Friday, June 24, 2011

Top News In Public Relations, Social Media And Marketing This Week

Posted by Amanda Walsh

Check out some of the top news and resources that Furia Rubel was reading this week:

• Mashable - Google Sites Now Automatically Render for Mobile
• Mashable - The Battle for Yahoo’s Future
• Wall Street Journal - Feds to Launch Probe of Google
• Tech Crunch - Google Responds To FTC Inquiry: “Using Google Is A Choice”
• Inc. Magazine - How to Market Your Business Using Google Places
• Burrelles Luce Fresh Ideas Blog - Cause Marketing - Personal Word-Of-Mouth and TV Most Influence Engagement of Generation Y

Today we discovered, a website that explains the meaning of commonly-used words in the news. I thought I would also share this article called, The weirdest words in English - from A to Z

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Google Can Help You Manage Your Online Reputation With "Me On The Web"

Posted by Amanda Walsh

Some big news this week was Google launching a tool to help people keep tabs of online mentions of their name.

According to a article written by Juan Carlos Perez, “the new application, called Me on the Web, is aimed at people interested in tracking online references to their names and to other personal information that may be slanderous, inappropriate or incorrect.”

Different from Google Alerts, Me on the Web will generate a notice whenever Google finds a specific term on a web page. Users can create alerts for their name, email address or phone number. A Google Account is all that is necessary to begin using the new application Simply navigate to the Dashboard section.

To read more and check out resources for managing your online reputation, go to the articles in or

Buzz In Bucks: New Wing For Mercer Museum On Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Buzz in Bucks County this weekend is the new wing opening at the Mercer Museum on Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Check out the video to learn more about what you can find in the new wing.

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation - Call To Artists

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation has announced a call to professional and amateur artists to create artwork for the 2011 Andrew Hamilton Benefit invitation. This year’s event will be held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on November 19, 2011. Artwork can be painted, drawn or illustrated and should depict the Benefit’s theme: “The Art of Giving.”

Entries will be accepted between June 15th and July 15th, 2011. The winning artwork will be used on the invitation, and the artist will be acknowledged on the invitation and at the Andrew Hamilton Benefit.

Please feel free to participate and share this opportunity with other artists in the community.

Please send a high resolution electronic copy of your work for consideration to:

Lynne E. Brown
Philadelphia Bar Foundation
1101 Market Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Via email:

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bucks County "Business Marketing Panel Q&A" Event

Posted by Amanda Walsh

On Thursday, June 16, our very own Gina Rubel, Esq. will moderate a free "Business Marketing Panel Q&A" at Bucks County Community College, Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie, Pa. Networking and registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by the program at 8:15 a.m. and concluding at 10:30 a.m.
Professional panel members include:
The Marketing panel is part of a workshop series, "Shaping Business Success In The New Decade," hosted by the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce; developed for the local business community by the County of Bucks .

To learn more or to register, visit "Business Marketing Panel Q&A"

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Don't Miss The Mercer Museum New Wing Opening On June 18

Posted by Amanda Walsh

Looking for a local event for the entire family happening in the next few weeks? Then don't miss the Mercer Museum's new wing opening event on Saturday, June 18 in Doylestown, Pa. The new building will open to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony kicking off at 10:15 a.m. with guest emcee Lu Ann Cahn from NBC10, VIPs and local politicians. The first 100 visitors that day will receive a commemorative plaque and free admission to the new wing. Live music and activities are planned including a puppet show, craft demonstrations and a Henry Mercer character, so there will be something for the entire family to enjoy.

The new $12.5 million, 13,000-square-foot wing will house a state-of-the-art exhibition gallery and multi-flex Learning Center. A juxtaposition of contemporary green museum architecture against the traditional concrete fa├žade and space, the new wing of the Mercer Museum also provides superior visitor amenities including ADA upgrades, improved parking facilities and visitor services.

The green building is the first of its kind in Doylestown. It includes many environmentally-friendly and energy-saving components – from its green roof, water-conserving bathroom fixtures and radiant heat concrete flooring slabs to the recycled-content wall panels in the new exhibit gallery.

The gallery’s inaugural exhibit, A World of Things: The Mercer Museum A-Z, offers a fresh look at the museum, its extensive, unique collections and its history. The first traveling exhibit, ToyTime, will open on December 17, 2011.

For more information, go to