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Buzz, PR, Pop Culture, Social Media, TV and Movies

March 24, 2010

Do You Blog Like Cookie Monster?

Tags: blog, blogging, cookie monster, , , sesame street

B is for Blogging, that’s good enough for me
Blogging, blogging, blogging starts with B!
If that sounds familiar, then you’ve been paying attention to Sesame Street!
(For those keeping score, this is my second Muppets-related PR/Social Media post - check out the first here)
Cookie Monster has always been one of my favorite characters.  Of course, as a kid, [...]

Buzz, Pop Culture, Social Media, music

March 18, 2010

Rick Astley & Social Media

Tags: never gonna give you up, , ,

You won’t admit it publicly, but it’s OK.  I’ll take care of it.
You LOVE Rick Astley.
No shame in it.  Great pop artist from the 1980s who, despite being the punchline for countless jokes has always seemed like an easy-going, play-along-with-it kinda guy.
His most famous song, of course, is “Never Gonna Give You Up.”  Here is [...]

Pop Culture, Social Media, TV and Movies

March 11, 2010

Twitter vs. Seinfeld

Tags: seinfeld, , soup nazi,

A few weeks ago, our cable and Internet went out for a few days. We usually watch some TV before bed, so with TV not an option, I popped in a Seinfeld DVD. Then another. And another. And another.
Over the past 14 nights, I’ve seen about 35-40 episodes of one of [...]

Pop Culture, music

March 9, 2010

Ultimate Stuck-In-Your-Head Mixtape

Tags: ace of base, bon jovi, extreme, george michael, hall and oates, heart, , lionel richie, michael jackson, mr. big, phil collins, queen, soft cell, the fratellis, vanilla ice

For the past few months, I’ve tweeted “Stuck In Your Head” songs of the day.  These are the tunes that somehow get stuck between your ears and hang out there for an eternity.  You may HATE the song, but it’s there.  Nothing you can do about it.  So just enjoy the music and let is [...]

Pop Culture, Sports

February 28, 2010

3 Tips for the NHL to Maximize Olympics

Tags: hockey, nhl, olympics, ovechkin, Sports, sydney crosby, winter olympics

The final act of the Vancouver Olympics captivated a continent.  In a thrilling contest, perhaps the best game  possible on the biggest stage in sport, Canada’s hockey team withstood the challenge of the surprising Team USA.  Despite a last-minute regulation USA goal, Sydney Crosby’s overtime tally sealed the gold medal for the  red-and-white.
And the buzz [...]

PR, Pop Culture, TV and Movies

February 25, 2010

SPINdustry: Viewer Discretion Is Advised

Tags: , , spin, spindustry

Guest post by Alexia Harris (Co-moderator of #ENTPRCHAT Tuesdays at 8pm!)
SPINdustry: Viewer Discretion Is Advised
A few days ago, E! premiered SPINdustry, a “reality” show that was supposed to show life as an entertainment PR professional. I have a
background in entertainment and sports public relations so I was excited to watch it.
When SPINdustry was first publicized, [...]

Pop Culture, TV and Movies, youtube

February 10, 2010

Winter Weather – El Nino?

Tags: chris farley, , el nino, snl, snomg, , weather, winter

Several reports have linked the current weather pattern that has dumped over 50 inches of snow over parts of the Mid Atlantic region to a familiar enemy…EL NINO!!!
Do you remember El Nino?

Buzz, PR, Pop Culture, Song of the Day, music

February 2, 2010

Vanilla Ice and Crisis PR

Tags: Apple, in living color, jim carey, , music, , , toyota, vanilla ice

Some days I listen to the radio, others I listen to my iPod.  I’m sure you do the same thing.
A few days ago, I enjoyed the mix as I got off the DC Metro and walked through the streets of Chinatown.
[Confession – I used to be a Bar Mitzvah DJ, so I’ve got a weird [...]

Buzz, Pop Culture, TV and Movies, Technology

January 31, 2010

Timeshifting – Where do you draw the line?

Tags: DVR, LOST, Sports, tivo

For the past few years, I’ve done something that many of my friends think is insane: I’ve recorded football games in order to spend quality time with my family.  Since the Ravens usually play in the 1pm EST timeslot, timeshifting the game until later in the afternoon has given us some fantastic and productive afternoons.  [...]

Pop Culture, TV and Movies, music

January 25, 2010

Top Six Muppet Songs

Tags: beaker, cookie monster, fraggle rock, jim hensen, kermit, muppets, music, videos

While this space is generally used for adult conversation about the social media/public relations realm, every now and then, it’s important to take a step back and be a little silly.  This is one of those times.
Jim Henson’s Muppets may be one of the happiest creations of all time.  Crossing several mediums, they starred in [...]