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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 […]
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 […]
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Comments offered by readers of this Blog will not be published if they are not substantive, syntactically whole and relevant to the topic at hand; or if they contain profanity or are sent from monetized websites.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 15, 2010

One common cause of marketing mistakes

Technology, and especially the "add-water" mentality driven by real-time communication modes, exacerbates "Last-Minute Syndrome."