Friday’s Video Views

Friends & Followers…Really Here’s a Brit who’s taken his social media mojo out into the real world (where it didn’t seem to work). Very clever. H/T Dave Peck via the English National Opera YouTube page! iPod Magic Would you invite this magician to your child’s birthday? Probably not (though he’s coming to mine!) (via Gizmodo) […]

Apple’s Tech Tease

Apple’s Tech Tease

Perhaps New York Times tech editor Damon Darlin’s post on the Gadgetwise blog also deserved inclusion on the Times’s MediaDecoder blog. It reported on the cryptic email his office and other tech journos received today from Apple’s PR machine. Keeping with the company’s fabled adherence to communications secrecy, the note simply announced that Apple planned […]

The Great Firewall

The Great Firewall

When this blog first visited the subject of how China would handle a sharply focused media spotlight, it recognized the immense public relations challenge that lied ahead for the Chinese authorities, the IOC, and their respective outside agencies. Thus far, the series of gaffes and misdeeds have by and large been washed away by the […]

Media Control

Media Control

Rather than properly preparing their executive to deal with the most expected of questions, the Starbucks-fueled Apple PR staff swarms on the unassuming British TV reporter, with cameras still rolling, to demand a journalistic detour under the snarky threat of postponing the interview altogether, e.g., “we’re very busy today.” The folks at Gizmodo titled their […]

Apple Gift-Givers: Beware

Apple Gift-Givers: Beware

I love Apple products. Oh sure, the battery on the iPod has had its issues, and New York’s most ubiquitous cell phone carrier doesn’t appear even close to foregoing CDMA for GSM, and thus, iPhone compatibility — no matter how much soldering takes place. Maybe it was the love affair we had with our very […]