Picture Imperfect

Picture Imperfect

It was with mixed emotions and frankly somewhat of a shock to hear the news late last week that one of the world’s most well-known and, at one-time, most-esteemed consumer brands was considering filing for bankruptcy. And I was not alone in my surprise. My first experience with the biggest employer in Rochester, NY came […]

PR Horizons

PR Horizons

I can’t tell whether this is the best of times or the worst of times for the PR industry. As the country supposedly inches its way out of recession, the unemployment figures across the board remain bleak. Should we celebrate a slowing in the number of monthly jobless claims when so many of our colleagues […]

It’s a Digital Life

It’s a Digital Life

My wife had had enough. Our #1 and #2 sons will be home from college soon and we needed more space for their stuff. For years, she’s had her eye on the dozen or so boxes that contained “my life’s work” (as I put it). Today my pleads for preservation went unheeded. “Too bad” was […]

Talk the Walk

Talk the Walk

To “light up the social graph” was how the speaker described her efforts to take her company to the next level, i.e., “igniting” some “250 million email relationships,” “tens of millions in groups,” a myriad Flickr users, etc. The company is Yahoo!, the speaker, its president Susan Decker addressing the Advertising 2.0 Conference last week […]