Archive: October 2008

Voting for Eye Contact

October 28th, 2008 by

I am, like many others in this country, extremely popular during election season.  Just this morning, two people running for office next Tuesday were thrilled to meet me, were interested in how I was feeling, how things were going, and hoping I’d join them on election day to vote for, um, them.  Every one of… Continued

Talk Like You’re in a Fishbowl

October 23rd, 2008 by

There are at least four reasons most of us are not celebrities or famous athletes: talent, luck, timing and the fishbowl.  I will focus on the fishbowl for this post, because by pure force of timing I was reading the sports section of the NY Daily News on the subway (I usually don’t get to… Continued

Flack, Flak — Which Do You Prefer?

October 15th, 2008 by

It’s time for another sad story. At first blush, you might think I’m talking about AIG, because it is irresistible to report that after getting egg-faced over the $400kexecutive retreat in the midst of being handed a $122.5 billion government lifeline, four executives from the insurance giant went on an $87,000 partridge hunt last week.… Continued

Inside the Google Campus

October 10th, 2008 by

Earlier this week, Magazine Publishers of America held their annual American Magazine Conference in San Francisco, and attendees were treated to a tour of the Google campus. Amy Novak, editor of PR News’ sister pub minonline.com, offers the following glimpse inside one of the world’s most curious, creative companies that takes the concept of corporate… Continued

PR News’ Digital Summit Makes Debut

October 6th, 2008 by

Outside Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, the air buzzed with talk about the previous night’s Vice Presidential Debate and the then-still-unapproved federal bailout bill (a situation that subsequently changed), but inside the halls of Ballroom D the focus was on one topic only: digital PR. The subject matter and its manifold uses set the stage for… Continued

Anti-Social Media

October 1st, 2008 by

Do people really like being social? At Rosh Hashana services yesterday, the rabbi asked everyone in the congregation to take a few minutes to introduce themselves to the people in front of them, behind them, next to them, etc.  This, was a way of getting people to open up, break the ice. It was a… Continued