Today our series features Pat Pearson from Firstlight PR (http://www.firstlightpr.com/), GlobalCom PR Network partner in the UK, who gives us some insights into “Tops and Flops” in the British healthcare market.
Having graduated college less than a year ago and also being a social media enthusiast, I’ve been interested in the controversy social media has caused in many classrooms worldwide. While some modern teachers welcome social media with open arms, others are reluctant to accept it as a valuable communication tool. Instead of sharing my bias opinion about this topic, I’ve provided a list below of pros and cons representing both sides of the argument so you can decide for yourself: Read more
Monday, January 14, 2013 was quite the entertaining day for the ethically inclined. Not only did disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong confess his use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) to Oprah, but apparently Coca-Cola is now on the front lines of the war against obesity in America. These are two very different announcements, spurred by two different agendas, but both warrant a closer look from a public relations perspective.
Social media innovation is a common blog topic here at March PR, whether it be a controversial new Facebook policy, or a new, up and coming social media platform. In August I blogged about new technology that acts as a social network for your car, making drivers‘ lives not only easier, but safer.
Today I read a Mashable article about new technology that will make car travel even more seamless, thanks to everyone’s favorite gadget: their smart phone. By 2015, Hyundai Motor Company, with Broadcom Corporation, will develop a connected car system that will use embedded near-field communication (NFC) chips in smart phones to open car doors and start engines. And, when the phone is placed in the car’s center console it can stream the driver’s favorite music, set radio preferences and adjust mirror and seat settings…among other features.
With more than 200 social networking sites in existence today, it’s safe to say the social sphere is a crowded market. But, with most social network users only maintaining an average of three to five profiles, how can newcomers hope to make their mark on the industry?
Undoubtedly this was one of the questions co-founders and brothers Mike and Red Fabbri asked themselves as they started one of the newest social platforms, prollie.