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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&[...]

February 26th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Uncategorized

Tina Fey Improv Rules for Your Career

I just finished reading Tina Fey’s book Bossypants. While I picked it up as a good-humor, man she is so cool read I have to give her credit for tricking me into reading a self-help book for your career. From figuring out who to hire and how to act (or not) in an interview Fey […][...]

January 1st, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Creative Mornings

Last week a Facebook friend posted the below video. It’s the full talk given by Ben Chestnut, CEO and co-founder of MailChimp.com, to a group at the Piedmont Park Conservancy in Atlanta. It’s a long video, but it was the slow weeks of December so I was able to watch the whole thing. 20[...]

December 4th, 2011 - 10:08 am § in Running Through My Mind

Finally Answering the Feedback Question

One of the hallmarks of a millenial is that we don’t take feedback very well.  We roll our eyes, stare blankly at the person or just flat out don’t listen. And when someone asks how we would prefer to get feedback there is no response. Literally we can’t articulate what they want.[...]

July 24th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Yoga Teachings that Apply to Work

I started taking yoga regularly about four years ago. Not only did I actually start sleeping better, but I started applying some of what I learned to my working life. Every day is different and is its own day—One of the things that the yoga instructors like to say is that no two days on […][...]

June 19th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Uncategorized

The Path to Creativity

Most of our lives consist of habits. We walk/drive to walk along the same route. In meetings, we sit in the same seat and at restaurants, we order the same dish.  Generally, if you do something right and well the first time it is a good idea to do it that way again. Unfortunately, that […][...]

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[...]