AirPR has raised a bit of a stir since it was launched with the proposition that startups, unable to spend the kind of money it costs to engage a public relations agency, can do better by connecting with an independent PR practitioner listed on the AirPR site. A sort of online dating service for startups seeking PR, AirPR is the brainchild of Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer, who last year raised $1 million in seed funding for the site.
In a Ragan.com post, Arment-Dietrich CEO Gini Dietrich outlined the pros and cons of AirPR. On the one hand, she wrote, it commoditizes the work of public relations, the 3-4-week timeframe from contact to Read More »
I hope all of my American readers enjoyed a warm, restful and rewarding Thanksgiving Day. My readers are among the most important parts of my life for which I gave thanks yesterday—along with my family, friends, and colleagues. I’m also thankful that the communications profession continues to provide so many opportunities for commentary, experimentation and significant contributions to employers and clients everywhere. The holiday didn’t stop me from accumulating the usual mix of stories during the week, even if the flow of news was a bit subdued thanks to the impending celebration. As usual, you can find all the stories I curated Read More »
We had a great turnout at the Social Media Breakfast East Bay, with about 75 participants convening on a diner in Oakland to hear Robert Scoble and Shel Israel talk about the Age of Context, the theme of their excellent (and highly recommended) new book. As one of the event co-organizers, I was chuffed (as my British podcast co-host would say) at the turnout. You should check to see if there’s a Social Media Breakfast in your town! In the meantime, here’s this week’s review of stories that caught my attention during the past week. I collect the ones I might use for the Wrap (and the podcast) at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com.
Short-form video news updates could be a great way to keep your audiences up to date on company news and activities using a format that invites viewing.
(c) Can Stock PhotoWelcome to November, everyone! Don’t forget that it’s also Movember, the global charity whose vision “is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.” Get details at Movember.com. And don’t forget to bookmark my link blog. LinksFromShel.tumblr.com is where I collect the items from which I choose the contents for the Wrap and for my podcast, Read More »
Image (c) CanStock PhotoChanges to services at the big three—Google, Facebook and Twitter—lead this week’s review of news, announcements and research. I collect stories for the Wrap in my link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com, which you’re welcome to follow.
Edelman launches Creative Newsroom to support clients in real time
Shrug off the real-time and native advertising phenomena all you like. The skeptics aren’t stopping the world’s largest PR agency from setting up a shop dedicated to “monitoring and responding to relevant social media conversations in real time,” according to Lindsay Stein, writing for PRWee. Creative Newsroom has Read More »