The battle for gender equality marches on, played out in one of the most public spaces, headline news. And it’s not just about how much coverage women are receiving versus men—whether in politics or business or sports—it’s also about how the media portrays women in their roles. Of course, companies should promote news as it… Continued
This past January, baby boomers and John Mayer-following millennial Deadheads alike rejoiced at the announcement that the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music and Arts Festival would be celebrated with a concert in upstate New York in August, featuring 60+ acts on three stages that includes newer artists and legacy Woodstock veterans. Under the… Continued
Pride Month is not just a celebration of how much better things have gotten in a country that once treated LGBTQ people as social pariahs and where Don’t Ask Don’t Tell forced those who wished to serve their country to hide their identities. It’s also a reminder that we still have a long way to go to true equality. And PR needs to be at the forefront of those efforts.
My off-hours are spent volunteering as an activist for New York City cyclist, pedestrian and public transit advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt). At the start, I figured it’d be the usual rabble-rousing stuff: showing up to protests, tweeting photos while holding up signs, et al. And while those elements are minor parts of a volunteer activist’s… Continued
Society is in an era of peak geekdom, wherein the plot twists of “Game of Thrones” dominate water cooler conversations, and 11 years of Marvel Studios superhero titles (“the Infinity Saga”) produce four of the top-grossing films of all time. This Friday, the Infinity Saga culminates with “Avengers: Endgame,” a three-hour epic tying up narrative… Continued
Now we know. Amazon’s Alexa really is listening to our conversations. A Bloomberg exposé details that Amazon has an army of some thousand humans listening to tapes of what Alexa ‘hears’ inside homes around the world. It’s not spying, though. Listening improves the devices, Amazon, and other tech companies, say. “This information,” Amazon tells Bloomberg, “helps… Continued
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When celebrating a brand’s anniversary, we are inclined to retell the defining moments, recall the origin stories, and share impressions that have had an indelible impact on the brand and the industry it serves. This is the year PR News celebrates its 75th anniversary and, for most of us, we were not even a glint… Continued
Since it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s the right time to discuss what we love about PR and marketing. There’s plenty to say. We’re unsure if PR pros love their jobs, but we know they like them. Three editions of PR News’ Salary Survey (2018, 2017, 2016) show the majority of PR pros are “either satisfied” or… Continued
They make others look good and know never to apologize when they get the promotion or land the big new account. They are mentors and have unabashedly sought out sponsors. They know how to read a balance sheet and understand that work/life balance is an imperfect science. At least one purchased the book: “How to… Continued