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Archive for December, 2009

Social Media Slim-Down

December 30, 2009

Social Media Slim-Down

Tags: biggest loser, , weight loss

It’s not even January 1 and the scale is not too kind.  A season of splurging in food after my wedding, eating my way through Thailand and several large orders of movie popcorn wrecked havoc on my waistline. And I know I’m not alone.  We all gain weight during the holidays. Blame the Thanksgiving stuffing, [...]

PR,Pop Culture,TV and Movies,Uncategorized

December 29, 2009

PR & The Ninja Turtles

Tags: , donatello, leonardo, , michelangelo, , , raphael, shredder, , splinter, teenage mutant ninja turtles, tmnt

This post was co-conceptualized and co-written with the exceptionally awesome Sheema Siddiqi.  Read more at her blog here and follow her on Twitter. If you are anything like us, when you think of teams, you think of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  From comic books to TV shows to movies to toys, the Turtles have [...]

Pop Culture,Sports,TV and Movies,Uncategorized

December 26, 2009

Invictus – A Review

Tags: all-blacks, clint eastwood, haka, invictus, matt damon, morgan freeman, new zealand, rugby, south africa

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and [...]


December 23, 2009

Honeymoon Videos

Tags: abba, dancing queen, full moon party, honeymoon, thailand

First, get your mind out of the gutter! Second, enjoy these videos taken on my recent honeymoon to Thailand (including a hilarious airport layover in Tokyo!) We get to the Tokyo  airport and what’s the first thing we see?? [youtube=] Oh, it gets better in Tokyo: [youtube=] Fire-Juggling in Thailand! [youtube=] Me on a long [...]


December 22, 2009

PR Buzz – 5 Customer Service Lessons

Tags: customer service, , , PR advice, , washington dc

Customer service is the center of business.  Treat your customers well and they will be happy, thus, in theory, become repeat and loyal customers. Sounds fairly basic, right? And yet, here I am, waiting for the DC Water Authority…for a second straight day.  Let me timeline this out for you, and hopefully give businesses a [...]

Pop Culture,music

December 18, 2009

Don't Stop Believin – Covers

Tags: Boyce Avenue, chipmunks, family guy, glee,

Some fun on a Friday: Boyce Avenue [youtube=] Glee Cast [youtube=] The Chipmunks! [youtube=] Family Guy [youtube=]  1  1        

Pop Culture,TV and Movies,WWE,Wrestling

December 17, 2009

Hulk Hogan – Whatcha Gonna Do?

Tags: , laila ali, new world order, nwo, professional wrestling, real american, , , WWE, wwf

What happens when one of the biggest entertainers of the 1980s and 1990s comes back on the scene in 2010? What happens when said entertainer’s family life has gone through the public ringer, including a messy divorce, a tragic car crash and an apparent suicide attempt? Well, we will all find out on January 4, [...]

Buzz,Deep Thoughts,PR,Social Media

December 14, 2009

Don't Hate the Guru, Hate the Game

Tags: Facebook, , , , ,

Let’s get some debate going on a Monday morning, why don’t we?? I’ve heard an increasing number of people recently express their disgust with the term “social media guru.” Here is how “guru” is defined by Wikipedia: “one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and who uses [...]

Pop Culture,TV and Movies,music

December 12, 2009

Happy Hannukah!

Tags: adam sandler, chanukah, hannukah, hanukah, jews, judaism, south park

For Jews and non-Jews, enjoy 8 great Hannukah songs! Night 1 [youtube=] Night 2 [youtube=] Night 3 [youtube=] Night 4 [youtube=] Night 5 [youtube=] Night 6 [youtube=] Night 7 [youtube=] Night 8 [youtube=]  1  1        

PR,Pop Culture,Sports

Pitchman Tiger Woods – Discontinued

Tags: buick, gatorade, golf, pga, tiger, tiger woods

I went shopping this morning, hoping to beat the crowds to the supermarket.  After three weeks away, our pantry was barren and our fridge was empty, so it was a much-needed trip. My grocery store usually has Powerade Zero for a decent price, so I stopped by to pick up a few bottles. I grabbed [...]