Social Overload

Social Overload

A year ago, I penned a post titled “My Big Messy Social Life” in which I listed the many social media channels and the varied degrees of my engagement therein. It contrasted with one I had posted two years earlier titled “Socially Engaged” where I described how each channel was distinct and thus required different rules for […]

Making a Digital Impact

Making a Digital Impact

(Photo: World Economic Forum) I was able to attend PRSA’s annual Digital Impact Conference yesterday in New York City where I had the good fortune to hear former World Economic Forum digital chief Matthias Lufkens present some slides on Davos’s adoption of social media during his seven-year tenure. Matthias started at WEF in media relations, […]

Foursquare Rules SXSW

Foursquare Rules SXSW

If you’ve been keeping tabs on this blogger’s Twitterstream, you’re (painfully) aware that I finally made my way to Austin for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. No longer a Newbie, I earned the 2012 SXSW Sophomore Badge on Foursquare upon arrival at Austin Bergstrom Airport.Whooppeee! Let the games begin. At last year’s SXSW, […]

My Big Messy Social Life

My Big Messy Social Life

My social life is a mess. And I know I’m not the only one mired in the digital muck. Here’s the lowdown, which stands  in contrast to just two years ago:  I’m feeling pressure to bolster my presence on the red hot Pinterest even though the app (on Chrome) couldn’t find the image of Danny Meyer’s […]

Friday’s Video Views

SxSW via CNN If you’ve visited these pages over the last week, you’ll have seen a decent helping of posts from this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference, (i.e., it was overwhelming!). Here’s CNN’s 3-minute look at the sites and sounds from Austin’s (and the world’s) biggest geek fest. (Via SxSW Website) Tyson’s Bird Addiction […]

Diller & Crowley @SxSW

Diller & Crowley @SxSW

CNN’s Poppy Harlow w/ IAC’s Barry Diller Two of the more notable keynote interviews at SxSW happened Monday morning. The first featured CNN business reporter Poppy Harlow’s chummy tete-a-tete with IAC chairman Barry Diller before a packed house at the Austin Convention Center. The second showcased two Twitter-verified luminaries – Mashable founder Pete Cashmore and […]

SxSW @ Night

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in #sxsw, Crowdtap, foursquare, Hashable, mashable | No Comments
SxSW @ Night

South by Southwest is such an overwhelming and all-consuming experience, it’s impossible to fully capture its myriad sights and sounds. I saw one tweet that suggested starting a conference concierge business to help attendees sort it all out. Complementing the hundreds of keynotes, panels, exhibitions, and sponsor promotions are the parties by companies seeking to […]

Lost at SxSW

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011 in #sxsw, foursquare, PSFK | No Comments
Lost at SxSW

Okay. I’m a newbie here, at least according to the Foursquare badge that declared as much upon my check-in at Austin’s Bergstrom airport. I suppose the other give-away was when my wife convinced me to abandon the 100+ person line for taxis after a ten minute spell with no cabs in sight. “Marketwatch’s” media maven […]

SXSW Pitchers

SXSW Pitchers

Hashable at SXSW The SXSW come-ons and event invitations are rapidly proliferating in my email box as the Texas-sized geek-fest fast approaches. Since this is essentially a PR blog, and I am in essence a PR person, I am in the PRculiar position to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the various pitches. One rather […]

Friday’s Video Views

Mapnificent For those who’ve attended a reasonable share of start-up showcase events — from the left coast’s (soon to be east coast) TechCrunch Disrupt and its nemesis Launch, to the city’s NY Tech Meet-up and Ultra Light Startups – you’ve no doubt witnesses a rash of aspiring companies in the urban transport space. In fact, […]