Thursday, March 22, 2007

PR TEAM FLYER

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PR TEAM- What We Did to Promote Our Blogs

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The following is a list of all the ways we have promoted our blogs. There are some instructions are how to advertise your blog and some links and pictures to help make things a little easier.

Social Networking

There are a couple of ways we can promote our blogs through Facebook.

1. We started a group, we invited all of our friends, and last time I checked we had close to
100 members!!!
The group is called:
Check Us Out:We're BlOgGeRs!!
And the link is: http://tcnj.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2252537839

So everyone can click here, join if you haven’t already, and start sending invites to all of your
Friends!!!

2. You also can post the main blog and your individual blog on your Facebook page, if you
have one. It’s really simple.

Click on My Shares on the column to the left or
GO TO http://tcnj.facebook.com/share_options.php and add the web addresses to the blogs

Myspace

Simply, add the web addresses to both of the blogs in your personal information.

TCNJ CAMPUS RADIO

Over the last couple weeks Leo has been promoting the main blog on the
campus radio station WTSR-91.3 FM, every chance possible.

SIGNAL

We weren’t able to advertise in the signal. The head editor informed us
that it would be $17.50 for a small amount of font and 5 cents per paper,
and since we don’t have the funds we weren’t going to be able to do it.

VISUAL PROMOTION- FLYERS

We created a flyer, had it approved, and posted them all over campus. You might have seen it around campus, if not check out the mini version above!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

PR Team Plan #1

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PR Team Plan #1

Positions:
President- Melissa
Speaker- Michelle
Writer- Jenn
Liaison- Devon
Innovator- Leo

Mission:
We are determined to spread awareness of our gender and pop culture blogs to a large variety of people through as many forms of mass media as possible. We want to gain the pinnacle amount of publicity as well as feedback from other individuals interested in pop culture.

Plan:
In order to advertise our blogs to a large audience, we are going to take advantage of several forms of mass media, such as the internet, radio, and newspaper.

First, we are going to use the TCNJ radio station to promote our blogs to all the listeners. Since Leo works for the radio station, he is going to speak with his advisor to see if and when we can advertise. We hope to be able to advertise everyday during the week of March 19th, and possibly twice a week after that.

Next, we will use The Signal, TCNJ’s newspaper as a form of promotion. We have to first email the head of the paper to gain permission and to find out if there is a fee and what sizes the advertisement can be. We must contact the paper as soon as possible to see if we can advertise during March 19th issue. The ad would consist of a catchy headline referring to our different topics such as “Is Britney’s New Do, a DO?!” and will list the website to the blogs (www.genderpopculture.blogspot.com)

Third, social networks will be imperative for our blog promotions. We will use Facebook to reach out to college and some high school students. We will start a public Facebook group detailing the gender and pop culture class and each individual’s blog. We then will invite all of TCNJ’s network into the group as well as invite other school networks. Everyone will be able to link their Facebook page to their blogs and the main class blog. With Myspace, we will recommend that everyone mention their blog and provide a link on the Myspace page. In addition, we will send out messages to as many members as possible encouraging them to check out our blogs.

Lastly, we are going to try and hang up posters around campus and maybe nearby stores if allowed. We researched how to do this and http://www.tcnj.edu/~stuactive/posting.php explains precisely what we need to do to receive approval from Campus Activities to do this. We will need to use the campus copiers to make copies, and we believe this will cost about 7 cents per copy. The posters must be inviting and show in a flashy, attracting manner the wide array of topics that our blogs are covering, everything from Britney Spears, Beauty and the Geek, South Park, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. We ultimately want to lure students, teachers, and so on to hit the website and to voice their opinions. Another idea is to make little notes to place on all of the residents’ doors like other organizations do to promote their event or activity. We would probably have to go through the same procedures as the posters to gain permission to do this.

Timeline:
The social networking will be done as soon as possible since we do not need permission. However, the radio, newspaper, and posters we need to figure out the details and make sure everything is set up to be advertised during the week of March 19th when are blogs are ready to go. So we will get working on this stuff this week (February 26th ). Once we get all the details out of the way, everything can be down within a week, permitting us to be ready for the March 19th deadline.