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The Summer Week That Was: July 28 – August 3rd

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Public Relations PR and Social Media Stories of the Week
School, already?

Is it really August already? Wow, ½ a year in the books and still so many things to accomplish this year. I overheard someone say that school starts next week for a lot of kids? Whatever happened to being able to bike ride and swim the whole month of August?

Hope you have been having a good summer with time to rest with family and friends. Here’s this week’s top five news stories: Continue reading

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The Summer Week That Was: July 21-27

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Summer © by Moyan_Brenn

Ah yes, the last full week of the month of July.  That means two things… Summer is almost over and NFL training camps are opening.  Of course some little “gathering” in London is going on, but no one is really paying attention, right?

In all seriousness, the 2012 London Olympic Games will be something of a social media games, too. How so? Well, you have read on, friends! Continue reading

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Would you like some media training with that medal?

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Soccer MedalIn recent days, the poor sportsmanship of a select few Olympic athletes has garnered significant media attention. For those following the games, it has been difficult to ignore pointed accusations of misconduct directed at Apolo Anton Ohno by South Korean speed skaters. Not to mention the recent additions to Evgeni Plushenko’s website which credit him as a platinum medal winner in the 2010 games – last I checked the accolades stopped at gold.

While one can feel a twinge of compassion for those who train their entire lives for the chance to compete for a gold medal and miss the mark, it’s difficult to dig deep and root for the troublemakers, poor sports and those looking to start a fight. Continue reading

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