Social Media for THAT?!?!

Here is a cool article from PRweek US. You have to quickly subscribe to read the article but it’s quick and easy and totally worth it. This article discusses an airline that is turning to social media after volcanic ash crisis. This has be asking the question, what does social media not work for?

April 21, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

The Anatomy of a Press Conference

If you plan to go into PR, it’s a safe bet to plan on holding a press conference. I haven’t had much guidance in this area of PR and zero experience, so I assumed some of you PR majors are in the same boat.

Here is a video I found on Conversations in Public Relations where SNM’s associate of director of public relations discusses the basics of holding a press conference. I found it very helpful and I hope you all do too!

For some reason I can’t embed the video, but just click here to watch!

April 21, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

Reading Notes Week 14:Chapter 11 & 12-More Social Tools & Pulling it All Together

Chapter 11 More Social Tools

1. Social Calendars– convenient and easy way to showcase your upcoming events

2.Social Pages– these are pages about a specific topic rather than yourself. i.e. “how to” pages

3.Wikis– a collaborative website where anyone can add information and change it. i.e. Wikipedia

4.Social Search Portals– this is a search tool for your visitors right on your blog

5.Virtual Worlds– this tool is not for everyone and you should test it out before integrating it. There are some advantageous aspects of virtual worlds such as starting a virtual book club.

Chapter 12 Putting it All Together

Your site is optimized if:
1. Users can interact with the content
2. Visitors can share content easily with others
3. It encourages collaboration

Here is a sample collaboration plan from A Survival Guide to Social Media
1.Feed your blog into all your social accounts
2.Feed your images from Flickr into all your social accounts
3.Feed your video clips from YouTube into all your social accounts
4.Use streamlining tools such as Ping.fm

Ask these questions of the tools you are considering:
-can you feed and display in your blog
-does it allow you to embed your videos
-do blogging platforms had plugins that allow you to run this application

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay can be purchased at Amazon.com

April 21, 2010. Reading Notes, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

YouTube PR Channels

While browsing on PR Openmic today, I came across yet another amazing feature of this site, videos! And, more specifically, YouTube PR channels!

After you sign into PR Open mic, click the video button and then click YouTube PR channels. Next simply click the link that reads, channels devoted to public relations, and you are sent here! Here you will find a rather long list of YouTube channels devoted entirely to PR.

My favorite so far is the Edelman Public Relations channel. Another cool channel is Conversations in Public Relations which gives great insight into PR, marketing, and advertsing.

This is a great asset and I hope you all check it out. If I haven’t praised PR Openmic enough, well I love you!

April 21, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. 2 comments.

Reading Notes Week 13:Chapter 10-“Social Media Newsrooms”

 

Chapter 10:Social Media Newsrooms                                      

In a social media newsroom(SMNR) you can:                                    
-view all major media coverage
-look up past and future events
-see all your past and present press releases
-link to all the places you are present in the social web
-download multimedia material
-view bios on key people in the company

You need a social media newsroom if:
-tend to get or want to get a lot of media coverage
-you put out press releases on a regular basis
-if you want to tell the media that you are making an effort to make their jobs easier
-you want a place a place for blogging and to have a more traditional place to present other info

What sections should I include in my newsroom:
-Media Coverage
-News Releases
-Events
-Book Reviews
-Social Media
-Multimedia
-Team or Author

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay can be purchased at Amazon.com

April 21, 2010. Reading Notes, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

Tips for Interns at a PR or Advertising Firm

I have interned with Savannah magazine for the past three months and I am currently in the process of hopefully gaining an internship with Edelman for this summer.

I found this video very helpful and interesting. Sometimes, as college students, we don’t fully understand why our professors make us do certain things. This video helps me understand the importance of blogging and social media literacy.

The director lays out three basic ways that interns can use social media to help their organizations:

  1. Listen
  2. Shadow
  3. Become a Persona

Enjoy!

April 20, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. 1 comment.

Richard Edelman Blogs…REGULARLY!

I am sure most of you hav heard of, or slightly worship, Edelman Public Relations. This organization is mentioned in almost every public relations textbook I own and is the largest PR firm in the world. 

So, if anyone didn’t have enough time to blog it would have to be the CEO of Edelman Public Relations, Richard Edelman. 

Guess again! A few days ago I stumbled upon Mr. Edleman’s blog and was blown away at the fact that he not only blogs but he blogs on a regular basis. This says so much about Mr. Edelman and his company as a whole. 

Richard Edelman

 

Take a look at his blog, you won’t be disappointed!

April 20, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

Twestival 2010

I had no idea that there was a twitter festival! The first ever, held March 25, 2010,acquired 200 cities participating in the worldwide effort to raise money for education awareness. To learn more about this really neat event check out this blog post by sherrilynn at StrivePR

April 20, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

“Hackers” Predicted Social Networking

Doyle, from the Media in the New Millenium blog, posted a great look at the similarities between the movie “Hackers” and current social networking. Read this post and then go rent “Hackers’ and see if anything rings true!

Here is a quick clip from the movie to tide you over until you can watch the real thing. Enjoy and thanks Doyle!

April 20, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

“Higher Education vs. Real-World Experience”

Ashleigh Egan

In Higher Education vs. Real-World Experience, PR pro Ashleigh Egan discusses the benefits and pitfalls of choosing to continue education on to  grad school or to jump into the field.

This was something I was concerned about so I found the post very helpful. When you factor in the economy and workforce, you’d be hard pressed to find a senior not considering this option.

Ashleigh makes some great points and if this is an issue plaguing you, take a look!

April 20, 2010. PR Connections, Social Media Monitoring. Leave a comment.

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