Category Archives: Branding

Osaka Episode puts Media, Sports and Celebrity on Trial

By now you have likely heard of the biggest news from the first days of the French Open this past weekend.  It was actually about no news, or rather the refusal of one of the shining stars to engage in … Continue reading

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You’re out of your Bleeping PR Head – or Should be

Working in PR seems the reverse of the old quote: “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” Groucho Marx The club, or field of PR, can disdain those who want to join; particularly people … Continue reading

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From Breakthrough IP to Market Leadership

Here is the third installment in my series about maximizing “secret sauce” in tech marketing. In the first post, I explored the meaning and history of the term, and shared examples. In the next one, I outlined steps to turn … Continue reading

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Start Making Sense: Helping Tech Brands tell their Stories

I love the band Talking Heads, and saw them for first time in college many years ago. Back then, I thought they had a cool name – but only found out that it refers to the disembodied heads of yakking … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Startup PR Challenges

Some may assume that those who work in technology PR have similar gigs – but the assignments can vary substantially. First, almost every company is a tech company today, right?  So just adding “technology” to PR does not shed much … Continue reading

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Getting Political in Branding and Messaging

It used to be a much simpler world for brand development. The tough questions related to name, design, and color.  If you were launching a new tech company circa the early 2000s, you might wonder whether to include a swoosh with your … Continue reading

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United we Brand? Top Reads on Corporate Activism

Should CEOs speak out on social, civil and political issues?  Should brands take a stand? Back in the day (meaning just a few years ago) the answers were easier.  It was a more innocent time and easier for businesses to … Continue reading

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Just DON’T It: Brands Fight Culture Wars at their Peril

Should brands get involved in culture wars? E.g. some thought that Nike was very shrewd in hiring Colin Kaepernick as a brand ambassador.  He’s polarizing, but the bold move seemed to sync with their brand.  For the uninitiated, Kaepernick is … Continue reading

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Fostering Insurtech Success at GILS 2019

I enjoyed attending the Global Insurtech Leaders Summit – Insurtech Insights in NYC last week. The event featured two days of great sessions and panels led by startup and carrier execs, and journalists and investors. Insurtechs demonstrated their wares, and … Continue reading

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How to Become a Media Darling

This post originally appeared on Business2community Every startup wants to be the belle of the media ball. But what do you do if the press just aren’t biting? It’s all the worse if they’re lavishing attention on the competition. So … Continue reading

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