From The Rock

Navigating through the AP Stylebook

By | March 27, 2014

The Associated Press Stylebook is the bible of rules for writing news. My sophomore year of college, I took an entire classes dedicated to learning the ins and outs of this book. Back then, I had no idea how useful this training would be. Even though I have memorized many... Read More »

Three PR-Real World Parallels You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

By | March 25, 2014

PR is on my brain almost all the time, even when I’m not at work. I think about applying aspects of PR planning to different situations in my personal life (see my post about my holiday family PR plan), and I think about different scenarios and symbols that well-represent good... Read More »

How to avoid your own version of March Madness

By | March 20, 2014

Basketball season is coming to a close, which means NCAA March Madness has finally arrived! I always love this time of year because of all of the competitiveness with brackets and contests everywhere you go.  Plus, I love cheering on the Memphis Tigers!  And although they are fun, the March... Read More »

Facebook Hashtags: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

By | March 14, 2014

In an effort to ride the wave of Twitter’s hashtag craze, Facebook added the ability to use hashtags in status posts last June. How has that worked out for them? Well, how often do you use hashtags in your Facebook posts, or more importantly, how often do you click on... Read More »

How Adobe Photoshop Can Benefit a Public Relations Professional

By | March 12, 2014

While there are many tools out in the world that benefit the public relations profession, there is a specific tool that I believe can be beneficial with many different types of projects, especially visual projects. I am currently learning more and more about Adobe Photoshop in my visual media class,... Read More »

Online Reviews: A Love-Hate Relationship

By | March 06, 2014

Last winter, my family and I were in Orange Beach, Ala., for a quick vacation after Christmas. After a day of shopping at the Foley outlet mall (which is FANTASTIC the week after Christmas!), my mom and I were charged with picking up dinner. We’d been to most of the... Read More »

Back To the Future

By | March 04, 2014

If you were a child of the ‘80s, I have a television show recommendation that has grown on me since it debuted last fall – ABC’s The Goldbergs. It is a show that pays homage to growing up in the 1980s with all the pop culture references that would make... Read More »

Surviving – and Overcoming – Postgraduate Unemployment

By | February 28, 2014

I’ve come to realize that every freshly graduated 20-something most likely assumes that upon post-graduation vacation (or in my case, relocation), they will return home to an inbox flooded with job offers. If they’re like me, they may find themselves thinking along the same lines that I did. I was... Read More »

Do you have #SochiProblems?

By | February 20, 2014

It’s Olympics time! I kind of love that the International Olympic Committee decided to stagger the summer and winter games, because it means we get to watch every two years without getting too much “Olympic fatigue.”    I also love pretty much everything else about the Olympics (albeit not as... Read More »

Smile. Say Cheese. And Mean It.

By | February 13, 2014

Some people really love having their picture taken, some are indifferent and a lot of people truly dread it. I’ve heard a thousand excuses why somebody can’t be in a picture. I admit I’ve thrown out a few myself before.    Typically, I fall in the indifferent category when it... Read More »