"Relating to the Public"

PR Blog Summer 2010

PR Connections PR Writing 10 December 1, 2010

Filed under: PR Connections PR Writing — melmomorris @ 12:17 AM

As we wrap up this semester and some of us (hopefully) are heading out and graduating I found this blog post to be really helpful info even though it is a few years old. Great advice! Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday!! 🙂



PR Connections PR Writing 9

Filed under: PR Connections PR Writing — melmomorris @ 12:11 AM

BADDDDDDD PR for the University of Alabama….especially since I’m a huge Auburn fan. One word, karma. 🙂




PR Connections PR Writing 8

Filed under: PR Connections PR Writing — melmomorris @ 12:07 AM

Planning a wedding has opened my eyes to a number of helpful websites. This one, the knot,  is very well-known for many brides to be. Especially with helping them set up their own wedding website with a wonderfully easy webpage builder. Check mine out! 🙂 18 days!!!



PR Writing Reading Notes Chapter 14 November 30, 2010

Filed under: Reading Notes PR Writing — melmomorris @ 9:38 PM

We skipped Chapter 13 in our book and moved ahead to Chapter 14 which discusses how to properly write emails, memos, and proposals. This is very important to get your news and publications published. If they are written crappy then nobody will want to take the time to redo it to publish it or claim it newsworthy, and most likely won’t want to work with you in the future either.

– You don’t want to send out anything with an information overload. Too much will make people lose their attention.

– Email is less formal than a letter, but more formal than a telephone call and should still contain a professional format to get information across.

– Memos should be one page or less and state the purpose immediately.


PR Writing Reading Notes Chapter 12

Filed under: Reading Notes PR Writing — melmomorris @ 9:32 PM

Chapter 12 in our text is about Tapping the Web and New Media. What does this mean? Basically it describes all the new ways of getting news out there. Our generation is so used to the internet there isn’t much of a problem with this. The chapter just basically goes into more depth on how to use these new media outlets correctly. They are:

1. The Internet

2. Using Webcasts

3. Using Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace)

4. Blogs

They close the chapter with how the role of traditional media (newspapers, magazines, etc.) are still commonly used and should not be ignored even with all the new computer and internet outlets.


PR Writing Reading Notes Chapter 11

Filed under: Reading Notes PR Writing — melmomorris @ 9:27 PM

Chapter 11 in our text is all about getting along with journalists. This is very important in public relations so that they will want to work with you and publish your stories.

The most important part of this chapter to me was what journalists complain the most about to not let those happen in my future writing. These 5 things are as follows:

1. Lack of familiarity with editorial requirements and format.

2. Poorly written materials

3. Too many unsolicited emails and phone calls.

4. Lack of knowledge about their product or service.

5. Repeated calls and follow ups.


PR Writing Reading Notes Chapter 10

Filed under: Reading Notes PR Writing — melmomorris @ 9:20 PM

Chapter 10 in our book covers distributing news to the media. Some key points are as follows:
1. Essential tools for compiling media lists are media directories.

2. It is important to update your media lists constantly as journalists commonly change jobs rapidly.

3. Tip Sheets are a great way to let publicists know what kind of material is needed.

4. Email is becoming a very popular way to communicate, but first you should establish a relationship before just strictly emailing.

5. Snail mail is still used to distribute materials, but now more commonly in CD ROM form.