Favorite youtube post

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM

I play football here at georgia southern, so i love to compete. I always love hearing inspirational stories about competition. This video shows the true courage of a man and love for his son. I promise after watching this you will be moved.

About SMNR’s

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Throughout this summer semester we have learned a lot about what PR practitioner does. This job entitles many things. One of the most important jobs they perform is making social media news releases. These news releases are one of many that can be done. They are viewed online so they have the ability to make very large impacts. They represent one of the jobs that a practitioner does and that is to get something promoted, advertised, or heard. According to our book Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques, a social media news release is a very basic element in any publicity plan. These can raise awareness and have a huge impact on decision making. SMNR’s let the public know when something new is happening or is coming out. It is short and straight to the point. Two websites I have found to be very helpful are http://www.briansolis.com and http://www.pitchengine.com. The first website offers advice on how to put together a social media news release while the other provides examples of top notch social media news releases. These websites are great because they give you a chance to write one and then judge it compared to ones that are written very well.
After reading about these releases, I have arrived at some advantages myself, and also will provide advantages from other sources. Social media news releases have a very big advantage when trying to pitch something to someone. That is they are very inexpensive. Once you have a website up and running it is not expensive to post social media news releases. Another advantage is that these releases are not long and entertain the reader for the whole release. In doing this, the reader does not get bored or tired of reading. According to Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques Vice President of Marketwire, Paolina Milana, said that, “Social media releases are generally formatted so information is easy to scan, utilizing bullets and lists of ready-made quotes instead of dense text.” Also, social media news releases take advantage of using images, hyperlinks, and providing websites so the reader can access them easily. This accessibility for readers makes the news release that much more effective and easy for them to retain the information they have read. These advantages are easy to master and vital in a PR practitioner’s life. The ability to do these things are key components to the success of their job or project.
While social media news releases are great, there are some disadvantages. The first is the same exact first advantage I stated earlier. Because the releases have to be short, you cannot be too wordy. The last thing you want to do is be too wordy and your readers get bored and not finish reading your release. Journalists, buyers, and prospects want to read these releases in a matter of seconds. This is a big disadvantage, but one that needs to be worked around. Another big disadvantage of social media news releases is that there is no confidentiality. The personal information that goes on a social media news release could be used to harm someone or a whole company.
PR practitioners should use social media news releases when they want to promote a big event. Another time they should use it is when they want to send it to a lot of websites. When they send it to websites the probability of having more readers is greater than selecting a few people to email it to. This is a great example of a social media news release http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chevrolet-volt-freedom-drive-to-celebrate-newest-launch-markets-97595984.html. Also, on this site Chevrolet has given tags you can click on to access more social media news releases. This makes it very reader friendly and easy to navigate.
After learning about social media news release I have some tips I would like to share.
– Be aggressive in your writing
– Write with conviction
– Use bullets to get main points to stand out
– Write short sentences
– Make sure to make it entertaining
– Use a social media news release as a marketing tool
– Send to the appropriate websites.
Learning about these releases has made me a more efficient writer. Being able to write good ones will set you apart from the pack of writers.

Last one folks

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This is my last blog and I enjoyed class very much. I liked how conversational the class was along with the discussions we had.

End of the semester by charlie edwards

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The end of the semester is approaching and I have big plans coming up. For starters, I am about to finish a paper that I have procrastinated for. Next I have a series of concerts I am going to including Jimmy Buffet, Dave Matthews, and the Hangout Music Festival. I am going to enjoy my summer thoroughly. By the way I also turn 21 get ready ATL!!

Charlie’s favorite movie

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I would have to say my favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption. Yes, it comes on TNT all the time but it never gets old to me. The ending leaves you speechless and the events that take place in the jail make me want to scream at the TV. It has a list of great actors in it and I watch it everytime it is on TV.

Charlie’s favorite music

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I love music, all kinds of music; but there is one that I love more than others and that is alternative music. For example bands like Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, etc. The reason I like these types of singers and bands is because the music is easy to listen to, easy to relax too, and easy to listen to by the pool or beach. There is nothing better than an ice cold beverage and good music by the beach on a sunny day.

Reality Shows by Charlie Edwards

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My favorite reality TV show is Everybody Loves Raymond. The show is full of nonstop laughter and awkward moments by the shows writer Ray Ramano. My overall opinion of reality TV shows is this; alot are funny but also alot try to hard and are therefore corny and not “real”.

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