Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rats + KFC = Bad Press

Quick follow up to A blog a just posted on; heres a good example of some bad press that doesnt seem to be "spinable."

Monday, September 15, 2008

PR Ninjas?

I was doing a little surfing and came across this slide show and a brief article about the need to translate popular Guerilla Marketing campaigns into the evolving social-media field.

This brings up a great point; what do PR practitioners (or anyone else for that matter) really need to do to attract A-list bloggers to help spread the word about their latest social-media campaigns? Furthermore, how does a novice to the social-media game gain experience and learn how to obtain the tools to attract the high-profile bloggers? As for now, I'm still in the dark, but I guarantee it wont be for long.

As for now, I agree with richard.menneveux, the same principles of marketing still apply and clever marketing and shocking facts like those shown in the slide show are a bloggers best bet.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why is northwest Ohio so windy?: The untapped resource

As I sat in my living room watching the treetops sway violently, I couldn't help but ask myself, why am I living in the windiest and flattest place in Ohio? I think ONU should feel obligated to let people know they are moving to a giant wind tunnel, and that "The Tundra" isn't really a nickname, but a description of the local ecosystem.

HOWEVER, this brings up a good point that I haven't thought about in a minute, but has crossed my mind a few times, why doesnt northwest Ohio employ the use of wind turbines for GREEN energy? Somewhat surprisingly, I'm not the first person to think this. Even more surprising, Bowling Green already has several wind turbines that are being used for research purposes.

I hope this turns out to be a viable resource for everyday people in the area (so living here may actually seem worth it). Fortunately, some positive results seem to be popping up!