Category Archives: Marketing

Belle of the Ball or Lead Balloon? Read this Before Launching at a Show

You have big news coming up, like a major company or product launch.  Should you try to make a splash at the next major show? The answer depends on a number of factors. The press swarm around the big tech … Continue reading

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GigaOm Crash? Houston, We Have a Bigger Problem

GigaOm’s crash and burn this week really hit a nerve. The outpouring on the blogs and social media showed its key place in the hearts and minds of those in the B2B tech space. The speed of the flameout left … Continue reading

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Find and Fill Open Spaces to Connect with Customers

While watching my kids play soccer years ago, I often heard the coach yell “Open Spaces! Pass to space!” The instructions might not make sense, but on the playing field they were obvious: the coach was imploring the team to … Continue reading

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In the new “Curate or Perish” World, what’s a Flack to Do?

If you are interviewing PR agencies, a good question to ask is: “what business are you in?” You may get a confused look; tell them that they have come to the right place and you really want to know. If … Continue reading

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Secret to great tech PR? Messaging, messaging, messaging!

We're all familiar with the jokes that list three identical things as a punch line (e.g. "location, location, location" for factors driving real estate value, or "money-driven, money-driven, money-driven" as the three most important qualities of a salesperson; by the … 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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Attention Story Shoppers: Only 6 Pitching Days Left (NY Times Deconstructs Tech PR in Light of Apple News)

Our clients generally have very busy PR and marketing schedules.  To get everything in, we try not to let external events dictate the pace. There are some obvious exceptions; you don't want to announce news on a major holiday, or … 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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A Good App is Hard to Find: PR Now Critical in App Discovery and Success

It is a common lament these days: so many great apps to chose from, yet how does one winnow through the lists and find the best ones? Seth Schiesel, who covered apps for the NY Times before leaving the beat … Continue reading

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Louis CK Conquers Media, Heeds Mom’s Advice: Just Tell Them Everything

Louis CK is a comic hero for every man, an unkempt alternative to the more mainstream comedians (think Seinfeld or Dane Cook).  He is irreverent, dark and just plain damn funny. I have greatly enjoyed Louie's work, inlcuding his  FX … Continue reading

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