Author Archives: rgeller

Why AI won’t Replace PR

I was watching 60 Minutes this weekend, which ran a segment about AI that highlighted China’s growing clout in the tech (Silicon Valley, hope you were watching; you should be scared, very scared). They interviewed Kai-Fu Lee, the so-called Oracle … 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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Deborah Weinstein on the Challenges Confronting PR and Digital Marketing

Today I share Deborah Weinstein’s answers to questions about the challenges confronting social media marketing and digital communications.  It is the latest in my series of interviews with industry experts (see this post, which sets the stage). My good friend … Continue reading

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Neal Schaffer on Social Media Challenges & Opportunities for 2019

I was thrilled when Neal Schaffer agreed to participate in my series about challenges facing social media marketing.  Neal is a social media speaker and consultant ranked by Forbes and others as a top influencer. I had the privilege of … Continue reading

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Frank Strong on Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

I have been writing about issues challenging social media and digital communications, and speaking with thought leaders on the topic.  In this installment, I interview Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword & Script Media, LLC. He’s a tech PR … Continue reading

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Does Social Media Marketing need a Reboot? Drew Neisser Chimes in

I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing.  You can read those posts to learn more.  In a nutshell, issues have surfaced over the past couple of years (related to fake news, online manipulation, growing … Continue reading

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Next Steps in Social Media Marketing

If social media were a brand, it’s one that I think most would agree has been tarnished. The reputation hits come from many directions. Sure, Facebook’s troubles have been front and center. It’s nothing short of mind boggling, the mischief … 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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Google, you Complete Me! (A warm Thanksgiving tale)

It started several months ago. I was writing a Gmail when grey words mysteriously appeared ahead of my typing. “Hmmm, must be some new functionality,” I thought.  Then: “Hey, this just might be interesting and useful!” The suggested words did … Continue reading

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We’ve been hacked! Call the Press!

Folks, it is time for a tough conversation. No, not that one. The one about your cybersecurity stance – and any breaches. These things are the “third rail” in technology public relations, which is my forte. Talking about it seems … Continue reading

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