Category Archives: PR

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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Robin Schaffer on Maximizing Analyst Relations

It was a while since I last checked in with Robin Schaffer, when I saw on LinkedIn that she’d just published a book: Analysts on Analyst Relations. We know Robin from our work on former client NICE Systems. She managed … Continue reading

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How NOT to Launch an October Surprise: PR Takeaways from Trump’s Failed Attempt

An “October surprise” is news that magically “happens” before a November election, just in time to throw a wrench in the works. Politico says they can be “happenstance or deliberately orchestrated;” the article lists examples going back to 1840.  More recently, the … Continue reading

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Tesla Slams the Brakes on PR

The EV blog  Electrek broke the news last week that Tesla is dissolving its PR department.  Editor-in-chief  Fred Lambert’s story covered journalists’ growing frustrations with the comms team leading up to its shutdown. He wrote: Electrek can confirm that Tesla has dissolved … 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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Tales from the Tech PR Bunker

Folks, I know I haven’t been writing here as much, Sorry for the interruption. These are unusual times. But the show must go on, right?  People are stuck at home and clamoring for distraction and new episodes, er, posts. So … Continue reading

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Taking on the PR Agency Haters

It is once again de rigueur to slam PR agencies. I learned this from a prospect who clued me in to a podcast and Forbes article (the former by uber influencers who should know better; the latter was generally negative … Continue reading

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Is that paid PR Opportunity worth it? 5 Experts Chime In

They come in various flavors.  The too-good-to-be-true TV spot.  The “Pssst I can get you into XXXX, guaranteed, just pay me $YYYY.”  The endless procession of awards and articles with price tags attached. Many PR people reflexively dismiss these and … Continue reading

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2020, PR Moment (decade) of Truth

As we enter a new decade, I implore PR to do its part in protecting the journalistic info supply chain. Be truth-tellers. Be great fact-checkers. Now wait a second, I can hear you protest.  That is not our job. We … Continue reading

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