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Memorie Bailey — Woodstock, Georgia  Major/Minor: Public Relations/Psychology Academic Achievements: President’s List Jobs, Internships & Other Achievements: Administrative Assistant: The Georgia Ballet (Fall 2008- Spring 2009); Intern: Dunwoody Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (Summer 2010); PR Intern: University of Alabama College of Education (August 2012–present) Community Service:


Welcome to Platform Magazine, a student-run public relations publication at The University of Alabama. We strive to encourage ethical practice and leadership, facilitate conversation with our readers and provide insight into the ever-changing world of public relations. As we celebrate our fifth-year anniversary, we hope

Jose Vargas Inspires Us to “Define American”

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 1:53 P.M. by Shelby Calambokidis. Pulitzer-Prize Winner Jose Antonio Vargas should serve as an inspiration to every professional and student in the PR industry. In his efforts to introduce a national debate about the stigma against undocumented immigrants in the

Thinking Globally: The Importance of Diversifying Your Client Base

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 5:13 P.M. by Shelby Calambokidis PR firms should understand the importance of diversifying the client base, as well as recognizing the opportunity that lies in reaching out to international companies and governments.

The Campaigner's Handbook: Defining Your Opposition

Posted: November 5, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. by Shelby Calambokidis. This year’s election has not only been an example of the importance of defining yourself, but also of defining your opposition.

Living in the Fast Lane: Interning for a PR Firm

Posted At: October 5, 2012 1:40 P.M. by Shelby Calambokidis In the PR industry, there are generally two career paths: working within an organization in the PR department or working for a firm that specializes in public relations. While both jobs may be stressful, PR

The Global Marketplace: Profit vs. Perception

Posted At: September 26, 2012, 17:34 P.M. by Shelby Calambokidis With the 2012 elections quickly approaching, the debate over domestic unemployment and exporting jobs is increasingly important. The U.S. is experiencing its longest period of high unemployment since the Great Depression, and there could be

Not So Super PACs

Posted At: September 13, 2012 12:57 P.M. by Shelby Calambokidis The landscape of elections is bound to change if super PACs, which are allowed to accept unlimited contributions from an undisclosed list of donors, are in the driver’s seat. Corporations now have the ability to

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