Category Archives: Campaign Analysis

What Tech Marketers can Learn from Banksy Buzztoberfest

In New York, it was hard to escape the Banksy onslaught  last month. The enigmatic artist seemed to be everywhere and nowhere; omnipresent because the media covered him non-stop; yet tantalizingly out of sight, leaving a trail of pop-up art in … Continue reading

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Times Tussle Pits Tesla CEO & Fans vs. Journos

I love reading the NY TImes, and sometimes check out its Sunday Auto section. Being a PR guy -  one with an affinity for tech and startups – I have been closely tracking the Tesla Motors story (you know, the … Continue reading

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Forget Big Data. Now, There’s “Big Soda” – and It’s not Happy

Most who follow the tech field know that everything big data is hot these days. I like to write about tech, and also follow the NY tech industry (see my recent post on Handshake 2.0 about NY tech). While techies … Continue reading

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Lowbrow Branding Effort

There are so many important stories that I can be blogging about. The Supreme Court Decision on Obama's healthcare plan, for example, and how certain cable networks got the news wrong at first. There is also the Ann Curry affair … Continue reading

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Panic at the Opera Part 2

I guess I am a little out of touch with finer culture and admittedly have little experience with opera. (OK almost none, really; my girlfriend Sine took me to a production of Kafka's The Penal Colony in Brooklyn recently, it … Continue reading

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“Threading the Needle”: Trial Shows Edwards and PR Team in Crisis

PR people are generally not the headline news. We toil behind the scenes, while the stories around our clients play out on a public stage. In most cases the subjects of our campaigns cooperate with us. Of course, there is … Continue reading

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So a Lobbyist, Bin Laden and a Banker Walk into this PR Firm…

Call us flacks, spinners, or spammers. Whatever name and negative association you may have for PR, I love it that just about everyone at some point wants to git them some. It was kind of funny that the NY Times … Continue reading

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Is Rush Limbaugh “Winning Ugly”?

A little friendly Twitter banter, a shared link, and an article in the NY Times reminded me of the words "there's no such thing as bad PR" – and how much I disagree with them. It started when I saw … Continue reading

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Romney Event Illustrates the Death of the Photo Op (PR Death Watch Continues)

I have not kept up with my PR Death Watch series, posts about the changes that have been rocking the PR field, and the dangers of not adapting (the last post about this was in 2010, see Circle of Life … Continue reading

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If Data Center Tech Were Marketed like the Republican Candidates

I heard about the latest out of a seemingly endless number of Republican debates, and thought back in amusement about a comment a friend posted on his Facebook page.  He said, sarcastically I hope, that he was looking forward to … Continue reading

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