Periscope: High Visibility on Social Media and Drunk Driving Don’t Mix

It is unusual for police to get a tip from the virtual world about a drunk driver. It’s usually the other way around. But in Florida today, a woman was booked with drunk driving using the live-streaming app Periscope. The police in Lakeland, Florida, received calls from people who were viewing a woman broadcasting herself […]

Josh Isay of The Stagwell Group’s SKDKnickerbocker

Josh Isay of The Stagwell Group’s SKDKnickerbocker

Josh Isay, Managing Director of SKDKnickerbocker is about to get much busier since his firm has just been acquired by Mark Penn’s Stagwell Group. He’s someone who generally prefers staying more in the background – but not completely, having said in a recent interview, “I think there’s something between glad-handing and J.D. Salinger, and I’m […]

Havas Formula PR: A Public Relations Perspective

Havas Formula

Havas Formula, formerly known as Formula PR, was acquired in 2014 by Havas FORMULATIN. Formula has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York. This agency does great work in San Diego, good work in LA – and from numerous people we have spoken with, we understand not good work in New York. History […]

The OutCast Agency: A Good SF Agency… Less Good Elsewhere

The Outcast Agency

OutCast Agency, formerly OutCast Communications, was founded in 1997 as a high-tech PR firm. Alex Constantinople became a partner and COO in 2010, and less than a year later she became their CEO. San Francisco is where they are headquartered, but they have offices in New York and Los Angeles as well. Interesting PR Tidbits […]

Using PR to Launch your Company or Idea


A product or company launch is a one-and-done thing. If you do it well, your company or idea has a chance of success, if it all goes wrong, you don’t get a do-over, at least not easily. Since you probably already know the difference between media relations and public relations, you have an idea on […]

The Dislike Button: Like it or Not, Facebook Is Changing

facebook dislike button

Like it or not, a Dislike button may be coming to Facebook. So says Mark Zuckerberg, CEO. He announced the proposed addition to the social media networking giant in a town hall-style event at his company’s headquarters recently in Menlo Park, California. And while the Dislike button is still being tested, the likelihood of its […]

Kids Non-Profit Wants Public Relations Assistance

Childhelp Nationally everything-pr

Phoenix, Arizona based Childhelp Nationally is seeking a PR firm for 2016. They want an agency who can: Elevate the Childhelp brand as a national expert and develop opportunities for Childhelp to be featured prominently on nationally syndicated media outlets; Bring new, relevant, and engaged high profile celebrity talent to the organization; Market the organization as […]

Government Relations Firm Needed In Ohio

The Ohio Association of Regional Council

The Ohio Association of Regional Councils (OARC) is requesting a proposal from qualified government relations firms to provide state and federal public policy guidance, strategy, education, and representation of Ohio’s regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations to state and federal government elected leaders and key staff members. OARC is seeking to engage with a government […]

PR Man Allan Ripp Representing The “Most Hated Man in America”

Martin Shkreli everything-pr

Martin Shkreli, former hedge-fund manager and founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals is not a popular fellow these days. Shkreli purchased Turing at the beginning of the year along with the rights to Daraprim, a drug that treats a rare but severe infection afflicting HIV/AIDS and cancer patients and was approved decades before Shkreli was born. Recently […]

Gloria Allred Is A Media Hound

Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred is a civil rights attorney often in the middle of high-profile cases involving celebrities, sex, or injustice to a woman. She puts herself in the middle of this story – she’s a media whore and a relentless promoter in our humble opinion. Her name has made its way into the current press cycle […]

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