Reputation Capital

Reputation Capital

Is it just me, or are you also seeing a sudden rise in Apple-bashing these last few weeks? If my journalist and tech pundit-filled Twitterstream is any indication, the answer is yes. Consider: “Is Apple running out of juice?”Has Apple has lost its way? Bobbie Johnson and Mike Butcher debate whether the tech giant is […]

Friday’s Video Views

Creative Chaos One of my favorite authors and storytellers Malcolm Gladwell treats us to his opinion of what makes creative people tick. Thanks to my friends over at Big Think for posting. Birthday Circa 2011 So what if you turned over your eight-year-old’s birthday party to an ad agency? Adweek’s AdFreak blog shows us. (Love […]

Embargoed Instinct

Embargoed Instinct

One bought into the pitch. The other didn’t. I’m talking about your two favorite mainstream gadget gurus who today both reviewed Samsung’s iPhone wannabe, the Instinct. Curious to see both Mossberg and Pogue, let alone The AP, all time their reviews for today when the product doesn’t bow at retail until June 20. This is […]

Torched

Torched

PR Week picked up on an FT report Friday that the Chinese government has invited a number of U.S. and UK PR firms to help it mitigate a most unwanted media spotlight. The assignment would be separate from the work H&K has undertaken on behalf of the Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee, and instead focus on […]

Stupid Pet Tricks

Stupid Pet Tricks

Well, it worked! Didn’t it? In spite of Gizmodo’s snarky assessment of the “PR stunt” from the Samsung PR team in Kiev, the image of mimes maneuvering a giant hand holding a globe made of cellphones popped onto the vaunted pages of the chronicler of all things digital. In fact, Gizmodo used not one, but […]