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  1. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    Seven Marketing Tricks Everyone Should Avoid!
    Seven Marketing Tricks Everyone Should Avoid!Every business person needs to know how to market their business. These days, if you are selling something, then you definitely need to know how to maximize the internet to generate leads and ultimately sales. It always amazes me to see the number...


    Lisa Gallagher
    17/11/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    Excellent @Renée Cormier, scheduling now!
    Renée Cormier
    16/11/2016 #4 Renée Cormier
    #1 Thanks, Don!
    Renée Cormier
    16/11/2016 #3 Renée Cormier
    #2 That's for sure, Paul. Thanks for the comment!
    Paul Frank Gilbert
    16/11/2016 #2 Paul Frank Gilbert
    If you use the word trick to discuss your approach to anything other than magic ... you should know the problem. Success is never achieved by "tricks".
    Don Kerr
    16/11/2016 #1 Don Kerr
    Solid advice for many here @Renée Cormier Sharing.
  2. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    Help! I've Got Bird Brain!
    Help! I've Got Bird Brain!People think I’m crazy. “What are you doing with four parrots?” I get it. I never imagined I would ever become a bird person. I grew up with dogs, and later, cats. I loved them and still do. The way I see it, there are basically two kinds of...


    Melinda Brain
    17/11/2016 #22 Melinda Brain
    Well written piece! I never knew a pet could be so pricey!
    Jim Murray
    17/11/2016 #21 Jim Murray
    That was lovely. I had no idea you were a parrot person. I love the idea of them. I used to have a parakeet named Billy. He flew all over the place and crapped on all our paintings. He was a good bird although totally untrainable. A free spirit I assume.
    Graham Edwards
    16/11/2016 #20 Graham Edwards
    @Renée Cormier you should get a cat... I mean, just to say. lol
    Renée Cormier
    13/11/2016 #19 Renée Cormier
    #16 That's interesting!
    Renée Cormier
    13/11/2016 #18 Renée Cormier
    #17 Thanks, Lisa. You understand my folly. Even a guinea pig can be sweet and lovable.
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    @Renée Cormier, I knew parrots are very smart but I had no idea how much the up-keep is. I could never do it! Kudos to you. I had a parrot talking to me when I took a trip to our humane shelter this summer. The parrot was even repeating a few things I said. So cool but not for me!

    My daughter had guinea pig and it's name was Skittles, she named her. Skittles was like a loving kitty cat. I would go in to check on Skittles because my daughter was 13 at the time and I could not trust her to take care of her pet like an adult would. One day I walked in and Skittles hadn't eaten or drank her food in 2 days. I felt her and she was very cold too. I tried to feed her with my hands and a dropper, it didn't work. I took her to the Vet the next day. I had her in a box and I was used to bringing my dog to the Vet, not a guinea pig! All of a sudden I heard, "Skittles, you can come back." I felt almost embarrassed and looked around to see if anyone was chuckling. Skittles??? That was the only humorous part of the trip. Once I brought her in, they said she had pneumonia and was bleeding internally. I had her put to sleep. Again, I never imagined I would bring a Guinea pig to the vet and then have her put to sleep. I never imagined I would cry. I cried like a baby! So yes, we can get attached to pets we would not have dreamed of. She loved being held and would always climb on your lap and look into your eyes. She wasn't a biter, just sweet.

