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Last Build Date: Wed, 03 May 2017 13:19:22 +0000

 



Cool Tools for the Curious PR Pro

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:02:10 +0000

One of the daily email newsletters to which I subscribe is Product Hunt, founder by Ryan Hoover. This carefully distilled selection of serendipitous new gadgets, apps, podcasts, and productivity tools rarely ceases to surprise me. Invariably, they make my professional life easier and home life more enjoyable.  Product Hunt eliminates the frustration we all have felt […]

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Podcasts for PR Peeps

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:08:42 +0000

It’s no secret that podcasting, once left for dead, has a new lease on life now that our mobile devices serve as the primary vehicles through which we acquire news and information. One NYU student writer recently extolled the podcast as “the future of journalism.” The buzzworthy “Missing Richard Simmons,” Buzzfeed’s “Another Round,” and the #1-rated “S-Town” […]

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2016: When PR Turned to the Dark Side

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:49:05 +0000

2016 was the year when the currents that have slowly eroded the tenuous relationship between journalists and PR pros coalesced to create an existential crisis that may not be easily remedied. Yesterday’s Trump presser was the first salvo in what will surely be a contentious period for news organizations hoping to ferret out the truth. […]

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Fake News and Its Threat to Democracy

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 02:02:10 +0000

My first social media post of the day happened on Facebook and involved Twitter. It cited USA Today’s story on Twitter’s audacious decision to ban from its platform hundreds of offensive “alt right” accounts. My morning gripe had less to do with Twitter’s sudden cleanse of hate-spreaders on its platform and more about the absence […]

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Periscope Is (A)Live

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:36:56 +0000

Just as it appeared that Facebook Live would do to Periscope what Periscope did to Meerkat, the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives breathed new life into the fledgling, real-time video-streaming app owned by Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR). Here’s the lede from ABC News: The Democratic sit-in over gun control last night almost fell into […]

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Schumer’s No Trainwreck

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:37:08 +0000

My wife and I finally had a chance to catch up on some flicks during last weekend’s rain-fest in New York. (There’s only so much bingeing one can do on “House of Cards,” “Billions” and “Vice.”) We decided to test our tolerance for the tasteless “Trainwreck,” the tortured NYC love story written by and starring […]

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Keep Politics Out Of Your Business

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:04:28 +0000

As an agency owner and keen observer of the circus that doubles as the American political process this election year, I’m finding it difficult to hold my tongue. I was reminded of this recently when tech influencer and newly minted VR executive Robert Scoble laid down the rules for continued inclusion in his Facebook-capped group […]

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