International Travel for the Inexperienced Traveler

In less than a month I will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador for a study abroad trip and I could not be more excited! Considering I’ve only been on a plane twice in my life and have only had one real experience abroad, preparing for this trip has been a pain in my backside. So here’s the basics of what I’ve learned so far in my how-to on preparing for traveling abroad: Get a passport (if you already have a passport check the expiration date): I know you’re sitting there thinking, “Thanks Captain Obvious! I’m going out of the country … Continue reading International Travel for the Inexperienced Traveler

Brands That Are Taking Over Twitter

Social media has become a big part of our everyday life. It is how we communicate with one another, receive the news and express ourselves. It only makes sense for brands to keep up the pace and become a part of it, too- the ones that don’t are getting left in the dust. All of my favorite clothing brands started tweeting late in the evening on Thanksgiving. They were letting all of their followers know about their upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. After seeing these tweets, I didn’t even check the sales on the brands’ websites that don’t … Continue reading Brands That Are Taking Over Twitter

Making an ImPRession in Australia

I’ve spent most of the past four years in a small but passionate community known as Athens, Ohio. However, this past fall I spent two and half months away from my beloved home. Very, very far away. I interned at a small boutique public relations agency called Dani Lombard Public Relations in Sydney, Australia. Each and every day I learned something new about public relations. Each and every day I learned something new about the beautiful, yet sometimes complicated world we live in. Each and every day I learned how valuable my experiences have been at Ohio University and within … Continue reading Making an ImPRession in Australia

What’s Better – Vine vs. Instagram?

One of the big questions in the social media world since Instagram video came out is, which better; Vine or Instagram? The answer to this question lies within the personal preference of the user. There are pros and cons to each platform and each of these pros and cons lead to the ultimate decision that the user will make. If this is a question that still bounces around in your mind, here’s a list of pros and cons to ease your mind a bit: Why Vine Rocks: A six second time limit forces a Vine user to think outside the … Continue reading What’s Better – Vine vs. Instagram?

Twitter Lessons from the A-List

As technology is evolving, so are the ethics of journalism. Part of the changing technology is the emerging presence and influence of social media. In 140 characters you can enhance or inhibit your professional career – so no pressure. By having a presence on Twitter you are not only conveying your thoughts, ideas and work, but you’re building a brand that may be an employer’s first impression of you. And what better way to learn what to do, and not do, on Twitter than look at the people who arguably have the most influence on the Twitter community? Here’s some … Continue reading Twitter Lessons from the A-List