Posts Tagged ‘ marketing ’

Claus – This isn’t yo’ momma’s Santa

I’m really loving the Palm Centro Claus commericals.  They crack me up on so many levels.  It’s like Santa said, “Screw these kids that don’t believe,” developed a cocaine addiction (you know to lose the weight) and then bought a new cell phone.  Here is one of the ads that’s airing on TV:

Then you have this video of Claus selling Dauner, the reindeer:

I’m really loving these ads and video.  Good job Palm Centro.




Etiquette Lessons Now in e-book form

When Dallas Teague-Snider spoke to the UAB chapter of the UAB PRSSA, it was a refreshing experience (read about it here).  It reminded me of all the etiquette things I SHOULD be doing, but I’m not always conscience of them.  Well here’s your chance to polish up for your next meeting, dinner or networking party. 

Dallas will be releasing an e-book full of helpful etiquette lessons for all kinds of business situations.  It should be finished by the end of November and you can place pre-orders now.

If reading isn’t your thing (what are you doing here?), then you can participate in a free webinar on November 5th or you can see Dallas LIVE at one of her workshops.  Register for the webinar here and you can check out her workshop dates here.  As I’m writing this post, her next workshop is scheduled for Friday, November 21st at 8:30 am until noon.  The location is in Birmingham.


Peace to your Mother.



How much $$$ will I make…?

I was doing some digging on salaries for communications professionals and this is what I found (the source is the Occupational Outlook Handbook 08-09):

For PRofessionals:


  • the lowest 10% will earn less than $28,080 (I would take that happily)
  • the middle 50% will earn between $35,600 and $65,310
  • the median annual earning for PRos is $47,350
  • and the top 10% earned over $89,220
Non-profits, universities, and professional schools paid the least.  And the managers of companies paid the most (duh!).
Advertising Sales professionals were a little better and a little worse depending on what part of the spectrum they were in:
  • the lowest earned $21,460
  • the middle earned between $29,450 – $63,120
  • the median annual earning is $42,750
  • the top 10% earned more than $91,280
Remember: this includes commission, which is the bread of the bread and butter of this job.  Not the other way around.
For PRofessional managers including public relations, marketing, advertising and promotions you can expect to make between $93,450 and $119,540.  This is where you want to be, especially if you’re voting for McCain/ Palin in November.
Luckily for all of us budding PRofessionals, we can expect to see an 18% rise in employment.  Which I think is a good thing.  You?