Radio advertisement

I found this advertisement for a random radio station. I visually like it because it’s simple yet powerful. The visuals catch my eye and it is to the point. I also liked the fact that there isn’t a lot of copy.

However, I don’t think this ad is very clear. It leaves me wondering what the broadcasts are about. Maybe if I were from Greenwich I would understand better but for a random person I am left confused.

This ad may convince me to tune in and listen to the Lower East Side radio… or not.



Popstar! media kit

Online media kits are much more fun and relaxed than the traditional media kits. I found the kit for Popstar!, which is a teen entertainment magazine. It features celebrities, musicians and everything pop culture.

I was attracted to this particular media kit for several reasons. I liked the colors used, the simplicity and the easy navigation. The contents they decided to include was interesting to me. There was a nontraditional fact sheet, a feature story and numerous other aspects.

One thing I’m shocked they didn’t include was a video. For such a pop culture magazine, I would expect there to be interviews of celebs or clips of musical artists. However, I thought the media kit did a great job of including other various aspects.


News Release on Taylor Swift

This news release did a good job of getting to the point. All the sentences and paragraphs were short, which made it easier for me to read and understand. I also liked how the release itself was short. It took me about a minute total to read. If you can’t tell by now, I’m all about the shortness of stories!

I didn’t like how after about the fourth paragraph the release started to change its focus. I was reading about her new songs and who she gave money to instead of reading about the school for the deaf. The release could’ve been cut off sooner.

This news release was interesting for me to read because I actually had no idea about this story. If I were a journalist, then I would for sure want to get more details on this story.


Feature story sets me “Strait”

George Strait is one of my favorite musicians of all times.  He is so incredibly talented, and I love listening to his work.  This feature story I found over him just made me fall even more in love with him.

This story mainly talks about his tour. I like how the story gives so many quotes. It makes me feel like I am directly talking to Strait himself. It is helpful that the paragraphs are short and so is the story.

The one negative I have is that I would like to have more information. Yes, the quotes are great. But I would also like to see more straightforward information instead of “Strait said” text. Overall, I would have to say I liked this feature story.

Tom Service’s Blog

I surprisingly liked this blog. The main reason I liked it was because it was short and to the point. My attention span is extremely limited, so this was perfect. The blogger said exactly what he wanted to say without rambling on. I felt that it was conversational without sounding like an uneducated weirdo. His blog is exactly the type I am attracted to.

Opera music isn’t exactly my thing. At all. But this blog made me curious. And after actually listening to the band and reading it, I can kind of get into it. Wagner’s Ring Cycle is amazing! I think the key to a good blog is being able to make readers interested even if it isn’t a topic they would normally care about.


Adele’s Website

Everyone knows that Adele is the new queen of music. If you don’t, then you do now. Her website is amazing. She is one of my favorite artists, and her site makes it convenient to find out more about her.  If you ever wanted to be a stalker, then this is a good start.

The website is so easy to navigate, and you know exactly where to find what you’re looking for. I love how the whole site is clearly labeled. I personally like being able to listen to her music and seeing what she has to say. I can easily see where I can find both of these things when I go to her site.

Sometimes I like to pretend that I know all about my favorite celebrities. You know that Adele and I are best friends, right? After checking out her website I could basically tell you everything you ever wanted to know about her. Adele is an amazing artist and I highly suggest you check out her website.

Disclosure Statement

I, Alexa Cutler, am a junior at Oklahoma State University.  I am writing this blog for a persuasive writing course.  It is for a grade, but not for financial compensation.  All the entries will be written by me.