Archive: March 2009

It’s the PR — isn’t it?

March 27th, 2009 by

You know the power of your communications efforts.  But does your boss or  your colleagues down the hall? How about your relatives, neighbors and the people you bump into at Costco?  They’re all affected (mostly in a good way) by Public Relations. All too often PR is behind the scenes and under-recognized for all that… Continued

No-Show Speakers: Let the Madness End

March 25th, 2009 by

At PR News, we get pitches on a daily basis for communications experts to write for our publication, our web site or speak at our webinars or conferences.  It’s usually a very pleasant process. But every now and then we get what we call the MIA speaker — he or she agrees to speak at… Continued

Blogging Tips from Kanye West

March 17th, 2009 by

Hip hop mogul Kanye West has his own blog, which he updates early and often.  And by “he,” I mean two employees. Though he reportedly denied using ghost bloggers in the past, New York magazine’s Vulture caught up with him at an event and asked how he finds the time to post so frequently, to… Continued

Committing to (good) Social Media

March 13th, 2009 by

At our PR News Media Relations Forum on March 10, there was  a lot of talk about Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools.  We were proud to hear that on the day of our event so many people were Twittering about the content from the Forum that it was one of the top 10… Continued

PR vs. PR

March 11th, 2009 by

During the March 10 PR News Media Relations Forum, keynote speaker Howard Bragman (publicist to the stars and author of Where’s My Fifteen Minutes) delivered his 10 Commandments of PR.  In doing so, he made a comment that I found to be especially poignant: That PR no longer stands for public relations, but for perception… Continued

Spinning our (PR) Wheels

March 4th, 2009 by

It’s no surprise that the media is skeptical of PR. I’ve written in previous posts about the over-usage of the word “spin” in the news media in reference to the practice of public relations, and the negative label of PR as a two-letter word to connote pulling the wool over the public’s eye.  AIG (American… Continued