Thursday, October 1, 2009
"We already have a rule that prohibits the use of cell phones or other handheld devices in the bench area during games," Aiello told explained to NBC Sports. The NFL has informed teams of its new social media policy, and as it pertains to Ochocinco, the rule that would seemingly keep him from tweeting reads: “No updates are permitted to be posted by the individual himself or anyone representing him during this prohibited time on his personal Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account.” The prohibited time is not only during the contest, but also 90 minutes before and after the game. It applies to not only players, but coaches, team personnel, and officials. Beyond that, the media is also being put on warning about in-game social media activity. "Longstanding policies prohibiting play-by-play descriptions of NFL games in progress apply fully to Twitter and other social media platforms. Internet sites may not post detailed information that approximates play-by-play during a game. While a game is in progress, any forms of accounts of the game must be sufficiently time-delayed and limited in amount (e.g., score updates with detail given only in quarterly game updates) so that the accredited organization’s game coverage cannot be used as a substitute for, or otherwise approximate, authorized play-by-play accounts.”
I agree that in-game tweeting is not only distracting and unsportsmanlike, but I have to agree with NBC Sports as they explain that there is little logic to this only in terms when discussing the press. “someone sitting in the press box will be prohibited from tweeting a play-by-play account of the game. But the guy or gal sitting only a few feet away in the paid seating area will be able to tweet to his or her heart’s content,” says NBC Sports.
Others argue that the restrictions on the players go against this new sense of spirit and confidence that the NFL has created in the off-season which improved the league’s image online, with dozens of star players not only utilizing but embracing social media and accumulating even more fans that they interact with daily. Now, as a result, we’ll get the common press conferences, with no interactivity between players and fans until hours after the game when the excitement has passed.
Meet the Incredible Anthoula Katsimatides. Confident, vibrant, bold, driven, and courageous to name a few Anthoula has done it all, and she is still going. I have always looked up to her from a little girl; she is always giving her all no matter what is brought to her. Everyone who knows Anthoula is taken back by her spirit and passion for life. I know you will admire her too! Be sure to catch her in latest project, Taking Woodstock as Esther.
MSM: What does it take to get there?
AK: I didn't really know.... it just snuck up on me when I wasnt ready for it and I gave in! Although, in the end i figured it was right for me because everything I had done up to that point prepared me for it.
AK: Challenges and making people smile
MSM: What forms of public relations do you take on to build awareness and exposure for your name and now your new website?
AK: Networking, networking, networking!!
MSM: Do you feel social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace have helped your career and grow attention around your name and the projects you have worked on, if so.. how, and why are they important?
AK: I am really only currently on Facebook. I think its amazing because you can deliver your message to more people than ever before in such a quick, cost-effective way, and its fun too!
MSM: What genre of film interests you the most, and why?
AK: First off, I am definitely more of a quality film kind of gal vs. blockbuster hits. I prefer indies. They are undiscovered jewels and I would love to star in one :-) I'm also more about dramas but definitely love comedies too.
MSM: Tell us a little about your work background, what did you do before acting?
AK: Gee, do you really have the time? Every 3 1/2 years or so, a strong breeze would enter my life and carry me off down a new path. i am grateful for this because I had the opportunity to work in many different fields which ultimately gave me learning experiences that have crafted me into the well-rounded individual I am today. I graduated college with a marketing/advertising degree and worked immediately for an amazing creative shop called Ammirati & Puris which gave me such a wonderful experience working in a "corporate" environment with some of the most amazing people....who I am still in touch with now..thanks to Facebook. Then I decided I wanted to teach and teach I did. I taught inner city high school by day and got my Masters degree in education at night. Those experiences made me very strong and taught me patience. I miss the misunderstood students who demanded a lot and deserved a lot. The next wind I rode landed me a job in PR working for the former Governor of NYS George Pataki, as an Assistant for Community Affairs. I basically ran around to major events representing the Governor, speaking on his behalf and also bringing him to worthy events, writing his speeches and explained the issues confronting each community I worked with. This was an exceptionally educating time in my life. I met countless amounts of people and learned a lot about politics and state government. After 9/11/01, I was asked to work on the redevelopment of downtown and was appointed to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. I worked with the family members of the victims of Sept 11th, helping them navigate through the rebuilding process and deal with the chaos that existed at that time. This was the toughest experience for me and I needed a change. I took a break and then stumbled upon acting, which brought me such sudden and great joy.
MSM: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
AK: I certainly hope to be blissfullly happy in 10 years. I would hope to have a lead role on a NYC type episodic or a one woman show on Broadway. Also, I hope to be married and blessed with a child.
AK: Auditioning is an art form all by itself. One has to learn how to audition. Commercials are different from TV/Film which is different from theatre. Also, one must have a thick skin because rejection is huge in this business!
MSM: How did you go about choosing you agent? What should you look for in an agent?
