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PR Fish Bowl • October 14, 2011

Don’t Take My Landline! (yet)

This week may ultimately be remembered for other news stories, but the one touching most people I know is the great “Blackberry breakdown.” Millions of people were without emails for about 24 hours and a feeling of helplessness has prevailed. Yet, there remains the humble landline. Of course, pundits believe it will soon join its […]

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creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • October 7, 2011

How Workplace Superstitions Can Boost Business

The quarterback of my alma mater played every game wearing the same socks.  Ernest Hemingway always wrote standing up. Matthew Weiner, creator of “Mad Men,” claims all of these superstitions in this recent NY Times article: “No hat on the bed. No shoes on the bed. Do not step over people on the floor. Put […]

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PR Fish Bowl • September 27, 2011

So You Wanna Be In A Holiday Gift Guide?

Holiday gift guides are the perfect resource for that unique gift each year, and great editorial exposure for PR folks. Who wouldn’t want to be included in a list of “must-have,” “gotta-get” products for the season? Almost every publication has one – from top newspapers to local TV to lifestyle magazines to technology blogs to […]

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media relations, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • September 20, 2011

The Seven Deadly PR Pitching Sins

Top PR agencies know what to do, and what not to do, when pitching media. Yet, it’s easy to cut corners under time pressure. Here’s a quick list of the “Seven Deadly Pitching Sins” for PR professionals. Feel free to add your own. 1. Being boring.  A boring or irrelevant pitch will be deleted faster […]

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Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, time management • September 16, 2011

I Don’t Know How She Does It — Secrets Of The Very Busy

A busy working mother promises her grade-schooler a homemade delicacy for the school bake sale. Having been shamed by the “stay-at-home” moms, she is crushed when she can’t follow through on her promise and instead purchases a pie which she artfully “distresses” and, voila – her secret is safe and her daughter delighted. This is […]

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Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • September 9, 2011

5 Tips For Monica Lewinsky In Opening A PR Firm

PR Daily reports that Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton’s infamous intern, has endured 17 years of struggle since the scandal and has now decided to open her own public relations firm. This is sad on so many levels.  Because saying one is “in PR” has a certain non-specific glamour to it, the field has often been […]

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creativity, Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • September 6, 2011

Tips For Better Brainstorming

I read once that the main reason some creative PR brainstorms yield little in the way of usable ideas comes down to performance anxiety. The so-called expert went on about discarding the practice altogether and basically asking team members to “phone something in.” I think we can do better! There is often something magical about one […]

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PR Fish Bowl, public relations • September 2, 2011

12 Signs It’s September At A PR Firm

1. Clients who haven’t pulled the trigger on anything now want it yesterday. 2. Media can longer pretend they’re on summer vacation. 3. Staff start to hint around about “Autumn Friday” early closings. 4. You suddenly panic about holiday programs. 5. All your pitches seem to contain sports metaphors. 6. You crave new notebooks and pens for meetings. […]

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Crenshaw Communications, PR Fish Bowl, public relations • August 26, 2011

One Habit Of Highly Successful People – Sleep

The days of bragging about how little sleep you need are so five minutes ago! The benefits of 7-8 hours of sleep are now well-documented and include everything from increased productivity to weight loss. The real issue, especially for Type A PR people is how to get those restorative hours. Fortunately, we work with Michael […]

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