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PR in the Face of Web 2.0 and Social Media – Part II

PR Stereotype In Part I, I stated that all things 2 dot oh were now the cattle call heard round the world for marketers to update their service menu, increase prices, and start offering a brand new, shiny set of new media services – most at the expense of the companies they represent. With Web 2.0 attracting mainstream attention, PR 2.0 (and everything 2.0) has become the holy grail. Suddenly almost every marketer now offers new media services trying to…

Twitter Down Again, Sparks Adoption for Jaiku

Yes, it’s true. We are a fickle impatient bunch of early adopters looking for things to be there when we need them and work like we want them to. We do have patience with cool, new technologies and apps, but that patience quickly thins when it is tested too frequently. Yes I am a fan of Twitter. But, using Twitter can be frustrating at times. All too often, I’m forced to wait, sometimes without satisfaction, in order to hit the…

PR Online Convergence in Los Angeles

This Thursday, I’m joining Mr. Phil Gomes for a session on Social Media and how to raise public awareness using social networks at the PR Online Convergence conference in Los Angeles. I’ll be joining other PR and Web marketing leaders including, Eric Schwartzman, Jamie O’Donnell, KD Paine, Linda Zimmer, Sally Falkow, Mike Manuel, and none other than Jason Calacanis. This should be an interesting discussion because, as you know, I believe many PR people aren’t ready to jump into the…

Social Media Killed the Video News Release Star

Source With Social Media Releases (New Media Releases) in the spotlight again, I felt this was the ideal timing to introduce you to the Video News Release (VNR) redux. Ready or not, start brushing up on flash, screencasting, video production, online video networks, and Web marketing. Online video is the next frontier for the communications industry adding a new layer of engagement to any existing PR, marketing and web initiative. In my opinion social media has reinvented the VNR, putting…

Social Media Releases – Everything You Ever Wanted to (or Should) Know

The social media news release is rallying support. And more importantly, examples and discussions of usage are percolating throughout the blogsphere among PR practitioners and bloggers alike. It’s no longer a matter of if, nor when, but now a matter of practice and evolution in order to determine success and failure. As a recap, the Social Media Release has been pushed by many influencers, including Tom Foremski’s public outcry for the death of crappy press releases; Todd Defren who offered…

PRWeek Responds to 3.0 Fallout

In an impressive move, PRWeek EIC, Julia Hood, responded to the blogstorm of negative coverage about the magazine’s edict that PR was entering the 3.0 era. My original article is here. Instead of directly addressing the arguments and points of contention circulating in the blogosphere, Julia explained the rationale behind the 3.0 moniker, “Sometimes editors fall so in love with their ideas, they neglect to properly explain them. Judging by some of the blog posts about our ‘Public Relations 3.0’…

PRWeek Claims Industry Enters Age of PR 3.0 – They Couldn’t be More Wrong

Almost within 24 hours of going on record stating that we will (should) not see anyone referring to PR 3.0 anytime soon, PRWeek runs an article about how the industry is entering a new age: PR 3.0. Hat tip to Constantin Basturea. Excerpt from my post, “And let me point out, that there will not be a 3.0 or any other rev numbers, unless there is another tremendous evolution, fusion, or breakthrough in the practice, science, and art of communications.”…

New Media Meets Old Media – Blogger & Podcaster Magazine Debuts

In an interesting twist of media, bloggers and podcasters now have something to read when wifi or EVDO is unavailable. Blogger & Podcaster is the first monthly business print and online magazine written “exclusively for serious bloggers and podcasters.” The premier issue features Robert Scoble discussing his foray into video podcasting. Read the first issue online here. The format is very rich and unique. I actually read through the issue, cover to cover.

Robert Scoble Meets Hooman from Radio Alice 97.3 at Web 2.0 Expo

Sometimes the best marketing at events of this caliber is “lobby marketing.” Robert Scoble, Jeremiah Owyang, Chris Pirillo, among others drew the crowds online and in person while they streamed live video from the show – courtesy of ustream.tv (and a little know how from the Podtech crew.) I spent the greater part of Sunday – Wednesday catching up with many visionaries and industry influencers – all of whom I would have missed had I attended conferences or roamed the…

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