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Season’s Greetings from Paramount Public Relations

Paramount Public Relations, Inc. would like to wish you and your families a happy holiday and a wonderful new year.  We can’t deny it has been a memorable year, so here are our picks of the 10 most unforgettable media stories of 2012.

  1. Election 2012 – With headlines consisting of Big Bird, binders full of women and an empty chair, this election was all over the place! What began as a nail biter ended with Obama walking away victorious again.
  2. London Olympics – Michael Phelps made his last Olympic appearance and young women everywhere were ogling Ryan Lochte’s “swag.” The biggest take away, though, was the USA winning the most medals; out of a total of 104, 46 were gold!
  3. Facebook Goes Public – Facebook is still going strong even after its shaky start in the IPO scene. Stockholders just don’t “like” the company as much as they were hoping!
  4. Newsweek Only electronic?! This shocked everyone and is another example of how the print media is evolving. Even more shocking was their 50 Shades of Grey cover…
  5. Fifty Shades of Grey – Not since Harry Potter has a British author caused such a stir, only this time with middle aged women across the world.
  6. TomKat Divorce – The majority of the public felt that the demise of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes was a long time coming. But with the image of Tom jumping onto Oprah’s couch burned into our brains, we can’t help but miss the good old days when these two were still in marital bliss.
  7. Marijuana Legalized in Colorado – Adults 21 and older can possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants privately. “Colorful Colorado” just became a lot greener.
  8. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 60th year on the throne as a whopping one million British subjects cheered her on in front of Buckingham Palace. And with the newest Royal on the way, who said monarchy is dead?
  9. Whitney Houston – The diva’s fight with drug addiction concluded in her devastating death. However, her legacy lives on as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” became the bar anthem of the year.
  10. Call Me Maybe – What was thought to be a “One Hit Wonder” has become the pickup tune for girls (and guys) around the world. Now that 2012 is ending, time to find a new jingle!