10 Blogs Every PR Professional Should Follow

By this point, every public relations professional should know the benefits of utilizing social media. It is common knowledge that Facebook and Twitter are great ways to directly contact your target public; however, we must…

‘Tis the Season for Customer Service

It’s that season again . . . time for the hustle and bustle and last minute holiday shopping. Whether you are fighting the crowds at malls or sitting at your home computer, quality customer service…

90% of You Won’t Read This Blog Post

We’ve all seen status updates on Facebook stating the corresponding user is associated with a certain cause/religious faith/political ideal and dares others to post the same status, claiming that anywhere from 93 percent to 97…

PR: The Experience

When I chose public relations as my college major, I honestly didn’t know what it meant. I’ve always enjoyed writing and knew communication was the field for me, but I didn’t really know what direction…

Tough Love in PR

Rule # 1: Don’t be weird. This is Steve Ward’s first rule in his VH1 show Tough Love, a boot camp for women who have personal problems finding a significant other. Ward says if these…

Men Are From Mars…

We have all seen the television shows and movies portraying public relations professionals. Last week, our blog explored these stereotypes of independent, sexy women by examining characters like Samantha Jones of Sex and the City…

Take Our Survey

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…

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…

Beijing’s Olympic-Size Public Relations Campaign

Four months before the largest sporting event for athletes with disabilities was held in Beijing, China, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake devastated the Sichuan province 930 miles away from the nation’s capitol. While emergency workers flooded the…

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