PR Fun & Reading for the “Short” Weekend

by PR Coach on July 2, 2011

Long weekends are for smiles

Why do they call it a long weekend? Seems to me a long weekend goes by far too fast and it should really be called a “short weekend.” Honestly!

With that in mind, so that I can spend time with family and friends around the BBQ, this will be my shortest post ever. Here’s a collection of my own favorite off the wall posts in case you’re looking for some light public relations reading for the weekend.

You can’t always be writing serious posts about serious social media, research relativism, PR job strategies, crisis communications, bad PR, poor press releases, strategy, content marketing, media relations muckups and PR Twits gone mad.  Just know these posts reflect my occasional twisted sense of humor but always a lesson or two mixed in.

So, pop the top on a cold one, pull up a comfortable chair, get reading and smile ’cause that’s what a long weekend is all about!

PR Coach Favorite Fun PR Posts

Bad PR: 13 Signs You’re a PR Zombie
The point I was getting at was that sometimes PR people are lazy and they act like zombies.

PR Funny: Weiner Burnt By News Headlines
Look, the tabloids and cable TV had so much fun with Wiener-Gate, I finally had to post and get it out of my system.

Media Training Tip: Don’t Call Someone a “Slut”
Sometimes you can’t make these things up but there’s always a lesson to share.

PR Fail Lessons: 96 Public Relations Not-tos
This post was not so much funny as it was a head-shaking “What were they thinking?”

10 New, Must-Have PR Smartphone Apps
A follow-up to my initial tongue-in-cheek Smartphone post. You wouldn’t believe how many e-mails I got from people wanting to buy these April Fool’s Day fictional PR apps.

New PR Smartphone App Will Transform PR
Here is the PR Smartphone app post that started it all.

Bad News Releases: 25 Press Release Turkeys
These press release turkeys were trussed up and ready to share. A fun follow on the next post, one of my most popular for some strange reason.

Bad Press Releases: 20 Worst Headlines Ever
The headline is the most important part of your press release. Apparently, many have forgotten that rule with hilarious results.

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks PR Strategy
What if Mr WikiLeaks hired a PR firm and you could listen in on their crisis communications strategy meeting?

52 Holidays PR WILL Want to Celebrate!
What could possibly be better than International Pickle Week (May 18 – 23) or, coming up soon, National Get Out of the Doghouse Day (July 20)?

Friday PR Picks: 15 PR Jokes to Get You Started
Say, did you hear the one about the priest, the prostitute, the pro golfer and the PR pro? Me neither.

PR Business: It’s About Time Management
Say buddy, have you got some time? Management, that is.

Our PR Library has several hundred more articles and sites for you PR pros with a funny bone. All on a shelf called Funny, Now That You Mention It… Totally random, dude.  May your long weekend be sunny… and long.

Photo Credit: Big Mother by Nestor’s Blurryfile via Flickr

Author: Jeff Domansky is Editor, The PR Coach

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