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PR Pro’s Secret Weapon – Writing!

January 18, 2011


Today I started my last class at UMASS for my journalism certificate and it reminded me of something I heard.  At a presentation by Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO & Geek Factory, he ended by telling the audience to focus on our writing skills.  That may sound obvious, but it is very profound when you […]

The Cake Is A Lie

January 14, 2011


 For those of you who know me or read my ‘About’ page, you already know that I am a gamer.  Right or wrong, pastime or waste of time, I’ve played them since the early days of Pong on my Atari 2600.  One classic game that I rediscovered last year is Portal.  In it, you […]

Meanwhile Back in the World of New Media, Quora Gets Some Love

January 12, 2011


Whenever you talk about PR for a business, and as expected, the topic of a new tool comes up.  Many times, it is something new, just launched or newly funded. In the last few days, I’ve been seeing a lot about Quora.  Everyone from David Armano, the first I saw compare it to Four Square, […]

The Value of a Good Theme

January 10, 2011


For those of you who may have tripped over this blog in the last two years, you’ll notice that things look different. It took me a few hours, but I changed my blog’s theme over the weekend.  It looks different and it’s going to probably sound a little different too. The value of this new […]

The Joys of Fresh Ground Coffee

January 9, 2011


The hubby and I love our coffee.  We really loved sharing a latte back in Australia.  Those Aussies really make a nice coffee in Melbourne.  Heck, we picked up a pound of awesome coffee in Queensland too. We bought a coffee grinder and started grinding our own beans a few days ago.  If you like […]

Killer Productivity Combo: Evernote & Dropbox

January 5, 2011


This killer combo evolved for me over a few months. I mention it today because it came up in a conversation this morning and by some strange alignment, Peter Shankman (@petershankman) tweeted: “If you use a computer and don’t use @dropbox and @evernote, you’re working too hard for not enough gain.” I totally agree! I […]

PR & IT: An Epic Sibling Rivalry

January 4, 2011


As someone with an obsession with technology and a more recent passion for PR, I have always had trouble understanding why IT staff and PR (or Public Affairs) staff can’t work as a team. I see many organizations who want to jump into social media rely on their IT staff to deploy it or worse […]