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PRSA 2012 Int’l Conference in San Francisco: It’s a Wrap, Folks

Social media success stories and strategies featured prominently in this year’s PRSA 2012 International Conference in San Francisco from October 13-16, 2012. For those who did not attend — like me — social media (blogs and tweets) brought the conference to our desktops and mobile phones. Here is a brief round up to give you some of the highlights. Reflections on the PRSA …

Catch Up Reading: Web 2.0 Summit, DeFrag, Amplify and TWTRCON 2010

Rapid-fire tweets from overlapping social media shows Web 2.0 Summit, DeFrag Conference 2010, Amplify and TWTRCON SF10  overwhelmed my Twitter feed this week. How can anyone keep up with all this information (and still do an honest day’s work)? Homework this weekend, that’s the answer! Here are the links to the articles and video footage that I plan to review.  Please join me because I really don’t like to do homework …

We Can All Use a Little Online Etiquette

When the Internet exploded onto the scene in 1996, communication as we knew it changed forever.  Suddenly we could send Ethernet greetings and thank you notes to almost anyone with a few keystrokes; forsaking the neatly hand-written note that Emily Post had espoused since 1922. When the Internet went mainstream it also became a convenient bully pulpit to broadcast our opinions. And …

8 Hot Social Media Marketing Tips

Nearly 3,800 people registered for SocialMediaExaminer’s Webinar “8 Hot Social Media Marketing Tips You Need to Know” yesterday (April 6, 2010).  If you weren’t one of them (perhaps you couldn’t get into the virtual room because there was only space for the first 1,000) then this recap is for you. