Tag Archives: media relations

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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Hannah and Her Sister Disrupt PR with Babbler

We started getting calls and emails from an interesting French startup called Babbler a couple of months ago. I agreed to meet with CEO Hannah Oiknine to learn more, as we like to be on top of the latest developments  … Continue reading

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HBR Covers the Death of a B2B Salesman – and Media Relations

My friend Neal Schaffer shared an interesting Harvard Business Review article, How More Accessible information is Forcing B2B Sales to Adapt. The story questioned the role and relevancy of the B2B sales team in a digital world. There were also … Continue reading

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Meetup Explores the Art of the PR Pitch

The NYC PR Innovators meetup hosted a session on The Art (and Science) of the PR Pitch at District CoWork last week, where I participated as a panelist. Over 50 people attended, and organizer Erin Commarato ran a very lively … Continue reading

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Tech Blogger Lament: “It’s now all about the page-clicks”

It seems hard to believe, but I wrote my PR Death Watch series, which chronicled the changing nature of the profession, seven years ago.   One of the tactics that I questioned back then was the media tour: “With news cycles … Continue reading

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Trump, Tinder, Press Offender – New Rules of Taking on Media

Media battles are nothing new. Back in the ’70s Nixon famously said “the press is the enemy,” and kept a list. But up until relatively recently, most have opted not to pick fights with those who buy ink by the … Continue reading

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Open letter to Media: Please get this Blowhard to Shut up Go Away

I am getting a little tired of all the media hyperventilating about a certain Republican presidential candidate; you know the one with the dead rodent looking thingie on the top of his head. There is a numbing sameness to the … Continue reading

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Why I Like Getting Pitches

While checking my Blackberry over the weekend an email with the subject line "Your Media Profile" caught my attention.  Thinking it might be Spam, I was intrigued enough to open the message anyway – and was surprised and pleased that … Continue reading

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