Gischeleman: "To Create With the Mind"
I was really excited to visit Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Spending most of my baseball dollars at the shrine we call Fenway Park, I expected similar, nostalgic feel of an old park coupled with a "major league" game experience. I was wrong. Wrigley felt more like an extra-big minor league ballpark, badly [...]
Thanks to "Colonel Tribune (http://twitter.com/…eltribune)," I got a personal tour of the Chicago Tribune tower and offices during my recent vacation. One thing that impressed me was the extent to which the staffers I met, starting with Daniel Honigman, are using social media- as outlets, as sources, and as an inevitable future. The question surrounding [...]
The April 15 Tax Day tea parties were a great example of grass roots, viral organization to move thousands of people (whether you believe the reported attendance or not) to do something. But here’s the problem; what were they doing? In PR, we counsel clients to have consistent messages that leave no doubt who you [...]
OK, not really. But in a Sunday New York Times article (http://bit.ly/rbgin) she did hit a great communications point in talking about the effect of foreign rulings on the U.S. Supreme Court. "You will not be listened to if you don’t listen to others." I guess some ideas apply across disciplines. Mobile post sent by [...]
It occurred to me that all my talk of social media probably gets me pegged as a "social media" guy. Thing is, I’m a PR guy. Social media does play a big role, but more to the point, it plays a more visible role. Communications and messaging strategy are still big parts of our job, [...]
How should PR people contact media people? However those media people say they prefer. Period. If that’s too much work for PR people. well, that’s our job. If media people don’t put up preferences, well’ they make their own jobs harder (and "preference" can be "don’t contact me, PR people- ever"). How should PR people [...]
Yesterday, I was intrigued to find that Robert Scoble, spurred by the faster-moving relaunch of FriendFeed.com, wondered aloud about how to manage the crush of information that passes our eyes every day (http://scobleizer.com/…009/04/06). I look at this as not just Friendfeed, but any content you follow. I am in Robert’s camp; unfollowing and working from [...]