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Author: Bob Geller

Cover Your Assets to Win in PR

We are often asked what it takes to succeed in PR, and about the client effort required. They're great questions; the second part acknowledges shared responsibility. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I've found that most just want great results, they’re not trying to milk an agency.  But PR newbies

How to Build a Fintech Startup

Last week I wrote about growth tactics for B2Bs. This week I am following up with a post on how to build a fintech, based on a panel discussion I attended at Betaworks Studios in New York. Amanda Moskowitz of Stacklist, a directory of business

Cheap Trick: Great Band, Lousy B2B Growth Strategy

It's tough to launch and grow a successful business, and tempting to look for shortcuts. And why not? We've all heard about the magical growth hacks; the campaigns that went viral, the PR home runs that crashed servers and exploded phones. So, when B2BNXT said they wanted

MWC Report: Small Companies Score Big Buzz

I am often asked by clients how to build trade show buzz and booth traffic. It can be especially challenging when you're a small startup with limited funds, as are most of our clients.  They're competing against well-known companies that have massive tricked out booths, and also

Two Weeks, Two Wild Media Rides

If you’re a news and politics junkie like me, it’s been a head-spinning couple of weeks. First, a Buzzfeed article claimed that Donald Trump asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Other media swarmed around the story, feeding 24 hours of breathless coverage before Team Mueller

Will AI Take Jobs from PR?

I was watching 60 Minutes this weekend, which ran a segment about AI that highlighted China's growing clout in the tech (Silicon Valley, hope you were watching; you should be scared, very scared). They interviewed Kai-Fu Lee, the so-called Oracle of AI who boasts a Ph.D.,

How to Overcome Social Media Challenges in 2019

Last month I interviewed top PR and social media experts about the challenges facing online marketing. The following recap includes some of the juiciest quotes from Neal Schaffer, Frank Strong, Drew Neisser, and Deb Weinstein. I also share my views (not necessarily the agency's) and

Drew Neisser on Next Steps for Social Media Marketing

I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing. You can read those posts to learn more. In a nutshell, issues have surfaced over the past couple of years (related to fake news, online manipulation, growing privacy concerns as examples) that

What Lies ahead in Social Media Marketing?

If social media were a brand, it's one that I think most would agree has been tarnished. The reputation hits come from many directions. Sure, Facebook's troubles have been front and center. It's nothing short of mind boggling, the mischief and misdeeds that run rampant there. And