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Posted: November 16, 2011 in Blog Comments, Public Relations

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Johnnie Kirkland on September 22, 2011 at 6:31 am

Great video! Ireland is perfect for PR! I never really thought about it before, but
the fact that they are so close to the USA, Canada and Europe makes this place
a hotbed for anything PR or marketing.


Johnnie Kirkland on September 22, 2011 at 6:41 am

This is a great article! I’m sure PR can be an extremely high stress job at
times, but as long as one stays organized and informed, it could make “spotting
the next curveball” a bit easier. I can not even begin to imagine the pressure
of the Presidents PR staff!


Johnnie Kirkland | September 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come. The luxury of being able
to get streaming videos or live television through our cell phones being taken
for granted today. Who knows how far mass communication technology will
progress within the next 10 or 20 or 100 years!


Johnnie Kirkland on October 20, 2011 at 11:44 am 

I can understand where the president of Jack in the Box is coming from when he says
that the health department was placing the blame rather than trying to
understand the situaltion at hand. However, the resteraunt wasted valuable time
trying to defend something that had already been defeated. I am like you, I
would have taken a more proactive apporach to this situation right from the get


Johnnie Kirkland | October 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

This was a terrible error on Imus’ part. After being in the
business for as long as he was, one would think that he would know better (and
if not him, his executive producer should). In my opinion, i believe a
suspension would have been enough, but I can’t argue with CBS if they felt like
a slip up was grounds for dismissal.


Johnnie Kirklandon October 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I thought this was a very intriguing and spot
on post. I think the accusations were worse in years past, but as the old dogs
in the companies retire and younger and more open individuals fill these
postitions, this type of thinking is becoming less prevalent


Johnnie Kirkland
Nov 16, 2011 @ 13:51:26

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I agree with Wightman, these tips are very helpful. However, I think he missed one. In my opinion, one of the most useful tips (especially if writing for a magazine) is to use SPELLCHECK!


Johnnie Kirkland November 20, 2011 at 12:46 am

BP did start very slow and it was extremely frustrating to see how they were handing the spill. Luckily for BP, President Obama was able to step in and help with a compensation plan that saved BP a lot of time in court.


Johnnie Kirkland on November 20, 2011 at 12:55 am

These are great! Many of them remind me of myself, especially since I’m on Twitter every chance I get. Follow me on Twitter here –!/JohnnieKirkland

Great advice to be careful when posting things on Facebook and Twitter. In today’s job market, employers are going to these websites first to get a glimpse of what the REAL you does outside of work. Great topic, and great article!

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I have to admit that at this time in my life as a college student, I do not care what the food looks like and i will eat almost anything as long as it taste similar to what the advertisement looks how it would taste. In my opinion, I do not think business would go down if they changed their pictures. McDonalds and Burger King are simply too convenient and addicting.

Johnnie Kirkland On November 21, 2011 at 12:54 am

There is a fine line between using force and abusing power. Unfortunately, these police teams may have been making the right decisions, but the way it looks to the public is much different than the way it truly was in the heat of the moment. This is a perfect example of why Public Relations is so important.

Johnnie Kirkland
November 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Great post! It seems like people come out of the wood works around the holidays. As a college student, I’ve also found that this time permits prime opportunities to make quality contacts in order to find a career in the Spring!

I am a senior in college and I will be career hunting this may after graduation and I must admit, I am the king of distraction. I have learned to keep my hands either neatly folded on the table or in my lap. If you are like me, BEWARE of your watch! Opening and closing the clasp can be extremely distracting for you and the interviewer.
This is an exciting post! I know that $35,000 a year isn’t a lot of money, but as a college student, it sounds like more than I would know what to do with! The fact that the the increases are so big from the 1-3 year group to the 5 year groups are very exciting to think about. Not only do the salaries leap from time to time, but the market is also expanding. PR is sounding more and more attractive by the day.
Johnnie Kirkland says : November 26, 2011 at 8:49 amYou are absolutely right. Wal Mart does have the highest numbers, but they also have the capability to sell EVERYTHING which gives them an unfair advantage. Today is the first time I’ve seen this particular Target commercial, but I’ve seen Wal Mart’s Layaway ads nearly every time I’ve turned on the television. I believe that if Target would have invested more into mass media advertisements like its rival, they may not have beaten Wal Mart in numbers, but they may have had a more successful Black Friday.

Great post! I am a Greenhorn blogger and when I initially started, I treated blogging like it was a Facebook page and threw out an updated post whenever I felt the urge. I’m now starting to get into the groove and learning a little bit more day by day. One thing that I have noticed with professional bloggers is that they have a frequency. For 2012 I want to shoot for a writing a new post on a specific frequency and keeping up with it throughout the year.

It’s interesting to see how little a face on a product does for technology but, how much it does for other products such as food items. This was a very interesting post and I must agree that Apple probably will not be putting Jobs’ face on the back of the iPhone box anytime in the near future. With the huge boom of Apple products in the recent years, it does not seem like Apple really needs to put a face on their products for consumers to know that they are buying quality stuff. Not only has Apple yet to use sex to sell, but they have also skipped right over the, “Personality x Physical Faucet” equation and still found Quality in their product. Pun intended.


Johnnie Kirkland
November 26th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Good for WordPress! Nothing like merging a two great groups of bloggers to get one stellar group! Welcome to family Google users, you will love it here.

Very nice post! I agree that online communication is taking over (if it hasn’t already). Instead of asking for someone’s phone number, it is now, “Find me on Facebook!” It seems like face to face communication is becoming obsolete as fast as you can Tweet. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and I think that is wonderful to be able to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world but, there is something about physical face to face communication that not even Skype can imitate.

  1. Marti Weston says:

    Thanks for your comment at I agree that face-to-face is better. In the conversations that we have with our kids we need to avoid negative opinions about social media, demonstrate our willingness to try new technologies, and reinforce the good things that that technology cannot improve — like communicating face-to-face when it is appropriate (and also when it’s prudent).

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