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Do I need to go get a Marketing degree?

Applying for jobs that fall broadly into the Marketing, PR & Communications field, and need a quick reality check on the issue of qualifications and experience. [more inside]
posted by Weng on Aug 10, 2011 - 8 answers

International phone help!

International phone recommendation, looking to buy an unlocked phone in the US before leaving, what should I look for and what works best? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Aug 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Books on communications/PR

Books on communications/PR [more inside]
posted by katopotato on Aug 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Help a Canadian iPhone travel to the US.

My SO will be traveling to the US (from Canada) for six weeks, starting this weekend. Help us figure out an iPhone solution so we can stay in touch. [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Jul 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Marketing an internal website

Launching a global internal website...how best to market it? [more inside]
posted by heigh-hothederryo on Feb 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Ham radio 101, please

Please tell me about ham radio. This thread on the blue about the protests in Egypt contains a number of comments about ham radio and its utility in situations where the Internet is unavailable. Assume I know nothing about equipment or the process of becoming an operator (because this is true). [more inside]
posted by catlet on Jan 28, 2011 - 35 answers

So what exactly are "cables"?

The WikiLeaks release of U.S. diplomatic cables, as detailed in this New York Times article, left me wondering a few things... [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Nov 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Research Paper on Computers?

I'm writing a term paper (15 pages) in my American History class on the computer and its influence on America history. Topics of focus? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Nov 11, 2010 - 20 answers

How to ace this job interview

Please help me ace the event planning component of this job interview! [more inside]
posted by Pademelon on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me communicate clearly!

Help me become more articulate...at work.... [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Aug 19, 2010 - 9 answers

What questions should I ask at grad school visit?

Going to New York next week to check out the grad school program I've been accepted to. What should I look for/what questions should I ask/etc? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Apr 21, 2010 - 10 answers

How to work for evil corporations?

How do I get over working for a company that I am morally and ethically against? This is my first job out of college. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2010 - 47 answers

Workshops or online resources for effective marketing communications

What are some good resources (workshops, online courses, etc) that will help me improve my organization's marketing communications initiatives? [more inside]
posted by squawk on Feb 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Thanks for having me, I gotta go. No, I really really gotta GO.

Public speaking and bathrooms. How do you make it work? [more inside]
posted by snorlaxx on Jan 14, 2010 - 17 answers

What's behind Comcast's signal specs?

Electrical engineers and others with a pretty in-depth understanding of communications tech: why does Comcast have a specified minimum for transmission signal strength from cable modems on its network? Or a maximum for reception signal strength? [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 answers

What to do with a worthless degree?

What to do and where to go with an admittedly useless degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 28 answers

Will a newspaper job inch me closer to a career in public relations?

Job_Offer_Filter: I'm a struggling freelance writer trying to (someday) break into the pr/communications field. I've just been offered a staff writer position at a small local newspaper. Does accepting the job inch me closer to my desired field? Or just burden me with a ton of unmarketable experience? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Nov 23, 2009 - 11 answers

My mother loves to talk when I really don't want to listen right now!

How can I drown out my mother's constant advice giving banter? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Oct 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Fiber optics for dummies

I have absolutely no comprehension whatsoever of how fiber optic cables can transmit information -- phone calls, emails, whatever -- by using light. Seriously, this makes no sense. Please explain it to me as if I'm a fifth-grader who makes decent grades in science class. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 6, 2009 - 39 answers

How do you keep from crossing the line between squeaky wheel and stalker?

Fellow freelancers and/or marketing gurus: where is the fine line between staying on a potential employer’s radar and being a pest--and how do I get as close to it as possible? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I get my links in Twitter to post to Delicious?

Is there a way or tool to easily wed Twitter to Delicious, through sickness and in health? Preferably more health... [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Apr 4, 2009 - 3 answers

CU: A flange.

How To Write Technical Training Films? [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on Mar 9, 2009 - 0 answers

Help me transition from journalism to government PR and/or corporate communications

Due to a raft of factors beyond my control, I have to give up my awesome but poorly paid and very demanding job as a reporter and seek a more 9-5 employment, with better pay. AskMe, can you help me identify my selling points for PR and communications jobs? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Mar 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me become a computer whiz!

Here's the deal, MeFi: I know absolutely nothing about computers, other than how to access the internet and use MS Word. However, I'm starting to think seriously about careers in media and communications, and I know being a decent writer isn't nearly good enough, especially in this economy. So, what programs should I start with? I'm thinking excel spreadsheets (sad I know), Outlook, Photoshop, maybe basic html coding? Bonus points if you can point me to any useful websites or books with introductory tutorials. Thanks!
posted by themaskedwonder on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Design + policy + communications: what colour is my parachute?

Graphic Designers / Commercial Artists, Social Policy People, PR/Communications Professionals: where do your professions overlap? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Jan 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Who is 14F1? What is device 2720?

My PCI Simple Communications Controller has bitten the dust. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Oct 12, 2008 - 4 answers

So, tell me about so

So, awhile back I noticed a lot of people beginning a lot of their sentences with the word so. Suddenly, I was doing the same. Does anyone know if this has a specific origin in the culture? A character in a TV show, maybe?
posted by partner on Sep 17, 2008 - 54 answers

Ready to go POTS-less. Need good voicemail.

I'm looking for a good personal voicemail service that can replace a home phone number. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Sep 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Send that email, stat !

I'm working for a newer growing, small business (4-5 employees or so). We have to send emails containing the same information to existing customers. For example, we have to notify customers about their accounts (for example, their CC/billing information becomes outdated) or customers send us a question. We're looking for an efficient way to do this. [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Aug 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Call Me: Anytime Anyplace Anywhere Anyway

Novel Research Filter: Help me describe phone culture/ etiquette in the 70's prior to the advent of answering machines. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jan 13, 2008 - 16 answers

How can two critical AND sensitive people get along better?

How do two people who are both a) super-sensitive to criticism, real or imagined; b) prone to being critical toward others; and c) married manage to coexist peacefully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 15 answers

How were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11?

9-11 Technology Filter: I have never been able to even get signal on my Blackberry 8200 (GSM) within 10 seconds of liftoff, so how were cell phone calls completed from hijacked planes on 9-11? Specifically, given the prevailing handset, carrier, and tower technologies present in the Boston, NY, and DC metro and intervening areas at the time, and given the flight paths and altitudes of the hijacked planes, how were passengers able to complete cellphone calls to loved ones? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Nov 30, 2007 - 20 answers

Interview questions for intranet content manager position

I've been asked to do a short job interview with some candidates for an intranet content manager position. I've never been on that side of the interview table before and need some help coming up with good questions to ask. [more inside]
posted by hootch on Nov 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Help Me Liven Up Financial Information Design

Help me find a well-designed financial services site that is not stuffy! [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Oct 11, 2007 - 3 answers

So... Do we have deal?

Sales Filter - What are some creative ways to communicate with and motivate an extremely mobile sales force? [more inside]
posted by LakesideOrion on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

post-starving-college-student quandry

How does one make even make an attempt at getting an entry level job in the journalism or PR fields, when he or she has no real access to those fields (and no experience)? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Jul 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Not just a rhetorical question

Where do I find a ranking of graduate programs in communications arts and sciences in the United States? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Corporate Do-Gooder!

How can I help my fellow employees get the most out of their benefits program via efficient, lively, multi-platform communications? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Jun 3, 2007 - 7 answers

What means "5 by 5"?

Radio communications trivia: What is the meaning of the term "5 by 5"? [more inside]
posted by fox_terrier_guy on May 4, 2007 - 9 answers

All in one Comms hub?

One stop communications software? I use my laptop as a secondary moniter. I'd love one peice of software that could run full screen, and moniter or otherwise show the status of a few different services. 1-2 POP3 accounts, 1-2 RSS feeds, an MSN account, etc. [more inside]
posted by tiamat on Mar 17, 2007 - 8 answers

What we have here... is a failure to communicate

Calling all AskMefites who work for a strategic communications firm or in corporate communications: how did you get your gig? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade on Nov 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Where can public relations/communications job postings be found?

Where can public relations/communications job postings be found? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Oct 19, 2006 - 11 answers

Unified Messaging: Fax, Voicemail, Storage - Help?

I am looking for a unified messaging service that would ideally provide fax (receive/send), voicemail, file storage, maybe email, ssl would be a big bonus. I've looked at several fax services, but they don't provide voicemail. I know there are many of these services available, but positive experiences and recommendations from Mefites would be most appreciated! Thanks in advance. BTW, $20 or under would be perfect.
posted by Gerard Sorme on Sep 22, 2006 - 4 answers

What advice do you have for a new PhD candidate?

PhD advice! I am starting a PhD program in Communications this fall. I'd like some general advice from those who have survived. I'm looking for ideas on wise steps to take as far as department politics, TAing, getting published, attending conferences, funding, trying to survive on no money, being in a relationship with a non-student, etc. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 31, 2006 - 16 answers

Viva la web revolucion!

What is this web revolution I see before me? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jun 29, 2006 - 29 answers

How to keep writers sharp?

For our next staff meeting I have been asked to come up with a brief exercise that will help a group of fairly experienced business writers sharpen their research/writing/editing skills. Can anybody share an exercise that worked for them or point me to resources on the Internets?
posted by punkfloyd on Jan 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Is ISDN2 dead?

My company has an ISDN2 link with one of our suppliers to allow the transfer of large files. The link has been in place for about 5 years now. Lately the size of the files has been growing and subsequently the time taken to transfer the files has now increased to the point of it sometimes being quicker to actually bike a copy of the file round to them. What are the other options for us? In the UK if that has any bearing.
posted by lloyder on Nov 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Drums as vibration?

Working on a project dealing with the drum (that is, skin stretched over a frame) as a technology. I need to name all the applications of a drum I can think of, and their humanistic implications. I've got Drum as Music and Drum as Communication. But I mentioned exploring the fact that you can *feel* drums before other instruments, that they have a very physical aspect, and the prof said there are tons of applications in this category alone. WTF? Something about separating wheat from chaff with drums? Anyway, I have to turn in a proposal by 1 pm tomorrow, and I would love your help. Ideas on other applications?
posted by ibeji on Oct 5, 2005 - 23 answers

cheap portable email appliance?

I'm looking for a cheap, small, non-voice email only portable device with a long battery life that will work in NYC and has a good UI. [more inside]
posted by n9 on Jul 8, 2005 - 8 answers

CareerFilter: I need to communicate better

I have to learn a new way to communicate in my workplace. That giant flushing sound you hear from the more inside is my career. [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy on Jan 23, 2005 - 34 answers

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