Monthly Archives: November 2012

Target, Wal-Mart Get PR Grief…But Did it Matter?

While most of us were enjoying our Thanksgiving turkey, trimmings and (hopefully) football, some were enjoying waiting outside their local Targets and Wal-Marts. Both retail chains opened Thanksgiving night for early Black Friday shopping and s

pecial deals. This didn’t make some folks too happy, including those that had to work at the retailers.

News outlets and people on social media were critical of Wal-Mart and Target for opening early on a day that you normally spend with your family. Workers at Wal-Mart planned protests; Target also had its fair share of grief as well. In the end, it seems the noise was a whole lot of just that… noise.Read the rest of this entry

[Infographic] The Social Business Offices Building

When we ask PR pros about how do they define social media, a common answer once was “they are communication tools.” They’re right, but they missing part of the potential of social media solutions. Social media platforms and networks let u cheap viagra online s develop events and procedures that, correctly implemented, help to optimizeRead the rest of this entryRead the rest of this entry

You’re Not Done

The national (and local in some cases) elections came and went a few days ago. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief. In part because it means they can stop hating their friends on Facebook, and in part because it means, “they had done their duty.” They’re wrong.Read the rest of this entry

What Will You Do in Your Next Term?

Watching the presidential race unfold over the last year and a half has taught me that there were two sides of the fence you can be on when discussing the candidates and their plans for the future of our country: A. You support one candidate, understand what their plan is, and offer your own opinionsRead the rest of this entryRead the rest of this entry

Special Post-Hurricane Edition: PR Helping PR

As PR professionals, few things are as frustrating as trying to stay connected with clients and media when you’re lacking the basic tools of a working phone line and internet connection (and a supply of hot coffee). Following Hurricane Sandy, many on the east coast are finding themselves in this boat. In the spirit ofRead the rest of this entry