Archive for February, 2009

The week in student blog posts

Posted: February 25, 2009 in Week's best

Please read these notable posts from the past week, and the posts they link to


PR & social media tips

Posted: February 20, 2009 in PR Tips

One of my former students, Christina, (follow her on twitter), sent me these three links she thought PR students will find useful.

Great advice on all of them, I highly recommend you read:

Past week in student blog posts

Posted: February 18, 2009 in Week's best

Here’s a selection of student blog posts I thought you’ll find useful. Check them out, check out the links they provide – and get ideas of what to blog about!

Twitter mosaic

Posted: February 12, 2009 in Online tools

Not only is this a fun tool, but I thought it might help you (my students) browse through the list of people I’m following on twitter and maybe find a couple you want to follow, too.

Get your twitter mosaic here.

Notable student posts [past 2 weeks]

Posted: February 11, 2009 in Week's best

Read, learn*, find blogs to follow**:

* for my students who are new at blogging, note the topics and how other students found ideas of what to blog about: reading other blogs, and even textbook chapters. Or, going out of your way to bring something valuable to your readers, like Alyssa did.

** a couple of blog posts refer to Dave Fleet’s blog. Check it out, maybe it’s one of those 10 you want to subscribe to?


I’ve been meaning to do this for a while… if you’re a student in my Stakeholder Comm class, please leave a comment below and let me know how you read this blog.  Do you get the RSS feed (in Google Reader, or by email)? Do you check the URL, if so, how often?

Please leave the comment as soon as you read this post. Thank you!

Meet the PRos: Brains on Fire

Posted: February 4, 2009 in Meet the PRo

After meeting Geno Church, Chief Inspiration Officer at Brains on Fire at the SNCR conference almost a year ago, I finally had the chance last week to sit down with him and Spike Jones, have lunch and stimulating conversation, and visit their offices downton Greenville (South Carolina, if y’all were wondering).

Brains on Fire has got to be one of the most creative agencies I’ve had a chance to meet with. I don’t know whether to call what they do public relations, marketing, all, or none of the above. They pride themselves on building identities and igniting movements.

So, students, the Brains on Fire blog is worth reading, the agency twitter account worth following, and I also encourage you to follow Geno and Spike on twitter, and possibly other people from this agency. I hope you’ll have a chance to meet them, too and hear about their work at an upcoming Clemson PRSSA meeting.

Oh, and you’ve got to love their logo, too! 🙂