Completed web site development – The University of Alabama


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Burnett Communications


TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations recently launched an online magazine by public relations students for public relations students and educators, Platform (

“In line with the ideas of Web 2.0, Platform was designed by nine students as a resource and forum for public relations students and educators,” said Bruce Berger, professor and chair of the UA Advertising and Public Relations Department and director of The Plank Center. “They designed and developed all the content for the site to encourage connections among visitors and sources.”

The site, built by Birmingham Web developer Ryan Burnett of Burnett Communications (, addresses topics in careers, leadership, ethics, tips, and toolbox. Features include articles, an AP style quiz, podcasts, a blog (also accessible by RSS feed) and video interviews with Betsy Plank, UA alumna and chair of The Plank Center.

About The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations
The Plank Center was established at The University of Alabama in 2005 with the mission of developing leadership values and skills in public relations education and practice. Through a variety of programs, and in concert with other groups and associations, the Center is working to nurture the ethical and effective practice of public relations among leaders for today and tomorrow. For more information visit


Completed web site design: The Fred Smith Group


Ryan Burnett
Burnett Communications


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Fred Smith Group recently launched their brand new state-of-the-art web site from Burnett Communications:

“We wanted our site to feature several large, fast-loading images in a site that is easy to navigate,” commented Ashley Bullen, Marketing Director for The Fred Smith Group. “We would recommend Burnett Communications to anyone thinking of building a website.”

The new site features full MLS integration, displaying every listing of Birmingham real estate. Dynamically generated Google Maps show you exactly where the property is and provides directions on how to get there. A full-screen photo gallery showcases every room of each home.

If you are in the Birmingham real estate market as a buyer or seller be sure to visit

About The Fred Smith Group
The Fred Smith Group has sold over one thousand properties and serves both buyers and sellers in the Birmingham area (Jefferson, Shelby, St.Clair and Blount counties). As Realtors, the four person-team is dedicated to providing the finest service available. For more information visit

About Burnett Communications
Burnett Communications provides high-quality custom-designed web sites for Birmingham businesses. In addition to The Fred Smith Group clients include Yahoo!, ANB Insurance Services and The University of Alabama. For a free consultation visit


New web development client: The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama’s department of advertising and public relations selected Burnett Communications to develop The Plank Center web site.

Established in 2005 and named after public relations pioneer Betsy Plank, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations seeks to bridge the gap between PR education and practice.

The web site will feature articles, podcasts, video, music, quizzes and a blog focusing on public relations.

New web design client: Yahoo!

Burnett Communications has partnered with Santa Clara, CA based Involution Studios to create original site designs for Yahoo! These designs will server as the foundation for their new small business section. Links to the final project will be provided upon completion.

Completed web site development: The Postmen

The Postmen, a Birmingham-based real estate sign company who provides sign posts to local Realtors, recently launched their web site. The web site design is from Terri Jackson Co. and the web site development is by Burnett Communications. The Postmen offers:

“Attractive, professional signpost conveys a high level of professionalism to your homeowners and to potential buyers.”

If you are a Birmingham Realtor then be sure to check out The Postmen.

New web design client: ANB Insurance Services

Burnett Communications is proud to announce a new web site client: ANB Insurance Services.

Here’s a description from ANB:

“ANB is an independent insurance agency with multiple locations in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Approximately five years ago, the insurance operation began with the purchase of Rankin Insurance in Decatur, Alabama and has expanded to 10 locations since that time. ANB has an aggressive plan to continue expansion throughout the fourteen affiliated banks with additional expansion through selected correspondent banks in the state of Alabama.”