Press conferences aren’t as common as they used to be. Technology has allowed companies to disseminate information to reporters (and the public) without gathering the press in a single place—and that’s a good thing, since reporters have less time than ever to leave their desks to attend a press conference (and many won’t).
I remember first learning about the “gift” of feedback in grad school. Up until that point, I had looked at feedback differently. I wasn’t thinking about the “gift” part, which means it’s just as much of a privilege to offer helpful feedback, as it is to receive it. The keyword here is “privilege.” Because it’s such a special gift, focusing on the delivery of feedback is critical. You have to know how to give feedback in a manner that allows people to appreciate it and make them want to move the needle forward by acting upon your counsel.
I’m preparing for my trip to Puerto Rico to speak at the University of Sacred Heart and then at the Puerto Rico Public Relations Association. I was pleasantly surprised when my friends at the University asked me to discuss the topic of Cyberbranding at their 25th Anniversary celebration. I wrote my book, Cyberbranding: Brand Building […]
Do you think the question, “Who are your influencers?” is a personal one? I do, because despite the measurement tools, from Klout to Twinfluence, we choose to believe in people and trust their guidance because we feel a personal connection. Now, that’s not to say that the numbers are disregarded, because they’re not. But, it does make us think about the personal side of why we have certain bloggers in our RSS reader and why we participate in chat sessions because our influencers are there sharing knowledge.
I’ve noticed some interesting conversations lately about strategy, execution and accountability. If you are on the strategy side, and advising a brand, are you held accountable for the execution (if it’s not your part)? Is it easier just to advise, then to execute social media? My own personal opinion is that we rise to a higher or maybe I should say a “new” level when we are able to do both.
Ever since I interviewed Mikinize Stuart at the #swagghamptons event regarding the transition from student to PR professional, there’s been an overwhelming response to this video post. It’s certainly an important topic and one that is extremely helpful to those students who will someday go through the same transition process.
Here’s my third and final interview at the the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Mikinzie Stuart, Account Coordinator at SHIFT Communications chatted with me on how to make the transition from PR student to PR professional. The video comes to you live from the SWAGG VIP tent.
Here’s my second interview at the the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Sheila Marikar, Entertainment Reporter/Producer at ABCNews.com, was kind enough to interview with me regarding the importance of building a relationship (the right way) with the media. The video comes to you live from the SWAGG VIP tent.
I was invited by Sarah Evans and SWAGG to be their guest at the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge on Saturday, August 28, 2010. It was such an amazing day, traveling on the SWAGG party bus, spending time in the SWAGG VIP tent and enjoying the Polo match. I was able to steal a few minutes with Sarah (in between her interviews with celebrities that stopped by) to discuss what PR and communications professionals need to know about the mobile space.
In order to grow in our communications careers, we have to move our best practices forward. My video discusses the best values, core competencies and skills from PR past, which we move forward and use to be successful in PR 2.0 and social media communications. How do you move the best of PR forward as […]
I just finished the book Engage! by Brian Solis. I’ve had the book for a couple of months and it’s not a book that you should just breeze through quickly. I mean this in the best possible way. This book deserves time and attention. Now, I have to disclose that I am a big fan […]
In the past, you may have heard me say,”No one owns social media.” However, that doesn’t mean that different departments in your company aren’t trying to own it. Actions always speak louder than words. I remember reading a post a year ago by Jeremiah Owyang that I thought was excellent. He outlined five ways that […]
If you’ve done your listening exercises (monitoring the social landscape through keyword searches) you may have discovered your competition is on Twitter. As a part of your own social media strategy and planning audit, it’s important to evaluate what your competition is doing, how they are connecting with influencers and how quickly they’re advancing on this network.
Speaking at the Florida Public Relations Association 72nd Annual Conference was such a great experience for me. I enjoyed presenting PR Revolution: From PR Past to Hybrid Power, which was received with open arms. After my keynote, one topic of discussion I found extremely interesting surfaced during a Q&A session with the senior counselors. The […]
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of PitchEngine, a “new kind of social PR platform.” I’ve used it to share my customized stories and to be found. Because PitchEngine has launched its new platform with enhanced SEO capabilities, I thought it would be a good time to update you on the progress. Jason Kintzler, […]