    Thanks for sharing, this is good information for others to know! Your parrots are beautiful by the way.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's a whole lotta love n feathers dear Renee! And heartwarming too! I have spent time with parrots up close and they are an engaging bunch. I fed em some guavas and berries a few times when in their company. They pick up words and phrases fast and imitate recklessly! ;) In India, they are used (caged mode) by street fortune tellers to pick up Parrot-Cards (a la Tarot Cards).
    Renée Cormier
    10/11/2016 #15 Renée Cormier
    #9 If I could only keep one bird, it would be the smallest one, for the exact reasons you mention. The bigger birds are more destructive, require a lot more handling and attention and are much messier. I do love them all, however. They have their own little personalities and they are quite loving. It's funny, though. If your dog bit you, you would give it away or put it down. Bird owners are much more tolerant. If you fail to read your bird's body language, you will get bitten, so we tend to blame ourselves.
    Renée Cormier
    10/11/2016 #14 Renée Cormier
    #3 I will check that out. Bird people are good people!
    Renée Cormier
    10/11/2016 #13 Renée Cormier
    #10 Think small and make sure you learn what you need to do well before you buy one. The smarter the bird, the more work required, btw.
    Renée Cormier
    10/11/2016 #12 Renée Cormier
    #7 Good idea.You are definitely a smart man!
    Renée Cormier
    10/11/2016 #11 Renée Cormier
    #4 Very funny! You make me laugh , too!
    Irene Hackett
    10/11/2016 #10 Anonymous
    I really love having pets and have not had one for the last 2 years because of the commitment you mention here. But I am missing the love and laughter in a BIG way! Funny too, because I was considering birds! I enjoyed this buzz very much!
    Ken Boddie
    10/11/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    I can understand your attraction with parrots, Renée, as I have a cockatiel who has featured in a couple of my buzzes. But she's small, manageable, loves her head to be scratched, doesn't bite, stays close to her cage (most of the time) and loves our Queensland warm weather (so no expensive rooms and heaters). We also stay in touch with the breeder, her Auntie Maureen, from whom we originally got her, and she goes back to see her Auntie Maureen for regular visits when we go away. But she can be very messy, even more so when she's laid eggs, and she makes a lot of noise when she wants attention. Don't think I could handle the biting, larger mess, louder noise, and general maintenance of a larger bird, never mind four! Geez, Renée, your mother must have taken you to see a lot of pirate movies when you were young?
    Pascal Derrien
    10/11/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien
    wow that's a big commitment tom animals :-)
    Paul Walters
    10/11/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    @Renée Cormier $15- $20 K to build a room to house a bird !!! I thoughts kids were expensive ! And they bite/peck? Well, even if they do sing, recite poetry and dance about I think I'll avoid being a parrot owner for now....just saying !
    Randy Keho
    10/11/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    #4 Quip of the day goes to Kevin. I could add something about ears, but I won't. Damn, did I write that out loud.
    Milos Djukic
    10/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #4 :)
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/11/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    A rabbit named Kevin? I guess that's appropriate. After all, I have a receding 'hare' line...
    Milos Djukic
    10/11/2016 #3 Anonymous
    @Renée Cormier, I have a a parrot since my earliest childhood. Therefore kidding, and say sometimes that I am a fractal bird too:)

    "ScienceShot: What Birds Know About Fractal Geometry" By Sid Perkins
  3. ProducerDave Meeker

    Dave Meeker

    Branding Tip for Social Media
    Branding Tip for Social MediaBranding tip: If you have a social media account, your brand could be damaged if you don't pay attention to the followers for your accounts. This is especially true with Twitter!Instagram used to have the same problem until they introduced business...
  4. Michael Barrio

    Michael Barrio

    Data breach, user error, recalls, brand damage...are you ready? It's never too early to start planning. Crises are never a matter of IF, but WHEN. Michael Barrio
  5. Froilán Pérez

    Froilán Pérez

    Can Samung F*ck it up even more?
    Note7 PR-scandal now satired in GTAV
    GTA 5 MOD - Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Bomb)
    GTA 5 MOD - Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Bomb) GTA 5 Mod Showcasing the explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7. You can blow people up with a Samsung Galaxy Note7 in GTA V. This video showcases gameplay of this...


    Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    11/10/2016 #2 Fernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    Jajajaja muy bueno!
    Giampiero Vilardi
    11/10/2016 #1 Giampiero Vilardi
    Jajajaja...me parto tío! ;)
  6. ProducerJohn Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    the US Presidential Debate : Analysis
    the US Presidential Debate : AnalysisThis is a verbatim post from US journalist Dan Rather's facebook page.  I'm sharing it here because I believe that it's a fairly accurate assessment of the event, in the context of our larger situation.  "I am not sure it is possible to truly put...


    Jared Wiese
    13/10/2016 #34 Jared Wiese
    hear! hear!
    John Vaughan
    12/10/2016 #33 John Vaughan
    #32 "What Difference At This Point Does It Make...?" asks @Albert Gibel, asking and answering his own question. Followed by a frothing-at-the-mouth litany of the Same Old Stuff: Ad hominem labels, cherry-picked misleading, unjustified and unverified factoids, and accusations that have already been investigated-multiple-times-and-dismissed (only to be re-litigated ... and re-litigated ... and re-litigated ...)

