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Transparency and Ethics…Even When You Think No One Is Watching

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I have spoken on numerous occasions about the importance of transparency, authenticity and appropriate behavior by marketers in today’s social media environment.  Most companies in the online marketing business are acting responsibly and ethically and are policing themselves even when the opportunity exists to cut corners or employ tactics that are dubious.  The few that […]

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Tags: Authenticity · Broadcast PR · Digital Media · Public Relations and Communications · Rants · Social Media

C’mon, Oprah! Put politics aside…

September 7th, 2008 · No Comments

                “I don’t consider myself political and I seldom interview politicians. So when I decided to talk with you [Barack], people around me were like, ‘What’s happened to you?’ I said, ‘I think this is beyond and above politics.’ It feels like something new.” — Oprah – From […]

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Never invite PR bloggers to promote themselves…NEVER

August 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

OK, I admit it, I’m just jealous that my blog didn’t get chosen for the PRWeek Blog competition running this week.  I mean, heck, I have at least 10 posts now and I even have video and widgets.  Perhaps it is because I have never introduced a chart, graph or template outlining how to do […]

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Tags: Authenticity · blog promotions · Public Relations and Communications · Rants · Social Media

From authentic grief to unnecessary deification? Has the media gone too far with Tim Russert coverage?

June 19th, 2008 · No Comments

First, let me qualify this post by saying I respected Tim Russert. He was a man of honor and values. He was a man to be admired for his Horatio Alger-like life story. I was saddened by the news of his death and posted that I believed he epitomized authenticity. I therefore wonder what he […]

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Is SIRIUS Serious?

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

According to SIRIUS’ marketing, “SIRIUS Traffic provides real-time information on accidents, traffic flow, construction, and road closures for only $3.99/month, when added to your existing SIRIUS Satellite Radio subscription.”  Real-time?  OK, based on my last two experiences with SIRIUS traffic service in my new Jeep, “real-time” is definitely not whatever time it currently reads on […]

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