Category Archives: Industry

Online Identification to Exterminate the Trolls

In 2006, on the cusp of Web 2.0 and the social media revolution, Andrew Keen wrote The Cult of the Amateur. In the book, he argues that “blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today’s user-generated media are destroying our … Continue reading

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ZDnet Writer “Creeped Out” by PR Pitch – But Why?

Each month, ZDnet enterprise technology reporter Rachel King highlights (or maybe I should say low-lights?) a particularly awful pitch from a public relations professional. I am a fan of columns like this one because it keeps PR people earnest. A … Continue reading

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Public Relations Then and Now: Perspective and Predictions From Richard Laermer

My former PR professor, Karen Olson, retired from The College at Brockport last year. She gave me a few of her books while I was helping her move some things out of her office, explaining that I would get more … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2013: Things I Learned From Dad

The older I get, the more I recognize the influence that my father has had on me and how many things I’ve learned from him that have translated into the type of person I am today.  Take work ethic, for … Continue reading

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