much about Public Relations from professionals. I will definitely continue to utilize twitter for my career.


A Day In The Life Of A PR Specialist

PR Connections Five

This video lets you see and hear what a typical day is like for a PR Specialist. Creating releases, organizing events and the list goes on. However, no day is the same, it is ever changing. It discusses traits that a person must possess. It discusses things to do while in college.

Engaged On The Beach

On July 3, 2010, I got engaged to the most wonderful man. He took me to Tybee Island to watch the fireworks. We both enjoy watching the firework show; we watch it every year in our home town. This was our first time watching the show on Tybee. By the time we got to the Island it was so packed that it took a hour to park.

Finally, after parking we walked to the pier to eat supper. On the way I picked up a shell. It is tradition, every time I go to the beach I come back with a bucket of shells. We ate at Fannies. By the time we got seated, ordered, and then ate the food it was almost time for the fireworks to start. We walked down to the beach and put our blanket down. We talked and laughed until the firework show started.

Halfway through the firework show Mark handed me what I thought was the only shell I had collected that day due to time. I looked down and he had written “Marry Me” on it.  I was asking him how he wrote that on my shell, because I had been with him the whole day. After I said “Yes” and he gave me my gorgeous ring he informed me that the shell I had was not the same shell I had picked up earlier that day. The shell was from a previous trip to Tybee, they just happened to look similar.

I was so excited it was hard to watch the rest of the firework show. His cousin Nicky and her boyfriend Bert showed up shortly after and we told them the news. Nicky gave me a fortune that she had got out of a fortune cookie a few days earlier. It read, “Soon wedding bells are in a family member’s future.” She never showed it to Mark and we thought that was so cool.

I spent the rest of the night on the phone with my mom, dad, brothers, grandma, and aunt. This day will go down in my book as one the best days of my life. Here is to a new chapter in my life; a year of planning and getting married to the love of my life.