From The Rock

The Best Form of Marketing

By | October 21, 2014

When I graduated from college, my first job was in the marketing department of a Louisiana-based restaurant company. Part of my job was to work with the general managers to plan and execute various marketing efforts in their areas. But no matter what great events or campaigns we had planned,... Read More »

The craze of pumpkin-everything and PR

By | October 16, 2014

I love fall! My family, best friends and even my co-workers know this little fact about me because I share it constantly when a cool breeze hits or they see me get really excited from my first sip of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. The love of fall started when I... Read More »

Blood-Stained Apologies

By | September 23, 2014

As a woman who appreciates artistic expression through fashion, I am deeply dismayed by the length a company that I’ve shopped at many times has gone to in order to maintain its edgy and millennialist image. After making the news multiple times for outrageously offensive products and twisted messages, Urban... Read More »

Native advertising: You’re doing it right?

By | September 16, 2014

Last week, I gave my first thoughts on native advertising. I left off stating that while earned media coverage is the preferred method of exposure, I would recommend an online advertorial opportunity to my clients if the budget existed and only if we can ensure the content is valuable. I wanted to... Read More »

Newsletter News

By | August 07, 2014

How many newsletters do you view daily? Being in the public relations industry, I sign up for every newsletter I can, so my inbox is full of them. Most of the time, I just skim through, but there are a handful I read every day. An online newsletter can be... Read More »

Marketing vs. Advertising vs. Public Relations. Get it Right.

By | August 13, 2013

“OH! You want to go into the PR field? So you’re learning to do market research and make advertisements, right?” I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I heard this when I discussed my career aspirations with others in college. Even more surprising, I continue... Read More »

Green Marketing

By | July 31, 2013

Within the past 10 years, we have seen an obvious and dramatic trend reemerge from the 60s. Being environmentally responsible has become the cool thing to do and be seen doing. Instead of referring to people who care about the environment as “tree huggers” or “hippies,” many people are now... Read More »

A Brand-New Game: Why Companies Need to Set Some Boundaries with Digital Media Activities

By | July 25, 2013

Now, as in decades past, companies have hosted contests or encouraged feedback/testimonials from customers and fans using the communication tools of the day – first messages sent by mail and wire, followed by phone voting and now, voting through digital media platforms. And there have been some fantastic digital media... Read More »

When you eat, they eat

By | May 02, 2013

Did you know that one in six North Americans will go hungry tonight? And, chances are, your child has a friend whose only meals are served to them right there in the cafeteria – breakfast and lunch. It’s hard to imagine that such deprivation exists in a nation where fast... Read More »

Which comes first?

By | April 02, 2013

I was ironing the kids’ school clothes recently and had Casino Royale on in the background. Usually, I tune out commercials pretty well, but all of a sudden, I heard one that heartily touted a company’s two-hour service window. No, it was more than that. The entire commercial laser-focused on... Read More »