Fancy Food Show… Again? Oh Yes!

My feet and my belly are have just about recovered from a full day at the bi-annual Fancy Food Show. Since living in San Francisco, attendance at this B2B show has become an annual ritual for me. The east coast show is typically held in New York every summer and is about three times larger [...]

Is It An Addiction or Just Being Practical?

by Mike Mulvihill The following article by Robert J. Samuelson appeared in the Washington Post on January 21, 2010. The tone of the article is a bit political for my taste, but the facts address many of the realities about our nation’s “addiction” to traditional energy sources and speaks to the reality that we’re not about [...]

LinkedIn: No-Nonsense Network for High Power, High Influentials

By Priya Ramesh (@newpr) In Apple’s words, LinkedIn is “a no-nonsense site with little visual fluff and few distractions, it provides the perfect venue for busy professionals who have little time to spare.” With 70 million users and over 1 million company profiles, LinkedIn was co-founded by Reid Hoffman and Jean-Luc Vaillant to help us build [...]

Rolling Stone War Journalism: Does it Expose or Reflect Army PR?

I thought I could just let it go that the great rock-and-roll paper of my youth turned into a slick magazine. But, the editors broke a story about Goldman Sachs profiting from/causing every stock market crash since the 20s - great journalism, even though it was one of those ”do ya think?” stories (who would have guessed this of [...]

How Hospitals Can Battle Comment Trolls – and Win

By Jenn Riggle Organizations may not be afraid of the big bad wolf, but they’re scared to death of the “comment trolls” who terrorize news sites and blogs. You know who they are – the angry townspeople with torches and pitchforks on a witch (or hospital) hunt. These online attacks are a major cause of heartburn [...]

Connecting with Your Tweeps or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tweetup

THE BOOZE BIN By Pia Mara Finkell (@piamara) Twitter is kind of like online dating. At some point, you have to meet in person or it starts to get a little frustrating. There are some conversations that simply can’t be expressed in 140 characters or less. I’m sure this is the case for all social [...]

A little pillow talk please!

For many years now I’ve been reading contradicting surveys; on the one hand consumers claim they want to eat more healthfully and yet at the same time studies indicate that their food purchases in both the foodservice and retail sectors tell another story. The nation’s obesity rates speak for themselves; according to the American Medical [...]

You Dared to be Your Own Boss. Now What’s Stopping You from Starting Your Own Blog?

By Priya Ramesh For the last seven years of my career as a Public Relations professional, I have had the tremendous opportunity to work very closely with CEOs of startup companies. I absolutely enjoy the “die-hard, let’s do it attitude” that epitomizes small businesses and I am very well aware of what a small business [...]

4 C’s For A Clean Social Media Score Card

You’re a salesman (or saleswomen) whether you want to be or not. I’m not talking about an elevator pitch or positioning, rather the success of your vision determines how well you can sell it. Insert your cliches about reaching for the sky but with a realistic view on your goal it can be reached – [...]

Social Media Is the Duct Tape of a Hospital Crisis Plan

  By Jenn Riggle I’m one of those people who believe in preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. I have a thing for emergency preparedness kits and always keep jumper cables, flares and a first aid kit in my car. I have oil lamps strategically placed around my house and bought a [...]