No BS Blog

If You Can Speak It, Why Can’t You Write It?

November 29, 2011

I was well into my college education before it occurred to me that most people, including my collegiate peers, were largely incapable of constructing basic sentences. This stunning realization came about during my junior year of college, when I became a tutor at the university writing center. We were tasked with guiding (as opposed to [Read More]

Is it Still a Party if the DJ is Dead?

November 10, 2011

It had all the potential to be rad – the secret roll-out invites, the mystery door prizes, the super popular host, the lure of a seriously awesome band. Billed as a game-changer, the launch of Google+ was the metephorical equivilent of Lindsay Lohan’s 18th birthday party for the social media world. You weren’t sure what [Read More]

Want a Higher Klout Score? Have a Baby.

October 31, 2011

Did you hear the millions of screams last week after Klout, the social media influence firm, changed its algorithm for measuring an individual’s influence based on their ability to drive action? It may not have been quite as loud as the screams from frustrated Netflix fans last month with a pricing change, but across the [Read More]

Are We Really Just Bitchy Women and Stupid Men?

October 6, 2011

I had the rare pleasure of enjoying a lazy Sunday, free from plans which meant watching football on the couch with Jack and Emma, the English Bulldogs, snoring on either side of me. This scene doesn’t happen too often and it’s not because I have a bitchy wife who tells me what I can and can’t do.   But watching the game, rather the commercials, made [Read More]

Journalism is Dead. Long Live Journalism.

September 19, 2011

I had an interesting conversation with a tech reporter last week about embargoes and how they are frequently broken. What started as a very specific dialogue about embargoes led to a larger discussion about journalistic ethics, and the very definition of a journalist. In the “old days” it used to be easy to spot them: [Read More]

Join Barokas PR and GeekWire For Lunch on Aug 16th

July 21, 2011

Hi Friends. Barokas PR has hooked up with the smart dudes at GeekWire – – and brought together a great group for a mid-summer luncheon called Tech Trends and Tips. The event will feature a panel including GeekWire’s John Cook, TeachStreet Founder and CEO Dave Schappell, Madrona Venture Group Managing Director Greg Gottesman, and [Read More]

Should Babies Be Banned From First-Class? Absolutely.

June 30, 2011

Okay stroller brigade before you get your Bjorn’s in a bunch this is not an anti-baby post. But it does have to do with babies riding in first class and how one airline is risking a PR shit-storm because of their recent decision So what’s the deal? Malaysia Airlines recently announced that on certain [Read More]