12 Must-Know Media Sites

12 Must-Know Media Sites

In December 2006, I posted a piece titled “The Nouveau Niche Media” about all those new blogs and their growing influence over more traditional media, and commensurate allure to PR pros. Below are some of the sites I listed back then. They appeared on myriad blogrolls and in many an RSS reader: “…as someone who’s […]

Twitter Friends

Twitter Friends

I have 165 “follower requests” on Twitter, 17 “friend requests” on Facebook, and 72 “invitations to connect” on LinkedIn. And I don’t know what to do. These numbers no doubt are minuscule compared to those of the more prolific users of these prevalent social media platforms. I just wonder if I’m being disrespectful for not […]

CrunchBase, Vator.TV…

CrunchBase, Vator.TV…

Three digital trends coalesce to offer a new “placement” opportunity for PR pros. They are: digital video as a communications vehicle, engaging A-list bloggers, and the wisdom of the crowds. In an interview with Beet.TV’s Andy Plesser, TechCrunch‘s NY-based co-editor Erick Schonfeld revealed details about CrunchBase, a “free directory of technology companies, people, and investors […]

On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

I know. I know. I’m dating myself. But I remember Marketwatch’s Silicon Valley columnist Bambi Francisco when she was a talent booker in New York for Lou Dobbs‘ “CNN Moneyline.” Now she finds herself in a journalistic sticky wicket, exacerbated ironically by a piece in the flagship publication of her employer. The issue concerns Ms. […]