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PR, the Last Bastion of Truth

Pixabay As we enter a new decade, I implore PR to do its part in protecting the journalistic info supply chain. Be truth-tellers. Be great fact-checkers. Now wait a second, I can hear you protest.  That is not our job. We are paid to put the best possible spin

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

FUD 2.0 and the State of PR Ethics

I’m always interested in topics related to my profession, PR, and the industry we serve, technology. So I was eager to see what NY Times had to say in Jack Nicas’s recent piece: How Facebook’s P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery to Tech. Longtime readers know that

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

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

ENGAGE: NYC Digital Storytelling Conference

I enjoyed last week's ENGAGE: NYC Digital Storytelling Conference. Talk NYC founder Derek Smith and his team put on a great event, featuring thought leaders from agencies, startups, and major brands. They covered the state of storytelling and where it's going. Below I share some of