Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekly Radio Marketing and PR Programme - Marketing Mix

Never before aired on radio, PRSJ Member, Marie Berbick Graham's radio programme Marketing Mix, highlights interviews with PR and marketing entrepreneurs and executives. Berbick Graham also shares insider tips for those in the business.

The programme currently airs on Tuesdays at 8:35 a.m. on Power 106.

The CEO of Berbick Graham Creative, a marketing and PR consultancy outfit, also launched BG TV on Youtube with episodes of Marketing Mix. One episode of Marketing Mix is at the link.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Webstream - Nova Gordon Bell (PhD) speaks on Jamaican perspective on Wikileaks

The policy think tank Social & Economic Alliance for Development (SEAD)
will stream a talk by Nova Gordon Bell (PhD) on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00p.m. at the link

Topic: Information availability/security and transparency in national governance in a world where there is Wikileaks - the Jamaican perspective.

Speaker: Nova Gordon Bell (PhD)
We will be exploring just how much information should be kept private from citizens in a democratic country.
Dr. Nova Gordon Bell, PhD, Media and Communication - Editor at Nova Gordon-Bell & Associates Ltd; Fmr. Programme Director at University of Technology, Jamaica; and Fmr. Adjunct Lecturer at The University of the West Indies.

Mr Javette Nixon
BB PIN:212E42B3
Cell: 1876.432-5707
Social & Economic Alliance for Development - Executive Director

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Condolences Pamela White

We regret to say that we were made aware of the death of PRSJ Member, Mrs Pamela White, who passed away on February 15. Pamela White was employed in community relations at the bauxite mining company, Jamalco, a subsidiary of Alcoa.

Colleague, Jamalco Manager-Corporate Services and Government Affairs, Leo Lambert, says of her, "Pam was an employer's dream and one of Jamalco's brightest stars. Her example will forever live in our hearts even as we struggle to come to terms with this most painful loss. Jamalco will be coordinating several initiatives in her memory."

As a communications practitioner for some two decades, Mrs White was known for her joyful demeanour as she performed an enabling role in the development in her beloved parish, Clarendon. 

During her employment at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) May Pen regional office in the 1990s, Mrs White was a part of a very dynamic team that passionately served communities from Frankfield to Portland Cottage. They brought information, planned events and took the word out about the good activities happening there to Jamaica and to the rest of the world.

Clarendon has lost a bright spark and a dutiful daughter.

We pray for comfort for Pamela White's family, friends, colleagues and the citizens of Clarendon.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Getting the right PR team for your party

Entertainment entrepreneurs tell the Gleaner that their PR consultant's
insights and efforts will determine the sucess of their events.

"Getting the right PR team for your party"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

National Transformation Programme Promotes National Core Values for 2011

The National Transformation Programme is encouraging all State communicators/ opinion makers to participate in encouraging national core values.

Rev Michael Aiken
Director of Communication, Research & Evaluation
National Transformation Programme
In keeping with National Strategy 4-1 of our National Development Plan (Vision 2030), the National Transformation Programme and its Students For Transformation invites you to participate in a process to perpetuate our National Core Values (NCV). We have assigned a NCV to each month of the year 2011, as follows:
 Link to PR Brief - The PRSJ Newsletter
January: Personal Development
 February: Love
March: Peace

April: Respect & Reverence for Life

May: Dignity of Work

June: Trust

July: Truth

August: Justice

September: Saving

October: Honesty

November: Responsibility

December: Unity

We ask that you therefore:
1. Deliberately include the NCV in your spoken messages and written communiqués each month. [For example, for the month of February, include a "love quote" as a closing sentence to your emails, or on your Face Book and Web Pages. (See "Love Quotes" examples below #3)]

2. Intentionally infuse the NCV when you write speeches or messages for your Ministry/Agency Minister/Director/Leader in a relevant manner (we will help if you so require).

3. Purposely practice and encourage the real life application of the NCV in your Ministry or Agency and in your sphere of personal and organizational authority. With this in mind, the practical aspects of Love can be found in the following time worn pieces of prose:

* Love is patient, kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act inappropriately; it does not seek its own, is not easily provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice when the loved one fails to do right, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. * Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and …your neighbor as yourself. * …Love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you. The Bible

"Love Quotes"

* Love reveals the steady appreciation, devotion, and attachment of one person towards another, often through self-sacrifice. NTP


* Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

* I believe in the compelling power of love…. Theodore Dreiser

* I can live without money, but I cannot live without love. Judy Garland

* I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Daphne Rae

* I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. George Eliot

* Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Khalil Gibran

* Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. David Grayson

* Love does not dominate; it cultivates. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

* Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible...yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment … Barbara de Angelis

* Love is a game that two can play and both win. Eva Gabor

With Transforming Wishes,

Michael Aiken

Director of Communication, Research & Evaluation

National Transformation Programme

Telephone: 946-4461, 403-9747, 929-8880-5




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Office of the Prime Minister
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