Valley Girl

Valley Girl

Did you hear the news yesterday about Bravo’s plans for a reality series on Silicon Valley startups? It certainly landed with a thud in the Tweetdeck and Hootsuite Twitter streams of the digital cognoscenti. But who would have expected anything less given that Bravo is the cable net that brought us the high brow “Real Housewives” […]

PR, Influence and Networking

PR, Influence and Networking

On Sunday, PR Newser’s Joe Ciarallo asked me whether I had seen Claire Cain Miller’s prominent piece on PR 2.0, or as some valley wags may soon call it, “the crowning of Brooke Hammerling.” Of course I had. Who hadn’t? It’s so rare that The New York Times visits our enigmatic profession, and with 3000+ […]

Hooray for the Consultants

Hooray for the Consultants

As the proprietor of a somewhat successful New York PR consultancy, after years of toiling in the big agency world, I read with more than a passing interest Tom Foremski’s assessment of our industry in Silicon Valley Watcher. Its title: “PR Watch: The Disruption Of The PR Industry AndWhy Everyone Has Become A Consultant.” Foremski […]