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#FollowFriday LAF Style: Top 3 Blog Posts of the Week (According to me)

August 7, 2009

LAF is always trying to change things up! So this week, I am starting a new type of #followfriday. I am going to highlight three blog posts that I found the most beneficial and interesting for the week. Let me know what you think, and if you have any others I should add!

Sasha Muradali wrote a post this week titled ‘Close PR Encounters of the Facebook Kind.’ sasha_twitter2c In it, Sasha detailed how even though we are PR and marketing professionals, that doesn’t mean our Facebook profiles need to be public. Now, I have a different stance on this, but I do value the opposite side of the opinion. It brings up interesting points that I might not have thought about before, as well as challenging what I believe is true. This is beneficial to every PR pro – thinking outside the box.

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Mike Schaffer blogged this week about the Marines deciding to cease all use of social networking sites, effective immediately.  ‘Is Social Media a National Security Issue?’ was the question that Mike posed. This topic is something that I feel should be heard and understood – especially by anyone who is wanting to do social media for a government-based agency. I come from a military family and dated a Marine in HS, so this is an issue close to my heart. There are just some companies and orgs that don’t need a presence on social media – and this is something we should understand.

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The insightful Rachel Kay rounds out my top 3 for the week. Her blog post on Monday, ‘The Art and Foolishness of Tying PR into Tragedy’ asks the question about a PR trend we are seeing more frequently these days. Many PR folks will use a tragedy to pitch their product – more often than not, in a tacky light. But what if it’s actually a great fit, and something that could actually educate those? Where is the balance? Great post and discussion.

So, who would you add?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 7, 2009 8:09 am

    Thanks Lauren, am going to read your opposing POV right now 🙂

    This is so unique for #FollowFriday too! I love this idea…might be a copycap with it! lol *shhh*

    Best wishes and Happy TGIF!

    Sasha

  2. August 7, 2009 12:01 pm

    Wow…Honored to be included here! Great topics, all around. Can we say it was a good week for PR blogs?

  3. August 7, 2009 4:39 pm

    Lauren – thank you so much for referencing my post as one of your top 3! What an honor! I don’t take your opinions lightly, so I really appreciate such an awesome acknowledgment.

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