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Entries for March, 2011

One word appeared in press releases 776 times—in a 24-hour period

Taken from: Ragan’s “PR Daily” By Michael Sebastian | Posted: March 23, 2011 If you have time…and want the full article — plus comments: http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/7660.aspx   To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com I hope you’re sitting down.  Last month, PR strategist Adam Sherk took 25 of the most overused buzzwords in marketing and PR—he compiled a list of the top […]

Associated Press Removes Hyphen From ‘Email’ In Style Guide

From “Huffington Post” [huffingtonpost.com] comes the following: [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] The Associated Press decided to remove the hyphen from “e-mail” in its Stylebook–the bible for many media outlets–on Friday. The AP announced the changes at the annual conference of the American Copy Editors Society in Phoenix. The use of “e-mail” was seen as a relic […]

Weaning Yourself Off Plastic

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Recently, Rodale’s editors blogged, and received many comments and tips, at rodale.com/plastic-free. One way to begin the wean is to start amassing all the plastic you can in a week. Analyze it. There’s probably a lot of packaging you could eliminate. Some tips: Carry your own cutlery. Skip single-use items. Use metal […]

Tips for the Job Hunter

This appeared in “Courier-Post” on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Read Eileen Smith’s full story at http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20110306/NEWS01/103060347/How-job-seekers-got-hear-yes-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] TIPS FOR JOB HUNTING Get the word out and tell people you are looking. Include former colleagues at every place you have ever worked, fellow members in clubs and business groups, former classmates, friends, neighbors and […]