    I realize that this stuff is your life's blood, Albert, but it really has very little to do with the substance of this article. I sincerely suggest that you publish your arguments as a separate, dedicated article where they can be discussed on their merits. In the meantime, please try to focus your observations in this Comment thread on the topic at hand.
    Jared Wiese
    12/10/2016 #29 Jared Wiese
    #28 #24 #17
    Wait, "The poll has a credibility interval"? So much for SERLING and Mr. Albert.
    Gerald Hecht
    12/10/2016 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @Jared Wiese me too --I missed it as well--we could both be trapped in the wrong zone 🚀💥
    Jared Wiese
    12/10/2016 #26 Jared Wiese
    #24 Glad you were in the Zone to catch my typo :)
    John Vaughan
    12/10/2016 #23 John Vaughan
    #19 Yup. Bernie.
    Beyond the squabbling ... He gets it and actually does it. With integrity and consistency. I can't claim to be in anywhere near the same league, but I like to believe that I get it, too.
    Gerald Hecht
    12/10/2016 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #21 @Jared Wiese they are more bam! To the point 🎯'S!
    Jared Wiese
    12/10/2016 #21 Jared Wiese
    #19 @Phil Friedman, I'm beginning to think your words are more chilling than anything we've read so far. Well said.
    Gerald Hecht
    12/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Phil Friedman Yep! I think ole Dan did a decent job on this one; more diplomatic than he wanted to be (I'm assuming)...but pointing at every screw to be turned (without actually turning them...and free of charge
    Phil Friedman
    12/10/2016 #19 Phil Friedman
    The issue of who "won" the debate is a red herring of the highest magnitude. The fact is that Trump demonstrated for the umpteenth time that he iss the paragdigm megalomaniac by insisting that he, and he ALONE can fix what's wrong with this nation's economy and political structure. Without providing even the barest outline of how he plans to do it. Every time he was asked for even a hint of his plans, he responded with "Well, Hillary hasn't done it in 30 years, so it's time for a change." Or with, "Well, something has to be done, and I am the only one who can do it." Even more chilling was his threat to "put Hillary Clinton in jail". Our policial system has survived all these years because of the accepted principle of peaceful transition of power, and refraining from jailing losing candidates and political enemies. To overtly move away from that principle not only shows Trump does not understand the underpinnings of US democracy, but also that he is an authoritarian who could easily morph into a dictator, and a true and present danger to this republic. I hold no book for any of the current crop of Wahsington politicians (except for Bernie Sanders, who gets it), but to my mind the highest order of priority at this point is to keep Trump out of office.
    Jared Wiese
    11/10/2016 #18 Jared Wiese
    #16 Yes... and perhaps a flash of Rod Sterling
    Gerald Hecht
    11/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Jared Wiese it's weird --as soon as I read Mr. Rather's opener ---it felt like one of those "Dylanesque prophetic heartbeat skippers"...
    Gerald Hecht
    11/10/2016 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #12 @John Vaughan ah, the wonder of UX ...🚀
    Jared Wiese
    11/10/2016 #14 Jared Wiese
    #13 Indeed, chilling. Hopefully not probable.
    Gerald Hecht
    11/10/2016 #13 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Jared Wiese and just the opener; chilling: "Rome was once a proud republic that devolved into a place of barbaric spectacle epitomized by the savagery at the Colosseum...."
    John Vaughan
    11/10/2016 #12 John Vaughan
    Part 1
    #9 "... before being retracted & deleted from the public domain, American voters overwhelmingly in poll after poll, voted that Trump Won The 2nd Presidential Debate." sez Albert Gibel

    JV> Well, Sort of ... but not really.

    There's already been credible analysis on the issue - and I hope you'll check it out. In the meantime, here's a thumbnail response from Vox (http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/9/27/13072668/debate-trump-clinton-polls):

    "The key difference is the kind of poll the candidates are citing. Trump is going on unscientific online polls, which don’t have any controls to make sure they are actually representative of American voters. Clinton’s claim relies on more rigorous scientific polls — those like CNN’s — that apply controls to try to be representative of US voters.

