Dear Communication Superheroes: Part I
My professor of Media Relations & Publicity, Tim Roberts, told us to use “To” instead of “Dear” to start an email pitch, because “Dear” would be too cheesy to be professional. Since I know you all, using “Dear” might not be too much here, I guess.
I have to admit that starting this blog is only for my Online Tactics class at first, and it is really a stressful class. It seemed impossible for me to find my own voice and present superhero and PR at the same time. However, when I noticed that everybody in my class was managing his/her own way to run blog, I was encouraged. Now, my blog is not only a way to present my own voice, but also a motivation to drive me to explore.
As I said in my “About Me” video, to be a cross-cultural communication superhero has always been my dream. Also as I mentioned in my previous blog post, people are so obsessed with superheroes because they make people believe in miracles. As a PR-pro-to-be, I definitely have my own definition on superheroes.
My classmates are all communication superheroes. Of course my topic today will be introducing those communication superheroes I know and their blog. Oh, yeah, don’t forget about our professor, too.
According to him, he is “digital strategist, podcaster, blogger, musician, daddy, thinker and totally not a robot.”
This is his first time teaching graduate level class, and he seemed a little bit intense at first. Online Tactics is in general practical, complicated, appealing, and obviously time consuming. However, we had fun and he taught us well.
Superpower: MENTORING & COMMUNICATION
WATCH OUT: rumor has it he is pretty sharp on grading.
As one of my closest friends in Kent State University, Otto and I share too many things in common, such as we both majored in teaching Chinese as a foreign language back in colleges, we both love movie and music, share great sense of humor, and we even share the same obsession with Jack Johnson.
His blog – The Voice of PR demonstrates his great instincts toward music, entertainment industry, and PR. He is also familiar with differences between Chinese and American music industry, which is amazing for a Chinese student.
Superpower: MUSIC & COMMUNICATION
NO HARD FEELINGS, he sometimes can be really harsh on music.
From creative marketing activities for brands to latest trend and fashion show, Sunny analyzes fashion PR with a refreshing view. As an amazing photographer and designer, most importantly a promising PR practitioner, Sunny provides more possibilities to deconstruct global fashion PR with camera, video, and social media.
Superpower: MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION & FASHION PR
BOSSY DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER, but what can I say, you better listen to her, because she rocks.
YoungProWineGuide blogger, a woman who knows how to enjoy life and wine shares some tips on wine and PR. As she is going to London this summer, she owns two blogs – Phylicia McCorkle & YoungProWineGuide to show her love toward communication, PR, food, wine, and music.
According to her, the YoungProWineGuide strives to provide a “no-fuss approach” for audience to better “understand guide to food and wine pairings in between basic wine information.”
Also, she connects PR, communication with the most attempting red-color-liquid, and makes it interesting and easy for all the readers.
Superpower: COMMUNICATION & WINE
Alert: you might be addicted to information she provides, just like you might get addicted to wine.
Even though I would be more than thrilled to introduce all the communication superheroes in my class to everybody, I still want to grab the chance and say the classic line:
Please stay tuned for scenes from my next episode.
Please share your definition for superheroes with me and tell me what a superhero should look like to you 🙂 Maybe one of my classmates will fit your profile!