Category Archives: Current Affairs

PR for Dummies, via Trump and the Mooch

The Trump presidency is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to educating the masses about PR (I know this might seem myopic but hey, I’m trying to look on the bright side), Those in the field can … Continue reading

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In Defense of “Fake News”

More people are wondering about the weird crap that mysteriously appears in their news feeds. How much is fake news? Did disinformation tilt an election? What are Google and Facebook going to do to clean up the mess? You could … Continue reading

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Did Fox Jump the Snark? (Brief History of Fake News Fails)

“Childishly written!” “A disgrace” These are the words most junior PR account executives fear hearing from clients about press releases submitted for review.  But it was Donald Trump that just said them, in tweets and interviews, about a statement that … Continue reading

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What do Trump and ISIS have in Common?

Journalists who join the PR field are often said to be crossing to the dark side. That’s because some think PR is just about spinning and deception. As I pointed out in my post News Corp. Goons Provide PR “Protection”, … Continue reading

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Of Immoderate Moderators and Paranoid Pols

Is the press really the enemy? That was Nixon’s line – and I was in a Nixon frame of mind, having just finished the excellent book Crooked by Austin Grossman. It is a faux memoir, written in the former president’s … Continue reading

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Open letter to Media: Please get this Blowhard to Shut up Go Away

I am getting a little tired of all the media hyperventilating about a certain Republican presidential candidate; you know the one with the dead rodent looking thingie on the top of his head. There is a numbing sameness to the … Continue reading

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Better Call Saul the PR Hound

I really loved the AMC show Breaking Bad.  It seems like only yesterday that my girlfriend and I binged on it, getting through all the seasons in a couple of months. This time I wanted to get an early start … Continue reading

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Hate Spin? Sorry, We Get the News (and PR) that we Want

Two stories I saw recently and new research gave the PR field an answer for spin haters. Note, I am not saying that PR = Spin. And who says spin is necessarily bad? We all spin. It so happens that … Continue reading

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What Tech Marketers can Learn from Banksy Buzztoberfest

In New York, it was hard to escape the Banksy onslaught  last month. The enigmatic artist seemed to be everywhere and nowhere; omnipresent because the media covered him non-stop; yet tantalizingly out of sight, leaving a trail of pop-up art in … Continue reading

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One Small Step for Crowdfunding; A Giant Leap for Startups

Last year I wrote about online crowdfunding, and how it could give startups another way to not just raise capital but also take their stories public. There was much excitement here in the NY tech community and nationally about the … Continue reading

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