Education or Experience: Which Matters More in PR?
Lately there’s been a minor debate about which is more valuable for a career in public relations – education or experience. The conversation could – and will – go on and on. At first blush, it’s no contest. The advantage goes to experience. A college degree is increasingly required to enter the work force in […]Read More
PR Myths And Facts For Marketers
A favorite former client calls PR “the cheapest form of advertising.” Not really. But his comment shows that, even among sophisticated marketers, misconceptions about PR and what we do for clients are still prevalent. These are the top seven myths that persist about public relations, and a perspective on each. 1. PR is advertising lite. Not […]Read More
Can Working From Home Work? Marissa Mayer Doesn’t Think So.
Professional women talk about standing on the shoulders of those who came before, or walking in the footsteps of powerful mentors. So, when a role model steps off the usual path, it rankles. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer probably didn’t anticipate that her ban on working from home would strike such a nerve. (And if you’re […]Read More
Marketers Tackle Super Bowl Blackout In PR Score
The first half of Super Bowl 2013 was a yawn, at least for football fans. For brand-watchers, the commercials were respectable, and a few even stood out. (My favorite was Amy Poehler at Best Buy.) But the game changer on Sunday was the unprecedented 34-minute power failure that left the players frustrated, the announcers in […]Read More
SodaStream Enjoys PR Pop Before Super Bowl
I swore I wouldn’t pay attention to so-called “banned” Super Bowl ads ever again. The rejected-ad ploy has grown tired, as well as transparent, and it’s often pulled by brands who could never muster the price of a Super Bowl spot. After extramarital dating site Ashley Madison tried a PR intercept by claiming Fox banned […]Read More