Archive: October 2009

Stop! No Need to Build Your Own Community

October 23rd, 2009 by

There was a lot of learning going on at the PR News Digital Summit held yesterday (Oct 22) in New York (check out some of the gleanings on twitter at #prnsummit). It’s a great sign when it’s nearly 5 p.m. and 90% of attendees are still in the room (could be the champagne reception that… Continued

The Boy Not in the Balloon & Sky-High Publicity

October 16th, 2009 by

By now you’ve heard about the “Balloon Boy” incident in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have seen the footage of the Heene family, of the large Mylar balloon without the boy in it, of said boy, Falcon, throwing up on the Today Show.  Falcon also let slip during Larry King Live on Oct 15 that he… Continued

The Nobel and the PR Noble

October 12th, 2009 by

I’ve been hesitant to editorialize about Barack Obama receiving the Nobel peace prize, as the debate seems so obvious. Those on the right say he doesn’t deserve it, those in the center left are jubilant and those on the far left are somewhere in the center of this debate.  But given that it is awards… Continued

Managing Planning for an Olympic-Sized Event

October 2nd, 2009 by

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the host country will a South American nation: Brazil. The announcement was made today amidst considerable fanfare around the globe, as Rio de Janeiro beat out Tokyo, Chicago and Madrid to win the title of 2016 Summer Olympic Games host. The Games are still… Continued