Category Archives: Current Affairs

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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Tear Down that eHail Wall, Mr. Mayor!

Allow eHail apps to hail cabs in NYC! A judge just denied NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's quest to outlaw large sugary drinks here.  Now I hear that Bloomberg has styrofoam cups in his crosshairs. Since the Mayor has been such … Continue reading

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So, How did Lance Armstrong do? Was it a good PR Move?

It was one of the world's worst kept secrets: Lance Armstrong's decision to tell all on Oprah. The media widely covered this leading up to the interviews, and speculated about motives, what would be revealed, etc. I thought t that … Continue reading

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Is a Town Hall Debate an Example of Content Marketing? One Authority Says “Yes”

My monthly column on Windmill Networking, which went live today, focuses on content marketing in politics – and the lessons that we can learn and apply. Despite its title is ("Hail to the Content Chief"), the article was intentionally non-partisan.  … Continue reading

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Doubling Down on Sheer Idiocy

I used to love reading William Safire's NY Times magazine column On Language. Safire, was, among other things, a wordsmith. He loved to examine the hot phrases and words of the day, exploring their origins,  usage and relevance. If Safire … Continue reading

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Forget Big Data. Now, There’s “Big Soda” – and It’s not Happy

Most who follow the tech field know that everything big data is hot these days. I like to write about tech, and also follow the NY tech industry (see my recent post on Handshake 2.0 about NY tech). While techies … Continue reading

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Lowbrow Branding Effort

There are so many important stories that I can be blogging about. The Supreme Court Decision on Obama's healthcare plan, for example, and how certain cable networks got the news wrong at first. There is also the Ann Curry affair … Continue reading

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Panic at the Opera Part 2

I guess I am a little out of touch with finer culture and admittedly have little experience with opera. (OK almost none, really; my girlfriend Sine took me to a production of Kafka's The Penal Colony in Brooklyn recently, it … Continue reading

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