    The difference between unscientific and scientific polls

    The polls that Trump is relying on let anyone vote with absolutely zero checks. If you’re online at the time and find the poll, you can vote. You don’t have to live in America or be a US citizen. And you can vote multiple times — by reopening a browser tab, going behind an internet proxy, or logging on to a different account.
    John Vaughan
    11/10/2016 #11 John Vaughan
    Part 2
    #9 "... before being retracted & deleted from the public domain, American voters overwhelmingly in poll after poll, voted that Trump Won The 2nd Presidential Debate." sez @Albert Gibel

    This can lead to some very skewed results. For example, if an active online community — like r/The_Donald, the Reddit community that supports Trump — gets a bunch of people to vote on a poll (as they did), this can lead to Trump supporters overwhelming the results with a higher percent of Trump supporters than would otherwise be present in a typical sample of American voters. With such a skewed sample, it’s impossible to take the results seriously — it turns into a contest over which online community is most enthusiastic about winning unscientific polls, not how US voters feel about who won the debate.

    This is how Trump came ahead in a few online polls, including those at Drudge Report, Time magazine, and CNBC."

    I suppose one can dispute this analysis, but it makes sense to me.

    Perhaps more telling is the tsunami of rejection coming from an otherwise-highly-disciplined Republican party leadership. In response, Mr Trump - in true Trumpian fashion - doubles down on resentment. It's over, Albert. The only real question is how we - as a nation - deal with the reality of it. It's sorta the heart of Mr Rather's warning in his article.
  7. April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    Can't tell you how excited I am to spend next few days at @KentuckyCenter #KentuckyCenterforthePerformingArts! @teddyconducts & #LouisvilleOrchestra perform Saturday, see #Snapchat @aprilinprogress for excerpts. https://twitter.com/aprilinprogress/status/784241653393551360
    April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    Add me on Snapchat!
    www.snapchat.com Snapchat lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news in Discover. Life's more fun when you live in the...


    April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    08/10/2016 #7 April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    #5 My pleasure Lance, and likewise! 🎼🐝
    April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    08/10/2016 #6 April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    #2 Between now and showtime, going to try and figure out Live Buzz to share some of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with hive tonight. 🐝🐝
    Lance Scoular
    08/10/2016 #5 Lance Scoular
    #3 Thanks for the add back on Snapchat @April Lynn @AprilinProgress much appreciated.

    Looking forward to you live buzz when you get the opportunity. 🐝🐝🐝
    April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    08/10/2016 #4 April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    #2 Awesome! Thank you, Javier! Heading over now...🐝🐝🐝🐝
    April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    08/10/2016 #3 April Lynn @AprilinProgress
    #1 Thank you, Lance! Will head over and return the favor. It should be Amazing with Teddy conducting. 🙌🎼🎻🎺🐝
    Javier beBee
    07/10/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    @April Lynn @AprilinProgress I am already following you ! Give a try to beBee Live Buzz ! :)
    Lance Scoular
    07/10/2016 #1 Lance Scoular
    I added you on Snapchat as suggested @April Lynn @AprilinProgress Enjoy Mahler with Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra 🎼🎵🎶♩🎷🎹🎺🎻📯
    have a buzz 🐝🐝🐝
  8. Narveen Aryaputri
    More powerful than we realize:

    Combine this with Rumi: Live your life like a Lover
    Narveen Aryaputri
  9. ProducerMark Politi

    Mark Politi

    Professional Tourist
    Professional TouristMarksBucketList.biz...
  10. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    Mastering The Art of Perception: What PR people will never tell you
    Mastering The Art of Perception: What PR people will never tell youRecently, some colleagues and I were discussing our work and how to be better marketers (since we were all self-employed). I commented that as Public Relations Professionals, we are masters of perception. They liked the descriptive phrase I used and...


