Arment Dietrich

News Releases Are Old News

By: Arment Dietrich | March 18, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Thomas Short There are many ways to send and receive news these days — phone calls, emails, Internet, newspapers, television, and radio, heck even a message by bottle. If, however, the message is inundated to the point of a reporter swimming in the awareness of the story, he or she will want nothing to do with it. Spamming a reporter will not get [&hellip
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First Amendment Right…or Wrong?

By: Arment Dietrich | March 17, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Sarah Evans Former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferrara is now a former finance committee member for the Clinton campaign.  Last week she was quoted as saying, “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who [&hellip
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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

By: Arment Dietrich | March 14, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Morgan Smith I was upset and shocked earlier this week to learn that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, made an announcement about his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring. Normally, If I hear breaking news about something such as this, the information is from Drudge or some similar outlet, so it must be taken with a grain of salt. However, this information was [&hellip
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Shopping for Shoppers

By: Arment Dietrich | March 13, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Liz Pope Twenty Ninth Street, located in Boulder, Colo., is described as a unique, urban-development outdoor mall that is meant to depict class and forward-thinking environmentalism. Nevertheless, nearly two years after its grand opening, businesses are grumbling, or at least one is going so far as to sue the center’s developer and manager for lack of foot traffic. According to one Twenty Ninth [&hellip
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Sun-Times Fires Staffers by Phone

By: Arment Dietrich | March 12, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Ayanna Green The Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines public relations as the art, technique, or profession of promoting goodwill between an organization or an individual and the public, employees, customers, etc. I will be focusing on the promotion of goodwill between an organization and its employees.  We hear news all of the time about poor employer/employee relations.  These relationships are often strained the [&hellip
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I’m not saying I like it, but…

By: Arment Dietrich | March 11, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Molli Megasko When I was little I was told to “never believe anything you read.”  I always I found the tabloids at the grocery stores to be simply fascinating!  Then it would backfire and I would come home terrified that I was going to have an alien baby one day. Now, thanks to Ashton Kutcher’s new television-vision, I don’t trust anyone.  From Punked [&hellip
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Did our parents do anything right?

By: Arment Dietrich | March 7, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Courtney Lawrence “The Morning Show” (unsure of which one exactly) is looking for individuals who were spanked as a child, and as a result, now suffer sexual problems.  This seems completely legit to me, it was posted on Craigslist.com. Do parents make so many mistakes raising their kids that everything from the foods they feed them, the amount of TV they allow them [&hellip
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He Said, She Said

By: Arment Dietrich | March 6, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Brigitte Lyons I’m ashamed to admit, like so many Americans, I haven’t watched any of the debates between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In my defense, I’m a long-time Illinoisan and, perhaps arrogantly, feel as through I know both candidates pretty well. Yet as an avid consumer of news media, I’m beginning to wish I watched the debates, if only so I could [&hellip
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Advocacy through Action Speaks Volumes about Professionals

By: Arment Dietrich | March 5, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Shawn M. Kahle, APR Public relations is a profession of words and actions.  Without words, our efforts to inform, persuade, or engage ring hollow.  Unfortunately, there’s a tendency to rely on words as an elixir for all that ails us.  Words.  We speak them, text them, write them, edit them, position them.  And we worry when we don’t hear the right words, or [&hellip
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Protecting Public Relations

By: Arment Dietrich | March 4, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Sydney Ayers, APR A recent column by Maureen Hall in Ad Age discussed the fact that the words “public relations” had, unfortunately, lost their meaning.  I would pose that they didn’t so much lose their meaning as we haven’t really safeguarded it. Too frequently a client prospect will come to us and say, “We need some PR” when what they really mean is, [&hellip
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