Did you get your Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks? Yea, me neither. I did, however, spend a weekend looking at the frothy beverage in all of it’s glory on my various social media feeds from friends you made the magical journey to partake in the multi-colored sugar rush. Where on earth did Starbucks come up with… Continue reading Starbucks Marketing Is Unicorn Magic
The Story A man walking home from Easter dinner, gunned down at random on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. As if that isn’t heart-wrenching enough, it was broadcast live for the world to see on a medium that kids, grandmothers and everyone in between uses… Facebook. In the live streamed video, which authorities authenticated, Steven Stephens… Continue reading Facebook’s Deadly Problem
I love technology, so it should come as no surprise that I follow Mashable. Its name says it all, if you look at the site, you can see it is a mashing of the latest in tech news. Tech isn’t the only think Mashable covers. In fact, if you look at their menu,… Continue reading My Favorite Blog: Mashable
Here I sit in my hubby’s truck writing this post. I am constantly amazed at how much digital communications is ingrained in our lives. From blogging on the go to banking, GPS, Siri, online graduate school, smartphones, tablets, ebooks, tracking implants for animals… you get my point. It’s everywhere. I personally love it. I wonder,… Continue reading Deep Thoughts About Digital Communications & Technology
As someone who has worked in Public Relations, I am glad I am doing it in the digital age. It’s so incredibly easy to connect and influence your audience. The same goes for advertising. It’s so easy to spread the word about whatever it is you are selling. If I want to get the message… Continue reading The Digital World, A Dream Come True for PR and Advertising.
I’ve been a journalist for more than 12 years. From the time I started to the time I left in May 2015, things changed… a lot. I think journalism lost itself along the way. It tried to adapt too fast, speed began to equal better and facts slipped through the cracks. Clicks became more and… Continue reading Breaking News: Journalism Needs A Wake Up Call
Big data. I admit, when this topic came up in class, all I could think was… BORING! I mean no disrespect, but this is just a topic that really doesn’t interest me. Unfortunately, I am not the Professor, so I had no choice but to suffer through the week long lessons. It turns out, big… Continue reading Give Big Data A Chance