What I’ve learned in social media & PR

Woo hoo! This is the last blog post of this semester, and I’m glad we get to discuss what we have learned in Groover’s class this semester. Well, I must say that I’ve been a social media junkie since the Myspace days. I was definitely a little Myspace freak, and I incorrectly used social media. However, being in this has taught me how to use social media to my benefit. I feel as if all public relation majors need to know how to use social media. My client for the past 14 weeks was McDonalds. I got to see how they use social media for their benefit as well as to better their sales on products. McDonalds easily beats out all the other fast-food chains on social media. I also am seeing just how well PR and social media go together. Before taking this class, I never knew that the two could be as closely related as they are.

I can’t think of anything that I would change about this class. The weekly reports we had to do each week really helped me out greatly with writing my final paper. Maybe we could follow more than one client. I know that I personally got annoyed reading the numerous posts about the freakin’ dollar menu every week. 

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Elmo Crisis!

First and foremost, I think it’s plain out gross and sick that any 50+ year old guy has accusations of molesting two younger guys. That’s just wrong on so many levels. As far as Elmo’s character being tainted by Clash’s actions, I don’t think it will hurt the puppet’s reputation. The first thing that has to be taken into consideration is the target audience of Sesame Street. Sesame Street’s target audience is made up of very young children. I know that I grew out of watching Sesame Street around age 7 or 8. I say all that to say this, young children don’t even watch the news! Also, Elmo is a puppet. Meaning children will still see the same puppet they have always seen since Sesame Street originated regardless of if Clash is present or not. All that has to be done is find another person with a very similar voice to the Elmo voice children have always heard. I would start a casting call and audition all aspiring new people to play Elmo. All I would need is just the right voice. I think that the PR team handled it well. I agree with putting him on leave while the company sorted things out. Those were some serious allegations for the company to digest, and Sesame Street needed time to sort things out. I don’t think having a press conference would be necessary. Once again, children are the target audience. I’m sure none of them are even aware of what’s even going on. The only way a press conference would be necessary is if the children’s learning is affected by the lost of Elmo. And as long as the writers of Elmo’s character keep writing substantial educational material, then Sesame Street will remain one of the top television shows for learning.

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I want to go to the movies!

Movies entertain us, they make us think, they make us cry, they even make us laugh. What movies are on your top 10 list? Why those films? What is it about them that makes them unforgettable? Was it the storyline that captivated you or a particular actor in the film? What movie(s) are you most looking forward to being released?

I am not in to watching movies; at all. The last time I went to the movies was last summer to see some Tyler Perry movie, and I don’t even remember the name of that movie. I don’t even know of 10 movies that I could name; that’s how pathetic I am. Here’s a try:

  1. Mean Girls-the best movie ever created. I’ve watched this movie at least 20 times, and I won’t ever get tired of watching it. Hilarious!
  2. Lion King-I still cry when I watch this movie. “If you ever come back, we’ll kill ya…kill ya…kill ya.”
  3. Bring it on-This movie is a disgrace to hardcore cheerleaders everywhere, but Gabrielle Union is my most favorite female actor.
  4. Armageddon-(sp. Check) I loved the suspense in this movie.
  5. Deliver us from Eva-this also is a movie I won’t ever get tired of, and Gabrielle Union rocks.
  6. Nutty Professor-As you can see, I love comedy because laughing is good for the spirit. “Hercules, Hercules, Hercules!”
  7. Major Payne-I love the plot in this movie, well, there really isn’t one. But I laugh hysterically whenever I see it.
  8. Think like a man-everyone should see this movie. It will keep you laughing, and it also has a good message to males and females.
  9. A time to kill-I almost forgot about this movie, but it has such a strong and effective message towards racism.
  10. Diary of a mad black woman-I always cry at the part when I see this movie also. It lifts my spirits up to see a crack addict give up crack to get her family back.

 

In order for me to look forward to a movie being released, I would first have to watch TV to know what’s about to be released, which I don’t. Therefore, I am not looking forward to seeing any movie because I don’t even know of any that are about to be released. And after that Colorado shooting, I’m officially straight on going to see a movie at the cinema.

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