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Comment 1-MCCORMICK 252- Alyssa McCormick,

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I am writing this comment about two things, your post and your blog. I will start with the blog. At first I really liked the simplicity, and the balloons where even cute, but the balloons over lapped the text at times. Other than the balloons, the text seemed to be floating in a sea of grey and the large gaps between paragraphs didn’t seem to help the floating either. Other than the blog, your post seemed relevant, however when you are referencing APA style, I wonder if you meant to say AP, as in Associated Press.
I agree that AP style can be trying at times, but I hope that it gets easier for you and that this class may help to contribute to that. When in doubt about any word, I just look it up in my AP style guide. Even if not in doubt sometimes I look things up.
Comment 2– Brian Crawford
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I have witnessed a lot of this sentiment over the last couple of years.  People say, “I’m cleaning up my facebook,” as a post every body thats about to be deleted can see and then Facebook world goes on.  Nobody notices anything different and this sentiment is lost in the menutiae of what people think is important enough to post on Facebook.  So just do it if you are, but my advice is don’t announce it.  Those who do care are likely the ones you are keeping and those who don’t, well, saying you are going to delete them is likely the last contact you’ll ever have with them (forgotten, but on a negative note).  That said, being a little older and for the fact that I only accept friend request with those that I am intrested in, I have realized that social media is great way to keep connected even if you may not see much of these people, or just don’t have the time to be friends with everyone.  In the future maybe you won’t have to do a clean up because you haven’t made fb friends with those that you have no intrest in.  And if you ever did have intrest in them, maybe think about why you did before you delete them.
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Comment 3– Emily Ellis-Emily Ann

powell609February 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm#

For me, reading posts like yours are like watching Suze Orman.  You want to learn more about getting your finances together or in this case how to do a better interview, but then you just start thinking about the fact that you have no money or the fact that you are new at going on interviews and that you may likely have done or will do some of your don’ts.  For example, I am fidgity enough that I have to almost sit on my fingure tips some times, and have had to do that in an interview before.  That said, it is good to be reminded of what the person hiring you is thinking and you’re right, most wouldn’t want to hire somebody that fidgits. Watching shows like Suze Orman or reading blog posts like this one are good for looking to the future, even if they do cause a little anxiety over what your not doing or have already done.
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Comment 4– caitscaf, Caitlyn Scafaria

Twitter: Before and After

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As a person who doesn’t have a sweet spot for Twitter I have to say, I won’t be suprised when twitter goes the way of myspace or maybe even Facebook.  I know, this sounds like the words of a history major, but at last I am a strategic communications major, probably just like you.  However, a big difference between me and you and most communications people for that matter is that I don’t believe hyper connectivity is necessary.  Personally, if thats what would land me a job, I am positive that I wouldn’t want that job.  That said, I have no problem with people wanting to partake in a fad, but I just don’t want any body to get caught up in it being the end-all-be-all, because Twitter is not that.  There will be something new and exciting and we will all think that it is necessary to exploit it to the furthest extent, and then, as is the nature of fads, it will become passe. Harrumphs aside, I understand the benifits of Twitter and social media, I just think that the current state of social media is a plateau.  Although my claims could be considered unsubstantiated, it’s just a hunch that there will be something better that helps cut through the menutiae of unecesary user content that seems to be intrinsic with Twitter.

Comment 5- Paige Florie


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Although I have never used instagram to look up anything other than pictures my friends have posted, I belive that you are correct when saying that Steve Madden is on to something here.  Althoug I cannot embed a link about this post I found about fives ways to use instagram for marketing, I will list it any how: In this post it describes not only those five reasons, but it also talks about why using Instagram is a good idea for marketers. All though I have been reluctant to get into social media (including blogging) for promotion or self promotion, I have really begun to see its benifits, especially since our generation (as collge students) have a leg up on those who didn’t have to learn about the benifits of social media and marketing.  That said, I have been reluctant to do so myself, but am quickly realizing that my increasing knowledge about social media is going to be something that will help me in the job market. Good post.

Comment 6– Emily Ann PR

One Response to “Got Ad Recognition?”

powell609April 3, 2013 at 6:38 am #

While your article brings up some good points about central and peripheral processing I believe that both the “just do it” and “got milk” adds rely strongly on the peripheral. Both use celebrity endorsements and catchy phrases and both are very successful, although neither give much reason as to why they are so good. As far as milk is concerned, it is still very popular and the “got milk” add is supported by more central processing adds that explain how milk is so healthy and necessary (which like Nike and the bad press it gets for, lets say, how it produces its clothing, milk has bad press concerning the validity of the claims that it is so healthy). All I am saying is that I don’t see much difference between these adds. However, anything is up for interpretation and I respect that you have a different view from mine.

Comment 7– Harvey3332013

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April 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Although this post obviously is in support of gay rights, it would be hard to tell how sincere this post is based off of the use of the term “the whole homo thing.” Now I wouldn’t say that I am particularly sensitive to phrases such as this, but I will say that many would be and would maybe even stop reading your post at this point (and leave your blog with a bad taste at that).
Along with delicate issues should come considerate wording.
You are right that Kobe Bryant may be a hypocrite (and to go further, may not even care about gay rights and just felt the need to cover up the sullied tracks of his use of anti-gay slurs when scolding a ref) and that any support is good. I will say that when athletes support things such as human rights, a whole other demographic is reached that may not be influenced any other way. To that point I hope that athletes continue making stands like these.

Comment 8- Michelle Nath (Thoughts of a Twenty-Something)

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April 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm


I have to say, I really like this post and your blog space. I just finished writing a post about my experience with tweeting for class and it was not nearly as informative as this one.
Although it seems like you are a much more enthusiastic Twitter user than myself, you make a good case for why and how to use Twitter.
I didn’t quite follow these guidelines for how I did the live tweet, but had I read these first I may have used them. Even if I didn’t, this post would have put me a little more at ease with the process.
I really like how you prompted commenting with the question at the end, I think I might have to try that out for myself. It definitely made it easier to comment here, and it made me want to do so at that.


Blog comment 9-Hope Blunk (Hope and Communication)

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powell609April 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

I would agree in the sense that brochures are less needed than they used to be, but I would disagree that the are no longer important. As important information can be buried in the internet sometimes picking up a brochure is better than digging through the web. On any one of the vacations I have been on I have picked up a brochure or two to help guide me to hotspot dinning, locations, and entertainment. Additionally, brochures give a professional and polished tone to communications provided by an organization that might require it. Lastly, for those who use coupons, brochures sometimes provide them when you don’t have access to a printer.

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Comment 10- Majorie Iwler

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April 10, 2013 at 9:10 pm I find this post interesting because I was just reading a portion of the Sunday newspaper that talked about how etiquette posts and YouTube videos are becoming increasingly popular. As I was looking for a blog prompt in reading the paper, this article brought up some good points I considered blogging about. In the article it talked about the hand shake from the elbow not the rist and how to be polite in different situations, but I really like your tie-in to what we were taught when we are younger – great way to bring intrest to the yp demographic. It also brought up that nice posts are now trending where as snark is less popular and that this is apart of the reason etiquette posts and “do’s and don’ts” posts ect are becomming more popular. Very nice, nice post.


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