Exciting things are happening, everyone! This week I am finalizing my statement of purpose to send to Florida State University. My letter goes into detail about why I want to continue my education in the Integrated Marketing Communication program, and how my undergraduate work shows that I will be successful if accepted! In order to set myself apart from the other applicants, I worked with a wonderfully talented and dear friend (and the sweet Faith Kinman) and made this video to send to the admissions committee. The video is a visual representation of the content in my statement of purpose, and my intent was for it to be short, sweet, and full of Seminole spirit! 😉 If it is God’s will for me to study at FSU, it will happen, and if not-this has been a really fun journey anyways! 🙂 A big HUG and even bigger THANKS to everyone who has been so supportive and encouraging throughout this entire graduate school process: FSCJ’s phenomenal Rawlslyn Francis, my wonderful #ConComms cohort Jennifer Ray Miles, all the staff at Downtown Vision, Inc. and of course my sweet friends Holly, Lorin, Cristina, Kathryn, and Susan at the Florida Theatre.
Some (not so) Short & Sweet Highlights Continue reading
“This year, over 1,000 artists, performers, and entertainers used our stage to tell their story. This year, we were able to use your support to continue to tell ours.” This year, the opportunity to intern at the Florida Theatre in the heart of downtown Jacksonville has been an incredible chapter in my story.
(This is a sample press kit for a hypothetical public relations case including Press Release, Social Media Plan, FAQ/Fact Sheet, and Blog Post.)
The following link is a Prezi presentation of a hypothetical Public Relations Campaign for Jacksonville’s crowdfunding festival ‘One Spark’:
Three of the sweetest and most underappreciated things in life are: Receiving a card in the mail. (I mean a REAL handwritten birthday or Christmas card! How awesome is that?!) BREAKFAST (What an honor to be THE most important meal … Continue reading
Was the 2013 film ‘Blackfish’ an investigative documentary or inaccurate and dishonest?
In July 2010, the fitness/travel/outdoor adventure magazine Outside published an in-depth research article written by Tim Zimmerman regarding the events surrounding the sudden death of SeaWorld Trainer Dawn Brancheau. The article, entitled ‘The Killer in the Pool’, discussed how and possibly why Brancheau was aggressively attacked and killed by the whale Tilikum in late February of 2010 (Zimmerman, 2010). The 8,000+ word exposition sparked a fiery passion within one independent filmmaker and has led to a complete public relations inferno for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.