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Cover Your Assets to win in PR

We are often asked what it takes to succeed in PR, and about the client effort required. They’re great questions; the second part acknowledges shared responsibility. I’ve found that most just want great results, they’re not trying to milk an … Continue reading

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Building a Fintech Startup: Top Tips, via Betaworks Panel

Last week I wrote about growth tactics for B2Bs. This week I am following up with a post on how to build a fintech, based on a panel discussion I attended at Betaworks Studios in New York. Amanda Moskowitz of … Continue reading

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Cheap Trick: Great Band, Lousy B2B Growth Strategy

It’s tough to launch and grow a successful business, and tempting to look for shortcuts. And why not? We’ve all heard about the magical growth hacks; the campaigns that went viral, the PR home runs that crashed servers and exploded … Continue reading

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How to Stand out at a Noisy Trade Show (MWC Field Guide)

I am often asked by clients how to build trade show buzz and booth traffic. It can be especially challenging when you’re a small startup with limited funds, as are most of our clients.  They’re competing against well-known companies that … Continue reading

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Startup PR Myths Debunked

It has been almost a year since I blogged about common startup PR myths. That post drew from NY Tech Meetup mail list discussions and cited arguments for and against PR. Since then, I’ve run across a few more myths. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Self-correcting Media Maelstrom

If you’re a news and politics junkie like me, it’s been a head-spinning couple of weeks. First, a Buzzfeed article claimed that Donald Trump asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Other media swarmed around the story, feeding 24 hours … Continue reading

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Why AI won’t Replace PR

I was watching 60 Minutes this weekend, which ran a segment about AI that highlighted China’s growing clout in the tech (Silicon Valley, hope you were watching; you should be scared, very scared). They interviewed Kai-Fu Lee, the so-called Oracle … Continue reading

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How to Social in 2019: Experts Share their Views

Last month I interviewed top PR and social media experts about the challenges facing online marketing. The following recap includes some of the juiciest quotes from Neal Schaffer, Frank Strong, Drew Neisser, and Deb Weinstein. I also share my views … Continue reading

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Deborah Weinstein on the Challenges Confronting PR and Digital Marketing

Today I share Deborah Weinstein’s answers to questions about the challenges confronting social media marketing and digital communications.  It is the latest in my series of interviews with industry experts (see this post, which sets the stage). My good friend … Continue reading

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Neal Schaffer on Social Media Challenges & Opportunities for 2019

I was thrilled when Neal Schaffer agreed to participate in my series about challenges facing social media marketing.  Neal is a social media speaker and consultant ranked by Forbes and others as a top influencer. I had the privilege of … Continue reading

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