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The Urban Orbit

“We have touchdown.” 2019 accelerates an era in which space technology has been evolving. But something else is aloft.  Space tech is taking off.  Satellite technology has been advancing for many years.  But I’m seeing a shift from what we might express as ‘mission-control...

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...

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...

News, PR and lies, Damned lies.

I attended a meeting of the NY Internet Society that featured a panel of media experts, journalists, and a lawyer. They discussed the problem that has come to be called “Fake News." You can read about the session and see a YouTube video of the...

Cutting through Fake News Noise and Confusion

I attended the Internet Society's "Content Rules?!" session the other week. The panel drilled down on what we now call The Fake News problem (I couch it like this because, as you'll see it's not a new one), defining it and exploring causes and solutions. There'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...

Latest PR Tactic: Publishing on Platforms

Cross-posted on Hack the Feed Back in the day ("the day" being about 10 years ago), we had a simple message for PR clients who wanted to get in on the social media and blogging action. It was: "Go forth and blog too. Master the channels that...

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...