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The level of condescension is amazing. Do you think so little of PR or PR people?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Public Relations Metrics Are Like Apples for Pie
@Qhardy Do you have a link, Quentin?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233002
I'm sure Al Golin will be surprised Fred Cook founded GolinHarris; beyond that bad intro, great piece from Fred Cook.
So few really do, and it's not a good thing for careers to really say what you're thinking.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The best blogging advice no one ever gave me
@augieray But you don't think that's just subtly discouraging people to apply that might be older than 35?
But none of this is new. I saw the same stuff during the dotcom era and the NYT Magazine inadvertently covered it in a profile of a flashy startup that did do the point system.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117088/silicons-valleys-brutal-ageism
@foremski I tend to watch TV and read at the same time, rewinding shows if I missed a key part.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232062
Uber is setting up "areas" as surge priced areas during certain hours. So the UberX drivers are heading to that area to get more money, and create the increased demand for certain times.
At least that's what a driver told me last week when I was cancelled on for a pick-up. I was also told that UberX drivers are leaving because of cut-pay.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The problem with Uber’s surge pricing isn’t the money. It’s an increasing lack of trust
How has social media not been around 10 years? Online PR has been around since the dot-com era, with people (like me) having down online engagement and community management in Usenet, Yahoo! Groups, AOL Chat rooms and more.
And with that 10 years, you get the gravitas of a person that knows strategy, tactics, objectives and doesn't think that social begins and ends with their generation but has the long view and historical understanding of community and more.
The 10+ years is the whine of the young professional that isn't based on the reality of the industry.
1 year ago on Three common faults of the social media job description
@Rebecca Martin And writing skills, phone skills, too heavy a reliance on social media...
1 year ago on Acquire these 3 digital skills and recruiters will come calling
@MichaelBittner Google Analytics has a course: https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/
@prblog It ain't easy being old skool, is it Kevin? ;)
1 year, 1 month ago on Where did all the good (individual) PR blogs go?
And after a while, tilting against windmills just gets tiring.
@arikhanson @davefleet Is it? I always wrote for three people - and just three people - so it didn't matter if comments came or not, as I knew those three people read me.
That's what brought out the worst in the PR blogging landscape and what we still see today: people chasing numbers and comments, instead of writing to write.
Mine is technically still alive, and 10 years old as of July. I noticed the same trend, but with all the people I started blogging with, and a lot of them really just got fed up with the new bullshit that's out there, the self promotion and lack of caring about the industry.
And that's part of it for me. The PR (now SM?) blogs out there are more about drafting off news topics and less about deep thoughts or analysis. And the people who would read my blog - students - seem to know everything already, based on interactions on Twitter. Which has taken the better conversations off blogs, and put them on insta-commentary on FB or Twitter.
For me? I have a ton of posts started but work as an independent gets in the way. I also have my food blog that's suffered, and my whatever anything else blog. It's that balance of trying to have a life, and blogging sadly takes a back seat.
I've ordered three times and no condoms.
And as much as I like the product, this seems more like a desperation move more than a targeted marketing campaign.
1 year, 4 months ago on For MeUndies, advertising alongside porn is just smart business
BlogWell for sure. Large brands actually talking about what they're doing rather than pontificating?
I'd also add Forrester's events.
And keep hearing about the death of SM conferences, which I think is true.
1 year, 7 months ago on 4 social media conferences for big brand folks to attend in 2013
I read her post, shook my head and thought maybe I was just disconnected (despite mentoring students).
I sent her post to 2 under-25 friends; first one's comment was "as soon as I read she was 22, I stopped reading and dismissed it" and the other's response was "she does realize that even if she's working for herself, she's working for clients and is answerable to them, right?"
Unfortunately, I don't think she does.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Arrogance Of Being Right
@davefleet @RobertFrench I'll play devil's advocate. I wonder if Burger King has ever paid for trending or a campaign on Twitter. I think Twitter shoulders some responsibility here.
1 year, 8 months ago on Burger King Twitter Hacking: Take A Chill Pill
Here's the article I referenced on Facebook from The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/18/4001722/hacked-burger-king-account-embarrasses-brand-friendly-twitter
No punditry, but they talk about the issues with Twitter, the need for better security and verification (2 factor verification), and what this means for Twitter as they try to get more brands to pay money.
