Other great points . . . .

There’s a good variety of other points to explore below. Some PR- and work-related, others are personal, but still worth your time to visit. Advertisers Turning GPS into Marketing Tool, MarketingVox (actually, at BrandWeek, but MarketingVox found out about it courtesy of MediaBuyerPlanner.) PR strategies threaten freedom of the press in Quebec: survey, Colin McKay/CanuckFlack…


The growing media tree

There will always be a need for traditional journalism. Can you really imagine a world without the local newspaper — daily or weekly? Or, even a “USA Today“? What about the local AM talk radio station. And, then there’s the local and national TV news broadcasts and shows. The local and national media — depending…


It’s not the billing — it’s the results that matter

A couple or so weeks ago, there was a bit of discussion about how to charge clients for social media and other services. Media Guerrilla had some good points. And, even our ol’ buddy, Ms. Strumpette had an opinion. While those are worthy discussions — and Mike Manuel offered some possibilities, rather than only criticism…


An ‘historical’ corp blog

If you are looking for a new way for a company to blog and/or are a history buff, read on. Wells Fargo‘s blog — Guided by History — is not new, but worth a good look this week. Earlier this week — April 18 — marked the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco Earthquake…


Hilton & the milbloggers (UPDATED)

Updated 4/20: It looks like O’Brien’s is definitely out of the Capital Hilton; though a fund has been set up to help continue the free Walter Reed/Bethesda military dinners once O’Brien’s find a new place. At least somewhat to his credit, Capital Hilton GM Brian Kelleher did answer questions — though some were left blank…


New & Improved! Links

Sorry for the cliched title. (How can it really be new while also being improved?) Just added some PR-related links. I’ve had some of these on my Bloglines feeds and hadn’t gotten around to updating the links here. Now, that’s done. I also added a couple new categories. By definition, PR pros are generalists. We’re…


NAM’s blog has influence

Much more so than businesses, associations can benefit greatly from blogging and the power of word-of-mouth marketing and communication. I’ve said it before, and the National Association of Manufacturers blog proves it again. Apparently, NAM had a particular opinion on the Department of the Interior‘s Mineral Management Service 5-year lease plan. And, through various recent…


The ol’ chicken-egg question

While I’m not asking which came first — the goodwill community gesture and then PR efforts to get coverage, or the PR team suggesting community goodwill to get coverage — but I am asking if both are legit and good practice. Ultimately, yes . . . but there is a fine line. My rationale follows…


Journalism’s Insiders vs. Outsiders: Who’ll win?

I’m not a big fan (though have wavered at times) of citizen journalists. With a major in journalism and my early career in newspaper journalism, I’m skeptical, and fear for the lack of set standards and guidelines. That said, there is a very interesting story on blogs and CJs from CNET’s Australian operations. In referring…


Other great points . . . .

For your surfing, reading and thinking pleasure, check out these other great points: USA Today widens story pages, CyberJournalist.net Is “Blog” a Dirty Word For Business People?, Ryan McGrath/PR Linker Pull quotes: highlighting the actual meaning?, Colin McKay/Canuck Flack All About Authenticity, Edelman-Talk Shop (Phil Gomes) And, last but certainly not least: Joining Converseon, Constantin…