Blurred Lines: Native Ads or Editorial Content?

Posted: March 24, 2015, 11:24 p.m. by: Katie Lansford. It goes by many names: sponsored content, native advertising, promoted content. Whatever it’s called, it is boosting revenue for media companies everywhere. Entities like Buzzfeed, The…

What’s All the Buzz About?

Posted: March 16, 2015, 10:45 a.m. by Katie Lansford. Buzzfeed. It’s a combination of social media, viral content, quizzes, videos and serious news stories. It’s addictive and entertaining. But most importantly, it’s changing the way…

Editor Biographies, Fall 2014

Michelle Sue Agee — Hurst, Texas Major(s): Public Relations/Restaurant Hospitality Management, concentration in Meeting and Event Planning Academic Achievements: Dean’s List, President’s List Jobs, Internships and other Achievements: Marketing Intern — The New Movement, Austin,…

Nickelodeon: The Evolution of a Brand

Posted: December 5, 2014, 12:30 p.m. by Katie Lansford. What’s orange, green and watched all over? Nickelodeon — the “number one entertainment brand for kids.” The network is in its 35th year and continues to grow, not…

TS: Beyond the Music

Posted: November 17, 2014, 1:38 p.m. by Katie Lansford. Blonde hair, red lips, killer lyrics — Taylor Swift is the epitome of a living, breathing brand. The 24-year-old pop artist is rocking her personal brand, breaking…

The Public Relations Side of a Data Breach

Posted: November 5, 2014, 7:50 p.m. by Katie Lansford. Target. Home Depot. Jimmy Johns. What do these three companies have in common? They have all been victim to data breaches that, in turn, resulted in…

Tuscaloosa: Breaking the College Town Stereotype

Posted: October 29, 2014, 1:42 p.m. by Katie Lansford. It’s no secret that Tuscaloosa is regarded as a college football town. From September to November each year, thousands of football fans migrate to one of…

A New KIND of Bar

Posted: October 28, 2014, 8:10 p.m. by Katie Lansford. With the recent trends in America shifting toward healthier eating many food brands reach out to consumers to try to provide the healthiest option with the best…

How Cinnabon Rolls

September 18, 2014, 1:02 p.m. by Katie Lansford. Cinnabon, the brand known for the world’s best cinnamon roll, is the new example for the dismal future of traditional advertising. Don’t believe it? Just wait. The…