Smart, intelligent and based on issues they know. Or, what journalism should be.
And in PR, there are no holidays as someone should always be alert. The fact that there's been no comment on Facebook - an apology for the language, at least - is surprising and telling.
@SkinCEO I think so - it looks familiar. But there were a few at the same time, and one blew up in Asia.
1 year, 9 months ago on MuckerLab avoids the “sophomore slump” with its second demo day
GetMeRated reminds me of a binary iPhone app - trying to remember the name - which asked if you liked something or not. It was mobile only, really well done. And totally blanking on it.
It all amuses me, but I seemed to be the only person that didn't like Virgin and had issues with them when they launched. When you go for hipster, and the marketing department talks about how great it is that they talk to so and so on Twitter, it shows that they just don't care about the traveler, but about their persona and being hip.
Turns out they were just douchey, and won't be sad to see them go.
1 year, 10 months ago on Virgin America’s business flounders as it doubles down on party planes
So how you going to explain that one always hangs lower? You could have fun with this about which one it is, and how it depends on how lucky one is in life.
1 year, 11 months ago on WTF Did You Say?! About uneven body parts...
I like the disclaimer that it's not a food blog. Man, I really gotta start updating my food blog more. :/
1 year, 11 months ago on Who Wants Free KitchenAid Products for their Kitchen?!
Interesting take on the LA tech scene. As someone that will easily point out the differences and issues, yes there are some.
But to ignore Idealab and what it has done in the LA area (I'll count Pasadena as LA), as well as what was done here during the dotcom era that still resonates throughout the Web is giving way too much credit to the new incubators and too little credit to what came before.
1 year, 11 months ago on A ShoeDazzle Hail Mary is coming in 2013. But is it just too late?
@LYF108 Yep, and people will love to turn any crisis into a way for them to profit. And that's what a lot of the whining seems like - you offended me, I want you to make it good.
2 years ago on Conversation @ http://socialmediaclub.org/blogs/from-the-clubhouse/kitchenaid-tweet-political-debate-under-firestorm-0
I like my tweet that they'd be inundated with "experts" offering advice. I think the takeaway here is to always double-check Twitter before hitting send - or to use different apps (mobile and desktop) for different accounts.
@mcarney Yep, amazes me how little some of them are in the media - or even the ones that have had successful (or semi-successful) IPOs, like Cornerstone OnDemand or Boingo. And Idealab seems to not be in the mix half the time because it's in "oh so far away" Pasadena.
And just wanted to see where they aligned with my thoughts. I agree on some of yours, think there's reason others aren't thought of with the hive think.
2 years, 3 months ago on Shake Up: BeachMint CMO Suddenly Quits, New COO Joins
Interested to hear who you think are companies that are deserving of more acknowledgement in LA.
@JsLampe But you're in Iowa, and that's flyover country for the tech press. :/
2 years, 3 months ago on Exactly How Screwed Is PayPal? (Hint: Very)
@davefleet You work in a rarefied agency, though, where they actually encourage risk taking, outside thinking, blogging and other stuff. And are an independent that doesn't have to worry about a holding company.
But I think other agencies are still in dog fights and pissing matches with advertising, marketing, SM firms for the budgets. I meant silos in that instance.
2 years, 4 months ago on Six essential shifts in social media strategy
Well, there's the necessary and the reality. Agencies have no vested interest in breaking down silos.
Or you can just say it really doesn't work. Of all the monthly services I had - and it's 3 - all have since been cancelled as I realized that the kitsch was over, and I didn't need the products.
Plus the cost/benefit analysis geek in me made me realize that I was better off just going to Target, etc to get stuff like razors, and being close enough to most stores, still buy my clothes the old fashioned way.
Software subscriptions - in particular SAAS ones - continue to charge monthly.
2 years, 5 months ago on Subscription Commerce Isn’t a Revolutionary Business Model, It’s a Smoke Screen
@kale Pre-Trendscape. It was the Iconocast days. Yes, I'm dating myself.
2 years, 6 months ago on One Man’s Email Newsletter Leads the Fight Against Tweet Overload
Sad that Dave himself fails to mention Davenetics, one of the must-reads during the dot-com era. Similar to Next Draft, his newsletter was a must-read during the era (along with Michael Tchong's newsletter that I'm blanking on). Yes, he was aggregating stories and adding his opinion, but he was like the original Techmeme.
