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Three Useful Gifts for 20-somethings

When family members hit me up for Christmas gift ideas, I usually have a hard time coming up with ideas. I’m sure they have an even harder time finding gifts! To help out my fellow 20-somethings, I’ve put together a short list of useful items that I have either received as presents or purchased myself.… Continue reading Three Useful Gifts for 20-somethings

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Web Video Tools & Tips for Hopeful Creators

I’m going to be honest here, I don’t know much about making videos. (Especially not about making videos that are good enough quality to put on the internet for the world to see.) For your benefit and mine, here are a few tools to help a novice like myself make decent web videos: Begin by… Continue reading Web Video Tools & Tips for Hopeful Creators

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Cause-Related Marketing: More than a Sales Tactic

The following entry is a summary of a recent research paper written for my Advertising Research course at IUPUI. To view the full paper, including all 20+ sources, click here. Defining Cause-Related Marketing Cause-related marketing (CRM) is a strategy where a for-profit company partners with a non-profit organization and agrees to share a portion of… Continue reading Cause-Related Marketing: More than a Sales Tactic

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Couch Culture: Perks of Flexible Work Spaces

One of the first things that I was introduced to at Hirons, besides the great people and adorable dogs, was the concept of flexible work spaces. The office has several different seating areas where employees can use their computers away from their desks. This ‘couch culture’ was a bit of a shock to me, having… Continue reading Couch Culture: Perks of Flexible Work Spaces

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How to make the most of a three day vacation

As busy professionals, Chelsea and I do not often get days off. When we do, it's important that we make the most of it. Sometimes, that means relaxing at home. This past week though, we hit the road. Including travel time, our fall vacation was a grand total of three days, but it felt like… Continue reading How to make the most of a three day vacation

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Collecting Places to Call Home

With roughly 200 days until graduation, I am acutely aware of how little time I have left at IUPUI. I’m a very sentimental person. I tend to connect deeply with the people and places in my life. Though I know wonderful new things are just on the horizon, I am dreading the emptiness that will… Continue reading Collecting Places to Call Home

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Four things I love about fall

Though the high today is 88 degrees, it’s officially fall! I’ve been craving pumpkin spice lattes and all things autumn for months. For this week’s blog post, I thought I would have a little fun and dive into why fall is my favorite season.  Choosing Cozy + Cute Outfits In general, my ultimate fashion goal… Continue reading Four things I love about fall

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Book Review: Putting the ‘Public’ back in Public Relations

I’ve never read a book about social media before. As I tweeted at one point a few weeks ago, I felt a flutter of irony every time I would have to sit down, close out the social media apps on my phone and crack open a physical book to read about the apps I had… Continue reading Book Review: Putting the ‘Public’ back in Public Relations

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What it’s really like to work remotely

The concept of working remotely, or working from home, sounds wonderful. And it can be, but it's not always about answering emails in your pajamas (although that definitely is a perk). People (including you) think you're never not on call If you're not clear about setting boundaries from the get-go, it can be hard to… Continue reading What it’s really like to work remotely