Archive: April 2013

How to Take Public Relations a Notch or Two ‘Furthur’

April 29th, 2013 by

The Grateful Dead, the Grandaddy of jam-band music, called it quits in 1995 soon after the death of lead guitarist (and first among equals) Jerry Garcia. The Dead’s 30-year run, which included nearly 2,300 concerts and a unique musical styling best described as “electric Dixieland,” is safely ensconced in the annals of Rock and roll… Continued

Questions All PR People Must Be Asking

April 26th, 2013 by

Oscar Wilde once said that the “question often arrives a terribly long time after the answer.”  For sure, asking the right questions early and often is the answer to a lot of problems we face as communicators.  Inundated with projects, challenges, crises, pitches and meetings, we are easily seduced by the sirens of Completion: get… Continued

Kill Your Brand (For a Few Minutes)

April 22nd, 2013 by

The death of your brand: have you ever thought about it? Have you considered the implications of its demise, for better or worse? What might be lost in the marketplace of ideas, products or services if your brand no longer existed? Excuse my pessimism, but it might be time to think about your brand’s vanishing… Continued

Five PR Lessons From ‘The Voice’

April 15th, 2013 by

Why are so many of us addicted to “The Voice”? For me, it’s not because I am constantly reminded of what a poor singer I am.  I have my kids to remind me of that. Why I like “The Voice” over other reality shows has more to do with the mix of great singers, charismatic… Continued

We’re All Geeks Now

April 9th, 2013 by

Welcome to the Yottabyte Era. Yottabyte, which is equal to one quadrillion gigabytes, is the term to describe the next frontier of data technology. We’re now in the so-called Exabyte. Before that we had Terabyte and Petabyte eras. However you define the amount of data that’s at the disposal of PR and marketing professionals, the… Continued

Video, Rutgers and Leaders Gone Wild

April 3rd, 2013 by

At what point is it not OK for an employee to utter these words to people he’s managing: “You f—ing fairy; you’re a f—ing f—-t.” And at what point is it not OK to: Shove and kick the people you’re managing? The answer: when it’s caught on videotape. That’s when it becomes really Not OK.… Continued