Freedoms to be thankful for

Posted by Gina Pappas on July 3, 2013 |

America celebrates its independence tomorrow, honoring the day on which the Declaration of Independence was signed back in 1776. Throughout the fireworks, parades and picnics, one resounding message holds true: We’re thankful for our freedom.

In honor of Independence Day, here are a few freedoms we’re thankful for as PR and digital
marketing professionals:

Freedom of the Press
We’re fortunate to live in a country that grants media the basic right of freedom. This applies to both traditional (print or broadcast media) as well as digital media (online media sources). Without the interference from an overarching figure, our country’s media leaders are able to report on any type of news taking place and say what they want to say (although most reputable outlets remain fair and relatively neutral).

Freedom of Online Media
The “new world” of online media has opened up channels that the 56-signers of the Declaration of Independence surely never thought possible: the ability to freely tell a story through online channels. Think about the new world of websites, blogs, YouTube videos, and Facebook pages that has been opened up to individuals and businesses who struggled to achieve exposure through traditional channels. Online media has provided the opportunity to gain exposure by telling our own story, in our own words. Thank you, technology, for giving us that power.

Freedom for All
It’s impossible to ignore that the freedom that rises above all others is living in a free country, which is due to the veterans who have sacrificed so much on our behalves and continue to do so. This week, we helped our client at Signal 88 Security honor a military veteran by awarding him money to start his own business. You can check out U.S. Army Veteran Gregory Murphy’s story here.

If there’s a particular freedom you’re thankful for, share it with us in the comments. On behalf of the entire team at Albers Communications Group, I’d like to wish everyone a safe, happy July 4th holiday.




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