Norma Hanson: An Industry’s Hero

The millennial generation sees limitless possibility in almost every kind of endeavor. Being a part of this, the idea of being denied advancement because of my sex had never even crossed my mind. However, little…

Save the Drama for Your Mama.

We all love hearing about the crazy drama going on in Hollywood every day, which is obviously why we call it “entertainment.” Drama in the entertainment industry is nothing new; it has been going on…

The value of student-run PR firms

It takes more to land a job in public relations than just having a high GPA and being part of many honors societies. Today, employers look for real word experience, like internships, to determine if a person…

Apple v. AT&T: The MMS Blame Game

MMS. Who would have known that one little abbreviation could cause such an uproar in the technology community? AT&T released Multimedia Messaging Service, or MMS, for Apple iPhone users on September 25, 2009, allowing customers…

Venezuela’s Lesson in Free Speech

As members of the PR industry, we realize the media plays a critical role in our livelihoods. We use the media to communicate with target publics and to stay informed about the ever-changing external environments…

Public Relations 101

You may think you know what public relations entails, but think again. PR is not event planning. Considering I am pursuing a degree in marketing, I encounter students from inside and outside of the public…

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

How I earned my keep in an ad agency Landing a job is not easy. It takes a lot of energy, both physically and mentally. I was no exception. I underwent so many meetings, consumed…

Hitting the Target

Two days before classes began, the Target store in Tuscaloosa, Ala., opened its doors after hours for University of Alabama students. The university transported students from various locations on campus to Target. That night Target…

Leadership styles in the PR field

What is a leader? Should a leader be humble? Bossy? Encouraging? Defining leadership has never been easy. What makes a leader specifically in the public relations field? Is it knowing how to effectively use social…

Beyond Guantanamo: A Case Study

The interpretation of the Constitution and its implied rights have been argued about throughout history. Recently, it has caused much disruption with the Guantanamo captives. Guantanamo Bay is located at the southeastern section of Cuba…

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