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Tips and Tools Corporations Should Know When Tweeting
09.11.2009, 11:48 PM
Filed under: Pseudo-Corporate Life | Tags: , , ,

Okay, let’s assume you already know that Twitter is insanely popular, and  is currently the fastest growing site; why not jump in the bandwagon? If you’re looking for a cheap media solution to promote your brand/service/product, isn’t Twitter the way to go?

So if I was tasked by a corporation to head the Twitter tactic of their new social media plan, I would definitely:

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Wannabe Korean
09.06.2009, 9:01 PM
Filed under: Corporate Social (Media) Responsibility

Watch Jhe, senior at UP Manila, become Korean for her Korean crush. 🙂

Open Letter to RP Corporations About New Social Media

Dear Philippine companies that want to use, or are using new social media:

I love new social media; I love companies more when I discover that they attempt to make conversations online. Beyond corporate news, product releases, and other static content in company websites, I laud efforts to make meaningful connections with old, new, and possible customers. But for corporations who have been in business longer than I have been whipping out PR plans (which is, err, one year), businesses that have so many educated people at their disposal, new social media boo-boos are appalling.

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Speeches of Organizational Communication Students

Before we can become brilliant public relations, corporate communication, human relations, advertising, marketing, or *insert field here* practitioners, we have to be good presenters first. Form and substance in presentations are both vital to corporate success. Every day involves some form of presentation—whether for conversing with friends, reporting in class, reciting, or bargaining with a department store sales person. Even in the first phase of getting a job, like in interviews, who’d want to accept a scruffy applicant who cannot explain properly why she should be part of the company?

So the point is this: in the Organizational Communication program, students like me are taught that immersing into the corporate culture of our company, aligning strategies with company goals, or implementing changes in the organization cannot go without basic skills like presenting well.

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A Slice of Organizational Communication Culture in UP Manila
08.18.2009, 5:14 PM
Filed under: Organizational Communication

University of the Philippines Manila offers various undergraduate degree programs, such as Nursing, Biology, Behavioral Sciences,  Medicine, Area Studies, and Computer Science. Yet among the spectrum of programs in the University, only one degree program you can place me in: Organizational Communication. Now I’m not saying I’m the paragon Organizational Communication (OrCom) student, rather, I’ve been in the program long enough (3+ years) to know that there is no other degree program for me but the UP Manila pioneered program called OrCom.

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Must Love Listening

The Web is useful, the web is cool, but like the smartest yet helpful person in your social sphere, the Web is intimidating. Even if you’ve Google regularly, or check your email daily, there’s still too much left to be explored in the Internet.

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Brands I Buy, or Just Another Long Bragging Entry
What's in my bag?

What's in my bag?

I like to talk about productivity, and how my need for it exceeds that of any desire. To be unproductive is death, especially when taking breaks from work results in a truckload of pending tasks. So of course, I come to school well-equipped for daily tasks.

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