Three Things Social Media is Negatively Affecting in Our Every Day Lives

Ever since social media was introduced to our world in 1994, over 20 years ago, we as humans have never been the same. We connect, network and get to known others through this new platform, and it is impacting not just those who had to learn how to use it, but the generations that are …

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Since When Did Our Differences Becomes a Bad Thing?

The word “ethics” in today’s society seems to have a different ring on it than in the past. It seems like almost every day another scandal is on the news or that we are being taught to “do whatever it takes” to get ahead. Even the concept of accepting differences in race, religion and political …

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6 Lessons Learned Working at Coca-Cola

(From Scott Williamson, Vice President Public Affairs and Communication, at the 2015 PRSSA National Conference) Two years ago as a fresh PR major, I had the opportunity to represent my university at the 2015 PRSSA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the keynote speakers was Scott Williamson, the Vice President of Public Affairs and …

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Reaction to Guest Speaker-Melody Alexander

Last week in one of my courses, Multimedia Storytelling, we had a guest speaker Skype into the class, Melody Alexander. Alexander is currently a Marketing Strategist for the University of Kansas, but in previous years was a copywriter for some small advertising agencies. After she spoke to our class, we were asked to answer the …

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#BellLetsTalk

Does this hashtag look familiar? Well it had over 131 million interactions. On January 25, the telecommunication company Bell Canada hosted their annual social media campaign titled, “Bell Let’s Talk Day,” with a focus on raising awareness and fundraising for mental health since 2010. Although the focus originated for discussing mental health is specifically Canada, …

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Assessing my Multimedia Skills

For my Multimedia Storytelling course, we were assigned to answer the following questions on our blog: Which specialty area(s) in multimedia storytelling is your strongest? (video, photo, design, graphics, writing, web, social media, project management, etc.) Based on my areas of interest and classes I have taken as a Public Relations major, I would say …

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What the Women’s March Teaches About Branding

History was made on January 21, 2017. On this day, millions of women all over the world including at least one million in Washington D.C. alone gathered for "The Women's March on Washington" the day after President Trump's inauguration. According to the Women's March website, the overall goal of this march was to, "Send a …

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Multimedia Story Package: Refugee

In a course I’m taking at my university, Multimedia Storytelling, we were assigned a Multimedia Story Package to analyze and discuss. I was given one created by the Washington Post called, Refugee: 18 Stories from the Syrian Exodus. Right away the animated cover photo catches your attention as you enter the page. It takes up …

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