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Welcome to Platform Online Magazine’s blog. To the right of this post are links to brief surveys specifically drafted for PR students, educators and practitioners. Please select the survey most relevant to you and provide…

Stereotyping Sexy PR Women

Ever since Sex and the City debuted on HBO in 1998, public relations practitioners have not been able to shake the stereotype associated with Samantha Jones. She made public relations look youthful, colorful and sexy. Singlehandedly, Samantha Jones…

October Brings Social Media Changes

With the ever-increasing popularity of social networks, viral videos, blogs and other online media, it is essential for PR practitioners to be proficient in using social media. These online media are constantly evolving, and staying…

Innisfree Fundraising Event for Platform Online Magazine

Platform Online Magazine is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, November 4, at Innisfree Irish Pub in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The event will start at 8 p.m. and entertainment will be provided by the Hypsys. No cover…

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

For nearly three years, “Gossip Girl” has been one of the most talked about shows on television. The show is featured on covers of major publications, like Rolling Stone and New York Magazine. The stars of the…

How to Find a Public Relations Mentor

While reading the PRSSA blog, I was reminded of great advice: find a mentor. The importance of a mentor in the PR field is extremely valuable, especially in today’s economy. As we come to the end of PRSSA/PRSA Relationship…

CelebriTweets

Since when are celebrities treated like normal people? They haven’t been and never will be. Though this may be true, I applaud the celebrities who make an attempt at a semi-normal (at best) life, even…

US News Media: Bad PR for Americans?

Wolf Blitzer was interviewing the family familiar with appearing on television and reality shows when the cat was let out of the bag. Wolf didn’t throw a curveball but was definitely taken aback by what…

Social Media Marketing Overload

I log onto my Facebook account. Another fan page request, this time for a cosmetic product I don’t even use. And even if I did use it, why on Earth would I feel the need…

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