Archive for July, 2010

July 31st, 2010 - 8:00 am § in obesity

F as in Fat

The Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released their annual “F as in Fat” report this month. Guess what—America is overweight and obese. I know this isn’t a shock to anyone, but as this map points out we have ONE state with an obesity rate below 20%. More[...]

July 26th, 2010 - 10:35 pm § in Running Through My Mind

Blurry Lines

Apparently the line between advertising and public relations has always been blurry.  It’s not just this new fangled thing called social media. Last night’s Mad Men showed that when Pete and Peggy pulled off their “PR stunt, that they couldn’t bill for.” While the stunt wasn’t exact[...]

July 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm § in obesity

Food Fight

At least 1/3 of kids’ diets come from cafeteria lunches, ones that can cause obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure later in life. A new study from the University of Michigan Health System found that middle-school kids who regularly eat school-provided lunches, compared with those who brin[...]

July 17th, 2010 - 2:26 am § in Running Through My Mind

Getting Out of Work on Time

Something I seem to struggle with is the ability to clock out at 5:30. No matter how hard I try more often than not 5:30 comes and goes just like 6:30 and sometimes even 9:30. I know I am not alone when I say public relations is not a 9-5 job. However, overtime has actually […][...]

July 5th, 2010 - 8:39 pm § in Running Through My Mind

Hindsight is 20-20: Prepping for Corporate Life

During a recent #u30pro chat, I commented that I wished college taught us how to handle corporate politics. The concept itself isn’t something new for me. When my alma mater did a survey two years ago, it was something I mentioned they should add. While I got a few responses, the one that got me [[...]