PR as Blood Sport

PR as Blood Sport

A Media Frenzy (Photo: Spencer Platt, Getty Images) I received a call last week from a wire service reporter who sought some insights on the PR industry, and specifically why a New York PR firm would accept Occupy Wall Street as a pro bono client. The reporter had received from the firm the same email blast […]

A Cultural Quagmire

A Cultural Quagmire

My wife and I took a private tour of the theaters at New York’s Lincoln Center yesterday. Who knew that Rockefeller purchased all that land for just $5 million in 1956? Today, this magnificent complex plays host to the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Vivian Beaumont Theatre and a half-dozen other esteemed […]

Friday’s Video Views

Ads Worth Spreading Beet.TV founder Andy Plesser takes time with TED Talks founder Chris Anderson to talk about the lack of creativity in today’s online video advertising, and his Ads Worth Spreading contest.(Astro) Turf Wars Here’s a clip from the new film “(Astro) Turf Wars: How Corporate America Faked a Grassroots Revolution” in which billionaire […]

Razing Arizona

Razing Arizona

We all know what happened in Arizona recently. The tea baggers drugged the Governor’s tea and all hell ensued. The state’s now grappling with a very public (and profane) affront to its reputation that’s having very real economic consequences. From the state’s leading newspaper, The Arizona Republic, here are some of the more notable slogans […]