    Vincent Andrew
    09/10/2016 #10 Vincent Andrew
    I'm sharing this with my Business students. Thank you @Renée Cormier.
    Nathan Hollis
    09/10/2016 #9 Nathan Hollis
    Thanks for sharing. Nice to keep mind thinking of different avenues.
    Alexa Steele
    09/10/2016 #8 Alexa Steele
    "Doing good things for the world we live in makes companies look caring and people centric rather than like heartless profit oriented machines." - Excellent advice from @Renée Cormier.
    Renée Cormier
    08/10/2016 #7 Renée Cormier
    #6 Thank you, Graham, and thank you for sharing!
    Graham Edwards
    08/10/2016 #6 Graham Edwards
    I did find it relevant @Renée Cormier... thank you!
    Renée Cormier
    13/09/2016 #5 Renée Cormier
    Hey, @Graham Edwards this is something you may find relevant. My next post will deal with the concept of perception in more detail. :)
    Stephane Fenner
    28/08/2016 #4 Stephane Fenner
    Very interesting read. Short and precise. I appreciate the way the different aspects of PR are covered. Thank you
    Renée Cormier
    28/08/2016 #3 Renée Cormier
    #2 I'm all about teaching and sharing, @Sara Jacobovici. I always tell people to create educational content. If people find you a good resource, those who can afford to pay you, will. Those who can't afford to pay you we be helped, and what's wrong with that?
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/08/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Great post @Renée Cormier. This is definitely an important resource to have available to me. I will use it! They say that a real leader/authentic business person is some one who shares their knowledge. Thanks for not keeping what you know a "secret".
    Gloria Ochoa
    28/08/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Great post! Thank you!
  11. Narveen Aryaputri
    Narveen Aryaputri
    Outsmarting the Imposter Syndrome
    www.linkedin.com Feelings of self-doubt can plague all of us — and in some cases, these harbored doubts can threaten to derail us. For many, the disconcerting "pangs" can become quite vocal as we approach or...
  12. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    Nine neat ways to recover from a bum news release
    Nine neat ways to recover from a bum news releaseBy: Veronica Magee & Renée CormierIt happens all the time; and these days, more than ever. You send out a news release and it falls flat. You go through your PR checklist: the content was newsworthy, grammatically flawless, written in CP style...
  13. Narveen Aryaputri
    Operation :: STARVING SILENCE
    Operation :: STARVING SILENCE GREETINGS WORLD! WE ARE ANONYMOUS! Operation :: Starving Silence --- ENGAGED! When is Operation Starving Silence? August the 1st through the 4th from...
  14. Narveen Aryaputri
    The reason there are do many obstacles for innovative, out of the box thinkers, is because of the fear of the unknown factor. The unfamiliar means innovation in workability. Its cheaper and easier to repeat familiar tasks even though you know the unfamiliar innovative concept is beneficial. Yet: who will take responsibility for the workings of s new idea, knowing there may be ineffeciencies or repeatitions?
    You need to be in top management to acceot an innovative idea..
    Unless the company is really unusual.
    Narveen Aryaputri
    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com Are you stuck in a box at work? Here are 10 reasons out-of-the-box thinkers are unhappy...
  15. ProducerInge Snip

    Inge Snip

    Because the news should not be censored by algorithms
    Because the news should not be censored by algorithmsI’ve been struggling for days trying to figure out how to start this post. I was even thinking of “click-bate”-like titles such as “How to write an article without sounding marketing-y” (not that I really know, but I thought it’d generate clicks) or...


    Inge Snip
    18/07/2016 #11 Inge Snip
    #5 thanks, John!
    Brian McKenzie
    16/07/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    If the news actually told you the truth - their pay masters would fire them before the end of broadcast, edition, or next station break. 'News' is a bought and paid whore for the masters they serve - and it has never been anything more.
    Paul Kemner
    16/07/2016 #9 Paul Kemner
    I think educating people about the filter bubbles on google, bing, and other search engines is even more important, because that feeds into the whole social algorithm ecosystem too. As a start, it's easier to get someone to use a different search engine than to get them to change to a different social site where people don't know anybody.
    David B. Grinberg
    16/07/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    I concur with @Donna-Luisa Eversley and couldn't have said better myself. Great post, great buzz, indeed @Inge Snip!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/07/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great post @Inge Snip...censoring and control of information is not good. The reality is sometimes easier to receive than skewed information intent on deception and mischief.
    Robert Bacal
    15/07/2016 #6 Robert Bacal
    I don't see what you are talking about as censorship, since it's still available, but not thrust in your face. That said, I agree with you, but at some point what is OUR (you, me) responsibility) for seeking out multiple perspectives on news? I read or skim online some 15 news sources including NY Times, Globe and Mail, etc. I don't rely on BeBee or any other social media platform. Why would anybody?
    John White, MBA
    15/07/2016 #5 John White, MBA
    Reject algorithmic control! Great piece. We have promoted it to our Facebook and LinkedIn page.
    Sue Chien Lee
    15/07/2016 #4 Sue Chien Lee
    "We need the news to inform us about stuff we might not really like or agree with. But if we want to keep this already polarized world from getting even more polarized, we need to see it." -- true,so true. Thank you @Inge Snip View more
    "We need the news to inform us about stuff we might not really like or agree with. But if we want to keep this already polarized world from getting even more polarized, we need to see it." -- true,so true. Thank you @Inge Snip for this insight. Close
    Javier beBee
    15/07/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    really interesting ! :-) thanks @Inge Snip !
    Inge Snip
    15/07/2016 #2 Inge Snip
    #1 Thanks, Mohammed! Appreciate it!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/07/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Very comprehensive, interesting and straightforward analysis. Thanks for unveiling the facts for a vivid understanding.
  16. Narveen Aryaputri
    Sound of Silence - Blue Version
    Sound of Silence - Blue Version This video is dedicated to our brothers and sisters in blue. This last year has been challenging for law enforcement as events across the Nation have...
  17. ProducerOlivia Adams

