i. Comment #1

ii. Study: The Characteristics of Highly Shareable Content, Bill Comcowich

iii. February 7, 2016

iv. These findings surprise me, as before reading this I would have told you that the funny or weird stories would get the most shares. However, after reading this I can agree that personal angles are important to include because it gives the reader a chance to discuss or even debate an opinion, as opposed to just reading data. I plan on utilizing the advice given in this post to increase my shareable content.

 

i. Comment #2

ii. So you think you can blog?, Geoffrey Koester

iii. February 7, 2016

iv. This is a great post! I really like how you talk about being original, because you’re exactly right, in order to keep readers, you have got to give them something unique as opposed to just regurgitating other posts. I also agree that it is important to keep a consistent post schedule so the readers can expect a blog at least once a week. These are very good tips and an overall great post!

 

i. Comment #3

ii. 10 tips for packing your email subject lines with a punch, Dave Manzer

iii. February 14, 2016

iv. These are great tips for creating a subject line!  In my current field of work, I email roughly 1,700 students weekly and it is often difficult to make my emails stand out among all the other emails they receive.  I especially like the “don’t sell” point because it is hard to get students to athletic events without incentives.  I will definitely use these tips as I go forward with my career!

 

i. Comment #4

ii. I like BIG campaigns and I cannot lie, Seaira Clements

iii. February 14, 2016

iv. This is a very good post about how to have a successful PR campaign!  I specifically like the discussion about the audience.  Without choosing an audience, the campaign would be blind and would not have a sense of direction to follow.  Also, without choosing an audience, it is very difficult to form a specific goal.  Thank you for your post!

 

i. Comment #5

ii. Mistakes that sink you social media pitches, Katie Gaab

iii. February 21, 2016

iv. Thank you for this post!  It is very easy to get caught up in sending out boring and long messages, so it is important to take a step back and look at what not to do.  It is also important to understand that it isn’t smart to pester reporters to follow up.  Great post!

 

i. Comment #6

ii. PRSSA: Education, Networking, & Career, Morgan Gallas

iii. February 21, 2016

iv. Thank you for this post!  It is very true that networking is what PR is all about.  Networking will follow you through your entire professional career. The relationships you form through networking can make or break your professional career. Great post!

 

i. Comment #7

ii. 10 reasons your presentation didn’t wow your audience, Brad Phillips

iii. February 28, 2016

iv. Thank you for the post!  I especially appreciated the section on backing up your research with facts to support the claims you have made.  That is important to establish credibility with your campaign and it will also help improve your campaign in the long run.  Great post!

 

i. Comment #8

ii. Gains for Your Campaign: The Importance of Research, Vandon Galloway

iii. February 28, 2016

iv. Thank you for the post!  I especially appreciated the section on backing up your research with facts to support the claims you have made.  That is important to establish credibility with your campaign and it will also help improve your campaign in the long run.  Great post!

 

i. Comment #9

ii. 4 spring cleaning tips for social media managers, Taylor Ketchum

iii. March 28, 2016

iv. Thank you for this great post!  I like how you talk about how important planning is with a monthly content calendar.  I is so easy to get caught up in life that sometimes social media takes a background, but having a plan can definitely make it easier!

 

i. Comment #10

ii. Writing the Bridge Between PR and Journalism, Geoffrey Koester

iii. March 28, 2016

iv. Thank you for this great post!  I really like how you pointed out that it is beneficial to write like a reporter. Reporters are busy people, so anything that can save them time or energy is always a plus in their eyes!

 

i. Comment #11

ii. The Speech is not About You: 4 tips for speaking success, Dave Kerpen

iii. April 3, 2016

iv. I love this post! I agree that it is so important to remember that it is not about you, and people really often don’t care about you or what you’ve done. I really like the idea of writing down the names of people to inspire at work and home, as it will help connect your speech to how they can grow! Thank you!

 

i. Comment #12

ii. What Not to Do: Gulf Oil Spill 2010, Elinor Balensuela

iii. April 3, 2016

iv. I also did the BP crisis and I agree with everything you posted.  They should have been upfront and honest right away, realizing lying always makes it worse.  Their PR department definitely let them down.  Great post!

 

i. Comment #13

ii. Timing your press release: Three schools of thought, Mickie Kennedy

iii. April 10, 2016

iv. Thank you for this post!  I agree that the best time to send in press releases are Tuesday through Thursday.  As a person in PR, it is important to make sure you give your release every chance to succeed, so timing is crucial!

 

i. Comment #14

ii. Interview, Taylor Thompson

iii. April 10, 2016

iv. It’s really awesome that you got to interview someone so wiling to give advice about PR! She definitely is passionate, and I really like the insight she gave to a typical week at work. I also like her three tips, especially “be you,” since you have to be passionate about what you’re doing.