What’s really in your cereal?

Think you know what you’re eating? According to the USDA, in 2009, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. GMOs or “genetically modified organisms” are organisms that have been created through techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA … Continue reading

Food

Food. Food is supposed to be nutritious and help us maintain life and growth. But is the way we’re eating helping us or hurting us? This is a question I asked myself a few years ago. Living in the United States, we have access to such an abundant variety of food, yet everyone seems to … Continue reading

Miracle Whip?

Do you love it or hate it? Miracle Whip is just one of those products that people either love or hate. There is no middle ground. Kraft Foods, which manufactures both Miracle Whip and mayonnaise is cleverly capitalizing on this. The commercials are appealing. Pauly D from Jersey Shore hates it. He even says that … Continue reading

Who should you be following?

Three companies that use Twitter with “great strategy”

Social Media is dead?

Last night I saw an article on Popeater stating that James Franco declared “Social Media is dead.” What??? According to the article he tried out Twitter, thinking he could say whatever was on his mind. The turning point came when companies he works with contacted him about the content of his tweets. Newsflash! When you’re … Continue reading

Klout

flickr user: techweet Klout is really cool! It is a measuring tool of your overall influence online. Right now I believe they are only measuring Twitter, but watched a YouTube video where the CEO said they will also be incorporating Facebook interests as well to basically let you know according to interests who to follow … Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! How do your friends wish you a happy birthday? Years ago, greeting cards would arrive in the mail. Traditional mail that is. Some friends would call, some would write. Wishes only came from close friends and relatives. Now, more so than ever, many people are wishing me a happy birthday, on Facebook! Family … Continue reading

Ken’s makeover gets Barbie back

Barbie clearly is a legend. Around since 1959, girls have been dressing her up and combing her hair for generations. In a recent, amazing, PR campaign, toy maker Mattel was “bolstering” awareness of Barbie’s longtime beau, Ken. His 50th Birthday was on March 11, 2011. Although he sort of made a comeback in Toy Story … Continue reading

How social media helps in times of a crisis

Disaster in the Pacific March 11, 2011 With everything going on in Japan, the devastation, and the heartbreaking images, it is good to know that social media is making a difference and helping people get in touch. The number one priority after a natural disaster for families is finding out whether their loved ones are … Continue reading

Are we conscious?

Being a college student, studying communications has really made me more aware and “conscious” of many things. Product placement, agendas, news, advertising, marketing, media literacy, and the list continues. I recently came across an article and video about Honest Tea’s Social Experiment and it was really refreshing to see that for the most part, Americans … Continue reading