Chipotle’s Foot-Long Faux Pas

Last Sunday, I retweeted Samantha Murphy of Mashable’s tweet with a link to her colleague Seth Fiegerman’s story “Has Chipotle’s Twitter Account Been Hacked?” Everything about this is strange. Has Chipotle’s Twitter Account Been Hacked? (via @sfiegerman):— Samantha Murphy (@HeySamantha) July 22, 2013 In the piece, Seth captured a series of nonsensical tweets from…… Continue reading Chipotle’s Foot-Long Faux Pas

Talking Tech, Media & PR Heads

It’s next to impossible to keep track of all the tech, media, advertising and PR industry events that occur during any given month. On the horizon are CES, which continues to reign supreme for consumer tech and electronics buffs, while South By Southwest (SXSW) does the same for interactive, music and film aficionados. Then we…… Continue reading Talking Tech, Media & PR Heads

The Rise of Infographics

PCNY April 4 Luncheon: InfographicsAt the urging of my fellow Publicity Club of New York board member Lisa Kovitz of Edelman, last week we convened a panel on the explosion of infographics in news reporting.The senior news graphics decisionmakers from CNNMoney, Huffington Post, Mashable and The Associated Press walked nearly 100 New York-based PR executives…… Continue reading The Rise of Infographics

Foursquare Rules SXSW

If you’ve been keeping tabs on this blogger’s Twitterstream, you’re (painfully) aware that I finally made my way to Austin for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. No longer a Newbie, I earned the 2012 SXSW Sophomore Badge on Foursquare upon arrival at Austin Bergstrom Airport.Whooppeee! Let the games begin.At last year’s SXSW, I…… Continue reading Foursquare Rules SXSW

Why CES Matters

Just as my Twitterstream is about to be overrun by hangover-induced tweets from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, former tech scribe for The Journal Nick Wingfield who’s now toiling for The New York Times, yesterday presented a sobering view of the last standing major consumer electronics confab on the planet.In his Times piece, “A Tech…… Continue reading Why CES Matters

Your Weekend Viewing

Stop…MotionAs the cool kids are “freaking out” over the Lytro camera, here’s a neat little stop-motion video courtesy of BitRebels (HT Steve Farnsworth).  Email Overload Tee’d Up With emails suffocating many inboxes, here’s a wearable creation to keep track of the madness. (via Launch):A Scottishman in New YorkYes, print still begets broadcast, or in this case, cable. Here’s a…… Continue reading Your Weekend Viewing

Diller & Crowley @SxSW

CNN’s Poppy Harlow w/ IAC’s Barry DillerTwo of the more notable keynote interviews at SxSW happened Monday morning.The first featured CNN business reporter Poppy Harlow’s chummy tete-a-tete with IAC chairman Barry Diller before a packed house at the Austin Convention Center. The second showcased two Twitter-verified luminaries – Mashable founder Pete Cashmore and Foursquare founder…… Continue reading Diller & Crowley @SxSW

SxSW @ Night

South by Southwest is such an overwhelming and all-consuming experience, it’s impossible to fully capture its myriad sights and sounds. I saw one tweet that suggested starting a conference concierge business to help attendees sort it all out.Complementing the hundreds of keynotes, panels, exhibitions, and sponsor promotions are the parties by companies seeking to spur…… Continue reading SxSW @ Night

Friday’s Video Views

De-Friend-NationI’d hate to be the Facebook user that late night ascendant Jimmy Kimmel calls out in his monologue this week. But few can argue with his point. Right? Kimmel has started a movement he’s calling “National Unfriend Day.” (via mashable.) Henry & ChrisBusiness Insider’s legendary founder Henry Blodget sits down (for 40 minutes) to chat…… Continue reading Friday’s Video Views

Much Ado About Zuckerberg

Maybe I’m in the minority, but I found Mark Zuckerberg’s character, as deftly played by Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network,” to be somewhat appealing in a strange way. Jarvis, on the other hand, calls the film “anti-social.”Aside from his weirdly contorted smile, social insecurities, lack of personal empathy, and that misogynist opening scene, Zuckerberg…… Continue reading Much Ado About Zuckerberg