Author Archives: Matthew Schwartz
The rap on Millennials, or people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, is that they are narcissists with an overwhelming sense of entitlement and an underwhelming work ethic.
For the past few years, the New York Knicks have put on a clinic on how not to conduct media relations. With Jim Dolan at the helm, Knicks’ brass has valued secrecy more than storytelling. They prefer to hide from the media rather than face the fallout from nearly a decade and a half of […]
Guinness USA has joined a growing list of major beer brands to boycott the St. Patrick Day’s parade in New York because gay and lesbian groups had been excluded. The brewer waited till pretty much the last minute to make its announcement, ensuring that the message surrounding the boycott would get maximum impact with the public.
They’re breeding. In the last couple of years, social networks have started to proliferate in a big way, coursing through the brains of communicators who are still trying to figure out how to monetize some of the original social channels à la Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. New social networks and apps are coming fast and […]
South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, of course, has become a mecca for PR and marketing executives. This year’s event, which just finished, was yet another opportunity for brands of all stripes to get their message out and capture some precious “earned” media. Here’s one example of on organization that was able to cut through the clutter.
You may not even be aware of it: Saying certain things in the workplace in which some people may take offense, We’re all guilty of it every now and again, particularly when it comes to invoking the term “bossy.” But now Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.Org is joining forces with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Girls Scouts of America to launch a public service campaign called “Ban Bossy.”
What do Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Kanye West have in common? They play a key role in helping PR pros get through the afternoon and finish up the workday on a strong note.