Category Archives: PR

pr + social media conf at uga


My colleague and fellow blogger, Karen Russell, just posted about the upcoming PR + Social Media Conference she’s planning at our Grady College: When: Oct. 19-20, 2007 (Friday & Saturday) Where: Athens, Ga. What: Open conversation between some of the biggest names leading the PR industry in social media and […]

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more on sm(p)r


Everytime you get PR people + communication technology people together – the conversation likely turns to the social media (press) release. I’ll admit – I ask everyone I run into what they think about it & I read about the debate. Some think it is the next big thing. Some […]

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atl social media day


I was thrilled to find out that next Wednesday is (what I’m unofficially calling) social media day for the Georgia chapter of PRSA. The day begins with a pre-luncheon seminar April 11 in Atlanta, where a top-notch panel promises to answer: What are the rules about what you can and […]

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navy & youTube


This article is a few weeks old (from the March 5 issue of Navy Times), but since it isn’t showing up on search engines I imagine most people haven’t seen it. Several months ago, some people at my Navy command in Bahrain sent me a few of the YouTube videos from […]

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blog power


The first piece out of multi-cell survey collaboration looking at how communication professionals use blogs was published this month in the Public Relations Review:  L.V. Porter, K.D. Sweetser Trammell, D. Chung and E. Kim, (2007) Blog power: Examining the effects of practitioner blog use on power in public relations, Public Relations Review 33, […]

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bring on the blog


My soon-to-be colleague at UGA’s Grady College, Karen Miller-Russell, has been discussing what is missing & how Grady can fill the gap in the curriculum. In today’s post she asks if I’m up to the challenge of a blogging bootcamp. My answer: YES! This is about more than blogs though, […]

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blogger engagement


It is no secret from the words I blog here or the company I keep online that I am a huge supporter of PR practitioners engaging bloggers and even trying to blog themselves. I recently returned from a visit with the US Central Command “bloggers” on the Media Engagement Team […]

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pr blogging


Next week is Blog Week for the Florida Public Relations Association, an organization I have been an active member of since moving to Gainesville in 2001. They have a full slate of posts planned from 10-14 April, ranging from crisis communication and investor relations to the accreditation process. Like many […]

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agenda setting & blogs – AEJMC 2005 presentations


Later this week I’m heading to the annual AEJMC conference in San Antonio. It will be all work & no play for me while I’m there, but if you’re reading this & the conference please come to one of my panels to (re)introduce yourself. I’m presenting two papers – both […]

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