UFC Knocks out Competition with Social Media

by: Maria Sanders The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the world’s largest promoter for the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). UFC, with its parent company Zuffa LLC, employs more than 350 fighters, both male and female. With…

Perception is NOT Reality

by: Amber Parker In America, the land of opportunity, a young scholar can go off to college and become whatever he or she desires. So what draws a college student to public relations? Why do…

The X’s and O’s of Crisis Management

by Megan Reichenbach As we all know, mistakes happen. And sometimes these mistakes lead to detrimental circumstances. Miriam Fry’s article on Platform Magazine, “You’ve got 60 Minutes,” describes a situation where PR practitioners “take the…

Seeing Red: Christian Louboutin’s Trademark Battle

by Jaley Cranford Whether they are strategically placed in a new movie or inspiring a rap song, Christian Louboutin’s signature red-bottomed shoes have found their way into the American mainstream. But these French imports wound…

Vaccines for Genericide

by Justin Lindsey If you’re in the same boat I’m in, then you’re nitpicking your portfolio/résumé in search of errors and phrases that might mark you as a fool to your potential employers. Undoubtedly, you’re…

More than a Moonman

by Bailey Carpenter In 1984, Madonna — clad in a see-through wedding gown over lingerie — rolled around the stage at the first annual MTV Video Music Awards. This performance simultaneously jump-started her career and the tradition…

Help Wanted: “Seeking Social Media Specialist”

by Sarah Shea As a college senior facing the “real world” come December 17, I have been avidly reading job postings over the past few months. On my search, one thing has consistently stood out—the…

The Two Words That Say It All

by Jaclyn McNeil Two simple words that can take you far in life: “Thank you.” Transitioning from college to the workforce seems like a daunting task, one that requires connections, communication and a little bit…

A Royal PR Opportunity

By Amanda Coppock Once upon a time there was a beautiful brunette commoner who went to St. Andrew’s University and caught the eye of a prince. After a long courtship the prince finally proposed to…

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