The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

The past, present and future of news

This post is like X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, except with printing presses and the web instead of Hugh Jackman. We’ll go back in time, return to the present and … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

What words get shared on social media – and what doesn’t?

Publicity and marketing, including social media, is like the Wild West. Just about anybody can call themselves a Social Media Ninja (although they shouldn’t) and get away with it, especially … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 7 Comments

Why even the mighty Facebook is DOOMED

So now that social media is an entrenched Big Deal, taking up gobs of bandwidth on the Series of Tubes, you’re starting to see story after story in papers of … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 5 Comments

Happy birthday to the Twitter!

A nice little video about the evolution of the Twitter, which is 6.942 bazillion times better than the Book of Face, which will one day go the way of MySpace … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

PR case studies – OK, you’re doing it right

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’about.com.  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

You’re doing it wrong: press releases and press conferences are usually Bad Ideas

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’about.com.  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Handling bad news, making your message sticky and other penmonkey tricks

For two years or whatever, I blogged three times a week about publicity, speechwriting, public relations and scandals for The New York Times’about.com.  If you are an author, actor, director, politician, … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 1 Comment
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