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Social Media Killing PR?

December 9, 2008

Just a few months ago, when the days were bathed in sun, the evenings were true Hot August Nights, the Dave Matthews Band was on tour, and people were lighting Bar B Qs, Michael Arrington at TechCrunch was igniting his own fire in a post called The PR Roadblock On The Road To Blissful Blogging. [Read More]

Shut the Fu$% Up Sarah

November 28, 2008

I’ve resisted talking about politics since as we all know it’s 1/3 of the big 3 to avoid: sex, religion, and politics. Oh but there is so much comedy and drama with each topic, and sometimes it becomes impossible to hold-back. So for now we won’t talk sex or religion. Sarah Palin is an idiot. [Read More]

Google News Alerts: Friend or Foe?

November 15, 2008

A friend in the PR biz called me last night lamenting his horrid day. He explained that his client called and was furious about a story that showed-up as a Google News Alert (GNA) regarding one of their competitors in the cellular handset space. The “coverage” wasn’t really coverage – it was a link to [Read More]

It’s Gaming Season: No Permits Need

October 18, 2008

If, as the t-shirt says, “Virginia is for lovers,” then LA and Seattle in July are the place for gamers. Fresh off the E3 and Casual Connect conferences earlier this month, BPR’s seen what’s up next in gaming. The industry is catering to the consumer trend of rocking out — at E3, consoles focused on [Read More]

Live From E3 08 in Los Angeles

October 6, 2008

It’s Tuesday and E3 – (formerly the Electronic Entertainment Expo) is in full swing. We’re here with Jagex as they bring to America RuneScape HD. The reviews already are very positive from press and analysts. Go here for a sample: More updates from the show floor later. Howie

Perspective from the Newbie

September 20, 2008

This concludes my first week as a PR practitioner and I have a couple insights I wanted to share as a new member to the field and working life in general. 1.) School and internships paid off. I know it can feel like school and internships are pointless at times but now I see that [Read More]

Are Employees Hurting your PR?

September 9, 2008

I just returned from a glorious week in Hawaii filled with lava flows, sunscreen and more sunshine than Seattle sees all summer. Each year, my husband and I visit our favorite hotel on Maui – the Fairmont Kea Lani. For those of you who haven’t been to Maui, you’re certainly missing out! But, unlike our [Read More]

Turn-Key is a Turn-Off

August 28, 2008

A wise owl once told me that brand is the promise you make and reputation is whether or not you live up to that promise. Being in the communications industry, I still take that very seriously. When I think about all of the companies we work with here at BPR, I think about all of [Read More]

Mindless Gossip or PR Magic?

August 12, 2008

Admittedly, a few of us here at BPR have a secret addiction to celebrity gossip —- specifically US Weekly Magazine. Though you’d never guess it from the stacks of publications at our front desk (the likes of Fortune, InformationWeek, Wall Street Journal, WIRED, BusinessWeek), we battle constantly over who will be the first to grab [Read More]

Blog Post #5: The Death of Consoles?

August 5, 2008

WildTangent’s founder Alex St. John made some waves last week at the ION Game confab, giving his perspective on what the future of gaming will look like and why console manufacturers will need to map out a new strategy to stay relevant in an online world. In addition to working with WildTangent, BPR works with [Read More]