Tag: public relations

treat disease, not symptom

There have been lots of P.R. disasters lately (United, Pepsi, Fyre, etc). While the lesson in corporate communication on how to offer a proper apology is important, there is a more important takeaway from these dust ups. Don’t have the

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barbers don’t cut their own hair

A quick follow up thought to my post last week about a PR firm’s debacle… Barbers don’t cut their own hair. The cobbler’s children have no shoes. A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. And marketers

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PR firms and bloggers are like matches and gasoline

Blogger outreach in PR is like working with gasoline. Work with it correctly and it makes the vehicle go. Do it incorrectly and it blows up with disastrous consequences. I am amazed at the number of PR firms who have

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learning as you go

I would venture to say there are very few people who would skydive, ride a bull, wrestle alligators, or climb one of the Seven Summits without experience or at least after watching a very good orientation video. And yet companies

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that’s just great

Attention Non-profits (and for-profits): Maybe this is the reason you aren’t getting decent media coverage. If you’re not putting in the effort to get a pertinent message to the proper media outlet, why should they put in the effort to

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no such thing as bad press?

Marketing Tip — Always put your logo on the buoyant end of the plane. btw– Supposedly this was the first pic of the event taken from an iPhone and immediately uploaded to Twitter using Twitpic. The MSM then interviewed the

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welcome to the jungle

It’s bad enough when you mess up your own publicity stunt and damage your own brand. It’s worse when you drag someone else into it. While last week’s Dr Pepper fiasco hurt the beverage maker, Axl Rose is saying it

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