Public Relations

 
September 12, 2016

One Common Cause of Marketing Mistakes

How many times can you drive a car blindfolded at 110 mph before you crash? How many people do you know who would find that exciting? Whether you call it 11th Hour Disorder, Last-Minute Syndrome, or just plain old procrastination, those questions and the answers to them describe the mindset that not […]
June 30, 2016

New Koch? Don’t believe it.

Imagine you are a battered woman whose abusive husband shows up one evening with a dozen roses and a box of Godiva chocolates. Smiling and cooing, he announces he’s made reservations at your favorite nouveau cuisine café. After years of torment, you’d be justifiably suspicious. So it is that any […]
September 27, 2015

The Dirty Trickster Behind The Donald

Richard Nixon’s face is tattooed on his back. The Miami Herald last year awarded him the title of “America’s most notorious political hatchet man.” Over 40-plus years in politics, he has laid waste to candidates and causes from Florida to the Ukraine, and he boasts about all of it on […]
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 […]
March 30, 2015

There IS such a thing as bad publicity

As a marketing/PR professional who has worked with a number of attorneys, I appreciate the value of various kinds of publicity – including, on occasion, what we call “stunt work.” But there’s a limit to what common decency and basic good taste can tolerate, and divorce attorney Howard Iken, who […]
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Comments offered by readers of this Blog will not be published if they are not substantive, syntactically whole and relevant to the topic at hand; or if they contain profanity or are sent from monetized websites.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. […]