The following is a list of all the comments I have made on peer and professional blogs.
1. I’ll Never Grow Up by Jessi Ellerbe
September 15, 2011
I remember when this outbreak happen. I was in high school at the time, and I can remember bringing our jars of Peter Pan back to the store for the recall. Like Jessi said, I didn’t really think too much into the details of a company taking all their product off the shelves and stopping production. However, now that I think about it, this is the best decision the makers of Peter Pan could have made. People love their Peter Pan peanut butter and I am one of those people. My mom and I will not have any other brand. My dad prefers Jif, but mom and I are strictly Peter Pan people.
I like how Jessi says she wouldn’t have done a single thing differently. To ensure the trust of their customers, Peter Pan took a huge risk by stopping production momentarily. This was a definite risk, but I think they knew that it would pay off in the long run. It kept loyal customers who knew their favored Peter Pan would be back on the shelves as soon as possible, and it also instilled confidence in other consumers.
2. Toys “R” Us Sweepstakes…FAIL and thrice win by Public Relations Applications by Public Relations Applications
September 19, 2011
This is definitely a crisis in PR, but I’d have a few questions before I took either side. Were there really terms and rules that applied to this situation which would have caused Yuki Lin’s family not to be qualified? If Toys R Us did have certain requirements posted before the time of the award then I think those should be followed through with. And I also am curious about the parents. Were they living here illegally or were they here on a green card or visa? If they were here illegally, then I think that’s definitely something Toys R Us should have taken into consideration. However, if they took the proper steps to live in the United States by obtaining a green card, then Toys R Us shouldn’t have discriminated. However, in terms of PR, Toys R Us did the right thing for themselves by awarding the money to Yuki Lin’s family.
3. Firm vs. Department: Who Will Win? by Jessi Ellerbe
September 30, 2011
It was nice to read your opinion of which would be better for a new PR person. In my explanation I chose a PR department over a PR firm, but I think you did a really good job explaining why you chose a firm. I said a department because of more job security and you’re focused on one company rather than multiple companies. However, I have to say some of your points are convincing. You’ll definitely gain connections that you wouldn’t otherwise have working for a firm over a department, and you’ll certainly gain a great deal of experience working for a variety of companies. Jessi you may have just changed my mind.
4. “Mac’s #1!!” (Hey!) “…PC’s #2!!” by Isa Ramos
September 30, 2011
I completely agree with you; MACs are the way to go. I bought one a year and a half ago and have had NO problems. Going from a PC to a MAC is a great decision. I love the connection you made between who Apple chose to represent of PC and who they chose to represent a MAC. They certainly know their demographic as they subtly hint that only a “middle-aged, old-fashioned, very pale-white, chubby, balding man” will purchase a PC.
5. Infographic: Social media is growing at an astonishing rate by PRDaily Jessica Levco
October 4, 2011
This infographic is wild. To see the growth of social networking sites is astounding. And to see it from just one year to the next makes it even more astounding. From 2010 to 2011 facebook member growth increased by 82%. That’s just in one year. It will be interesting to see how businesses are affected by this growth in social media as we are seeing more and more businesses using facebook as a means of advertisement.
6. Netflix abandons Qwikster, Internet reacts by PRDaily Michael Sebastian
October 10, 2011
It’s interesting to see these types of graphics after someone has passed away. Everyone is interested in Steve Jobs as he recently passed away and had an amazing impact on the world of technology. The public is always interested in the way people who are in the spotlight live their lives, and Steve Jobs is no exception. So I enjoyed this infographic to learn just a few more interesting facts about the man behind Apple Inc.
9. Journalist explains how PR pros should pitch using social media by Kevin Allen
October 11, 2011
Thanks for the post! What you say is so true. By using sites such as facebook and twitter, PR is more readily accessible and easy to use. Email, like what was mentioned, is not the best form of communication if you desire to get information out quickly. I definitely think PR professionals will be taking advantage of social media outlets more and more!
10. After Bank of America fees outcry, how should other banks proceed? by Matt Wilson
October 11, 2011
As a Bank of America user, I was in no way happy about this new fee for using my debit card. I hope that BOA will listen to its users and take into considerations our wants. I know there was mention of government regulation, and I admit I’m not current on that, but I feel like charging a monthly fee to use a debit card is a little extreme. First it will be the debit card fee, and then there will undoubtedly be more fees to follow if this one takes hold.
11. 8 free social media listening tools everyone should use by Gini Dietrich
October 12, 2011
Thanks so much for the post. As a new member to the world of social media, blogging, and twitter, your tips were quite helpful. Your links to other sites were very helpful as I didn’t even realize such sites were available. These tips are great for anyone who uses social media. Large businesses or small or someone using social media for personal reasons can all benefit from these 8 tips. Thanks again!
12. Top Powerpoint annoyances revealed in new survey by Kristin Piombino
October 12, 2011