March 20, 2010

TOW 9&10 PR OpenMic

Posted in PR Connections, TOW at 10:18 AM by Victoria

In the Spring of 2009 I was fortunate to interview the creator of PROpenMic, Mr. Robert French. I joined his site Spring 2009 and was very impressed with it. I’ve gotten a chance to see PR Open Mic grow and  also use the networking site to connect with many pr professionals, majors, and professors.

This site serves as a way to get in touch with more people in the field of PR and even get involved with some of the activities being advertised.

While using PR Open Mic, I had a chance to connect with Ms. Donna Hill and learn about several pr campaign and strategies being used. For example, I just recieved a message from her about the Blind Driver’s Challenge where NY is proposing new laws on blind drivers. Hill says, “The NY adoption reform story shows how finding a secondary interest can help your clients get exposure for their primary goals. The Thought Provoker story is an example of using the internet to advance discussions on social issues.”

Hill also has sent me information about other PR activism like Haiti relief efforts and  breast cancer awareness.

Without PR Open Mic I would have not known about the blind reform acts in New York and Haitian relief efforts. Below I have posted links to information concerning the New York Blind reform acts and Haitian Relief efforts.

1. The Blind Driver Challenge: How Will Virginia Tech’s Car for Blind People Affect Society?

http://engineering.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-blind-driver-challenge

2. Thought Provokers and Robert Leslie Newman
Nebraska Writer and Athlete is Changing What It Means to be Blind
http://blindness.suite101.com/article.cfm/thought-provokers-and-robert-leslie-newman

3. Dennis H.R. Sumlin – a New York Adoption Story: a Bblind Songwriter and Artist Recruiter’s Long Journey Home
http://law.suite101.com/article.cfm/dennis-hr-sumlin—a-new-york-adoption-story

http://educationalissues.suite101.com/article.cfm/2009_in_review_progress_for_the_blind
Not blind? Don’t know anyone who is? The CDC predicts exploding diabetes-related blindness. Will declining Braille literacy affect taxpayers? Or, is Braille obsolete?
Folk Musicians Support Red Cross Haitian Relief
The Spirit of Giving at Binghamton’s Cranberry Coffeehouse
Jan. 23, 2010
http://folkmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/folk_musicians_support_red_cross_haitian_relief

Haiti’s earthquake dominates the thoughts of folk musicians and fans at Binghamton’s Cranberry Coffeehouse. John Kirk and Trish Miller inspire gifts to the Red Cross.

Information about the events were supplied by Donna Hill.

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1 Comment »

  1. Victoria, Thanks so much for posting these links. All of us at the National Federation of the Blind and its Performing Arts Division appreciate your help in spreading the word about the capabilities of blind people and the challenges that we face.


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