Harold Burson, the living PR legend, just started a blog. He is — perhaps more than any other individual — someone all PR professionals and business leaders should strive to emulate.
I first met Harold after I was accepted into his "Harold Burson Summer Internship," while an undergraduate at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School over a decade ago.… Read the rest
As marketing guy for a leading market research company, I allocate a lot of staff time and resources in matching our executives and leading thinkers with relevant speaking engagements at important industry conferences. It’s usually a fair trade: my company contributes talent, coordination resources and original content to enable the conference to happen; in return, my company receives exposure and conversation with relevant stakeholders.… Read the rest
Brian Barry of the Economist penned a nice piece called the “The blog in the corporate machine.” (Warning/disclosure: I was quoted in this story.) It covers how bloggers can be vicious, but also how they can help companies avert disaster.… Read the rest
Reports like Christopher Elliott’s February 7, 2005 New York Times story – Hotel Reviews Online: In Bed With Hope, Half-Truths and Hype – wrongly pigeonhole valuable online ratings and community sites. Nobody can argue there are bad, disingenuous people online, but this story was at least partly a victim of the cliché trap.… Read the rest
I love my Treo 650, and I’ve become dependent on it (or addicted, really) for work. I was really counting on using it as I reported to jury duty today in Brooklyn (Kings County Supreme Court), but I ran into a problem at security…NO CAMERA CELLPHONES ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM.… Read the rest