Category Archives: Tech

Turn Your Secret Sauce into a PR Asset with these 4 Steps

But promoting the underlying tech is not the same as hyping a finished product.  It may be unclear how it can advance your PR goals. Secrets can build curiosity if you toss out a few crumbs. But the tension must … Continue reading

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Secret Sauce: What it is, and How to Apply for best PR Results

It can go by various names.  IP (short for intellectual property). Or proprietary tech. Or keys to the kingdom.   I like “secret sauce”.   Most who work in IT understand that this refers to the magical ingredient that sets a technology or solution … 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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Breaking Down PR’s Fourth Wall with ABM

The fourth wall is a figurative one at the foot of a stage (the other three walls shape the room of the set).  Actors breach this wall when they talk to the audience.  Similarly, PR is being challenged to break … 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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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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He fired me and Launched my Career in Tech PR

People sometimes wonder how I started out in engineering and wound up in PR.  Something that happened recently really made an impression and brought my career journey full circle, 35 years later.  Read on to learn more, and I hope … 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 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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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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