Category Archives: PR

It’s the End of the Truth as we Know it – is PR fine?

It’s like we went to sleep in late 2016 and woke up with a post-election, New Years, fake news, post-truth hangover. Before, we generally believed in the sanctity of truth and reason. Now nothing seems real, and it is hard to … Continue reading

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What to do when PR hits a Pay Wall

PR folks know the feeling. You put a press release over the wire – and then duck. Not necessarily because of all the press inquiries that come in (wouldn’t that be great)? You duck to avoid the flood of offers … Continue reading

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Trump is sucking the Air and Fun from PR and News

There’s tension in the PR and media worlds, between the stories we’d love and the ones they want to write. Good PR is the art of finding common ground. Your client or company gets mentioned, the journalist likes the result, … Continue reading

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My Take on the Fake News Debate

I attended the Daily News Innovation Lab’s session: Proposition: We can Solve the Fake News Problem. It featured an Oxford-style debate on whether there’s a solution to the fake news problem. Some very smart people from the worlds of media, … Continue reading

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Are PR and Branded Content Fake News?

I attended a meeting of the NY Internet Society that featured a panel of media experts, journalists, and a Silicon Valley lawyer.  They discussed the problem that has come to be called “Fake News”.  You can read about the session … Continue reading

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Newsflash: PR is NOT Sinister Media Manipulation

Over the years I’ve learned to accept that most people simply don’t understand my chosen profession, public relations.  Some think it is just about media relations, which can be irritating (see my post about PR’s PR Problem). Working with journalists … Continue reading

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Latest PR Tactic: Publishing on Platforms

Cross-posted on Hack the Feed Back in the day (“the day” being about 10 years ago), we had a simple message for PR clients who wanted to get in on the social media and blogging action. It was: “Go forth … 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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Apple News-buster Seth Weintraub on the State-of-the-scoop

I had the pleasure of meeting blogging entrepreneur Seth Weintraub over coffee last week.  My friend Adam Rothberg arranged an intro after informing me that the head of the “9to5” empire (including 9to5Mac, Google and Toys) lives in our town, … Continue reading

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Top IT News Picks of the New York Tech Crowd

Someone posted the question “HELP! What are the top sites where you get IT news?” on the NY Tech Meetup mailing list last week. This prompted a frenzied exchange of emails.  I chimed in, and followed the conversation with great … Continue reading

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