Digitally Queued Up

Digitally Queued Up

David Carr’s flashback today to Talk magazine’s over-the-top launch party a decade ago reminded me of just how far the media literati and fashion glitterati have come since then. Reflecting back, Daily Beast’s Tina Brown wryly noted, “It seems like that happened in the 18th century.” Even the fashionistas have gotten hip to the new […]

Cronkite, Jackson and Kennedy

Cronkite, Jackson and Kennedy

I confess. My Twitter habit is not 24/7. I have a family, clients, sleep requirements, an appetite, and frankly, a social (versus social media) life that also sustain me. Anyway, my PowerTwitter platform isn’t as functional as Tweetdeck, so many tantalizing tweets have been known to pass me by. On Friday evening, I did find […]

PR, Influence and Networking

PR, Influence and Networking

On Sunday, PR Newser’s Joe Ciarallo asked me whether I had seen Claire Cain Miller’s prominent piece on PR 2.0, or as some valley wags may soon call it, “the crowning of Brooke Hammerling.” Of course I had. Who hadn’t? It’s so rare that The New York Times visits our enigmatic profession, and with 3000+ […]

Quick Draw McGraws

Quick Draw McGraws

The spat between TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington sparked by The New York Times‘s tech editor Damon Darlin seems like eons ago, in spite of only hitting a crescendo in the last two weeks. (I guess today’s continuous news flow creates short-memoried news consumers.) You may remember that Mr. Darlin decided to compare the journalistic proclivities of […]

Apple Inc: No Comment

Apple Inc: No Comment

I went to sleep last night with TechCrunch reporting that Google was in late-stage talks to acquire Twitter. I woke up this morning with TechCrunch reporting that Apple is in late-stage talks to acquire Twitter. Co-founder Evan Williams reportedly rebuffed Google’s overtures. TC has a “normally reliable” source who says that Apple expects to announce […]

Tesla’s Testy Tease

Tesla’s Testy Tease

OK So your employer’s much-ballyhooed efforts to build the first electric high-performance sedan has hit the skids. How can you rev the engines to get it back on track? Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors, which has seen its share of bumps in the road, this week gained some attention when it asked Digg founder Kevin Rose […]

Embargoes Crunched, except if you’re…

Embargoes Crunched, except if you’re…

I never liked embargoes. Sure, in a different age when there were but a handful of authoritative media in a given industry sector, the ability to work with each of them on an embargoed basis made sense — or at least was manageable as long as you were upfront about it. Today, with a myriad […]

Blog-o-Rama

Blog-o-Rama

Since the blogosphere is often a giant echo chamber, it’s only polite to give credit where credit is due. So Guy Kawasaki, thank you for tweeting a link to your Truemors post that in turn linked to YabBlog’s (inspiring) face-outing of those behind some of today’s biggest blogs. I thought it would be good weekend […]

Battle of the Social Nets

Battle of the Social Nets

Lisa and Julia, you gotta appreciate Keith O’Brien. Here we are in the slowest (and hottest) month of the year, and this former tech reporter now editor-in-chief of our industry’s leading weekly conceives this idea for a PR Blog-Off. “As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, PRWeek is honoring one of the most important technological […]

Incestuous Interplay

Incestuous Interplay

Do you think Todd Defren will ever break free from his character in Seinfeld to assert his broader industry wherewithal? I do. Defren, best known for getting PR tongues-a-wagging with his social media news release, is more versatile than the SMNR-saddled character with which he’s most closely associated. In his blog post today, Todd astutely […]