It’s obvious that times have changed. Years ago for a trend to be an officially approved topic of conversation at industry cocktail parties it had to have a 1-800 number and be mentioned in at least one NY Times best-seller. Today, of course, it’s even more difficult to graduate to trend status. The requisite accoutrements… Continued

When I ask my friends in PR what they’d do with a bigger budget, their first instinct is to smile that “yeah, right!” smile. It’s hard enough to keep the budget they have much less be handed a bigger slice of the pie. But when pushed, they usually say they’d spend the extra mil on… Continued

Has anything been repeated more in conversations and articles about the new administration in Washington, D.C., than the president’s mode of communications, Twitter? Maybe #fakenews, but that’s also a communications issue, right? And for a while, earlier in the administration, it seemed the most-talked-about White House official besides the president was Sean Spicer, the chief communicator. Speaking… Continued

Imagine this: attendees at a conference are flocking to a table filled with greeting cards where they can choose among “thank you,” “happy birthday” and “congratulations” greetings, write something nice (hopefully), lick the envelope and place it in the makeshift, Lucite mailbox. This was the clever idea from American Greetings, which had an executive from… Continued

Getting your brand covered fairly or favorably by a respected journalist in a respected media outlet—that’s what perceived authenticity used to be. It was the brass ring for communicators. Then the pool of full-time journalists and the outlets that employed them began evaporating as the internet hacked away at b2b and b2c media brands’ business… Continued