Category Archives: Technology

How to Stand out at a Noisy Trade Show (MWC Field Guide)

I am often asked by clients how to build trade show buzz and booth traffic. It can be especially challenging when you’re a small startup with limited funds, as are most of our clients.  They’re competing against well-known companies that … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Self-correcting Media Maelstrom

If you’re a news and politics junkie like me, it’s been a head-spinning couple of weeks. First, a Buzzfeed article claimed that Donald Trump asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Other media swarmed around the story, feeding 24 hours … Continue reading

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How to Social in 2019: Experts Share their Views

Last month I interviewed top PR and social media experts about the challenges facing online marketing. The following recap includes some of the juiciest quotes from Neal Schaffer, Frank Strong, Drew Neisser, and Deb Weinstein. I also share my views … Continue reading

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Definers Saga and the State of PR Ethics

I’m always interested in topics related to my profession, PR, and the industry we serve, technology. So I was eager to see what NY Times had to say in Jack Nicas’s recent piece: How Facebook’s P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery … Continue reading

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Is it time to Rethink our Faustian Bargain with “Free”?

There is legislation brewing in Europe that could upend digital media.  They’re considering making the major platforms like Google, Facebook et al, pay copyright fees for all the content that they now freely distribute and monetize. It may seem nuts … Continue reading

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I‘m in PR: What’s the Big Idea?

They huddle around a conference room table. The lights go dark. The 35 mm slide projector floods the screen. Its backlight shines an eerie glow on the presenter’s lower face. This is not just some ad man (or woman). It’s … Continue reading

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Sparks Fly at Publishers and Platforms Meetup

I love to check out reports from Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. They cover the intersection of news and digital media and can be a great resource for PR pros and digital … Continue reading

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Building Bridges to Media and the World in Jerusalem

I traveled throughout Israel over the past 10 days and visited many parts of the beautiful country. Each place was more awe-inspiring than the last.  But Jerusalem really stood out, for its history, mix of cultures and religions, and sheer … Continue reading

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Cyber Tech brings Intrigue, Ethical Challenges to PR

Tech PR is usually not about life or death issues. Yes, we do start revolutions – but with a small “r”. Governments aren’t toppled, or blood spilled from our work. The field of cybersecurity technology is a different animal, however. … Continue reading

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NewsWhip’s Benedict Nicholson on Social Data to Boost PR

In my last post, I explained that social media data can be used to bolster PR efforts. E.g., knowing that KDnuggets scores higher than the NY Times for social media engagements about machine learning can be a big deal if you … Continue reading

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