Friday, August 30, 2013

Favorite Finds

As summer officially draws to a close this Labor Day, many of us will be enjoying our last barbecue of the season before ushering in cooler temperatures, football games, crisp leaves and sweater weather. But before the last hotdog is pulled off the grill, here are my favorite finds for summer’s last stand.          

  • Media Pitching – Media relations is such an important part of our everyday work, so it helps to be reminded of what not to do when pitching journalists. A USA Today reporter outlines the “10 ways to ensure a journalist will delete your emails” on PR Daily, which includes avoiding buzz words and making sure the reporter covers your topic.
  • Football Teams with Most Fans – Just in time for kickoff, Mashable reported on a Facebook data map that shows which college football teams have the most fans in each county throughout the country. University of Texas ranked No. 1, followed by University of Florida and Ohio State University.
  • Stunts Still Stun – In PR, we’re always coming up with creative new ways to grab attention for our clients. Stunts like this giant, record-setting Lego tower built by Red Clay School District in Delaware prove that any company or organization – big or small – can garner national attention with the right idea.
  • Facebook Updates and False Starts – This week, Facebook unveiled shared photo albums, which allows multiple users to contribute to an album. In related news, Mashable first reported that Facebook started to support GIFs , but soon retracted the news upon further investigation.
  • Only PR Pros Will Understand – Speaking of GIFs, PR Daily shared a recent post on BuzzFeed about “things only PR majors will understand.” Beginning to speak in AP Style is one that hits particularly close to home.       

     

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