Category Archives: In the News

PR Golden Turkey Awards

I thought I’d bring back a feature this year that I haven’t done in awhile – my PR Golden Turkey Awards. Sound Opinions, one of my favorite podcasts inspired this year’s theme.   Their November 18 episode focused on Turkey Pardons.  … Continue reading

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Trump Gets Schooled in PR

The PR field should love Donald Trump as he teaches lessons about the power of earned media. I’ve been at many social gatherings when the conversation shifts to the campaign, and all eyes turn to me, seeming to challenge/blame: “C’mon … Continue reading

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No Accounting for Bias?

There’s one thing that could put the whole Facebook Trending News bias controversy to rest – but I haven’t seen it yet. In case you are not familiar with the story, Gizmodo ran this piece last week: Former Facebook Workers: … Continue reading

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New Tech Reality Show: It’s Magic, is it a Leap?

While many were anxiously awaiting the results of the Iowa caucuses yesterday, tech media were caught up in another drama. They were buzzing about $793 million funding for Magic Leap, a secretive startup now valued at $4B. The back and … Continue reading

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Here’s a Pitch: Get Tech Savvy, take a PR Briefing

NY Times reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote a nice story that highlighted the growing problem of tech illiteracy and its implications.  He wrote: “People in the tech industry… act as if the products they build sit at the center of everything. … Continue reading

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CUNY Meetup Showcases Journalism Startups

If you work in PR, it is good to keep an eye on the world of media innovation.  You don’t want to be the last to hear about the up and comers – e.g. the next BuzzFeed or Vice.   Some … 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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The Martians Have Landed, Your Pitch Stinks, We’re All Going to Die!!!

I was glued to third Republican presidential debate last night, watching for signs of intelligent life , when the show cut to an important announcement. It said: “Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program to bring you a special bulletin … Continue reading

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Trump, Tinder, Press Offender – New Rules of Taking on Media

Media battles are nothing new. Back in the ’70s Nixon famously said “the press is the enemy,” and kept a list. But up until relatively recently, most have opted not to pick fights with those who buy ink by the … Continue reading

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