“Thrilled” and “Excited”

“Thrilled” and “Excited”

“…according to a person briefed on the negotiations who would not be identified because the deal has not been formally announced.” This is from this morning’s New York Times business story by the paper’s youthful TV reporter and decoder Brian Stelter. It pre-reports the deal between Apple and HBO to finally offer for sale the […]

Apple’s WiiPhone Shortage?

Apple’s WiiPhone Shortage?

What else can one say about Mark Penn? Looking ahead to tomorrow’s Publicity Club of New York luncheon with Huff Post, Business Week, Portfolio.com, New York Magazine Online and Media Post, I visited BW’s “Blogspotting” whose co-editor Stephen Baker will represent the McGraw Hill flagship title. My eyes turned to the videopost from Steve’s co-editor […]

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 […]