No BS Blog

Pinging vs. Ringing

December 3, 2012

I stopped by the mall yesterday for a quick trip to one of my favorite stops, the Apple store.  As I made my way through Nordstrom toward the Apple store that looks down on the Microsoft’s boutique, I was struck by the silence coming from the Salvation Army Bell Ringer standing next to the iconic red kettle. Huh [Read More]

It’s Hard to Hit a Bullseye with Blinders.

October 25, 2012

Google recently introduced the “Bacon Number” function – a charming little game where you can find out exactly how many degrees of separation there are between some of Hollywood’s elite and Kevin Bacon – who has apparently been around the LA block a time or two. Working in PR can feel a bit like one [Read More]


October 3, 2012

Wow – where did 14 years go? I don’t feel 14 years older but according to my driver’s license I am. And about my team…I feel like Wooderson in Dazed and Confused when he said to Dawson “I get older, they stay the same age.”  It has truly been a great ride and I want [Read More]


July 30, 2012

“Shit – there are no available outlets.” This is the thought that kicked-off my recent trip to London while still in Seattle. I arrived at gate S12 twenty minutes before my flight boarded knowing I could get a last bit of work done before being forced into Internet-darkness on the 9-hour British Airways flight. Mac [Read More]

My Internship Would Kick Your Internship’s Ass

June 20, 2012

When I expressed my desire to pursue public relations about six months ago, the most common reactions expressed by my loved ones were horror and confusion, understandably. Many people associate public relations with sleazy story distortion, and stereotypes often don’t exist without some reason. Luckily, I was one of the few that found a company [Read More]


June 6, 2012

No it’s not a typo.  PRaggage (prag – age) is a word I just made up, unless someone before me has used it and it’s a total coincidence. Anyway until someone challenges me I’m putting a stake in the ground on this one. Now that we’ve established whose word it is, let’s get to the interesting part -the [Read More]

The Rhythm Method and Exclusives?

March 16, 2012

Two things you should be very careful with. But since this is a family-friendly PR blog I’ll focus on item #2 – Exclusives. For something so black & white, there sure seems to be a lot of gray around this topic. I’m not certain if the gray exists because PR peeps don’t get it or because [Read More]

Most of You Will Fail.

February 6, 2012

Those are the five inspiring words I used to kick-off a recent discussion with PR students graduating from the University of Washington. It wasn’t meant to be a catchy headline or a wake-up call, although I did see a few reactions close to what you’d expect if I yelled FIRE in a theatre. I find [Read More]

Dating, Douchebags and Women in Tech

January 13, 2012

There are few experiences more painful than the agony of a first date. First, there is the unnecessary pressure, the endless hours of worrying what to wear, the polishing, extra moisturizing – all in anticipation of hanging out with someone that will likely have the mental capacity of a 13-year-old (I have endless amounts of [Read More]