Wish I had heard about the service earlier for a chat I was on today with a bunch of Mom's and scheduling.
2 years, 7 months ago on ULTIMATE GIVEAWAY: Win an #iPad3 from @Tracky and @sarahsfaves
@JayBaer How'd we not commiserate about this before? 1986 through 1996 in Scottsdale and Tucson - and during the dotcom crash.
And no real good Mexican in Los Angeles either, really.
2 years, 9 months ago on Why I’m Not Writing a Book This Year
Multiple thoughts at the same time Jay - first, the utmost sympathy on your loss. I cannot fathom what that is like, and I hope that you're holding up. Second, good on you for focusing on what's most important now - you and the family (and dog - so important, dog). And good luck on the health/exercise - I started doing more at the gym (like joining) when I moved to LA. Best move, as it's a good break from work into life.
And no idea you had the Arizona connection.
Like the subtle undertones; congratulations and good luck with the podcast!
2 years, 9 months ago on Do The Work – Introducing the Social Pros Podcast
Oh, and the guy with @Mike_Stelzner is Steve Garfield, who is one of the original web video guys and written a bunch of books on the subject.
2 years, 9 months ago on The 13 most fascinating people (in digital PR/marketing) in 2012
For those that don't know, the amazing woman in the picture with the (equally amazing) @KellyeCrane is @ShannonPaul .
Shannon is a leader in social media - especially at such a young age - working for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, doing more amazing work there than so-called leaders in the industry. Prior, she was a leader in the sports social media, running the Red Wings (perennial Stanley Cup contenders).
@arikhanson Was a little snarkier sounding than I meant it - re-reading it now. But yes, it's VERY female heavy.
And of interest about Real Simple: http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/real-simple-pinterest-drives-traffic-facebook/231576/
2 years, 10 months ago on What’s behind the Pinterest craze? 15 super-users share their thoughts
Couldn't find one guy, huh? I've been on it a while - was using it to clip SM articles bc never did like other bookmarking services - but now using it for stuff to buy, stuff to cook.
Nicely done, although the panel was a bit heated because of the way Aveda presented their new "stance" ... which never was clarified, and is still a way to take advantage of a community.
He also liked to say Never a lot - never say never. With earned media dying - and that's just a sad fact - we are moving to something new. And some agencies will be dragged crying and screaming, or be left behind.
3 years, 3 months ago on PR should never pay bloggers, right? Never say never…
@ginidietrich @arikhanson That's called an echo chamber. Or circle.
3 years, 4 months ago on PR Reader's Choice Blog Finalists Set!
@arikhanson Then maybe it's time to end it? And none - because there's no way for anyone to read and categorize ALL the PR blogs out there. It's an echo chamber from these lists, where the good undiscovered content isn't discovered at all.
The awards aren't the best PR Reader's Choice - they're the Readers of Communications Conversations Awards.
If it was so low, why not extend the timeline for nominations? And best is, at best, subjective.
@Shonali Well ... after how acrimonious it got last night at #PR20Chat on Klout, I think I'll skip it. Interesting that when you discuss Klout and bring in logic and critical thinking and questioning, you get attacked as a hater. Oh well. @hackmanj @HowieG
3 years, 4 months ago on Want to Identify Online Influencers? Try Traackr
@HowieG @hackmanj @Shonali It's not an issue of liking or disliking people. It's disliking that they promote certain people as having Klout - internally and externally - and there being little value for those brands. One of those is a person in LA, and 90% of the account is just RTs of other people and he follows more than follow him. How is that influential? Are they measuring NOISE as that is all it is. Having gone to 2 Klout events in LA, they were both empty with tons of tickets that were to be claimed by Klouters. How is that helping companies? It isn't - it's a way that they are taking advantage of companies to get them to pay into their system.
@Shonali It's a project for GenXYZ / Millennials and reaching who they are influenced by / what they read. It's tricky bc that's so wide and I needed to go narrow, but it was hard to figure out a way to go narrow. The team helped me out, doing the outreach now. They rock.
Funny on Megan - it's who I interviewed for my blog post. The more amusing part is that it was part of the crowd snarking on Klout that it doesn't work and Joe went out and responded ... except on mine. I guess that's what happens when you take their answers and use it for your arguments on why Klout doesn't equal influence.