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Comments about Dream Job February 29, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 2:42 pm

rebekahkatherine says:

 

 

I love to write too! I also like speaking in public as well and I’m glad to find out someone else likes it too! And if you could ever convince a president to give a speech on Harry Potter, he would totally get my vote!

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I would love to work for a sports team too, particularly baseball. I’m not very good at playing sports, but I really love to watch them and combining my public relations skills with something I’m already interested in sounds perfect. I’m glad to see another girl like sports PR too!

 

Dream Job February 27, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 11:20 am

I’ve never really had a vision of a “dream job.” Sure I want to have a job I love that makes me excited to get up and go to work every day. I worked hard for four years for a public relations degree and it would really stink to work so hard only to acquire a job I don’t really have a passion for. That being said, I don’t really have a specific dream job that I must have at some point in my life. However, I do have a few jobs that I wouldn’t mind:

1. Working in PR for Coca-Cola: I love Coke and it’s such a neat company and one with such an interesting history.

2. Working in PR for a sports team I love, particularly the Atlanta Braves

3. Working in politics, which is just something that intrigues me

I think if work really hard and always keep looking, I’ll find a job I love.

 

Comments about Pinterest February 22, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 3:38 pm

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    Oh Julianna, your posts always make me chuckle. I disagree with you about Pinterest not being here in years from now. I think it will, although I thought the same thing about Myspace back in the day too so who knows? Social media is constantly changing. I love Pinterest for looking at clothes but I’m not super crafty either so I don’t use it for that stuff or for cooking. I also like looking at the funny pictures too, espcially of little babies!

rebekahkatherinesays:

One of my favorite things about Pinterest is how different it is from every other social media site too. There’s always something new to look at and I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas for clothing, jewelry, and other uber girly things. The home decor and crafts are fun to look at even if I’ll never try them. I’ve been using Pinterest for a while and it can be addicting but I pride myself on not using it when I have too much to do. I think it’s great for PR since it’s so versatile and visual.

 

The Power of Pinterest February 20, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 2:01 pm

When I was introduced to Pinterest back in the summer, no one had heard of it. I was one of the first people I knew to start using the site, thanks to my ultra social media savvy cousin. When I first got an account, I just thought it was fun to use my spare time to look at clothes and jewelry that I wanted and occasionally see a funny meme or something. I saw the benefit for people using the site to plan their wedding, a vacation, or house renovations. There were also a ton of craft and cooking ideas that would be more appealing to others than myself. However, when I first started using the site, I never thought about its benefits from a public relations standpoint. Yet, now that so many people use the site and its uses have grown from more than just a website to plan your imaginary and so ridiculously expensive and unnattainable wedding, I can see the benefits.

A picture is worth a thousand words and so many people are visual, so advertising products and services on Pinterest is a great way to reach new clients reconnect with current ones on yet another social media website. Information and pins spread like wildfire on Pinterest and if something is popular, it can reach millions of people within hours. Also, since Pinterest is divided into categories, you can really reach your target audience and guarantee that the people who want to see your pins will see them because you can group them with similar items.

I certainly don’t think Pinterest is a fad. There’s always new items to look at. Even though sometimes I see pins a million times, I always see something new or I wouldn’t keep coming back. If you constantly stayed on the site, you might get bored after a while, but if it is something you do only in your spare time, you’ll never get bored with it.

Part of me loves recommending Pinterest to new people so they can get in on the craze. But another part of me really wishes it was still the tiny website that only a handful of people knew about like when I first got an account last July because it made it seem like I had such great ideas for crafts of outfits. Now everyone knows where those ideas came from!

 

Blog Comments about Valentine’s Day February 15, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 10:49 am

http://victoriasfunblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/nothing-says-i-love-you-like-a-dead-flower/#comment-19

rebekahkatherinesays:

The dead flower story is hilarious!! I’ve never heard that before. That definitely would classify as a bad Valentine’s Day present. I agree about marketing this holiday to not only couples but to people without a significant other as well. Valentine’s Day is about showing everyone that you love how much you love them, not just your significant other.

http://iamkhrys91.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/valentines-day/#comment-10

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Having your favorite Valentine’s Day gift be a call from your grandmother is so sweet! I agree that Valentine’s Day should be about celebrating your love for everyone you’re close to, not just a significant other. Having your company stand out for Valentine’s Day is important because there’s so much competition and I agree that you have to be ultra creative to stand out from the crowd.

 

Valentine’s Day

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 10:31 am

I’ve always been pretty apathetic about Valentine’s Day, even last year when I had a special someone on this day. I’ve always felt that if you loved someone, you should let them know every single day of the year, not just when the calendar says February 14. On Valentine’s Day, I always just like to tell my friends and family how much I love them.

Some of the best gifts I’ve gotten for Valentine’s Day include candy and chocolate from my parents, who give me a present every year. I’ve also gotten little gifts from friends, and this year, I cooked dinner with friends and watched movies. When I was in elementary school, I loved Valentine’s Day because everyone got something and everyone got along for at least that day. I’ve never really received a so-called “bad gift” for Valentine’s Day. Since I never expect anything anyway, anyone giving me something as simple as a Valentine card makes me happy.

I’ve never really told anyone before that I didn’t like their gift. I’d never want to seem ungrateful. Especially on a holiday like Valentine’s Day, where if you’re single, gifts aren’t required, I’d just be happy to receive something at all.

If I worked in the Valentine’s Day industry, I would utilize social media to encourage potential customers to buy my product. Talking up Valentine’s Day on Facebook and Twitter or giving tips on how to make this Valentine’s Day extra special (by buying my product of course!), would be tactics that I would use.

 

Blog Comments for Social Media February 10, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 11:13 am

rebekahkatherine on February 10, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

 

I agree with you! I love social media. I cannot even imagine what my life would be like without Facebook and Twitter to keep me constantly updated on what my friends, companies and favorite celebrities are up to at any given moment. It’s definitely changed the way I look at the world. I also agree that someone with public relations experience needs to be handling the social media for a company since it needs to be done proefssionally and it’s not something that just anyone could be able to do. (http://asaliml.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/why-i-love-social-media-most-of-the-time/#comment-60)

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I agree that those not properly trained in public relations would have a hard time working in social media, especially when a crisis arises. I also agree that social media cannot replace the personal feeling of dealing with your publics face-to-face and that social media can make us lose the human feel of working with people. (http://khilson.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/social-media-2/#comment-46)