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now if i could just figure out how to break into the advertising world!

I spent long enough in hollywood to know everything is fake.

I hate to say it but this is an almost accurate portrayal of how public relations works in Hollywood. Hollywood and the entertainment industry is a different beast from corporate public relations or marketing altogether. In the entertainment industry, to be a successful public relations practitioner you need to get the job done, get publicity and do it anyway short of illegal…some of course to cross the line of ethical and illegal but in general you must how to create, maintain and recreate a fake world(image) that your celebrity client can be shown in the best light. Although, its fast paces and excited it is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Why is the PR department so…?


Thinking back on my experience and what I have learned in Public relations classes I feel there is such a large disconnect. On top of that why are those in PR (communication departments on a whole) so damnned defensive about their field and courses to study? I havent experienced this in any other field of education.
It seems that to get a PR degree, the PR department would work more with the business department than journalism.

Reality Check

I watched E!’s new reality show “pretty wild” in which 3 girls under the age of 21 are showcased living a “hollywood” life style. The mother,Andrea Arlington, is a former playboy model and wild child now turned self help something or other who has no control over her 3 wild daughters Gabrielle Neiers,15, Alexis Neiers,18, and Tess Taylor, 19. The daughters all say they are aspiring models but they constantly find themselves caught like salivating vampires in flash of the papratzi flashes. Each morning, sometimes only a few hours after getting in, if they have come home at all, we see the mother, Andrea feeding them Adderalll which is a medicine perscribed for ADHD, but has become a trend in hollywood because one of the side effects is weight loss (there has been a rising trend among undergrad, grad, law and med schools for students to consume Adderall because of its help with increasing alertness, libido, concentration and overall cognitive performance while decreasing user fatigue). In its premeire episode we see the girls, disrespecting their mother, swinging around a stripper pole, and at a club with some muscians. Most striking is the girls actually lget arrested and a warrent is served on their home causing them to loose a contract with a jean company as their spokesmodel and model for LA fashion week.
I couldnt help thinking to myself how do these people keep getting reality shows and why do young people continue to look up to people like this as people they want to be like…IMAGE!
My thoughts were even more clear when I woke up the next morning lucky enough to catch on of those court shows. There were a couple of wild acting poor black girls whose mother was totally fed up. Instead, this show the girls were scolded and looked down on for acting and behaving similar to the girls on the E! show. How could this be? How could the same behavior be looked at differently? IMAGE!
wow, for any of you who doubt the power of IMAGE or PR, just start observing the American pop culture?

Fall 2009 Public Relations Practicum

this is unusual but beautiful

Asa Hill was 7 years old when he died. Although the boy was pulled out of a burning car alive in a horrific accident on the Niagara Thruway on Thursday, his injuries proved critical, and he passed away the following night.

The Buffalo, New York, community, shaken, turned out in large numbers at his funeral Monday to support his parents, Amilcar Hill and Rahwa Ghirmatzion, and were pleasantly surprised when the couple ended the service with a wedding ceremony, a fulfillment of their son’s wish.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/09/08/ny.funeral.wedding/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

July 18, 2009 sorry for the extra posts, just walking down memory lane :(

i am really having a premidlife midlife crisis! i cant stop crying! 29? are you serious? wow, how did i get to be so old and right here? hmmm happy birthday to mehappy_birthday_to_you

oh gosh