7 Ways To Publish A Book For Marketing

I love books. Not just for the power of conveying an idea through a printed form, but also for the emotional significance of actually holding a book in your hands. More and more recently I have been books become a brilliant marketing tool for everyone, from political candidates to technology companies. Along the way, there

Continue reading »

The Recycled News Effect: United Declares Bankruptcy … ...

News doesn’t really go away ever, it just gets pushed further down search results. If you had to single out one of the greatest impacts of the Internet on the traditional news media, it would likely be that now just about anyone has access to an instant archive of information from just about any time.

Continue reading »

The Great #080808 Beijing Olympic Twitter Campaign Catches F ...

Anyone who has been to enough events with social media creators knows that it is inevitable that people will find a way to connect and find one another. To a degree, Twitter first caught on from this need a year and a half ago at SXSW in 2007. I have witnessed it over and over,

Continue reading »

PRWeek Blog Competition And 4 Reasons I Love AND Hate PR

My blog was recently chosen among 32 top blogs in the PR profession to be part of the PRWeek Blog Competition. Before I tell you what I love and hate about PR, if you’re a consistent reader of this blog, can I shamelessly ask for you to please vote for me here? I sometimes find

Continue reading »

Speaking To A Room Full Of Speakers at BlogPotomac

Last night I had an interesting challenge: to speak at the Speaker’s Dinner before BlogPotomac (a gathering discussing social media right here in the DC area today). The majority of people in the room had top blogs, spoke at events frequently, and several had authored their own books. Added to that was the fact that

Continue reading »

Why Sprint's New Campaign Wins Only 50% Of Their Battle

As I tour around at events talking about why brands need to have a personality, a question that comes up often is about which brands don’t have a personality and suffer from facelessness. One of the most obvious categories that has built a dreadful reputation for itself is the wireless phone industry in the US.

Continue reading »

Marketing In The Age Of Disposable Email

Some guy named Bob probably hates me. I don’t know him and he doesn’t know me … but he’s the unfortunate registrant of Bob.com and has used his first name for his email address. Yup, you guessed it – that makes his email address bob@bob.com. That also happens to be the email address that I

Continue reading »

The New Truth of "Circular Public Relations"

Everyone you talk to in the public relations industry knows that the field is evolving.  The most often cited proof people point to is the fact that consumers have more power to share opinions with one another and the idea that "media" is shifting to include content created by regular people.  If you do happen

Continue reading »

Inside the 5 Badges of the Conference Caste System

At every conference or tradeshow, you get a badge.  I have a box full of them on my desk, an increasing number of them with the title of "Speaker" affixed beneath my name.  I recently had a conversation with some colleagues about the importance of being a speaker at an event.  Often, the most important

Continue reading »

The PR Revolution Amazon's Kindle May Be Bringing

Do you have a Kindle yet?  All the buzz about the Wii aside, the most lusted after gift this holiday season for media pros may just be Amazon’s new digital content reader called the Kindle (which sold out within 5.5 hours upon first release a few weeks ago).  The device may not have an Apple-esque

Continue reading »