McDonalds Negative Reputation

McDonald’s—the fast food establishment you never stop hearing about. Everything from the big yellow arches to the enchanting Ronald McDonald making children go crazy to get their kids meals, all are some of the most prominent symbols around the globe. Recently, however, McDonald’s turns to Grant Imahara, former co-host of “Mythbuster’s”, to raise their reputation and eliminate the negative connotation.

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The New iPads Have Finally Arrived

Apple lovers rejoice! This week Apple’s chief executive Timothy D. Cook unveiled the tech powerhouse’s new generation of iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.  With inventive features and fast performance speeds, the new iPads really have outdone themselves.  But, are the updates enough to resonate with consumers?  Continue reading

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Social Media Generation: How We Can’t Escape

Cutting ties is no longer as easy as it used to be—but truthfully, we don’t really want it to be. As part of the social media generation who thrives off of the buzz online, we all crave knowing the latest news, gossip and trends before the next person. We have endless amounts of information filtering through our daily feeds and we can’t help but look. Well, stalk, more like. Continue reading

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Should We Be Afraid of Ebola?

This past week it seems that Ebola is on everyone’s mind. It is on the news, Internet and what everyone’s talking about. But is it as big of a problem the media is making it out to be? Should we be afraid of Ebola?

The related fear of Ebola has risen this week for many reasons; an infected patient died in a Dallas hospital, two more have become infected this week, a clear plan of how to prevent and cure the disease hasn’t been known and many are comparing Ebola as the next AIDS.

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But, our fear of Ebola has become worse than the actual problem.

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Professional Clowns are Upset with American Horror Story’s Scary Clown

IMG_1899Clowns of America International —a gathering place for serious minded amateurs, semiprofessionals, and professionals clowns— disapprove of American Horror Story: Freak Show’s character: Twisty. Twisty is the scariest character in the TV-series so far. He’s a scary clown that murders couples and then locks up the victims in a school bus. Is it the media’s fault that numerous people have a negative perspective of clowns? Continue reading

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Ebola Patient Mistreated in Texas Hospital

Ebola- the torturous, incurable virus disease that has recently landed in the United States. The Texas Health Presbyterian is apologizing for apparently mishandling the first Ebola patient and the first to die in the US, Thomas Eric Duncan.

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114-year-old Lies About Age to Join Facebook

Anna Stoehr of Minnesota is not the first person to lie about her age. In fact, people lie about the year they were born all the time. However, 114-year-old Stoehr’s reasoning was much more innocent: she simply wanted to create a Facebook account.

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Multidisciplinary Nature of Social Media

There are so many different ways that social media can be perceived, viewed and used and one means of examining how different disciplines impact the way that social media evolves is considering companies that have created extraordinary experiences and services with their unique and ingenious uses for social media. Changing technology and consumer habits alter the ways that companies use social media but this is also impacted by the type of industry or services offered by a particular entity.

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Share the Love on October 13: Uber + Virgin America

Your experience of a lifetime is just around the corner, no bags necessary. All you need is a boarding pass to hop on. Virgin America and Uber plus HotelTonight teamed up and co-branded a “Share the Love” digital promotion and party, to kick off the airline’s Dallas Love Field launch in style.   Continue reading

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Marketers Making Your Selfies Famous

_abc6765_1Be on the look out because your selfie might be an actual ad. Marketers are keeping an eye on people’s selfies for the use of advertisement with help from most used selfie social media networks: Instagram and Pinterest.  Continue reading

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PRSSA 2014 National Conference

Student leaders and public relations professionals unite at the PRSSA 2014 National Conference in Washington D.C. this weekend. A letter from the Conference Committee states, “We encourage you to join us for five days of professional networking and development that is sure to lead to new insights and opportunities in the field of public relations. Continue reading

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Sexting Among Teens is the “New Normal”

Studies show that sexting among teens is the new normal. One half of teenagers admit to sexting and of the one half, one third admit to sending sexually explicit images.

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Terminally ill Woman Fights for End-Of-Life Rights

29-year-old Brittany Maynard’s days are numbered. In fact, she knows the exact number: 21 days. After being diagnosed with a severely progressive brain tumor, Maynard has decided to end her own life on November 1.

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LGBT Community Against Facebook Policy

Recently, Facebook has required all members to display their “real name” on their personal profiles. This has caused a ruckus within the LGBT community, especially those that were put on suspension or even kicked off of the site for disobeying the new policy.

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The Exclusive Dating App for the Rich

Luxy is a new Android and iPhone app that takes a spin off of Tinder, but this gem of an app is exclusively for rich people.

If you are struggling to find the person of your dreams, have LOTS of money, and want to meet other singles in a similar situation, it may be time to download ‘Luxy’.

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Crisis Mangement with the Ebola Case in Dallas, TX

It’s no secret that the anxiety of the United States has risen lately with the confirmation of the first Ebola case in Dallas, TX,  on Sunday the 28th of September.  Even though we live in a first world country, clearly mistakes have been made in the handling of the situation at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. Of course we are human and these things happen, but it takes a group of public relations professionals to clean up the mess.  So, what measures have been taken to calm the people of not only Dallas but the United States as a whole? Continue reading

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“Let’s Uber.”

Whether one is traveling to an unknown part of a city, on a business trip, taking a ride to the airport, or getting a sober ride home, Uber is the newest, safest, and most reliable source on the transportation market. “Let’s Uber” has become a common phrase for consumers, but the company is facing one group of individuals who are unhappy about Uber’s success. Uber Logo

 

 

 

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State Fair of Texas: Big Tex Choice Awards 2014

If you’re thinking it’s time for a diet, think again. For those who don’t already know, the State Fair of Texas is in town. You’ll be begging to taste test this year’s new line up of fried foods. Set aside the juice-cleanse and get ready to binge because you can’t call yourself a true Texan like Big Tex if you don’t let yourself indulge.

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Personal Device to Fend Off Sharks

David and Nathan Garrison, a father-son duo from South Carolina, have invented a new personal device to fend off sharks. Them along with a team of scientists have collaborated to invent “Sharkbanz,” a wristband swimmers can wear to fend off sharks.

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Music Festivals: A Booming Business

Berlin Festival 2012The Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014 started today. As most people already know ACL has grown the past years expanding to two weekends of music in the city of Austin, Texas. The first weekend started today with talented artists such as Sam Smith and Outkast in the lineup. It’s been a sold out music festival since both one-day and three-day wristbands went on sale for both weekends. It will definitely be the talk of the weekend for Texans, but when did music festivals get this popular?

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