“My philosophy has always been that I believe that art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone.” — Richard Attenborough Recently, Juxtapoz featured a video by Stefan Sagmeister in which he proudly proclaimed, “No fuckhead, you are not a storyteller” to, well essentially anyone who isn’t a novel writer or…Read more Yes, Stefan, They ARE Storytellers
“I’ve gotta keep the knucklehead stuff off of his desk, and this is worse. This is actual hot-button knucklehead. This could be a thing.” John Spencer as Leo McGarry “The West Wing” Congratulations! You’re now a CEO. The leader of an organization. (Large or small, nonprofit or for profit. It doesn't matter) But your time…Read more Why Do You Need a “Chief of Staff?”
Community relations needs to be a large part of any overall communication campaign, whether you're working in politics, corporate PR, nonprofit or association communications. If you're going to be serious about community relations, you have to be involved in your community (online or offline) long before you actually need them. You're working to build up…Read more Making Your Community Relations Play
(Or, “Darwin’s Bulldog 2.0”) Recently I’ve been talking with my friends about an idea that business guru Guy Kawasaki has been at the forefront of for many years, the idea of “product evangelism” or utilizing your biggest supporters to positively promote a product or organization (i.e. Apple’s iCabal). Following up on this thought, you should…Read more Organizational Evangelism
(We're taking a break from our usual lovable business advice column to bring you the following message) Public Relations has a PR problem. I know, a lot of people have heard that very lead over the years. But we really have a problem, and it's getting worse, not better. In the past few years we've…Read more Where Does PR Go From Here?
An interesting question to ask, but it's something that I've been pondering for a while. Ev Bogue brought this back to the front of my mind recently with his Google+ post stating his belief that we are in a post-blogging era. I thought about it - I haven't posted on here in a few months,…Read more Is this a Post-Blog Era?