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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Introduction to FAMU's Social Spot

Welcome to the Social Spot of the #1 HBCU in the nation: THE Florida A&M University. This blog is created for our Public Relations Methods course to promote three fictitious events related to FAMU. We would love to hear your feedback, opinions, and thoughts on our ideas for our events. Our PR Methods course is designed to better our knowledge and understanding in the field of Public Relations as it relates to communication tools PR professionals use to get messages through the media to a target public(s).

We use four different texts books to enhance our knowledge. These books are as follows: Public Relations Writing: Form and Style by Doug Newsom and Jim Haynes (our main textbook), The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David M. Scott, Strategic Writing: Multimedia Writing for PR, Advertising, Sales and Marketing, and Business Communication by Charles Marsh, David W. Guth and Bonnie Poovey Short, Writing PR: A Multimedia Approach by Meta Carstarphen and Richard Wells.

The student media program at Florida A&M is composed of many talented students and I am honored to plan an event, even if it is fictitious showcasing the talent of our students. My name is Jessica McCorkle, I'm a Public Relations major Pre-Law minor at FAMU. I was born and raised in South Florida and I am excited about planning my event to showcase the different forms of student media at FAMU. I want the world to know about the many talents that bring life to FAMU's campus.

Greetings! My name is Ebony Williams and I am a fourth year PR student and elementary education minor on the beautiful campus of Florida A&M University. I am a native of Pembroke Pines, Fla where I attended Flanagan High School. I am currently employed at Miracle Years Childcare Center where I serve as lead teacher in early childhood development. My assigned fictitious event is an Open House for FAMU's New Gym.

My name is Ajonelle Poole. I am a fourth year Public Relations student from the prosperous region of Northern Virginia. My fictitious event is to organize an indoor tailgate party in the host hotel of the 2009 Florida Classic game between FAMU and Bethune- Cookman in Orlando. My event will include musical entertainment by the Marching 100 and local high school bands as well.

What are some things that you would like to see at our events, that you feel will help our turnout rates be a success?

1 comment:

  1. Can you get President Obama to attend your events? (Just kiding.)

    I love the FAMU visuals on this blog site. I think you've been a little heavy-handed with the pictures of the Marching 100 but I guess they are, by far, the most popular student organization on the campus. People can easily relate to them.

    This blog is about three fictitious events you have been assigned to plan; an Open House in the new gymnasium, a showcase of FAMU student media, and an indoor tailgate party at the Florida Classic. These are three very unique and different events.

    If you want people to tell you what they'd like tos ee at your events, you really should tell them a little more about each of your events.

    I think an Open House in the new grymnasium should include a tour of the new facility, but there's so much more you can do to make that event a memorable occasion.

    I think a showcase of student media should include a demonstration of the materials produced by student media, but I also think the target audiences will greatly determine what this event will be.

    An indoor tailgate party is my kind of social gathering. Food, music, conversation, games, prizes, pictures and videos, and so much more! What a great way to bring people together.

    Go back to the drawing board, ladies, and re-think the question. Your question should generate excitement for your blog enough and some responses.


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