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Entries from June 2008

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

Transparency must accompany authenticity when approaching bloggers

June 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve had several meetings over the past few months with PR execs who have asked about blog promotion campaigns and what my thoughts were on hiring companies who pay people to blog about an issue or product or who pay agencies to flood the blogosphere with positive messages about their clients.  My unequivocal answer is, “ONLY […]

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

Tim Russert epitomized authenticity

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Tim Russert, a GREAT American journalist died suddenly today of a heart attack.  He was an incredible talent and amazing reporter who was all about authenticity and honestly.  He will be sorely missed. What I find amazing, however, is that within minutes of the announcement of his death, Wikipedia was updated to reflect his life […]

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Tags: Authenticity · Broadcast PR · Public Relations and Communications

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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Tags: Public Relations and Communications · Rants

Talking about Social Media and Blogging on TV News Program

June 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A few months back I appeared on the morning news program at KRBC in Texas.  I discussed how new media PR tools are changing the way marketers talk with their customers.  I actually find it funny (and frustratingly amazing) that I can be asked for an interview about marketing but that it is so difficult these […]

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Tags: blog promotions · Broadcast PR · Digital Media · Public Relations and Communications · Social Media