Author:Bob Geller

Too Left Tweet: Brands Get Political at their Peril

via GIPHY The term "coffee break" took on new meaning this week as right-wingers smashed their Keurigs with baseball bats (the above GIF shows Jordan Klepper of The Opposition doing the same, as a spoof). The backlash came when Keurig and others tweeted about pulling ads from...

Social Tools Summit 2017 Boston

I enjoyed attending my third consecutive Social Tools Summit event in Boston last week, where I moderated a panel on branding and thought leadership. It was great to take a day and get caught up on the state of the art in social media. The field...

See You at Social Tools Summit Next Week

I am very much looking forward to Social Tools Summit (#SocialTools17) in Boston next Wednesday, where I will be moderating a panel on branding and thought leadership. It is the third time I am participating, and am thrilled that Neal Schaffer and Brian Mahony invited me back...

Will Ad Tech Stumbles Drive More Budget to PR?

PR has always been the red-headed step child in the marketing mix, getting less attention, glamour and budget than advertising. But recent challenges may drive more brands to shift some ad spending to PR. Perhaps it’s already happening. A number of major ad agencies predicted slowdowns...

Your Greatest Foe on Social Media – How to Fight Back

Who's your biggest foe on social media?  Does company A have a bigger social footprint? Is competitor B getting more engagement and sharing? Actually, if you are in B2B tech marketing, your biggest competitor is not any single company.  To truly understand who's beating you out,...

Hot Startups Join Axis Innovation at NYSE

I enjoyed last year's Axis Innovation NYSE event, which showcased hot Israeli startups and also included a visit to the floor at the opening bell (you can read more about it here). So when Axis CEO Ed Frank invited me back, I quickly said yes,...

Jennifer Johnson Schools on PR and Positioning at NYETM

I attended and really enjoyed last week's NY Enterprise Tech Meetup, which focused on marketing. Jennifer Johnson, the keynote speaker, was a real dynamo. Her bio on the NYETM agenda said: Jennifer is CMO of Tenable,  was formerly CMO of Tanium, a Partner at a16z,...

Facebook Redefines News. PR will Never be the Same

Most PR people are familiar with journalistic conventions. Things like AP style, for example. We know a story starts with the lede, not lead, and about the reverse triangle approach to news writing. We know what a byline is, and are constantly on the hunt...