NEW Music Find: Bombay Bicycle Club “Carry Me”

Walking down the concrete street, head bobbing with those Dr. Beats. Yes, it’s true. The British band, Bombay Bicycle Club (BBC), definitely had dancers and new music fiends like myself in mind when it released its new single, “Carry Me.”

With their last album “A Different Kind of Fix,” BBC tore up the alternative pop scene with quirky/folksy electronic songs like “Lights Out, Words Gone,”  “How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep” and the catchy hit, “Shuffle.” Now, the band is changing their sound. “Carry Me” hints at a more of a Dubstep and rave style but with the new album yet to be released, one won’t know for sure. Regardless, these guys are definitely a band to watch right now.

Check out their official “Carry Me” music video below.

Liked that? Check out the interactive version!

Carry Me Interactive Video

Lessons in PR: Learning from Disaster, 9/11

9/11.

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Communication served as a vital means of restoration during 9/11 – from the press, from businesses, from people and from PR practitioners. – Photo Credit: Imani Lewis at the Newseum

For any person in America, these numbers convey the horrific events of that day in 2001. This weekend, I  visited the Newseum’s 9/11 Gallery and experienced some flashback moments of my own. Despite feeling sad, I left inspired. The press showed heroic dedication to document what happened that day. History is grateful for them.

 After visiting the exhibit, I was curious to know about similar actions of PR practitioners during 9/11 and how crisis communication played a part in the recovery process. After a bit of research, I found an article by the Harvard Business Review, “Crisis Communication: Lessons from 9/11” discussing the key means of crisis communication during 9/11 that were critical to connecting with employees and reconstructing business life. The author Paul Argenti listed several steps in successful crisis communication of which I have the three following takeaways. Continue reading

Hey there, Internet

Hey Everyone,

I’ll start off with an apology for not “officially” introducing myself before starting to post to this blog.

I hesitated to make this blog my main one but then I thought it might be cool to share with you all the many unique facets of my life.

My little “sharings” for this blog are going to be pretty far-reaching as I have a ton of different interests.

Fashion and beauty, family life and education, politics and social change are some of the main issues that I like to talk about.

However, right now I am really interested in another topic.

Music.

My first “review” will be featured in the next post.

Stay tuned for more of my musings.

Thanks,

Imani R. L.