Firms We Love to Hate

Firms We Love to Hate

Lloyd Blankfein Jamie Dimon Pretty much anyone tooling in the PR biz is keyed in on the latest chapter in Goldman Sachs’ extended trial in the court of public opinion. James Gorman What is it about this particular company that compels the media, regulators, legislators and general public to pounce on it at every turn? […]

Rock Star Founders

Rock Star Founders

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (photo: Reuters)  A much buzzed-about piece in wunderkind Justin Smith’s The Atlantic titled “Steve Jobs’s Law” explains “Why Founders Make the Best Leaders.” It was accompanied by an iconic and familiar image of Mr. Jobs wowing the cult of Mac at one of his soon-to-be legendary product launch events. Author James Kwak writes: “Still, […]

Bad Behavior’s Rewards

Bad Behavior’s Rewards

In the nascent days of this blog, I penned a post on Donald Trump and the catalyst that thrust him onto the national stage. That small, but powerful gesture singlehandedly paved the way for a credible conversation about a Trump Presidential run. Do you remember what it was? I’ll remind you. After years of neglect […]

Groupon in the Red Zone

TV HotJobs.com | Super Bowl Ads | SPIKE.com The last time we visited with the monster of all local couponing sites, it had to do with the unorthodox way the company’s founder deflected the obvious question from NBC Today’s Matt Lauer. Groupon’s Andrew Mason, in the wake of turning down $6 billion from Google, chose […]

Friday’s Video Views

Mason Stonewalls On the elliptical this morning, I unplugged my iPod to watch Matt Lauer interview Groupon founder/CEO Andrew Mason “exclusively.” Who knew that Chicago could produce such a d-bag! Couldn’t Mr. Mason have been better prepared to answer the single most anticipated question: “Did you turn down Google’s $6B offer???” It’s a bit reminiscent […]

Friday’s Video Views

The Newspaper, Alas Here’s one person’s sobering look at (paper) newspapers’ diminished presence in our lives. (via Nextnik’s YouTube channel) Coupon Crazy Groupon CEO Andrew Mason via TechCrunch’s Evelyn Rusli Social Talking (PR) Heads Five dimensions of social media PR by Cohn & Wolfe’s global digital president @chadlatz: (via @odwyerpr) Sounds good. Now, I ask, […]