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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,

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

My Take on the Fake News Debate

I attended the Daily News Innovation Lab's session: Proposition: We can Solve the Fake News Problem. It featured an Oxford-style debate on whether there's a solution to the fake news problem. Some very smart people from the worlds of media, business, and technology made great arguments

Enterprise Design Tips and Resources, via NYETM

I enjoyed the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup last week. In addition to two great demos, the event featured a panel that discussed UI design. It is a topic that intrigues me.  Fusion PR has represented a number of providers of tech that improve user experience. It's

Crowdsourcing Advice on PR Dashboards

A client asked recently for our recommendations in PR dashboards. We are techies here at Fusion PR, and generally pretty smart about PR and marketing tech. So I thought this would be easy. But, as I learned, the tools that I was familiar with did

AdTech NY 2016 Wrap

I attended AdTech last week, which featured a great lineup of keynotes and panels and over 100 vendors. It seems like there's never enough time at big shows to check out everything (Fusion PR is one stop away on the 7 subway line, too close to keep