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Comments on Baseball April 27, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 1:56 pm

rebekahkatherinesays:

All your suggestions are really good. And I agree, that fans are fans regardless of the team’s record. Sure, every team has fair-weather fans but all 30 MLB teams are going to draw a crowd no matter what.

rebekahkatherine says:

When a team is winning, PR is easy. The Marlins are definitely an interesting team to bring up. Winning two world series did nothing to help bring in a more solid fanbase. I also like the idea of t shirt sales. Every time I wear my Braves shirt, particularly in an area other than Atlanta, it always strikes up a conversation.

 

Viva Los Bravos!

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 1:35 pm

I love baseball. Other than gymnastics, it’s definitely my favorite sport. It signifies springtime and it has such a rich history in our country. My favorite team is of course the Atlanta Braves. I also love the Boston Red Sox after visiting Fenway Park last summer and getting to watch a game there. I would do the typical giveaways like the first 100 kids 10 and under get a free bobblehead or t shirt or have a certain section of the park get something free if one of the players hits a homerun. Also, something that always worked when I was a kid was giving specially priced tickets to games to kids elementary all the way through high school that make good grades. That was how I always got to go to games as a kid. It’s important to do special promotions even when the team is winning because going to a game can be expensive with parking and food so it might not be enough that the team is good. I know that my dad won’t necessarily go to games for teams he loves if they aren’t playing well. However, being such a big baseball fan myself, I think that nothing replaces the feeling of being in a ballpark even if the team isn’t good.

 

Comments about Traveling April 16, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 10:02 pm

rebekahkatherine says:

Not crazy at all. I’ve always wanted to visit Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon!!! While exploring outside the United States is important, I also feel like we should see all the great things our own country has to offer!

rebekahkatherineApril 17, 2012 at 2:02 am #

Ireland sounds like a great place to visit!! But you have your whole life to travel! Not passing up on a great job opportunity was definitely a smart idea!

 

Take Me Away

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 9:46 pm

Where would I go if money was no object? Well, everywhere. But for starters, I’d want to go to western Europe, particularly London and Paris. I love London and I’m a huge Anglophile and I definitely plan on making it to England at some point in my life. That’s where my ancestors came from and it’s important to me to visit the place. Also, I would love to visit Paris because I took French in high school and I’m obsessed with the French culture. I’d also love to visit Tokyo and Moscow because I think they are unique cities.

Another one of my goals is to visit every state in the US and I would also need to fulfill that as well. I’ve been to 17 so I definitely have a long way to go!

I can’t wait to make my own money and travel! I hope whatever job I have after college allows me to travel because as a kid, I didn’t really get around to going many places other than Florida for the beach. I also think as an adult, I’ll want to take lots of vacations and explore the world even if it’s not for my job.

 

Comments on Social Media and the Generations April 13, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 12:02 am

rebekahkatherine says:

I like what you said about doing research about the business’s public. That goes along with what I said in my post about where I work, the public being an older generation where some social media would be useless since they don’t engage in it.

rebekahkatherine says:

I definitely agree that you should start slow. Facebook and Twitter are pretty easy to use and most employers should be familiar with them anyway!

 

Social Media Generations April 12, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 11:48 am

At my internship site this semester, I am one of the few millenials on staff. The majority of my coworkers are considered “boomers” and definitely have an old-fashioned approach to using social media. However, their target audience is also boomers who have the same approach. While I think social media is the easiest and best way to reach out to people, they are not completely convinced that it works and for their clientele, maybe it doesn’t. With social media, you can walk a fine line like that. I think it matters more if your target audience will benefit from your social media use. Facebook has proven to be  successful at my internship site so they use that. Twitter would never even be considered. When I first started working there, I tried to convince them to use it. However, once I really immersed myself in the site and who actually was a customer there, I realized Twitter was not the way to go. Facebook was enough for them. While I think social media is wonderful and totally useful, I learned from working there that it has to be used properly and the right channels must used otherwise you’re not actually reaching the people and you are wasting your time.

 

Comments on Television Shows April 6, 2012

Filed under: PRCA 3030 — rebekahkatherine @ 2:26 pm

rebekahkatherinesays:

I love Boy Meets World too!!! It was my favorite show as a kid! I wish I could still watch it!

 

rebekahkatherine | April 6, 2012 at 9:24 am | Reply

All of these shows were the best!!! I love Sabrina the Teenage Witch!!