AK: An agent chooses you, unfortunately….Its not easy getting an agent. You have to go out of your way and sometimes spend time and money to meet agents, which I recommend. It is rare that an agent will seek out a new actor. They usually look for good credits, good acting school background and someone unlike anyone they already represent. When I meet agents, I want to make sure our personalities click first of all before we even talk business. You have to like your agent because you will spend lots of your time talking to them...
MSM: Any advice for up and coming actors?
AK: Considering I am still a new actor, I have to take my own advice! I would encourage us to keep that head up, smile often, continue working at our wonderful craft, be optimistic and never dwell on whatever part we didn't get. That takes too much energy away from all the parts that are waiting for us out there. Also, remember to keep telling ourselves that it's a numbers game. Eventually our number will come up....
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Phillip Lim's dress with the exposed zipper detail is obviously a huge hit! All the stars are wearing his design, and they all look outstanding in it!
She told NY Post some of her favorite shops are H&M, Gap, Theory and Tahari. Erin loves the Upper East Side "because it's away from everything else" as she states in NY Post. We love her classic style.
Erin will definitely be giving us a lot to look forward to this season on The City. Her hardworking attitude is not put on hold for anyone! We love her personality and can't wait to see more of her this season.
Rihanna looks hot in her motorcycle jacket! Such a confident woman, she wears it with a pair of black denim and adds great accessories.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Whitney is so New York, from her style to her motivation that's why we love her! From DVF to People's Revolution to WhitneyEVE, she really knows how to get her hands on everything in the fashion industry. Not to mention her own fashion! In a recent article in New York Post's page 6 she tells where she shops and where she unwinds!
Some of her favorite stores are TopShop, Urban Outfitters, and Alexander Wang. She can be spotted at NYC's hot-spots like the Jane Hotel, Blue Ribbon, Rose Bar and Avenue, and many others!
We at MSM can't wait to see what she has in store this season on The City.
All 3 have a firm hand in business and challenge themselves when opportunity knocks. Always wanting the best, they sure have paved the way for success.
Monday, September 28, 2009
LRL has appeared as a style expert on shows including Extra!, ChicTV, Tyra (the Tyra Banks show), The Real Housewives of New York City: Season Two, NYC Prep, and is currently working on The Real Housewives of New York City: Season Three. Lauren wears everything from authentic vintage tees to couture off the runway, and her favorite go-to accessory is a long strand of TARA pearls.
MSM: What is your definition of style?
-consulting for retailers- from financial/ operational to front of house/ clienteling techniques
-lookbook creations/ production
-overseas production of accessories, bags, clothing, jewelry, and importing
-photoshoots (we have in-house photographers, hair, make-up)
-personal shopping at the dept stores and boutiques
-showroom visits to pull for celebs to wear on red carpets and for events
fittings/ minor alterations that I sometimes personally will make (yes, I sew)
-jewelry pulls: lots of celebs borrow jewels to wear once on a carpet.
MSM: How did you build a reputation as a stylist? How did you get there?
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION - WHY HIRE A PUBLICIST?
Publicists build credibility for a person, company, brand, product, or service by stimulating awareness through strategic plans and practices by:
*creating and distributing information, primarily in the forms of stories, published or broadcast by mass media such as newspapers, magazines, television and radio. Because the media do not charge for publishing these articles, but consider them valuable for their readers, PR has the power to reach millions of people for very little money, generating many valuable sales leads.
*developing a stronger, more controlled image for your firm
*creating the perception that the company is ALWAYS ACTIVE
*they have contacts at a national level and in each touring market that you probably don't (other than in your hometown) and can reach out to them with ease about the clients and products they represent.
*they have earned the respect of the people they are pitching to, because those music editors and radio/TV producers equate certain publicists' legitimacy by the roster they represent.
*their well structured PR campaign can result in the target market being exposed to more detailed information than they receive from other forms of promotion
*once media has been informed, they often provide more space and time for explanation of product or service
*depending on the media outlet, a story mentioning a specific company or product can be picked up by a large number of additional media which results on one single pitch or story spreading across a number of locations at once.
*their outreach and productivity is considered a highly credible form of promotion
*having the ability to gain placements and create a following through a number of mediums including print and email newsletters, information brochures, community relations, speeches, government relations and many other forms of communication in which time and space are not charged by the media
Ultimately can get you to the NEXT level!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Reporters and producers want and need answers right away; If you can't be responsive, they will just book another interview guest or another topic for a story. If so, ultimately you've lost your placement. Always follow up and always keep up, there is no excuse for a slow response. There is of course "Blackberry Etiquette" as I like to call it, at which point the professional knows when to finally put the phone away and call it a day (as hard as it is.) But its not called a "Crackberry" for nothing!
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- 3.2 mega pixel camera
- built-in GPS
- Video Recorder
- Enhanced Media Player
- Clear Audio
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