Archive: January 2009

Re: Do Not ‘Reply All’

January 29th, 2009 by

Ever wonder who came up with those e-mail sending options? Probably not, but surely you use them all the time.  Whether you cc colleagues or clients, bcc your biggest in-office ally (or legal counsel), or have a penchant for including everyone you’ve ever met on e-mail chains, your use of the world’s most impersonal personal… Continued

PR is on a Roll…

January 26th, 2009 by

We’re buying less toilet paper, apparently.  According to an article on Ad Age’s site ,  Kimberly-Clark reported a 5.5% decrease in toilet paper sales last quarter.  No offense to all of us in PR, but there are analogies here.  Corporations are not conducting less PR, though they might be making do with the resources they… Continued

Welcome to the Age of Transparency

January 22nd, 2009 by

Democrats and Republicans alike watched Tuesday’s historic inauguration with a delicate combination of excitement, fear, hope and skepticism. Perhaps hope was the most widely publicized emotion, with the media sinking its teeth into every possible euphemism for change we can believe in. But alongside this hope was—and still is—fear and skepticism, as Americans know that,… Continued

Friends Aren’t What They Used to Be: A Facebook Folly

January 14th, 2009 by

When my daughter — who just crossed over into teenager territory — asked me how many friends I had, I was reminded of how things have changed.  Surely I have less friends, now that I am in my fourth decade. Yet by her definition I actually have more friends than ever. Just a second ago… Continued

For PR Pros, Are Rules Made to be Broken?

January 6th, 2009 by

“Rules are for other people.” That’s what my father told me just before Christmas, when I questioned the legitimacy of his prime curbside parking spot in front of a shopping center packed with last-minute shoppers. He was joking (sort of), but the comment had a peculiar sense poignancy given the times we face in the… Continued