Tag: writing

How do you do it?

I originally wrote this post back in 2013. Because of some recent work lately, I thought I’d update this one because all these years later, it’s still relevant. Probably even more so. I’m always asked “how do you do it?” How do you balance teaching, family, kids activities, simple things like cooking or washing the clothes, your research, taking the…

PR Writing Post 10

Reflect upon the semester and your growth as a PR writer. Read your response from Post 1. Have you changed? In what way? What did you take away from the class? What techniques will you bring with you as you continue on your educational journey into a career?

PR Writing Post 9

Oracle Corporation, for many years, has published a monthly employee magazine that has won numerous awards as an outstanding publication that effectively communicates the company’s philosophy and emphasis on building good customer relationships. Management, however, is now wondering if the print version should be discontinued in favor of an online publication. As editor of the publication, you strongly feel that…

PR Writing Post 8

Using the three pronged approach what did you take away from this chapter? Also – respond to the following: A manufacturer of golf carts has developed a new, smaller cart for one person that requires fewer batteries to operate. Using media directories, compile a list of trade and specialized publications that might be interested in this new product announcement.

PR Writing Post 7

Imagine your public relations firm handles the Ford Focus. What television entertainment programs might be good outlets for product placements in the show? Name some popular shows and suggest how the Focus could be portrayed. Cite the text to support your reasoning.

PR Writing Post 6

There are two parts to this week’s response. 1. Nike, Inc., has just introduced a new running shoe that collects energy released by each step and returns some of it to the wearer. These “high-tech” shoes, made with polyurethane and having compressed air sandwiched in the sole, represent a new “biomechanical design.” Using what you learned in chapter 7 think…

PR Writing Post 5

Using the three pronged approach what did you learn from this weeks chapter, Writing the News Release? What did you learn? What surprised you? What do you want to know more about?

PR Writing Post 3

Part of our job as PR practitioners is media relations. This is a critical component, one which most of you will perform one day. Understanding what the media wants can be tough. Spotting trends and developing newsworthy pitches will be expected. Read “Working with the Media” by Michael Turney and then answer the questions below. If you need to get started use a…

PR Writing Post 2

Getting organized and being persuasive as a writer is essential. Especially in PR since we need to be organized in order to write effective message that are used in all types of media and mediums. As Marijane points out: “As public relations professionals, we understand the vital importance persuasion plays in almost everything we do i.e. dealing with media, influencers,…

Why Write a Book?

Why write a book? Especially today, in our digital, ebook world, why write a book? As I put together my original proposal I asked myself that very question. Aren’t books outdated? Isn’t everyone downloading e-book on their iPads, Kindle’s and Nooks? If all that is true then really, why write this book? Especially a book about PR and Social Media…