Anticipate. Prepare. Practice.

One of my professors always says there is no such thing as a crisis in public relations. What he means is that we, as public relations professionals, should always know what's out there, what's happening, and we should have a plan in place for when, not if, the crisis hits. Since 2002, Harding has conducted an … Continue reading Anticipate. Prepare. Practice.


United Airlines Flight 3411: A Case Study

  You've probably seen or at least heard about the incident on United flight 3411 this past week and the backlash that ensued when a video of a passenger being forcibly removed from the plane went viral. United CEO Oscar Munoz released two statements in the 48 hours immediately following the incident. The first was criticized … Continue reading United Airlines Flight 3411: A Case Study

My cup of tea

What comes to mind when you see the words “Spring Sing at Harding?” If you’re reading this and aren’t connected with Harding, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. But if you are part of the Harding family, you’re most likely familiar with this production that completely controls the spring calendar each year. … Continue reading My cup of tea


Ask the W

Who? Me. What? Blogging. When? About every other week, usually on Fridays. Where? Right here, of course. ( Why? Read on to find out. I started a blog two years ago when I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, for a summer. Several close friends had encouraged me to do so, and I liked typing out … Continue reading Ask the W


Dear Google, please love me

Harding’s Department of Communication brings guest speakers into class often, and today’s guest speaker in PR tactics was, yet again, an inspiration to my class of budding professionals. Three years out of college, this young woman is a digital marketer for a local advertising agency and an entrepreneur of her own business, which she runs … Continue reading Dear Google, please love me


Cool, calm and connected

I recently read a blog titled “Die! Press release! Die! Die! Die!” Take a look at it for yourself here. After my first read through, I considering titling this post “Yikes! Press release! Yikes! Yikes! Yikes!” but a second look helped ease my frazzled PR heart. I did what my teachers at Harding have trained … Continue reading Cool, calm and connected



A little research shows me that the earliest talk of the internet was in the 1960s. That is young, folks. And yet it has infiltrated every part of our lives today. You wouldn’t be reading this if that statement weren’t true. So, let’s talk about the internet’s evolution in the AP Stylebook. For those of … Continue reading Nitpicky