    Olivia Adams

    10 Lessons I’ve Learned Working At A PR Firm
    10 Lessons I’ve Learned Working At A PR FirmWhen I started my new PR job back in February, I thought I knew what I had signed up for. After all, I am a passionate PR professional who has completely immersed herself in the world of PR since day one. Little did I know, however, that this job...


    Nida Asad
    04/08/2016 #7 Nida Asad
    I want to start a freelance PR firm with one partner! How should i go about it?--
    mohammed khalaf
    20/07/2016 #6 mohammed khalaf
    If you show that you like the way the company works, your boss and your boss's bosses will be happier to make you an important part of it. Also, get to know your co workers. If you seek to understand your co workers, you may avoid potential disagreements.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    20/07/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    These are very helpful tips Olivia Adams. Thank you for your post.
    Anees Zaidi
    20/07/2016 #4 Anees Zaidi
    A good and helpful sharing @Olivia Adams. These tips are as essential in PR as in any other Domain. Thanks for a reminder.
    David Brown
    20/07/2016 #3 David Brown
    These are valuable lessons @Olivia Adams of course #10 being the most important and vital for any PR success.
    Elizabeth Harris
    20/07/2016 #2 Elizabeth Harris
    I like number 3, I think it is important to work ahead of time, because in that way when something unexpected comes your way you'll have enough time to make it through and also your tasks won't make you feel overwhelmed. Thank you for all the suggestions @Olivia Adams
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/07/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    After all, PR in a sensible, straightforward manner is always a learning experience!
  18. ProducerNarveen Aryaputri
    FINALLY: correcting the caricature.
    FINALLY: correcting the caricature. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/11/18/culturally-appropriate-chicago-blackhawks-logo-first-nations-artist-goes-viral-162457Look at the corrcted image:  The Warrior. Piwerful. Forceful. Direct. Its a True image. Thats what the...
  19. ProducerNarveen Aryaputri
    State nullification
    State nullification Excellent presentation. Glad it was recorded on YouTube....
  20. ProducerRodney Fife

    Rodney Fife

    Selling is Not About Money
    Selling is Not About MoneySelling is a normal everyday transaction. Everyone does it on a daily basis. Yet is misconstrued and often shown in a poor limelight. The act of the sale is a simple communication and most sales do not involve currency. Many authors, artists and...


    Savvy Raj
    23/06/2016 #2 Savvy Raj
    Nice post @Rodney Fife. Thank you for sharing .
    Jennifer Martin
    14/06/2016 #1 Jennifer Martin
    Great post @Rodney Fife I think we could also add that if you are making sales in a international environment, try to investigate the social/business protocol in every country. Sometimes giving the wrong hand or accepting a business card in the wrong way may leave a bad impression. Of course, being relaxed and yourself shouldn't be left out of the equation even in international deals but trying to show that you care about others traditions and culture is a good tactic.
  21. Rodney Fife

    Rodney Fife

    Rodney Fife
    A Day to Remember Those Who Gave All
    www.linkedin.com What does Memorial Day mean to you? Is it simply the beginning of Summer vacation and slew of commercial deals? When I think of Memorial Day, I think of the many American flags flying over...
  22. ProducerRodney Fife

    Rodney Fife

    The Demise of the Press Release is Overstated
    The Demise of the Press Release is OverstatedThe press release has not died and is not on its last legs.  There has been many calling for its demise. The main reason behind these misaligned feelings has to do with the way it is written and sent. The press release can be one of the most...


