Category Archives: Public Relations

Story Bumping Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post

Last week, Jeff Bezos paid the equivalent of milk money for the Washington Post. It was news based on journalistic history, the location of the company and brand purchased versus the relative price paid for it. But, it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Social Media Marketing – Who’s On First

Seminars and conferences are a great refresher. A recent social media marketing event helped me reaffirm simple truths; regardless of the channel, who is doing the tweeting, posting, pinning, adding, liking and why is still important! The third annual At … Continue reading

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Marketing-Be A Feature, Not Just Another Special

Lately, during conversations with friends in the food business, we’ve discussed their dislike of the word special. The word carries negative connotations for them. They prefer the word feature. I have to agree with them when you consider the abuse … Continue reading

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Small Business Marketing-Try, Try To Begin

A small, green thought leader from far, far away famously declared there were only two paths – do or do not. Well, upon further review, the master’s seminal message may need an amendment. Recently, efforts for a client to promote … Continue reading

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Small Business-What Would Your IPO Look Like?

Success is celebrated and cursed in equal measures. Build a good company, but don’t break bad. Soon, small businesses may have miniature “IPO” moments like Facebook will have this week. What can we learn from the current court of public … Continue reading

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Crisis PR-A Five W Approach for Small Business

The recent scandals involving Herman Cain and Penn State remind us that when you think you’ve seen everything, you haven’t seen anything yet. However, these national stories again contain lessons for small businesses. I have written before about the impact … Continue reading

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“Well, you didn’t ask.”

Remember the old line about things you don’t know can’t hurt you? When it comes to communication, ignorance doesn’t hurt right away, but it will soon enough. I read a great post by Judy Neer, a principal with Boston’s Pile … Continue reading

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Marketing (n.); See: People

Today’s communication platforms cause marketers to focus on metrics and analytics more than ever. What re-assures me is seeing that fact balanced with the awareness that people still matter. A few weeks back, I read this Blog entry from Rhonda Wenner (via Talent Zoo). … Continue reading

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Up, down or even?

In sports or in business, it’s easy to get blinded by the score. Sometimes, the only math that matters is the power of one. While in college, I worked in the sports information office where we were responsible for staffing … Continue reading

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PR – Not A Four-Letter Word

Some people treat Public Relations with disdain and that’s unfortunate. PR impacts more levels of a company or small business than ever before. Ignore or undervalue it and you will spell a real four-letter word: F-A-I-L! A few days back, a person … Continue reading

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