Posts By: Marijane Funess


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June 10, 2011

TGIF: Ode to My Office

by: in: creativity, PR Fish Bowl

    Office, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Each morning I come into my own space ready to create something new on behalf of a client or for our company.  Like anyone, I make my space my own and draw upon certain things for inspiration and to help me through…
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April 15, 2011

TGIF: Sleeping on the Job

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

  No one is immune. Vice President Joe Biden may have been meditating during a recent economic address delivered by his boss, but it sure looked like he was catching some z’s. In a more serious incident, a Nevada air traffic controller was caught snoozing on the job, the third such incident in  less than…
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April 8, 2011

TGIF: When Is It Time For A Remake?

by: in: PR Fish Bowl, public relations

Opening today: the remake of the classic Dudley Moore comedy, “Arthur,” starring Russell Brand. From the early reviews you might conclude that certain classics are better left untouched. But the recent success of “True Grit” shows that, in the right hands, even a legendary film can be improved in remake. In my opinion, a great…
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March 25, 2011

TGIF: What’s Your “Limitless”Fantasy?

by: in: creativity, PR Fish Bowl

In Limitless, the new movie starring Bradley Cooper, a top-secret “smart drug” enables him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself.  Soon our protagonist can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets—as long…
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March 22, 2011

Tuesday Tip: How Do You Measure Up?

by: in: measurement, PR Fish Bowl

The Barcelona Principles is not the name of the next installment in the Jason Bourne series. It’s a 7-step recommendation for overhauling the way PR professionals measure results. Industry leaders representing companies and clients in more than a dozen different countries have agreed to these new global standards for measuring and evaluating the results of their…
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March 15, 2011

Tuesday Tip: The Idea-File-Phile

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

What do you do with all the good ideas you come across, whether business or personal? Do you see a great website and bookmark it? Spot a creative email and shove it in a folder? Tear out a magazine page and stick it in a binder? Do you ever look at them again? I propose…
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March 8, 2011

Tuesday Tip: I Just Texted To Say “I Love You”

by: in: PR Fish Bowl

Did anyone call you to tell you about the devastating earthquake in Japan? More likely, they texted. Or posted on Facebook. Maybe you found out in something close to real time via Twitter. Thoughtful posts that express sympathy and support in the wake of a tragedy are normal and welcome – particularly when they’re tied…
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