Friday, 6 July 2012

Best PR movies of these past years.

How is your week going so far? Great?
Today the talk will mix PR and cinema! Yeah today let’s talk about movies; these movies I’m going to present have a high focus on PR and are quite meaningful and enjoyable. Watching them allow to both spending a good time and learning new values.
Let me introduce you guys to the best PR movies of these past years.

The Network

The Oscar-winning movie “Network” is about TV broadcaster who met success and popularity thanks to a scandal he created.
Focus on the cruel TV world!
Well, even after 40 years this movie is still worth to watch it!

The queen

After the death of Princess Diana, the Royal Family has to face an image problem.
The Queen shows the tactics used by both the Royal Family and Tony Blair to gain the public support. Don’t miss this movie starring the great Meryl Streep.

The devil wears Prada


Focused on Fashion and the heavy work of magazine edition, this movie is more than a girlish fashion movie. This movie adapted to the famous book will allow you to have an idea on what fashion media is all about!

Wag the Dog


Wag the dog is the PR movie you must see!
If you’re a PR pro you’re not allowed to miss this great movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert DeNiro.
Look what happens when a PR consultant creates a fake war to cover a presidential sex scandal!

Jerry Maguire

Ah Jerry Maguire!! Honestly who’ve never watched this movie?
This movie starring Tom Cruise – in his good days- is just a classic!
For people that never heard about this movie: this movie is about a sports agent who fights to combine moral, ethic, marketing and PR.

Thank You For Smoking
It’s not easy for Nick Taylor; head of a tobacco lobby, to both spins tobacco health and stay a good example for his 12-year-old son.
This satirical movie shows what PR is and is showed to many PR students.

The Candidate

This movie really underlines the power of PR and how PR can bring you from the darkness to the brightness.
Follow Bill McKay’s journey, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California to achieve his goal.

 All the President’s Men

Watch «  All the president’s men » and remind the Watergate scandal.
Follow, reporters Woodward and Bernstein and discover all the details of this historic scandal!
See the importance of PR during crisis time.

Hope you enjoyed the post!
See you =)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Unique views from Our World

Singapore, Florence, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, Roma, …all these places are well-known for being incredible places full of history. I’m sure you think the same if you’ve ever been there.
Their particular architecture often allowed them to figure on The most beautiful cities of the world’s lists.

But, today guys, let’s forget about architecture, about history and culture, and let me show you guys some unique views; which makes these places unique is their raw aspect.

1.    The Great Dune of Pyla – France

This place is the tallest sand dune in Europe.
The volume of this dune is about 60,000,000 m³, measuring around 500 m wide from east to west and 3 km in length from north to south. Its height is 107 metres above sea level.
The interesting part of this place is the sand dune is surrounded with forest.


2.    Mount Roraima - Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana

This place is also known as Tepuy Roraima and Cerro Roraima. It is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America and with sheer 400-metre high cliffs on all sides. It rains almost every day at the top of this place and it forms some of the highest waterfall in the world.  This mountain has held a special significance for the indigenous people of the region, and is the centre of many myths and legends.


3.    Pamukkale – Turkey

The name Pamukkale means, “cotton palace” in Turkish. This is a place that contains with hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water.
This “castle” is about 2,700metres long, 600m wide and 160m high. You may experience a different “bath” in this place.


4.    Nine Hells of Beppu – Japan

Why it is called Nine Hells of Beppu? Because Beppu contains 9 major geothermal hot spots. Some of these hot spots are located in the Kannawa district and some in Shibaseki district.
The nine hells are:
·       Umi Jigoku
 The "sea hell" features a pond of hot, blue water.
 It is one of the most beautiful hells.


·      Oniishibozu Jigoku
This hell is named after the mud bubbles, which emerge from boiling mud pools and look like the shaven heads of monks.


·       Shiraike Jigoku -
According to its name, the "white pond hell" features a pond of hot, milky white water.


·       Yama Jigoku
The "mountain hell" features small ponds of steaming hot water and a small zoo with small cages.


·       Kamado Jigoku
The "cooking pot hell" features several boiling ponds and a flashy demon statue as cook.


·       Oniyama Jigoku
Crocodiles are bred and kept on the grounds of the "monster mountain hell".


·       Kinryu Jigoku
The "golden dragon hell" features a dragon statue and a greenhouse, heated by the hot spring.


·       Chinoike Jigoku
The "blood pond hell" features a pond of hot, red water. It is the most photogenic of the nine hells.


·       Tatsumaki Jigoku
The "spout hell" features a boiling hot geyser, which erupts every 25-30 minutes for about five minutes.


5.    Sanqingshan – China

This place is located at Jiangxi Province and considered a sacred place used by Taoists for meditation. This is a place where you can be close to the nature and it is also one of the most beautiful mountains in China.


6.    Chamarel Falls and the Colored Earth – Mauritius

The colored earth is a unique place where the earth is unusual. Volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperature and formed beautiful patterns of color in the exposed hillsides created it. Whereas the Chamarel Falls are three thin waterfalls that fall about 300 ft. down a plateau.


7. Rio Tinto - Spain
Rio Tinto is a river in southwestern Spain that originates in the Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia.
This river has been mined for silver, gold, and others minerals. High levels of iron in the water caused the red colour of the river.

8.    Fly Geyser Reno – Nevada

This place is also known as Fly Ranch Geyser. The Geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon, and was accidentally created in 1916 during the drilling of a well. Dissolved minerals started rising and piling up, creating the mount on which the geyser sits, which is still growing to date. Today, water is constantly squirting out reaching 5 feet in the air.


9.    Caño Cristales – Colombia

Cano Cristales is a river located in the Serrania de la Macarena Mountains. It has been referred to “river of the five colours”, “the river that ran away from the paradise”, and also “the most beautiful river in the world”. Caño Cristales is filled with waterfalls, rapids, wells and hollows, with water so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom. There is a unique species of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera; these species turns a brilliant red during certain season.


10. Chocolate Hills: Bohol – Philippines

Wondering why is the place named by Chocolate Hills? Is it a hill full of chocolate? These hills are covered with green grass, but when it comes to dry seasons, these green grasses will turn into brown colour. This is where the name came from. There are at least 1,260 hills in this place and you could imagine how pretty the place will be when all the grasses turn into brown colour. This place has been declared the country's third National Geological Monument.


The Chocolate Hills!!


How do you feel after viewing so many impressive places in the world? If you are thinking to have a relax trip and stay away from the hectic city lifestyle, you may pay a visit to some of these places. Hope you have a wonderful and memorable trip!