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If you live in Statesboro or surrounding areas you have seen the local commercials of Northland Cable. If you have missed out on this wonderful experience, I have posted some of these masterpieces for your viewing pleasure. This is just a taste of the type of marketing techniques that are deemed acceptable in this area. I have to say that my little sister’s elementary school, Camp Creek Elementary in Lilburn,Ga, has a better marketing department for the 5th grade news show. In fact, as stated in the Statesboro Business and Lifestyle Magazine, 30 second commercials only cost about $8.00 per spot. That is less than two meals at Mcdonald’s. Does anyone know the going rate for a quality superbowl commercial? – What a difference! How am I as a marketing student supposed to explain to my future employers that I understand the ins and outs of advertising when for the past four years I have been exposed to these types of campaigns?

As you can see, it is a common theme of these folks to invite their friends and families to star in the home-made commercials. Could they not have taped a real banquet, or at least asked more friends to sit in chairs in the back of the room? P.S. cute kids at the end- who’s their agent.

I think Spongebob would be offended that his song was used in such an embarassing style. Come on, even a cartoon can do it better. I am pretty sure that the Spongebob theme song has a copyright, and it is illegal to use it in a different form. By the way, from what I have learned (and correct me if I’m wrong) one should not advertise for one’s competition that is directly accross the street.

Please, don’t show us inside any of the properties that you are renting out… I’d rather see how cool you look in your convertable. I am very excited to see that your handy man actually fixes things though, at least someone around here does.

 PLEASE check out this interview with “Bubba San” in Statesboro Business and Lifestyle Magazine! He states that companies need to brand their business. So what is Car City branded with?- foolishness? Low quality? They dont even show the cars in their lot! So without any further stalling… HERE WE ARE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… The pride of Statesboro! CAR CITY!

Look Y’all… They wash ‘Em too!

On April 2, 2009 Kappa Delta Sorority hosted its annual War of the Wings charity event for Prevent Child Abuse America. Restaurants all around the Statesboro area donated thousands of hot wings in support. Over 300 students and community members came to enjoy the food, the music, and the atmosphere. Southbound the band performed for two hours, followed by a pie eating contest, soda chugging contest, and last but certainly not least, the HOT SAUCE chugging contest! Entree fees for these contests were $50.oo, and tickets to eat were only $5.00. This ticket included a full plate of wings, a drink of your choice, and dipping sauce. T-shirts were just $12.00 and we SOLD OUT.

Picnic for prevention is held at the end of April. This event is put on by the local Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County chapter infront of the Statesboro Court House. Many organizations come out to advertise their contributions to PCA and also play games with the children and their families. There was facepainting, music, and food for everyone. Kappa Delta presented a check for $6,400.00 to the local chapter at this event. Hopefully next year will be just as successfull!

After being super frustrated for pretty much the duration of this course because of my issues with computers I finally decided to meet one-on-one with my instructor Barbara Nixon to get some advice. I am not completely computer illiterate, I mean< I grew up in the 90’s, but this blogging stuff really had me down. At one point my posts only consisted of paragraphs of boring information and links to websites that were not even embedded into the post. One night (actually, it was morning… 4:00 am to be exact) I was so upset and frustrated that I started crying. Embarrassing, I know.

ISee full size imagen the session with my instructor she calmly explained how to use some of the media applications so that my blog mights actually come to life. It was so easy to do, I just needed someone to actually show me how. I guess I am just a visual learner. I was only in the computer lab with her for about 10 minutes… but in that 10 minutes I was cleared of all anxiety.

Here are some simple things that I learned that might be of interest to new bloggers or other students in our class.

  • To put a picturein your blog:
    • Go to google images or any other site that you are interested in and find a picture relevant to your post. Right click and copy the picture. While you are editing your post Right Click to paste the pic where you want it. Then click on the picture and two buttons will appear. If you choose not to use the pic then click the right button that looks like this , if you want to use the picture click to the left on the button that looks like a landscape. A box will pop up and here you can change the size and position of your picture. Copy and paste the URL from where you received the picture and even change the caption. EASY AS PIE. Then click update.
    • To embed a youtube video click SHARE at the bottom of the video. Below that will pop up a link in a box that you can copy. Back at your post click the button that says add video above your toolbar. It looks like film. Click from URL and just paste the link into the blank box. It should be ready to update. It will not show up as a video while you are editing, but it will show up once the post is published.
    • To make a link to a website be embedded onto a word like Kappa Delta find the site and copy the URL. On your post highlight the phrase or word that you would like to link then click the button on your toolbar that looks like chain links See full size image. Paste the URL into the box and click the drop down menu so that it opens a separate window when the link is clicked. Then update!
    • If your toolbar looks like it is missing elements click on the button that says show kitchen sink.

I hope this helps anyone out there that gets frustrated with this stuff! After I learned how to do these simple steps I had such a better time BLOGGING. Thank you Professor NIXON!!!  Barbara B. Nixon

More Than Words by ul_Marga.On Feb. 11th, 2009 Kappa Delta Sorority Hosted a Candle-light vigil in honor of the three sisters that we lost in a car accident just a year ago. The women were traveling on I-16 when a car swirved into their lane causing the driver to lose conrtol of the vehicle. The SUV flipped several times into the median near exit 111. Many students, faculty, and members of the Georgia Southern Community came out to support the sisters of Kappa Delta and each other in dealing with the loss of these three lovely ladies. The event was covered by several local media sources including the Statesboro Herald.

Police reports state that the women were not wearing their seatbelts. A billboard was hung on Fair Road to remind children and adults to always buckle up.