Category Archives: Media Relations

Borat and The Goodness of Bad Press

‘All PR is good PR’ is a widely touted maxim – which includes negative publicity. However, it may not always feel that way in the heat of the moment. What’s the truth in that statement? According to the recently published book called “Contagious: Why Things Catch On,” by Prof. Jonah Berger of Wharton Business School,…
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Be Wary of New Crop of “Free” and “Unlimited” PR Distribution Services

Just this month, I’ve received dozens of emails and multiple phone calls from various press release distribution services offering “special pricing” for an “unlimited number of press releases.” As enticing as that all sounds for $49 per month, after years of following the Business Wires and Marketwires of the world, I’m wary of this crop…
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Pitching to HARO: What You Need To Know

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to get the facts straight with a handful of HARO reporters and be enlightened on the art of successful (and not-so-successful) pitching. We had the privilege of hearing from three reporters who source stories from HARO, who write for such publications as the AOL “weird stories”…
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One more thing… What is Hype? (Steve Jobs part 2)

One more Steve Jobs post and we’ll be done for 2009.  Steve Jobs has a trademark way of making a big announcement.  First, he starts his presentation with some routine news, and after talking for a bit he pretends to be done before pausing for dramatic effect and then saying, “There is one more thing…”…
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How messaging can make you the next CEO of the Decade

[caption id="attachment_28" align="alignright" width="230" caption="CEO of the Decade"][/caption] OK, so Fortune named Steve Jobs its CEO of the decade for 2010, which means the race is on for the title in 2020.  To win all you have to do is beat Jobs’ record of reinventing the music, computing, movie and wireless communications industries—all while growing…
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