No BS Blog

Seattle – We’re Movin’ On Up!

June 30, 2014

When I moved up to Seattle from Southern California, part of what attracted me to this area was the opportunity to work in a tech savvy city that was on the verge of great things. After all, where’s the challenge working in a city like San Francisco that’s already been there, done that? Last week’s [Read More]

Kicking off 2014 World Cup with TheRealPelé.com

June 24, 2014

“Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pelé and Coca-Cola.” When global soccer legend, Edison Arantes do Nascimento, more commonly known as Pelé uttered these words, he wasn’t kidding. Credited with bringing the passion of soccer to America and being the best soccer player of all time, Pelé is one [Read More]

PR People Don’t Deserve your Sympathy

June 19, 2014

Saying that journalists and PR people have a love-hate relationship is like saying I watch too much trashy TV. DUH. But lately there has been a lot of back and forth between people on the PR side and the journalist side, which was spurred by this post from Jennifer Pan. It’s worth a read, but she [Read More]

Play Your Pitch Right – Relationships & Research

June 16, 2014

George Orwell wrote, “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” Yeesh, Orwell. We all know you were a tough critic of news and media, but this thinly veiled insult stings. If mighty Orwell has this opinion about my profession, this begs the question: how do journalists feel [Read More]