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…

Twitter to the Rescue!

By Jaclyn McNeil On April 27th, a massive tornado sent horror throughout Tuscaloosa within minutes and left many without power for weeks. At one time, a citywide power outage would mean no communication with anyone…

Google+: The New Facebook?

By Jaclyn McNeil If you’re like me, you’ve had your Facebook profile for a while. I created my Facebook profile sophomore year of high school; I have way more friends than is humanly possible to…

Social media v. Casey Anthony

By Jaclyn McNeil Casey Anthony was found #notguilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in the trial that became this summer’s most watched reality TV show. The verdict was tweeted, retweeted, facebooked and blogged, mostly…

LeBron James: Time for a Little Humility

by Megan Cotton Last November in my blog I asked “Can LeBron Take The Heat?,” a response to the Nike “What Should I Do?” video meant to repair LeBron James’ broken image after his move…

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