    Mohammed A. Jawad
    18/05/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Of course, the press release is pretty alive, and it is, in fact, precursor and sequel to all pivotal communication.
    helio lucio
    18/05/2016 #2 helio lucio
    Juan Imaz
    18/05/2016 #1 Juan Imaz
    Thanks for writing and sharing Rod!
  23. ProducerCheryl Snapp Conner
    'What I Wish I'd Known Before Hiring A PR Agency'
    'What I Wish I'd Known Before Hiring A PR Agency'The following is my Forbes column from May 4, 2016, available in its entirety here: K.B. Lee is the founder and CEO of Ever Bamboo, a company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that creates products based on bamboo charcoal. It turns out bamboo charcoal is...


    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    30/05/2016 #28 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Agreed - and thanks, @Pascal Derrien! #26
    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    30/05/2016 #27 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Thank you, Catalina! #25
    Pascal Derrien
    20/05/2016 #26 Pascal Derrien
    PR is an integrated component of strategy I would think that it is super important at any stage including early stages that one need to be able to communicate the value prop, PR is networking on legs, I am a big fan of in house PR sitting within the LT teams but this is obviously not always practical or feasible depending on the size of a company :-)
    NO one
    09/05/2016 #25 NO one
    #21 Yes, I think these are the experiences where you can learn the most from. Looking forward to read more from you @Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    07/05/2016 #24 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Yes, it definitely applies. Thank you, Louise! #12
    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    07/05/2016 #23 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Thank you, Kevin! #22
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/05/2016 #22 Kevin Pashuk
    Great case study @Cheryl Snapp Conner. (and I now have a solution for those pesky odours!). When an entrepreneur is in the thick of the 70 hour work week (I know, I've started 3 companies), checking references for a PR firm can be way down the line. The trouble is that there is a clear difference between claiming to be a marketing/pr/social media expert and actually producing measurable results. Great advice for those in the midst of (or considering) a start up venture.
    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    06/05/2016 #21 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    That is funny, Catalina — It's great that they are willing to share. In the US we sometimes have events like that called "real life train wrecks" - no press allowed in and CEOs share their most candid learning experiences for the benefit of all. I love the idea. #15
    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    06/05/2016 #20 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Thank you so much, Daniela! #19
    William Davis
    06/05/2016 #17 William Davis
    What happened to Lee happens to almost all entrepreneurs, meaning not just regarding to finding a PR that will do his job successfully but also in every outsourcing case. Even if you're well connected when you're a beginner, you'll probably find more challenges but that's what makes the expert, practice.
    Elizabeth Harris
    06/05/2016 #16 Elizabeth Harris
    You always have to double check... just in case! To be sure that you are investing your money the right way. Is always good learn to from other people's mistakes!! Excellent advice and buzz @Cheryl Snapp Conner View more
    You always have to double check... just in case! To be sure that you are investing your money the right way. Is always good learn to from other people's mistakes!! Excellent advice and buzz @Cheryl Snapp Conner!! Close
    NO one
    06/05/2016 #15 NO one
    Fantastic buzz @Cheryl Snapp Conner y find it great that professionals like you come up with the idea of sharing other people's "failures" if you can call them that. I know about an iniciative that started in México and now it is growing worldwide, it is called "FuckUp Nights" and it's a "party" where entrepreneurs share their failures in a presentation and then everyone interested stays there to celebrate and make some professional relations. I leave the link here: http://fuckupnights.com/
    Javier beBee
    06/05/2016 #14 Javier beBee
    #13 excellent ! Unfortunately I don't have good experiences and results from a top PR agency but , we are having excellent ones with local PR ( one in Spain, another one in the UK and a third now in th US ).
    Dean Owen
    06/05/2016 #13 Dean Owen
    Excellent article Cheryl. From the very start of my entrepreneur journey we have been looking at PR firms. My co-founder and marketing team have always said it was too early, so we held off. I sometimes ponder if using a PR firm at and early stage would have added value (perhaps in creating a succinct and coherent message). Now we are ready to rumble, it is time to dust off the proposals from Ogilvy & Mather etc and see how good they are.
    Louise Smith
    06/05/2016 #12 Louise Smith
    Hello Cheryl, I really identified with the underlying message in your post ! This happens in other real life situations a lot. Mine have always been to do with my House - renovating, maintenance and repairs. Even with what I thought were reputable references from industry associates, I have come unstuck. If I'd only asked for the last client's reference I could have avoided a lot of pain and got a better quality product by choosing a different company. regardz Louise
    Pamela L. Williams
    06/05/2016 #11 Pamela L. Williams
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian is never going to live down that photo! :-) #5
    Pamela L. Williams
    06/05/2016 #10 Pamela L. Williams
    Now for the post! Excellent example of check and double check! Thanks for sharing this with us on beBee!
    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    06/05/2016 #9 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Thank you, Qamar! #1
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    06/05/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Cheryl Snapp Conner thst was a fantastic post. It is good that he has gotten some momentum ...and thats some excellent advice you' ve shared with us!
    Cheryl Snapp Conner
    06/05/2016 #7 Cheryl Snapp Conner
    Thank you, Javier! #2
  24. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    3 Keys to Master Media Relations in Digital Age
    3 Keys to Master Media Relations in Digital AgeIn nightmares, CEOs and senior executives cringe about the companies they lead being devoured by the so-called Media Beast. These bad dreams are punctuated by banner headlines and viral stories exemplifying program or policy deficiencies, which...


