Category Archives: PR

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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Lessons in Tech Branding from Rock Icons

Inspiration can come from funny places – if you are in tech marketing, perhaps you’ll like the following story about branding, which offers lessons from the world of rock music. The Music and Branding Connection I am a big fan … Continue reading

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Huffington Goes Viral with Data Science – You can Too

Cross posted on Hack the Feed My recent posts have explored how publishers are working with social platforms to expand audience and adapt story telling formats (see Publishers & Platforms In a Relationship, and Platforms as Publishers: 6 Key Takeaways … Continue reading

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Israeli Startups Join Axis Innovation at NYSE

I had the great pleasure of attending an event hosted by Axis Innovation this morning at the NYSE.  It featured presentations from nine hot Israeli startups and culminated in a visit to the floor of the exchange, where we watched the opening … Continue reading

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1 More Reason for Media to Hate Tech; Thanks Peter Thiel

Long time readers of this blog may recall my Extreme Media Relations series, about those who go overboard to sway the press. It’s been years, but I thought I’d post another just for Peter Thiel. In case you’ve been living … Continue reading

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