No BS Blog

Thong, Friend, Hook-Up, and Bomb. Is PR next?

December 21, 2010

It wasn’t that long ago words like sick or friend meant something entirely different than what they do today. And while these evolved words often cause laughter at family gatherings, “Grandpa said he can’t find his thongs,” it’s not always a laughing matter. Sure a bomb used to explode, being sick was bad, and hooking-up [Read More]

Word Up.

December 13, 2010

UP – those two letters mean so much and the direction in which we want things to travel; unless the topic is lawsuits, product recalls, unemployment, crime, stalled cruise liners, weight, WikiLeaks, etc. Up has become quite the friend to the good people in PR Land too. They like to talk about up leveling the [Read More]

Microsoft. Dave Matthews. Free Ham.

November 19, 2010

“NO WAY” was my reaction when Jake and Zach Barokas called me yesterday afternoon to inform me that my all time favorite musician, Dave Matthews, was playing at a mall for the opening of the Microsoft store. How could it be? How could these two worlds collide; the man who makes music that inspires me [Read More]

I’M HOWIE BAROKAS AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

October 26, 2010

I can’t take it anymore. I’d rather someone take me out behind the building and beat me with pan rather than listen to or watch one more political ad sponsored by one liar about another liar. Is it really necessary? Do they really need to spend so much money insulting the other? Typically I enjoy [Read More]

Happy Birthday To BPR.

September 28, 2010

Every once in a while you need to break the rules, and today I’m going to break my own rule, the one that states: PR agencies should not promote themselves. This week marks BPR’s 12th birthday and as such I’m going to take a page from the playbook of MWW, Weber, Edelman, Hill and Knowlton, [Read More]

Here We Grow Again. Are You The Next BPR B2B Hire?

August 27, 2010

It’s great posting open positions – what’s not so great are the resumes we see from y’all who have no PR experience or are having what Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction, Jules Winnfield, described as a “moment of clarity”. So here we go: BPR is looking for a candidate with at least 3 [Read More]

Five Guys Standing Around a Hole

August 20, 2010

The pounding. The drilling. When will it stop? Apparently this is what progress sounds like, which would be fine if it wasn’t right outside my office window. For the past several weeks the City of Seattle has been busy tearing apart the street between 1st and 2nd Ave on Cherry Street. I’m not sure what [Read More]

WE WANT YOU. MAYBE.

August 3, 2010

Hey kids we’re hiring again. We’re looking for talented, smart, no bullshit, PR people who actually DO stuff – not take credit for other people’s work. So if you’re in a cozy VP role at Edelman, Porter Novelli, or Weber stay there since we don’t hire Biz Dev people. But if you’re someone who knows [Read More]

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