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Funny or Die: PR and Public Affairs Working Hand in Glove

Last week President Obama made news by appearing on the online talk show, “Between Two Ferns,” with Zach Galifianakis on the Funny or Die website.  The site is the brainchild of Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.  Not exactly Washington Week in Review. If you have not watched the skit, here’s a link. As you […]

Read This Before Blaming Your PR Agency For Lack of Coverage

On behalf of PR agencies everywhere, thank you Amy Westervelt for your recent tell-all post on why startup companies need to stop pointing fingers at their PR firms and instead learn more about how editors and journalists do their jobs. Amy is a freelance writer/editor/author and frequent contributor to business publications like Forbes, the WSJ, […]

Avoid These Four Agency Client Types at all Costs

You may have heard the expression popular among some boat owners: The two best days of being a boat owner are ‘the day you buy it’ and the ‘day you sell it.’ Others use a similar expression. Like those who have purchased a vacation home they never have time to enjoy.  Or that convertible as […]

Size Matters When It Comes to Picking a PR Agency

Public relations agencies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are holding-company owned with offices in 50 countries or more and thousands of employees.  Others are independent and mid-sized with a handful of offices and perhaps a hundred or more workers. And of course there are scores of founder-run, single-office firms and boutique consultancies with anywhere […]

For Agencies, Working with Clients on a Shoestring Can Be an Acquired Taste

It’s not entirely new for global PR firms like Ogilvy PR and Edelman, among others, to make a run at emerging VC-backed companies who need communications help but are on a shoestring budget.  Every few years — either just before a so-called bubble, like the dot-com boom or right in the middle of one — […]