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    David B. Grinberg
    21/06/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Thank YOU, as always, @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your kind words and positive social media engagement. I really like your new blog posts as well!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    21/06/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Excellent article and great points highlighted. This post is virtually littered (in a good way) with observations, advice and solutions to build and create great relationships with the media at large.
    "Truth and accuracy in reporting may take a back seat to grievous gossip and sordid sensationalism to attract a bigger audience and increase ad revenue." This statement is at the crux of many public relations nightmares. Increasing revenue by sharing inaccurate information which the public eagerly feed on can be a blessing for the tabloids and a curse for the business / company. Even with lawsuits and other remedies the digital reach can cause much more damage in a few seconds than a few years of legal resolution can repay. Every company should invest in a media relations person or team.. sadly many think they do not need it. Expertise in digital and social media relations can be a valuable asset towards building your company's brand. Thanks @David B. Grinberg quite stimulating! :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    20/04/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for the comments William, Mark, @Phil Friedman and @Qamar Ali Khan, which are most appreciated!
    William VanDorin
    17/04/2016 #5 William VanDorin
    First step, make cameras that do not look like guns!
    Mark Blevins
    16/04/2016 #4 Mark Blevins
    I'm glad I'm not a celebrity. I'd end up punching a camera man like Mike Tyson did. Sure he went to jail for a while, but you don't hear anything about his personal life anymore
    Phil Friedman
    16/04/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    Top rate very solid piece. Clearly from a pro, at least from my admittedly limited POV. By the way, does the middle initial in your name give us any indication of your affinity for a social media platform?
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/04/2016 #1 Qamar Ali Khan
    This is a wonderful insight @David B. Grinberg! Your observations and analysis are absolutely spot on. Being close, sincere, and truthful with media people can do magics for an organization.

    Unfortunately, as you indicated, the main media is occupied by some big tycoons. These people are ruthless. They never care about any human factor when presenting a story. They can make someone overnight and sink the other one in hours. The problem actually starts there. So, many reporters and journalists, I'm not talking about all, have become a sort of blackmailers. Within all these highly adverse environment for positive organizations, your analysis and those excellent tips are the best solution to forge good relations with media. Thank you very much for such a brilliant buzz :-)
  25. Dave Meeker

    Dave Meeker

    Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Mike McDougall APR, Fellow PRSA from McDougall Communication presented "Attracting Audiences Through Visual Avenues" at the recent PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) Hoosier luncheon. One of his slides had a Kodak MAX canister from his former employer. Ironically, the attached image was one of my favorite "captured moments" with my digital camera from this event. What's your story? Dave Meeker
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