Cara Mitchell

April 16, 2009

Comment on “Brand Yourself…on and offline” by Allie Fox

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I comment on Allie Fox’s post: “Brand yourself on and offline”. In this post Allie reminds us of the importance of not getting so caught up in social media networking that we forget about the basic communication face-to-face skills that also play a role in personal branding.

April 7, 2009

Comment on “Applying for PR Jobs and Internships out of College” by Alyssa Maute

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I comment on Alyssa Maute’s post where she shares some useful info she learned about how to present the best resumes and cover letters. This is a very useful post- especially because of its timeliness. Right now many students (including me) are sharpening our resumes and cover letters to land summer internships.

Just to add to Alyssa’s list of useful tips, I got some great advice from this online chat given by experts Heather Huhman and J.T. O’Donnell. (I wasn’t able to sit-in on the chat, but the transcript is posted here). And here’s another must read article by Huhman about cover letters.

April 2, 2009

Comment on “Message still matters more than method…or math” by Tiffany Sellers

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I comment on “Message still matters more than method…or math” by Tiffany Sellers. Even though Tiffany isn’t in our PR class this semester, she is right in line with what we are learning with this post. It sums up much of what we discussed in class on yesterday about Twitter as a PR Tool.

In our discussion of Twitter as a PR Tool, we learned all about:

-how to determine whether or not a company should be on Twitter

-the importance of goals for Twitter use for a company

-how to use Twitter strategically based on publics and goals: how to get started, and what to tweet about/how to handle certain comments

Prior to this class, our assignment was to research various brands on Twitter to see how some companies use the site.  This allowed us to see how companies are currently using Twitter and to see what goes into making the most of Twitter for particular companies and what constitutes poor use of Twitter.

In response to Tiffany’s realization that the message still matters more than the method…or the math, I agree. And, I believe that it will always be the message that matters the most, regarldess of how many bells and whistles are developed, and in this case how many “tweeps” are following you – your message is ultimately the most important.

March 25, 2009

Comment on “BAD PR”

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I comment on “BAD PR” by Allie Fox on March 25, 2009. This post highlights an example  of horrible PR by a restaurant owner- check it out and learn what to NEVER do in communicating with valuable stakeholders.

Comment on “Blogging=Backstage Pass”

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I comment on Ashely Hall’s post “Blogging=Backstage Pass” where she talks about how Charleston Magazine is covering Charleston Fashion Week event’s with the creative director and  models blogging about everything going on behind the scenes. So, read Ashley’s post, the concept of blogging as the new backstage pass is fascinating.

February 26, 2009

Comment on “Being the Difference”

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I comment on a post on the Being the Difference blog on February 26, 2009. This blog is not directly related to PR, but I wanted to share it anyway for anyone who might find it interesting. I came across this blog through the Have Fun Do Good blog and it’s motivating and inspiring! The blog shares stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change the world- check it out!

P.S.: This blog relates to PR because it revolves around getting your story out there and connecting to people. Since we just covered feature story writing and are in the process of writing feature stories for our Comm. Studies newsletter- these are good examples of to read.

February 11, 2009

Comment on “Is you is or is you ain’t: Social Media Expert”

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I comment on fellow PR student Erin Sanders post: “Is you is or is you ain’t: Social Media Expert” on February 11, 2009. This post (in response to a post by Dave Fleet) raises questions that anyone who claims to be a social media expert should be ready & able to answer.

January 30, 2009

Comment on “Ghosts in the Blogosphere”

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I comment on “Ghosts in the Blogosphere” by Kel Kelly – January 30, 2008. Since we just talked about ghostwriting in our last class and had this very discussion, I thought it would be interesting to hear about the topic from someone else and to reinforce what we learned in class.

November 18, 2008

Comment on “Practice Creativity” by Tiffany Sellers

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I Comment on Tiffany Seller’s blog post “Practice Creativity” November 18, 2008

September 8, 2008

Comment on “Is communication ambiguous?” by Alyssa Maute

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Comment on Alyssa Maute’s blog post “Is communication ambiguous?” September 8, 2008

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