Friday’s Video Views

This week’s edition of Video Views features the always edgy Michael Wolff, the always cutting-edgy Robert Scoble, Conde Nast’s wired consumer marketing prexy, Yahoo on the Cote D’Azur, Omnicom’s Porter Novelli on women and social media, and the great American uniter — soccer. Newser’s Newsmaker-in-Chief on News Corp’s Newsmaker-in-Chief No stranger to these pages, Newser‘s, […]

Small and Big Screens…

Small and Big Screens…

I had the good fortune to attend the thought-provoking “Future of Media” panel, hosted by MediaPost and sponsored by AOL and others, in New York City last week as part of Advertising Week. Featured (from left to right) were: Mark Cuban (HD Net, Dallas Mavs), Vivien Schiller (NPR), Bob Garfield (Ad Age, NPR), Martha Stewart, […]

Embargo This

Embargo This

Nowhere is the demand for exclusives stronger than among the handful of media that control the fates of the latest and greatest personal tech products. From Pogue and Mossberg to Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Engadget, Mashable, and of course, the elephant in the early adopter room, TechCrunch. All invariably ask to be the first to break the […]

Danger Pitch

Danger Pitch

It has become so commonplace nowadays for journalists — mostly of the citizen variety — to “out” PR pros or firms whose story queries are either ill-suited to their tastes or grammatically challenged, or both. If the spammers, I mean senders only took a few moments to check out the space to which their clients […]

Gawker Reporter-in-Training

Gawker Reporter-in-Training

In his post today, PR Newser’s Joe Ciarallo called out the PR blogosphere in an attempt to draw it into the imbroglio between Gawker and Edelman over something the snark blog’s newest reporter (direct from PR Week) Hamilton Nolan (pictured), posted this week. The offending post was precipitated by an unnamed marketing executive, and regurgitated […]

The New Standard

The New Standard

A few weeks back, I started to draft a post that in effect anointed Wired as the media property that has done the most to fulfill the unfulfilled promise left by the Industry Standard following the dot-com (and The Standard’s subsequent) meltdown. Wired, the magazine, website, and branded PBS science program, has its editorial fingers […]

Chris Anderson: Unplugged

Chris Anderson: Unplugged

Lots of fallout from Chris Anderson’s (anti) publicity ploy earlier this week. Some of the more notable reactions: — The Guardian “Is Wired’s Chris Anderson Right to Out Lazy PR Spammers?” — From Brian Solis: “Dear Chris Anderson, an Open Letter to Make Things Right…” — And one inimitable PR veteran’s private (now public) exhortation: […]

The Long Black List

The Long Black List

Since the dot-com days, the PR profession has suffered (and rightfully earned) its share of slings and arrows at the hands of the beleaguered (by inane PR pitches) tech journalist. How many more rants can we endure from the editors and reporters for Ziff-Davis, IDG, CNET, Wired, The Industry Standard, Red Herring? The answer is: […]

Rosie Unleashed

Rosie Unleashed

Could it be? The powers-that-be at “The View” made Rosie O’Donnell’s co-hosts on “The View” wear earpieces on the day Ms. O’Donnell got her come-uppance? According to the Daily News’s dynamic duo of Rush & Molloy, this is exactly what the corpulent comedian claimed at Comix last night. The revelations emerged in a stand-up routine […]