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January 27th, 2013 - 10:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Target’s Everyday Collection Campaign

It’s been awhile since I talked shop here (shop being PR and all things social media), but I couldn’t resist posting about Target’s Tweet to Runway campaign. If have watched TV in real time recently, you may have seen those crazy runway-inspired commercials for Target, which I don&[...]

May 29th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Uncategorized

The Zombie Apocalypse and the CDC

I have an unhealthy interest in zombies. I think it started with watching the Walking Dead this past fall. I have had real discussions about my zombie attack plan of action. (It changes depending on where I am at the time and whether we are dealing with the kind that like water or don’t.) But [&he[...]

March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm § in Running Through My Mind

The Pains of Having a Job?

Health.com reports on a new study showing that some jobs are so demoralizing that they are actually worse for mental health than NOT working at all. Maybe it is the nature of being in the PR industry, but with so many friends bouncing from one job to the next these days this data doesn’t reall[...]

February 20th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Learning to Delegate

Many new managers and supervisors find it a strange new experience. Instead of just being responsible for your work, now you are responsible for the work done by others. There is a strong tendency to have little faith in other’s abilities and sometimes even less in your own ability to manage other[...]

January 30th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Relationships Keep ‘Em

The PR industry has two significant challenges—a high level of staff turnover and a strong demand for a multi-skilled staff. Last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found the number of people voluntarily quitting their jobs far exceeded those released by companies.  According to a December[...]

January 16th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Sleeping Your Way to the Top

Have you ever had a long night at the office and then gone back to work the next morning hating life? What about even having a late night out with your friends and having to be on a client call at 9:00 a.m.? The average person now spends 45 hours each week at work. And […][...]

January 9th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Healthy Eating Varies by Generation

Just as each generation has its defining moment (e.g.; WWII, Woodstock, Facebook etc) they also apparently eat differently. According to a report by the NPD Group, older generations eat more healthfully than the younger generations. The report, “Healthy Eating Strategies by Generation” identifie[...]

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[...]

June 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm § in obesity

Eating What You Watch

A study published this month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, says if you follow a diet based on the food advertised on television you won’t get the proper nutrients. Basically you will consume 25x the recommended amount of sugar, 20x the amount of fat and not nearly enough fru[...]