Yearly Archives: 2017

Tech has an image problem. How do we fix it?

I am a PR guy. I build brands and polish images. My industry is technology. It is not my client (well, companies within tech are).  But if it were, I’d say there’s a problem. Namely I am getting tired of … Continue reading

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Lin Pophal on the Evolving Role and Field of PR

I’ve known Lin Pophal for years through her work as a writer for eContent, HR Executive, and others; have pitched her client stories and my own thought leadership topics (I’m in her eContent story on content curation tools). Earlier this … Continue reading

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How Stone Temple Kills it with B2B Marketing Videos

I first learned of Stone Temple and their great work in SEO and digital marketing through an acquaintance, and interviewed CEO Eric Enge for a post on Maximize Social Business awhile back.  Then, I met Mark Traphagen, who participated in … Continue reading

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Too Left Tweet: Brands Get Political at their Peril

via GIPHY The term “coffee break” took on new meaning this week as right-wingers smashed their Keurigs with baseball bats (the above GIF shows Jordan Klepper of The Opposition doing the same, as a spoof). The backlash came when Keurig … Continue reading

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The Art of the Linguistic Kill Shot

I am writing a post that I hope will start a meme and crowd sourced effort to turn our president’s famous weapon on himself. It’s the “linguistic kill shot.” Trump has perfected the art of name calling. He always seems … Continue reading

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Social Tools Summit Wrap

I enjoyed attending my third consecutive Social Tools Summit event in Boston last week, where I moderated a panel on branding and thought leadership. It was great to take a day and get caught up on the state of the … Continue reading

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See You at Social Tools Summit Next Week

I am very much looking forward to Social Tools Summit (#SocialTools17) in Boston next Wednesday, where I will be moderating a panel on branding and thought leadership. It is the third time I am participating, and am thrilled that Neal Schaffer … Continue reading

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4 PR Lessons From Comedy via Seinfeld and Stern

I’ve always been a big fan of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and like to tell the story of how my friends and I were heckled by him in the 80s, before the eponymous TV show made Seinfeld a superstar. Four of … Continue reading

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Will Ad Tech Stumbles Drive More Budget to PR?

PR has always been the red-headed step child in the marketing mix, getting less attention, glamour and budget than advertising. But recent challenges may drive more brands to shift some ad spending to PR. Perhaps it’s already happening. A number … Continue reading

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The Hardest (and easiest) P.R. to Write

I am sad to report that my father died suddenly on Sunday, after 86 years. He lived a great life and was very active right up until the end. My family was huddling at the funeral home, the day after, … Continue reading

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