Posts By: Marijane Funess





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April 19, 2013

TGIF: Storytelling Lessons from the Great Gatsby

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

“Gatsby’s in the zeitgeist once again,” someone recently said. It’s true that this great American novel of passion, illusion, recklessness and deceit, which chronicles the Jazz Age, is full of life and resonance today, and not just because Leonardo will portray Gatsby in the new movie. Published nearly a century ago and filmed five times…
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March 8, 2013

TGIF: PR Winners and Losers This International Women’s Day

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

In the public relations world, every day is International Women’s Day, since women outnumber men and have for years (70%, according to the Institute of Public Relations). But for the rest of the world, March 8 marks a range of events designed to inspire women and celebrate female empowerment. Rich and diverse local activities connect…
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February 19, 2013

Tuesday Tips: What PR People Really do

by: in: creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

PR pros have several “products” – creative brain power, smart strategy and arms and legs to implement. This all translates to how practitioners spend their TIME – the agency world’s key to billability. Understanding exactly what a PR agency team truly does throughout the day enables account managers to see if an account is running…
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January 10, 2013

TGIF: The Hellfire and Damnation School of Journalism

by: in: creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Confession: I am a word nerd. I read incessantly. I love Scrabble, the Times crossword and Words with Friends. When I’m bored, I anagram, just for fun. Therefore, I’m always on the lookout and (listenout?) for great turns of phrase and colorful language, particularly when there’s evidence of a trend afoot. I noticed just such…
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December 27, 2012

TGIF: Merry Mad Libs 2012

by: in: Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

The Global Language Monitor has released its annual list of the Top Words of the year. “’Apocalypse’ tops the list. Armageddon, and similar terms reflect a growing fascination with various ‘end-of-the-world’ scenarios,” said Paul JJ Payack, President of the Global Language Monitor. In fact the list is chock-a-block with some scary terms! Once again, with…
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December 13, 2012

TGIF: 12 Days of Christmas (or holiday of your choice) 2012 Edition

by: in: creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Fellow PR practitioners, clients, and media, it’s time to revisit the famous gifts from the “12 Days of Christmas” song. Here’s this year’s “ripped from the headlines” spin on the evergreen list. Twelve drummers drumming. An awesome gift this year, when at least twelve top drummers from Charlie Watts to Max Weinberg gathered on 12.12.12…
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September 21, 2012

TGIF: PR Pros, Are you an Ambivert?

by: in: creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

A new CareerBuilder study reveals which careers are most well-suited for introverts and extroverts. While extroverts tend to be enthusiastic, talkative, assertive and gregarious, introverts are more likely to be reserved and less outspoken in groups. While these characteristics shouldn’t be the sole factors in job selection, the information could be useful in mapping out…
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September 13, 2012

TGIF: Name Game

by: in: creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations

We’re sometimes asked to participate in naming blogs, products, or even brands. I usually begin by thinking about some well-known media and corporate entities with truly standout names (good or bad) and wondering how they were chosen… Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me Along with several other memorable and cleverly named NPR properties (“Here’s the Thing,”…
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