Author Archives: Jean Young

Sep. 02

Email: Where Is It Going?

Recently, I told a friend in his early 20’s I would email him some info, he looked at me strangely and said, “Oh, send it to my Facebook, I never check my email.” Curious, I asked him if most of … Continue reading

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May. 11

Social Media Policies: College Bars Student from Graduation Ceremony for Facebook Entry

When a tornado hit St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. last month, Roman Caple, a senior close to graduation was among many students concerned about returning to a campus without power and with fallen trees. Roman, the first among his … Continue reading

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Feb. 04

“When does work end and personal begin?” Social Media Employee Guidelines Tell All

Whether it is airing professional grievances or corporate secrets, personal social media use can be both a public relations and a security issue for companies. Yet, a Deloitte LLP Ethics & Workplace Survey found only 17 percent of companies with … Continue reading

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Jan. 11

Snow, Ice, Local TV and Social Media

It may have taken a few years to get the hang of social media but local television stations now know the power of Facebook, Twitter, Skype and other interactive tools to bring its constituency to the screen. We knew conditions … Continue reading

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May. 14

Dreams Come True: It Just Takes a Lot of Work

I was rather cocky when I started Young & Associates in 1982. I found a niche not being filled by focusing on technology.”You don’t know anything about technology,” they said. Friends warnings that  “no females own public relations firms” seemed … Continue reading

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Mar. 10

The Virtues of Virtual Vary

Early 1990’s, it was a big snowstorm. In my cul de sac, a dozen townhouses were isolated. No business was conducted. Even those with computers at home were hampered by broadband and Internet limitations. So we had a three-day party. … Continue reading

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Feb. 11

Product Placement, Anyone?

Personal email blasts. They remind me of chain letters, except the four or five old friends who have me on their lists don’t always require me to pass on or be cursed with “five years of bad luck.” Like personal … Continue reading

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