Monday, February 07, 2011

Christina Aguilera performs the National Anthem before Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday. When she was supposed to sing the line 'O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,' she instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)

From a public relations point of view, do you think that Christina Aguilera handled the "mess up" of the National Anthem. Why or why not?
Best Super Bowl Commercials 2011?
You Decide!
CBS Poll on This Year's Super Bowl Commercia

YouTube has compiled a big list of all the entries, but here are CBS's top five picks. Check them out and vote for your favorite - CBS Top 5 Super Bowl Commericals.
Darth Vader makes a cameo in Super Bowl 2011
commercial for Volkswagen. (YouTube)

Do you agree with CBS's choice of the top 5? Why or Why not? Which ad do you think does the best in terms of "educating consumers" on the company's product or service?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Welcome to Nonprofit Public Relations! In today’s information world, organizations both large and small must have an active communication plan. The private sector has known this for years, using advertising and public relations campaigns to gain customers, improve their bottom lines and boost sales. However, in the nonprofit sector, where the bottom line is harder to measure, the need for good public relations is much harder.

Within this course, this blog will be used to examine public relations from both the private and nonprofit aspects through an analysis of the profession, the process, the publics and the tactics of public relations.