No BS Blog

Inspiration at the Urinal

December 4, 2009

Urinal, what a horrible word. No matter in what context it’s used, it is just an awful word. But like George Washington said to his dad after the whole Cherry Tree incident, “I cannot tell a lie,” which brings me back to the urinal and my source of inspiration. A few weeks ago we stopped [Read More]

Twist and Shout: Jagex Wins Big Across The Pond

October 30, 2009

Congratulations to BPR’s favorite UK client! The Jagex team took home a big win last night in London at the 27th annual Golden Joystick Awards – being named the Best UK Developer. For those of you who aren’t aware, Jagex is the company behind the largest MMORPG in the world – RuneScape. The video games [Read More]

A Clean Sweep For BPR Clients At Seattle Business Top 25 Awards!

October 26, 2009

Congratulations to BPR clients Apptio, Smith & Tinker, and Skytap – all winners at last week’s Seattle Business awards event honoring the Top 25 Innovators & Entrepreneurs in Washington State. It was a great event with a killer view from the Space Needle. Executives from more than 125 companies were nominated, and 25 received placement [Read More]

WOW! My Parents Set Up A Wireless Router.

October 21, 2009

Every so often something amazing happens that makes us take pause and simply say WOW! Sometimes WOW can be a bad thing, like when the word is used in the same sentence as Microsoft Vista or when many of us opened statements from investment accounts over the past 18 months. But typically WOW marks moments [Read More]

I am proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook!

August 11, 2009

I am not boasting, in fact I’m using a function in Word called cut-and-paste for my dramatic subject line. I received another resume today with this listed as a key attribute of the applicant which led me to this rant. Is this as good as it gets? A PR person promoting the fact they can [Read More]

Yes We’re Hiring!

August 4, 2009

What a week in Seattle. We hit 106 degrees last Wednesday, the Blue Angels did tricks in the sky over Lake Washington, and once again we didn’t meet a single candidate who really gets B2B enterprise PR. C’mon people, there must be someone out there who is a skilled PR pro, who doesn’t masquerade as [Read More]

The Elusive Customer Reference

July 28, 2009

Way back in the olden days (1998 – 2001) clients didn’t really worry much about having referenceable customers for press purposes. Sure there was the occasional high-maintenance reporter who needed them, but for the most part if the company had a Web presence and venture capital backing, who cared about silly things like customers, a [Read More]

Dave Matthews Band Does It Again!

June 4, 2009

What a great week! It’s been consistently 80+ degrees in Seattle since last Friday, I’ve been on my Harley everyday and if that isn’t enough to celebrate, DMB released Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King on Tuesday. I know we tend to talk-shop here but today I’m not going to bash on the PR world, [Read More]

It’s all Bullshit!

May 27, 2009

So my bullshit meter has been working overtime the past few weeks and I thought I’d take this opportunity to report my findings. There are 3 areas I’d like to address: PR and ROI, another PR agency, and a conversation with a graduating student from the UW School of Communication. First-up, PR and ROI. Suddenly [Read More]