Monthly Archives: February 2010

Pleasantly surprised

Pleasantly surprised

We had our first meeting with our new fitness trainer, Robbie Ray and I’m pumped up (no pun intended) to start now. I’m not going to lie, when Kris first said “fitness trainer” to me, I was dreading meeting the guy who would probably be yelling my butt into shape over the next eight weeks, depriving me of my favorite foods and handing me carrot sticks. But Robbie was a lovely surprise: he doesn’t believe in diets and he promised no yelling. He wants us to eat healthier but not cut out our favorite foods completely. Robbie wants us to …

 

Our First Day with Robbie Ray

Our First Day with Robbie Ray

We had our first meeting with Robbie Ray this afternoon. He was really great about telling us that we weren’t going on a diet and that we’d be able to workout at our own pace. I can’t wait to start working out. Ever since college I haven’t put a lot of energy into staying in shape. It was so easy then. Walk to class, walk to work, back and forth until the day was over and then walk home. Since living in Wichita, I got a membership at the YMCA. I was all gung-ho about it until I just lost …

 

Social Media in Communications

Social Media in Communications

Today I saw that being connected with all types of social media is important for a communicator. I had seen a tweet about non-profit organizations having the opportunity for some free airtime on KPTS. I thought to myself how great would it be to have Heart of America Men’s Chorus get their name out to the community for free. I connected with Jess Huxman to get all the details and information for this offer. It had come up that they were looking for a way to show their connections with the community for their 40th Anniversary. Jess said Twitter was …

 

He’s Just Creative

He’s Just Creative

One of the things I most appreciate about Twitter is how it enables people who might never meet to connect in ways that aren’t otherwise possible. This week Graham Smith and I took our relationship to the next level. We connected outside of Twitter. I’ve never met Graham Smith but through our fairly frequent tweets, I feel like I have a sense of him, of his design work and what his British accented English might sound like should we ever speak. Graham’s been working on a logo and identity for an Ann Summers-esque women’s lingerie line and needed some feedback from the …

 

Highlights of Kris’ Week

Highlights of Kris’ Week

Highlights of my week: Connecting: I had THREE phone conversations (remember those?) with people I met on Twitter. I love connecting with people on Twitter, especially when it leads to new business opportunities or allows me to use my connections to help a PR colleague from out of town land a feature story on a cool community art project she’s trying to promote. Mentoring: Some PRSA Kansas colleagues and I met with students at Wichita State University to encourage them to reactivate their PRSSA chapter. I enjoy speaking to college groups (in fact will speak to a social media class later this …

 

Wichita ADDY Awards

Wichita ADDY Awards

After months of preparation and long nights at the office, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 our hard work paid off. This year we had the opportunity to host the Wichita ADDY Awards for the American Advertising Federation of Wichita (AdFed Wichita). Taking on such a project was a great opportunity to showcase our talents as a small agency. For my first ADDY Awards I thought the evening went really well. I had the opportunity to meet and greet others in the industry while enjoying cocktails. The Crown Uptown provided a great space to peruse the entries before settling in to view the …

 

Freestyle Motocross Gravity Slashers

Freestyle Motocross Gravity Slashers

Freestyle motocross is not something I ever considered doing as a career, but the guys in Gravity Slashers put their bodies in harms way to entertain us for a living. The sport just comes natural to them. At a young age these “daredevils” created their own ramps in their backyard attempting jumps, sometimes everyday after school, as a hobby. Once they got older and discovered their passion for the sport they began practicing and implementing tricks and flips creating a routine. It was a thrill to see these guys in the air doing hart attacks and cliffhangers. I could feel my …

 
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