Category Archives: Social Media

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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In Defense of “Fake News”

More people are wondering about the weird crap that mysteriously appears in their news feeds. How much is fake news? Did disinformation tilt an election? What are Google and Facebook going to do to clean up the mess? You could … 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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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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Facebook Calls the News Shots, Upending Media and Marketing

I generally don’t chase breaking news stories – my posts come once or twice a week at most. This may seem a disadvantage in the fast moving world of social media. But the slower pace affords some perspective – I … 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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Social Tools Summit Cheat Sheet

Seven sessions. Two trender chats. A great keynote, product speed case, and best of all the chance to meet and learn from very smart social media consultants, practitioners and technology innovators. There simply is no substitute for being at Social … Continue reading

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See You at Social Tools Summit Boston in 2 Weeks

I am very much looking forward to Social Tools Summit (#SocialTools16) in Boston on Tuesday April 12, where I will be speaking about influencer marketing. Neal Schaffer and Brian Mahony invited me back following last year’s Boston event, which was … Continue reading

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Social Media Week NY Seminar Wrap

If you are in PR or marketing, it is probably a familiar feeling.  You have some great news or content to promote – but it is really tough these days to get anyone to care.  Our Social Media Week New York seminar … Continue reading

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No one Cares about Your News – Now What? Join us on 2/23

The game is changing in marketing and PR. There’s increasing competition for the customer’s attention. It’s difficult to get anyone to care about news, content and brands. Traditionally, most sought press coverage to build awareness and credibility. However, it is … Continue reading

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