Archive for September, 2009
September 29, 2009
PR Buzz – Living in a Crisis
Tags: crisis, PR
As PR pros, we’ve all been there. We’ve all spent enough time there that we should pay it rent.
I’m talking about Crisis Mode, of course.
In fact, I resided in Crisis Mode for most of Tuesday.
Which, of course, got me thinking (and this post has NOTHING to do with the crisis I handled, but is [...]
Buzz, Lyrics Quiz
Buzz Lyrics Quiz #3
Here we go! You know the drill…I give you the lyrics, you give me the song title! (No extra official points for artist, but feel free to flex your awesomeness muscles!) Leave your guesses as comments!
1 – So I went from day to day, though my life was in a rut.
2 – It’s the way [...]
September 24, 2009
PR Buzz – My Marketing Motto
Tags: marketing, PR
Everyone has a series of phrases, lines and quotes that drives them, both personally and professionally.
When it comes to promoting, I live by a simple rule:
It is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission
If you have a restaurant opening up, and you want to hand out flyers, do you ASK people if [...]
September 22, 2009
The 5-Year Plan for Social Media
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Twitter
You hear this question all the time – “What’s your five-year plan?”
It seems pretty silly to me to predict now what’s going to happen years down the line. But it is definitely acceptable to ask people about their futures in that way.
So I got to thinking, what does the Five-Year Plan for social media [...]
September 21, 2009
Photo in the Women's Restroom
My office is a townhouse building, so it is constructed much like a home, down to the restrooms, which are “onesies.”
I was informed by a coworker that someboy had posted a photo of me and my wife in the women’s restroom.
Overcome with curiousity (why would someone do that? was it a good picture? etc…) I [...]
September 18, 2009
PR Buzz: A Code of Civility in the PR World
Well, we had a doozy of an afternoon and evening in the PR world on Thursday, didn’t we?
It all started with a blog post from PRSA Health Academy board member Ben Garrett here: http://comprehension.prsa.org/?p=668.
A few hours later, Lauren Fernandez and Kasey Skala outlined their disagreements here: http://laurenafernandez.com/2009/09/17/theres-more-to-a-millennial-than-updating-your-profile/.
Several very smart people commented on both posts, mostly [...]
September 15, 2009
Who Is The Most Awesome Movie Robot EVER?
Tags: movies, r2d2, robocop, robots, science, star wars, wall-e
Oh, the directions our brains take us in…
I was wondering who the greatest robot in movie history…and now you will help!
Please find the poll below. Voting criteria is based on one thing and one thing only: AWESOMENESS.
Here are the 5 nominees in no particular order:
1) Terminator – For purposes of this study, we will be [...]
September 13, 2009
PR Buzz: Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Beyonce
Tags: beyonce, kanye west, mtv, PR, taylor swift, vmas
So…did you catch the MTV VMAs on Sunday?
Well, you missed this:
Kanye West, known for his outspoken nature, interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for “Best Female Video,” saying that Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” was one of the best videos of all-time, and implying that the “moon-man” was given to the wrong woman.
This wasn’t him saying that at [...]
September 10, 2009
Tags: michael and marisa, red corral ranch, Wedding, wimberley
As many of you know, I got married this past weekend! (I’m so sorry I couldn’t invite all of you…it was a smallish affair at the Red Corral Ranch in Wimberley, TX.)
It was, quite honestly, one of the greatest, most incredible and mostly indescribable days of my life. If that sounds trite, I’m sorry…but that’s [...]
September 2, 2009
Mike's Getting Married!
Tags: carmen sandiego, george michael, muppets, Wedding
The Buzz is going on brief hiatus…and for good reason…I’m getting married this weekend!
I’ll do my best to update my Twitter account, but without Wi-Fi in tiny Wimberley, TX, and with loads of really fun stuff to keep me busy, we’ll all be Buzz-less.
Until then, here are some things you can think about:
- Really, where [...]
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