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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Thinking About Joining PRSA?

Well now is the time. Any NEW member joining Minnesota PRSA at the Full Member Rate ($225 + $65 Initiation Fee) during May 2003 can join one local chapter at NO CHARGE for a period of one year.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, while it is not yet a nationally recognized holiday the images of that tragic time in history will be with us forever.

Monday, April 28, 2003

Public Relations and Technology in the Twin Cities?

Looking for a pr firm in the Minneapolis area that caters to technology? Well maybe you should check out Misukanis & Odden Public Relations. I don't know anything about them, but I always like to feature independent firms.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Baby Names, Britney Spears, Weather?

What do baby names, Britney Spears, and weather possibly have in common? Well believe it or not they are all part of the 100 top searches on the web.

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Thursday, April 24, 2003

Don't Miss the Women's Symposium Tomorrow and Saturday

The Association for Women in Communications is hosting a Women's Symposium tomorrow and Saturday (April 25-26). Find out details here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

The End of the Rainbow

I don't usually like to cover bad news, but I couldn't resist with a title like that. The Star Tribune is reporting Rainbow Foods is expected to sell for $160 million or less.
Meet the Good Bacteria

Talk about some serious public relations spin! I just sat down to have a cup of yogurt for lunch and happened to glance at the ingredients on the back of the container and I noticed a phrase I had never seen before..."Contains Live and Active Yogurt Cultures." Just a bit of advise if you like yogurt and have weak stomach don't click here, but if you enjoy learning it might be worth your time. Despite having an unusual make up Yogurt is still an excellent food to add to your diet.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Golfing on my mind!

It is hard to focus on the job when it is so nice outside! All I can think about is golfing. Hmm...I wonder where the best places to golf in Minnesota are? If you are looking to improve your game check out this site all about golf. And find out more about "The Greatest Game Ever Played."

Monday, April 21, 2003

Beans, Beans the Musical Fruit

In addition to the digestive system benefits of beans, they can also make you money, at least if you're Gabriel deGrood advertising agency. Gabriel deGrood Bendt has won the Northarvest Bean Growers Association account according to Friday's Business Journal.

Friday, April 18, 2003

Its Friday, Hit the Bar

That's right and regardless of whether you occasionally enjoy a beer or never touch the stuff, today is a great day to hit the bar---that is cornerbarpr.com. If you haven't been there you need to go.

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Travel/SARS/PR

20-years ago it would have been hard enough working in public relations for an airline, considering everything that could go wrong with an airplane. But today the airlines are fighting for government aid to combat terrorism, the SARS epidemic and threatening layoffs! Let's find out how SARS has impacted Asian travel. Here is some more evidence of the ailing airline industry.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Wildlife Volunteer Opportunity

One of the best ways to advance your PR career is through volunteer opportunities, so here is one for you to check out. A wolf/wilderness organization is currently seeking a PR volunteer to assist 4 to 6 hours per month with announcing its new location at a larger facility.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Amusing PR

Man, you know what would be fun? Skipping out of work and going to Valleyfair! Hmm...I wonder what it would be like if I did PR for Valleyfair? You can bet it would be amusing.

Monday, April 14, 2003

Non-Profit PR Jobs

Looking for a job in pr? Looking for a non-profit position? Check out the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits web site for some powerful leads!

Friday, April 11, 2003

Padilla Spear Beardsley Promotions

Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc., a Twin Cities-based public relations counseling firm, announced today that it has promoted Kelly Groehler, APR, and Heidi Wight, APR. Groehler was named account supervisor in the manufacturing and employee communications practices and Wight is now account supervisor in the manufacturing and technology practices.
Minnesota's Fast Horse Inc. Selected as a Finalist for
2003 PRSA Silver Anvil Award


Minneapolis-based Fast Horse Inc. is a finalist for the 2003 PRSA Silver Anvil, considered the highest national award for excellence in the public relations industry. The 18-month-old consumer public relations firm is a finalist, along with its client, TOLD Development Company, for the branding and marketing of Excelsior & Grand, a new $120 million housing and retail development in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. The entry is one of only two finalists in the Marketing Consumer Products category. Award winners will be announced in New York City on June 5, 2003.
PR Being Used to End the War

The New York Times reported today President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain are using a media blits to convince Iraqi people to surrender.

Thursday, April 10, 2003

HEY! Do You Have Your Taxes Done?

If not, what are you doing wasting your time here? You have got more important things to do! If, despite your new years resolution to finish taxes by the end of February, you have managed to wait until the absolute last second again, here are some tips straight from the horses mouth on how to get them done right. Or if you are already done with your taxes and you want to rant you can do so at CornerBarPR.com.
The Principal Idea

In a wonderful public relations affair, Minnesota politicians will serve as "principals for a day" in 38 Minneapolis public schools today. The list of temporary principals includes Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Cargill Inc. CEO Warren Staley, Wells Fargo Bank regional president Marilyn Dahl, Plato Learning Inc. CEO John Murray and Minnesota education commissioner Cheri Pierson Yecke.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Public Relations and Ethics

Sound like an oxymoron? It shouldn't. The public relations industry as a whole has done a pretty good job of maintaining some level of integrity and ethical standards. Consider the Public Relations Society of America's -- Code of Ethics. While it is not followed by everyone who is in the profession, certainly PRSA members strive to up hold the code. But what if you want to practice ethical pr and your manager doesn't?

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Generating the BUZZ

Last chance, tomorrow is the PRSA / Ad Fed joint monthly meeting. Register now!

Monday, April 07, 2003

Colle+McVoy lands Novartis Account

The Business Journal reported Friday that Colle+McVoy landed Novartis' division account.

Friday, April 04, 2003

Righting the write way!

With so many words in the English language maybe it shouldn't suprise me how often I screw them up, but it does! Can't anyone help me? Actually, Stephen Wilbers web site and his effective writing exam offer some steps in the write...oops I mean right direction.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

#1 Ethically Speaking

General Mills Inc. is ranked in first place, according to The Business Journal, in the latest list of the 100 best corporate citizens in the country.
Fashion and PR

Yeah, this is one areas of PR I am in no danger of getting into, but for those of you with a little more fashion sense here are some tips from WorkInPR.com and famous fashion/pr expert Kelly Cutrone the owner of The People's Revolution.

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

What do you think?

What do you think of this site? Please let me know so I can improve it and meet your needs.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

April Fools and Public Relations

Here is something to brighten up your day...unless you have fallen victim to one of these public-relations April Fools pranks.
April Fools and Public Relations

While it is not the recommended way to get your company in the news, public relations has often been the tool to administer April Fools jokes. Read some of the greatest PR jokes ever played.