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Tiger, Tiger, Tiger
April 7, 2010, 1:52 am
Filed under: PR Connections

Unless you live in a cave you have all been overwhelmed with the hype about Tiger Woods and his many mistresses. In February Tiger Woods made a public press conference to apologize for his behavior and “indiscretions”. The press conference aired at 11 a.m. and almost stopped America. Offices tuned into the channel, people TiVoed it, stations delayed shows to air the apology. I personally felt that the apology was not needed. However, I do feel that what Woods did was extremely unacceptable but I do not feel that he owed America an apology. I feel that he should have been able to keep the dilemma private within his family. So if the buzz about his apology was not enough, paparazzi followed his wife around to see how she was “coping”. I think that this is bizarre and a total invasion of privacy.

If Tiger Wood’s national apology was not enough, he did yet another press conference discussing his plans for the 2010 Masters. Tiger stated that he will in fact be returning for the 2010 Master’s in Augusta, GA. He also answered questions from reporters such as, will his wife be supporting him at the Master’s? She will not. The fact that she will not be at the Master’s has caused a stir in the media. Everyone is asking whether they think that it is good or bad that his wife won’t be by his side. Reporters asked questions about his mistresses and possible sex addiction.

I am glad that Tiger is returning to the Master’s (if definitely would not be the same without him). From watching the news on Woods is does not seem that he has lost any of his fans. I hope that Tiger performs well in Augusta therefore the media will leave him alone and find someone else’s personal life to snoop in. I feel that there are much more important topic to discuss.

I won’t even get started on Tiger’s mistress #2’s press conference and talk of mistress #1’s reality show! Oh goodness.

However, if for some reason you have not seen Tiger Wood’s first Press Conference/Apology, here it is.


More FREE Rice Please
March 8, 2010, 3:19 am
Filed under: PR Connections

Years ago I heard about a website that gives a quick vocabulary quiz to its viewers and for every right answer Freerice.com donates 10 grains for rice to countries in need. I found this to be amazing at a young age and told all of my friends, friend’s parents, and teachers about it. I am very happy to see that this website is still available and is still continuing its promise.

Freerice.com is non-profit and its goal is to give rice to those in need. I think this website is amazing because first, it educates you and expands your vocabulary while making an effort to end world hunger. A quote from their website says, “Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.” I completely agree with this statement.

I understand that people are skeptical about donating money to commercials, websites or telethons, however, with freerice.com both parties benefit with NO money from your pocket. If I have not stated enough, I think that this website is AMAZING. Although, I do not think that enough people are aware of it. I think that they need help promoting this special website more. Someone on their PR team should write a news release about it. There should be a commercial, or radio ad for it or anything to get the word out. In the year 2009 participants and freerice.com donated 43,942,622,700 grains of rice!

I have freerice.com as one of my homepages so that I can always remember to quiz myself several times throughout the day. I have honestly caught myself using some of the vocabulary the I learned from this website!

Their ending statement says, “Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.” Who wouldn’t want to broaden their education AND help world hunger? I know I do! TRY IT!

PR Connections
March 8, 2010, 1:55 am
Filed under: PR Connections

Wired PR Works Top 40 Blogs

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This is a really good list. It also gave me a few more blogs to start checking that I knew nothing about. My favorite is number 29 Public Relations Matters.