Press/Media

 
July 29, 2017
DD-BNails

3 Good Things T**** Has Done

You know how they say even a broken clock is right twice a day? That can also be true of narcissistic autocrats who fool enough people to get elected to office. And the flimflam artist currently in the White House is living proof. Here are three good things said megalomaniacal […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 7, 2010

Writing Right: The 100-Word Challenge

“The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem of what to say and how to say it.” That quote from Edward R. Murrow graces the overleaf of Beyond Buzz: […]
February 21, 2010

Tiger Speaks: And the Beat Goes On

Dedicated to the proposition that turnabout is fair play, it seems only appropriate to offer a critique of the collective analysis/dissection by the press of Tiger Woods’ 13½ minute statement of apology. Taken together, the reporters seem to have three primary issues. –  First, they question the motivation for, sincerity […]