9. Prince William and Kate go LIVE! by: Mallory Moore
Mallory, I have noticed that the royal wedding is the popular thing to talk about in the United States. I think that Americans are so infatuated with following the Prince because we don’t really have a royal family of our own, so we live out our royal fantasies vicariously through the English! It certainly has been all over the place, and I think a live website will only fuel the fire! Social media is powerful, because it tells us what to think about! Good post!
10. Flash Mob for A Night on Broadway by: Whitney Gonzalez
I enjoyed this post! I think flash mobs are really interesting and I really want to see one in person! I agree that flash mobs can be used as an incredible marketing tool if done correctly! These students were really clever to have used flash mobbing as a way to get people to their performance! With great creativity comes great reward! Good post!
11. PR Powers the Future by: Megan Getter
Really good post, Megan! I was completely unaware that Chevron was even attempting to make this switch, but with all of the negative press the oil spill gave BP, its a really smart decision by Chevron I think! I agree with Allie, in that this is a great way for Chevron to spread brand awareness and teach people about their company! Genius marketing strategy!
12. Not Drinks for You! by: Allie Dunne
Wow, that really is a PR nightmare! Although something like this could explode into a PR disaster, clearly Applebee’s has some incredible damage control specialists because I hadn’t even heard of this until I read this post! I think that by Tweeting about the occurrence that it’s building credibility for Applebee’s because they’re not trying to hide anything, but they are publicly saying, we messed up and we are willing to do what we need to in order to fix it. Good post, Allie!
13. Snooki’s Wild Ride- America’s #1 Part Girl by: Kayla Cancelmo
Kayla- I would say that reality stars are too focused on today. There are so many incredible and talented up and coming musicians that deserve to be on the cover of Rolling Stone, but they are wasting cover space on someone with no talent and frankly no purpose other than making the rest of us feel like we are drinking responsibly. I am curious about how this could affect the credibility and prestige of Rolling Stone as a leading music magazine! Good post!!
14. Would You Donate a Kidney Because of Facebook?! by: Emily Leinweber
Em, I didn’t know about this until I read your post! I agree with you, I never thought that Facebook would be anything more than a venue for people to be social, but this generous act goes to show that social medias have no limits of possibilities! I am curious to see if this will set a trend, like pay it forward! Good post, I’m glad I learned about this!
15. Likes vs. Tweets by: Jake Price
My darling Jakie, What an interesting video! I agree that Twitter for some reason has more of a professional feel than Facebook. Maybe this is because Facebook is a venue for mostly college students (even though it has grown to include anyone and everyone). But Twitter is more informational and doesnt have the cheesy features like “like” and “poke” like Facebook. I liked this post, thanks for sharing!
16. Girl Scout Cookies and Your Cell Phone by: Karen Snir
Karen, I think this is marketing genius for the Girl Scouts! Before this technology, the girls could sell cookies to family friends and people in their town. But, this makes it possible for their reach to extend across the county! Using social media for marketing is also really smart, because everyone is on social media sites and it raises brand awareness! Good post!
17. Trumping the White House by: Dave DelCol
Good post, Dave! Donald Trump, like you said, loves the spotlight and the public’s attention. But, presidency isn’t about that, it isn’t a popularity contest (thank God, or The Situation could end up as president). But, if Trump is serious about running for President, he shouldn’t be so public about his concern for Barack Obama’s birth certificate legitimacy. If you want to be a politician, you should bash the commander-in-cheif of our nation. Just a thought.
18. Senior Citizen Causes Millions to Lose Internet Access by: Melissa Rodriguez
Mel, I think its funny to imagine what would happen if this were to go down in America. People would freak out without Internet, and our society has become completely dependent on the use of the web. If the internet crapped out throughout our entire country, we would be in big trouble because so many people use the Internet as their main information source. So, there would really be no method to explain to the masses that its all just an accident other than TV. And who watched television news anymore?
19. WTF is an amafessional? by Zackery Moore
Z, I agree, the amount of jargon that has developed in reference to the internet has become pretty crazy! Everyone is a professional something these days, and the internet has definitely acted as an “equalizer” that has put people of all backgrounds on the same playing field. It really takes credibility from those who have actually earned the title of a professional. I think we are seeing more “amafessionals” in the music industry! Good post!
20. Happy Birthday to Starbucks! by Shante Sampson
Shanti- I would agree that Starbucks has its brand loyalty to thank for keeping it afloat in this economy. Starbucks drinkers are very loyal to the brand (including myself) and once a coffee lover is hooked on Starbucks, no other coffee does the job! I think one thing that makes Starbucks unique is their customer service! I have never had a bad experience there, and its what keeps me coming back!
21. Young Kids on Facebook by Jake Price
I agree, Jake. I think that the ability of kids to get onto social media sites these days is scary considering there are a lot of dangerous people online. Its easy for kids to be naive and if I had children there is no was that I would want them to be exposed to some of the things that I have seen on the internet. Just like television advertising, internet advertising has become pretty raunchy and distasteful. Even access to a site like YouTube can give kids the ability to see potentially inappropriate or violent content. Parents should without a doubt monitor their children online, but more importantly, I think that social media sites should have blockers on them to limit use to people of an appropriate age.
22. Watch Your Back Netflix by: Mishka Campbell
I think that people have a unique kind of brand loyalty to Facebook (if Facebook is considered a brand), and if there were a competition between Facebook and Netflix, Neflix would be in big trouble. Like, Allie, I had no idea that Facebook was going to start offering movies, and I think that even redbox will suffer from this. If movies are accessible to us without even getting off the couch, nobody will get up and drive to a redbox when they can get the same thing right out home! Watch out netflix! Good post!
23. Kobe Sucks! by: Jake Price
Jake, I cant believe that Kobe would say something so vulgar in front of the entire country! It is completely unacceptable for anyone to use this kind of slur, but especially for a professional like this, who has millions of people and children looking up to him! The NBA should have restrictions preventing their players from saying stuff like this, because frankly, he is not just representing himself, but he also represents the NBA as a whole and the entire Lakers organization!
24. What Is Up With This?! by: Nicole Long
Nicole, I read about this disaster a few days ago! I cant believe something like this would actually happen! I mean, the waiter poured alcohol into a bottle, its not like it could have been a mistake! Applebee’s better do some serious damage control, because this is going to make people really angry! If I was the parents, I wouldnt even think twice before deciding to sue!
25. Born This Way by: Kayla Cancelmo
Kayla, I agree that Gaga is definitely unique! Maybe not always in a good way either. But I think the critics to need to back off of her. He new song might resemble Madonna, but its called inspiration! It doesnt mean that Lady Gaga is trying to one up Madonna, just that she finds her to be an influential contributor to the music industry. If I were Madonna I would be honored that someone as famous as Gaga was taking inspiration from my music! Good post!