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Lady Gaga, The Editor

Image Credit: "Lady Gaga" by Clubnotes.

The famous pop star will be expanding her limits, once again, internationally. Lady Gaga will soon be traveling to London to be a guest-editor for a newspaper.  According to PRDaily, she will be going to Metro’s headquarters and will be helping with production. Gaga will be editing and writing a feature, along with commenting on other stories and creating her own sidebars.

I’m not sure where I stand on this. I’m not necessarily a Gaga fan nor am I a Gaga hater. In fact, I don’t have much interest in her at all. As far as letting her be a part of a newspaper production is interesting to say the least. I’m not too sure I would want her name on anything I produce or stand for, not for any particular reason except her wildness. Hopefully it all turns out well. London most likely won’t be shooing her away but will be welcoming her with open arms.

For more on this topic, visit the article from PRDaily, here.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in PR Connections

 

Smelling and Tasting the iPad

As an April Fool’s prank, a Fox news channel decided to play a joke on an anchor.  On the air, the male anchor discussed how the iPad can now give off smells and can actually be tasted.  The news channel actually put together an iPad video clip showing people literally licking and smelling their iPads.  I guess this type of technology isn’t too far fetched in this day in age. Here is the video of all of it taking place. It’s worth watching and made me crack-up laughing.

I’m not too sure if I would have attempted to lick my iPad on live television or not, but she sure did fall for it. On April Fool’s the number of pranks that involved iPads somehow were pretty high. If you know any and want to share, feel free!

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in PR Connections

 

Nickelodeon is bringing back the 90s

According to many sources, Nickelodeon is bringing back its most popular shows – shows from the 1990s. True or rumor? I’m not sure but from what I’ve heard it all starts this coming fall.  Like many from my generation, I was a child when the hit Nickelodeon shows were a hot spot on t.v. and loved them. Shows like Rugrats, Doug, Rocket Power, Kenan & Kel, and Hey Arnold were favorites to people who are now in their 20s. TV Guide and Buddy TV explain Nickelodeon’s transition a little more clearly. What do you think? Success or not? I think so!

Here’s an old episode of Hey Arnold just to remind you of what you’ve been missing..

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2011 in PR Connections

 

All about TweetDeck

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As I am new to Twitter, I’m still working on getting to know and use the basics. A friend said that TweetDeck was a great tool to really stay connected with different social media accounts.  Once I learned how to use it, it’s super helpful and pretty easy.  Just like anything else there’s always something new to be learned. PRdaily posted an article with 7 easy ways to master TweetDeck and I think it’s an article everyone in the social media world should take a look at. The article talks about all kinds of Twitter things from tweeting to shortening URLs. Check it out and see what you can learn.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2011 in PR Connections

 

Charlie Sheen now holding a world record #winning

 

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Some of you may, or  may not,  know that Charlie Sheen recently joined Twitter.  When I say recently, I mean not even 48 hours ago.  With all of the controversy that is surrounding Sheen and his television sitcom Two and a Half Men, he has been the talk of many. Sheen created a Twitter account March 1st and less than 24-hours later he had a little over 1 million followers. This is record-breaking. According to an article published earlier this morning from Mashable, Sheen has received a new record: “Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers” as a Guinness World Record.

Here’s the sticky part. With all that is going on about Sheen, I’m not too sure now would be the best time to be creating a Twitter.  As far as the 1.2 million followers, I’m not sure which of the reasons why they’re following him: because of their love for him or because of their interest and entertainment with his lifestyle and chaos that he is known for. As of yesterday, Sheen had his kids taken away and according to an article posted early this morning from the CBS Morning Show, he won’t be getting them back anytime soon. We can’t help his actions, but are we supporting him by following him on Twitter? Would you put yourself in the spotlight on purpose like creating a Twitter during the most hectic time of your life? I don’t think I would, but I’m not Charlie Sheen. On the PR side of things, if I were a part of Sheen’s management team I would do everything in my power to keep things quiet. Do you think Charlie Sheen having a Twitter right now is helping or hurting him and his reputation? In the mean time, #tigerblood  and #teamsheen will continue to dominate the Twitter world.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in PR Connections

 

Starbucks make-over coming soon

Change – its happens, but not everybody likes it.  This March (which is in a few days) Starbucks will be serving you a new-looking cup.  The Starbucks name will be removed off of the logo and will be solely the green mermaid.  A news article in January from the NYtimes shows the changes in the logo from the beginning and their predictions of the logo in the future.  Controversy over customers’ preference is rising.  If the consumers don’t like the change, they may not buy it.  We all know that even if the Starbucks name is not on the logo, everyone will still be able to recognize where the cup is from.  There’s no question about that. Howard Shultz, the chief executive of Starbucks states in the NYtimes article, “The world has changed and Starbucks has changed.”  The real question is … will everyone be on board with this change?  Is Starbucks too globally loved to ever suffer with business simply from a logo change? Probably not, but only time will tell.

Image Credit: "Nuevo logo de Starbucks" by La Ignorancia Mata


 
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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in PR Connections

 

Bieber hair for sale.

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If you don’t know who this is I would have to say you are way behind my friend. Justin Bieber has become so famous so quickly it’s almost unbelievable. Teens everywhere are dying to be around him or even see him.  Things are growing so fast in the celebrity world for him, but has it gone too far? As all of America knows, Justin has recently cut his hair and it’s making news.  Imagine every time you made a small change about yourself people were ecstatic and going crazy over the change. (By the way, I think the last time I had my hair cut no one really noticed. Which is really no big deal – I’m not the famous one.) According to an OK! article “Justin Bieber’s Hair for Ellen DeGeneres,” Bieber is allowing Ellen to sell his old hair shavings on Ebay to raise money for a non-profit organization.  You’re thinking how sweet of Ellen, right?  Yes, but how far is too far? As of Ellen’s tweet yesterday the hair was already being auctioned off for $10,000. Holy Cow! That price of $10,000 was only after the hair being up for an hour; imagine what the current price is right now. Is this ridiculous or right on target?

Watch this YouTube video from the Jimmy Kimmel show…

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in PR Connections