Archive: July 2010

PR and Happy Meals

July 27th, 2010 by

Last weekend we took a family roadtrip to Philly to attend a relative’s 90th birthday party (the guy bowls every week, and I’m not talking Wii). After walking around the waterfront Saturday afternoon, in 102-degree heat, we were anxious to get back to our air-conditioned hotel room. But we had to stop somewhere for dinner.… Continued

Edited Video Leads to Firestorm + Reminder to Do Our Homework, Check it Twice

July 22nd, 2010 by

By now  you’ve heard the unfortunate story of how a right-wing blogger cherry-picked portions of a speech from Agriculture Dept worker Shirley Sherrod during an NAACP event back in March.  Sherrod’s remarks were neither racist nor inflammatory, but a decision by one blogger, Andrew Breitbart, to post an edited portion of the NAACP video led… Continued

How Did Steve Do?

July 19th, 2010 by

That was some interesting press conference Friday by Steve Jobs and the crew at Apple. Having been thrown for a loop by Consumer Reports a few days earlier for Antenna-gate, all eyes were on Cupertino for an apology from Apple—or as close to an apology as Jobs could get. And that’s exactly what the conference… Continued

Who’s Scaring Off Customers with Bear in the Woods Stories?

July 12th, 2010 by

I just got back from a fantastic vacation to Vail, Colorado. This post will not be about all the “naturific” activities my family and I enjoyed (though, consider a trip to Vail in the summer!).  I must note that to be surrounded by the Rockies for a week certainly settles one’s mind, especially a NY… Continued

Tell Us a Story, Lebron!

July 8th, 2010 by

Show of hands: How many of you will be watching “The Lebron James Hour” on ESPN tonight? I have mixed emotions about this telecast, in which James will reveal the team he has chosen to play for—for a zillion dollars a year. There’s an excellent column by Sports Illustrated basketball writer Jack McCallum that puts… Continued