Start your week right! Every Sunday I post my favorite links from around the web and share my goals for the upcoming week.
Why Public Relations Gets No Respect: As a PR professional, this CNN Money article by Greg Galant rings just a little bit too true. The article explores why PR is not taken seriously as a business function and why PR has the opportunity to take center stage. The fabulous Gini Dietrich, chief blogger at Spin Sucks wrote a post in response to this article with seven metrics PR should track to gain respect.
On Email Marketing:
The Science Behind Those Obama Campaign Emails: Email marketing is a relatively new aspect of PR/marketing to me since starting my job last December, so this Business Week article about Obama’s email campaign fascinates me. Totally interesting to see how different subject lines/layouts can compel people in different ways to either donate money or take some kind of action.
One Life Change I’m Making Because of My Email Detox: Alexis Grant, entrepreneur extraordinaire recently went on a complete email and social media detox and has decided to permanently delete her email from her smartphone. Oh, the horror! However, I so admire Alexis for this move.
Doing Everything I’m Not Supposed to Do In My 20’s: My good friend Sarah Stackhouse comments on a recent Thought Catalog article about things you shouldn’t be doing in your 20’s. Take a look at the article; I’m with Sarah in finding myself guilty of quite a few of the items on this list.
Hey World- Be My Friend!: Oh, how I can relate…my friend Niki Ianni writes about how challenging it is to make friends post-college, especially in a new city. If you live in DC, consider reaching out…she’s awesome!
Just For Fun:
25 Little-Known Facts About Boy Meets World: In case you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you may have heard that a little 90’s hit show called Boy Meets World is reviving itself with a sequel called Girl Meets World. This great Thought Catalog piece shares 25 little gems about the show that you may not have known before. I personally cannot wait for Girl Meets World. Life=made.
- A major event I’m planning for work is now two months away (AHHHH!). I want to spend a lot of time this week getting my ducks in a row so I’m not overly stressed during crunchtime.
- Christmas. Shopping. (Yup- said this last week). One major gift ordered, but still many more to go.
- PR the Jingle Bell 5K I’m running this weekend. As of right now, my fastest 5K time is 33:40, so I’d love to beat that time!
Have any links or goals you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments!