Joe F AP Stylebook

What’s your AP Stylebook Pet Peeve?

As PR professionals, we have been taught and follow the rules of the Associated Press Stylebook. The AP Stylebook is the PR professional’s bible. And occasionally there are individuals who break the rules. Sometimes by mistake and others simply may not know what the Associated Press has to say about it. I’m on a mission[…]

What my First Job at Dairy Queen Taught me About Management

During a recent school outing with my daughters, I ran into a childhood friend. We worked together when we were both teenagers, making the best ice cream sundaes around at a Dairy Queen in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. After that meeting I began to reminisce. At an old little shack along Ford Road back in 1988,[…]

Mom, PR Professional, Robot

A friend recently called me a robot. After being slightly offended, I sat back and actually thought about it. She was right. I am a robot. I am scheduled, disciplined, regimented and extremely organized, and, like a robot, I follow the very same patterns every day. As a PR professional at Franco Public Relations Group[…]