Category Archives: Public Relations

5 Keys to a Solid Press Release

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Writing a great press release isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. Too often we think of a press release as the “announcement” and try to include far more than is necessary. In reality, the press release is just one element of a successful announcement. Over the years I’ve written many press releases Continue Reading →

Social Media has leveled the playing field. What’s your game plan?

So we have a challenging dichotomy: there’s a fear in social media that we’re giving too much away, but content seems to be the currency. I wrote a blog a while back called The Age of Thought Leadership in which I discuss the concept of knowledge abundance vs, knowledge scarcity. Which side are you on? Does it matter? Continue Reading →

3 Reasons YOU Are Not A Thought Leader

A while back I wrote a blog called The Age of Thought Leadership. Sometimes, to define something, it helps to define what it is NOT, so I thought I’d have a little fun. I hope you take it in the spirit in which is was intended. Continue Reading →

Who’s Going To Read My Blog?

When I talk to my clients about blogging the first question I get is “who’s going to read it?” It’s a reasonable question and a reasonable concern. It’s just the wrong question. Continue Reading →

A Chink in the Apple Armor

There’s a chink in the armor. A blemish on the Apple mystique. Rather than accept responsibility for a problem with his product and maintain it’s elevated status, he’s “lowered” Apple and the iPhone to the level of every other Smartphone. Continue Reading →

Back In Business

Ahh…finally! At last our Intrepid Hero can get back to focusing on the reason he’s in Alabama in the first place – assisting with the oil spill cleanup effort. Continue Reading →

Dell Saga: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

So I got a call last night from our Intrepid Hero. He said I have good news and bad news. The good news is you have a new blog post. The bad news, let me explain… Continue Reading →

Customer Service: The Saga Continues…

What’s wrong with this? Social Media gets eaten up by the old school support system. Instead of contacting the customer and getting the story straight, this person read the notes in the system and fell in with the same false assumptions and misdirected conclusions. Engaging in Social Media doesn’t automatically make your CRM more effective. Continue Reading →

Shouldn’t Customer Service be a Marketing Opportunity?

How would Texas-native Michael Dell have responded had he known there was a Dell customer lending a hand in the Gulf cleanup who needed a little extra attention? What public relations opportunity was missed? Continue Reading →