Our Country Cries..

american-839775_960_720There is too much killing going on today in our country.  It seems that each time I turn on the television someone is dying.  Where is the love and peace? On last month is was mass killing at a night club in Orlando. To hear the stories of American people having to step over their love ones or to hold them as they died in their arm..makes our country cry. Mostly recently two African American men was shot by policemen in two different states the next day different cities begun to protest in which 5 innocent officers was shoot and killed by a single man…our country cries.  The United States of America is suppose to be the land of the free.  We are the most diverse country on this planet. We have to love each other, respect each, and support each other. United We Stand, Divided We Fall!.

Check out this article: http://cnn.it/29rqkil

Give Me Back My Crown..

The beautiful and multi-talented Vanessa Williams was stripped of her title of “Miss America” 29 years ago because nude photos of her were published in “Penthouse Magazine.” Miss New York was the title she whore during the pageant when she won in 1983. When Vanessa worked as an assistant and makeup artist for a New York photographer. According to People Magazine, Vanessa posed nude with another woman in what was viewed as very provocative positions. The magazine also reports that she posed nude for a photographer named Gregg Whitman. Even though Vanessa reportedly did not feel as comfortable with the photos and after several attempts, she convinced the photographer to hand over the negatives.  Well, at least she thought.  But the photographer did not and leaked the photos and the consequences for that lead to William being stripped of her title.download (4)

Vanessa Williams returned to the Miss America stage Sunday night (Sept 13, 2015), three decades after she became the first black woman to win the crown but resigned following a nude photo scandal.

Now, after all these years, the Miss America CEO apologized to Williams on stage Sunday at the Miss America 2016 pageant for the way the scandal was handled.

The publics that need to be address I felt was the black community, not only women.  Vanessa made history for the black community and when she was stripped of her title the black community felt that the part of their history was taken away or was robbed. 

Also, another public would be any woman that has or would like to participate in Miss America pageant.

If I was the PR for Miss America Committee I would have allowed the CEO to apology to Vanessa on the air, allow Vanessa to put her crown back on and take a final walk

Check out this article: http://n.pr/1Qfc88F

WALK IN MY SHOES

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“Walk In My Shoes” is a program that Comcast in Houston, Texas has for there employers.  When I knew I had to take courses at the main campus of PVAMU to graduate in the summer, I had to quiet my full time job and work part time.  That is when I got  a job at Comcast Retail Store.  I always knew that working at the retail store wasn’t going to be my final destination at Comcast.  Comcast is the country leading internet and cable provider. One day when I came into work it was an email to all employees in the Houston region informing us that we had a program called “Walk In My Shoes”.  It’s a  two month internship in any department you were in interested in.  You had to fill out an application, write a one page paper on which departments you would like to shadow and why.  It was 260 applicants and they only chose 8.  I was one of the 8 that was chosen.  I was able to shadow External and Internal Affairs. I had to direct a photo shoot for our internal employees, work on the company website, and plan the quarterly rally meeting.  When I work with the External Affairs I had to interview local non-profit organizations.  After completing the program I was offered a job as the Communication Liaison for Comcast Business! I am so thankful for the program.

Check out Comcast site:  http://xfin.tv/29INtix

I BLEED PURPLE AND GOLD..

When I was in elementary school, I knew that I wanted to attend Prairie View A & M University. I enjoyed the football team and band each time the school played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.  I started my journey at Prairie View A & M University the summer in 2014.  I must say that I have really enjoyed my journey at Prairie View A & M.  I have learned so much from each of my professor.  I learned my craft in communications.  Building everlasting friendship with my peers is something that will forever be with me. When completing my degree at Prairie View A & M University this summer I will attend Louisiana State University were I will begin my new journey as a Tiger.  My goal is to complete my MBA there and graduate December 2017.  I am excited about continuing the school colors of purple and gold. I will always be a panther but now I have gained another friend that would be tiger.

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Check out PVAMU fight song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lsTTDeAsJM

Social Media

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With any news, hot topics, and social media, timing is everything. Which is why you spend and use your time wisely. You know your schedule and day to day activities, so if it works for you to schedule them in advance then do so. But you need to elicit messages on a daily basis in order to keep your consumer involved and aware of what you are doing. Even if its just for a short period of time it must take place. It is best to optimize your efforts by the time of day when most people are on social media. For instance weekends versus during the week. Also, you want to make sure you have plenty of images to go along with your messages. In today’s society has become very visual. Why? Because a picture is worth a thousand words and they can tell an entire story.

Check out this article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sage/2014/03/31/three-easy-tips-for-effective-social-media-marketing/#2c8da6456868

Entrepreneurship

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With entrepreneurship comes patience. Nothing happens overnight, everything great is built over time. As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in one day and neither is a successful business. Creating a business plan alone done right may take a week to a year. With executing that plan takes a lot of sacrifice, long and lonely nights, and hard work. Make sure you have a clear vision for your business and what that looks like in the next 2,3 and 10 years. It is goof to always know where you are going in order to stay on track. Connect with your audience in more ways than one, this will increase your visibility. Always go above and beyond to meet their expectation with your product or service. Always go back to the drawing board and re figure things out when what you see does not look like what you envisioned. Never be discouraged while on your entrepreneurship journey. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day but it is beautiful.

 

Check out link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericwagner/2015/02/04/entrepreneurship-101-your-blueprint-for-a-successful-startup/#7a92519a5ba6

 

 

 

Know the difference

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Oftentimes, advertising and PR gets confused. According to the article, one is what you pay for and the other is what is earned. How so? Don’t you pay for both? Well, in some instances, yes, however with Public Relations you send media for a journalist or publisher to verify on your behalf which affirms your credibility. On the other hand with advertising, you just pay for an ad to be ran over a certain form of media and it’s that simple. It is said that PR is more effective than advertising. What somebody has to say about you or prints about weighs more than just a running commercial.Your brand is everything and what others have to say about your brand makes you just that much more reliable, trustworthy, and competent. Social media has broadened both of these services for everyone and has become much easier to gain decent exposure.

Check it out: http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwynne/2014/07/08/the-real-difference-between-pr-and-advertising-credibility/#3fcee0242270