FIR Podcast #32: Sorry about the unethical PR

FIR Podcast #32: Sorry About the Unethical PR

This is cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

FIR tech correspondent Dan York jumped in to guest-host the episode while Shel tended to new grandfather duties; his daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby girl a few days early! Today’s panel includes digital and visual content marketing, social media, and online reputation speaker and consultant Krishna De (who also hosts the newest FIR podcast, Talking Social Business); author, investor, and networking expert J. Kelley Hoey, who is also one of the 100 most influential women on Twitter; and B.L. Ochman, a digital pioneer and interactive content and social media consultant.

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FIR Podcast #31: Bring Back the Tourists!

FIR Podcast #31: Bring Back The Tourists!

This is cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Today’s panel includes Blogger Bridge CEO Chris Christensen (who also hosts the Amateur Traveler podcast), Voce Communications Senior VP Christopher Barger (who is about to open Christopher Barger Communications), and CustomScoop founder Chip Griffin.

Our topics included…

  • The implications for communicators of the growing trend of corporations embracing gay rights and issuing public statements opposing statewide legislation that restricts those rights
  • Egypt’s plan to win back tourists despite no recognition in the plan of terror risks, while Mexico has found a way to address… Read More »

Friday Wrap #163: Kik opens a chatbot shop, FTC cracks down on disclosure, mobile takes over social

Friday Wrap #163The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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GEO CEO jumps… Read More »

Friday Wrap #155: Melcrum merges, Google flags sites, Twitter tests GIF library, war rooms fade

Friday Wrap #185The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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Another change… Read More »

Friday Wrap #184: Conflating PR and lobbying, reporters’ pitch preferences, PR’s data woes, and more

Friday Wrap #184The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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New York wants… Read More »

Let’s kill the front group

Let's kill the front group (image of fingers crossed behind back)Public relations practitioners have, for decades, wearily accepted cynicism about our industry. We are spinmeisters. We help companies get away with doing the wrong thing. We put lipstick on pigs, deflect attention from problems, we piss off the journalists we rely on, we spam the web with non-news…

The criticisms and complaints aimed at PR are endless.

Part of the problem is visibility. Bad PR gets called out. Good PR is invisible. There is far more good PR going on than bad, but nobody is aware that what they’re seeing was conceived and crafted by a public relations specialist. But much of the negative perception people have of PR… Read More »

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