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July 25, 2015

The Rise & Fall of The Donald

While reactionary anti-statism and his status as a billionaire TV celebrity are rightly credited for The Donald’s ascendance in various polls, and the media certainly have helped by taking the bait and falling for every trap he has set, there is another, more significant factor contributing to the phenomenon of his candidacy, […]
July 4, 2015

Is PR Dead? Again?

Here we go again: every few years, some poobah issues a proclamation announcing the death of PR. Because this happened again recently, with the publication of a book by a former top-ranking executive from a huge international PR firm, it’s time to check in on PR and see whether it […]
April 18, 2015

Where “The Conversation” goes from here

Driven by mainstream news coverage of the shootings of black men by white law enforcement officers, corporate initiatives like Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign, and social media commentary such as that generated by YouTube sensation Dixon White (a/k/a Jorgé Moran), both the volume and the intensity of “The Conversation” are increasing […]
October 16, 2010

10 Things I Hate About Facebook

Comments offered by readers of this Blog will not be published if they are not substantive, syntactically whole and relevant to the topic at hand; or if they contain profanity or are sent from monetized websites. Comments may be edited for typos or gross grammatical errors. Back in the beginning […]
July 10, 2010

Facebook vs. Facetime

Much is being written these days about how social media affects us, and a lot of people think it’s not all that helpful. Most prominent among the platforms and websites under contemplation of course, is Facebook; and noteworthy articles on the broader topic appeared here this weekend in both local newspapers. […]
June 26, 2010

Iago, Brutus or Doofus? What was Duncan Boothby thinking?

For some of us in PR, the fuss being made over the Rolling Stone story that ended Stanley McChrystal’s military career ignores one of the more fascinating players in that drama: the PR guy who set up the interview. What was he thinking? The Rolling Stone correspondent is doing interviews […]
May 29, 2010

Social Media for Small Businesses

The Client asked: What can social media do for me? The Consultant answered: Beats me. Like many marketing/PR professionals, my practice is one that serves micro-businesses. On top of that, my clients are almost always local, single-site professional practitioners and B2B enterprises. Visualize a law firm with three attorneys; a […]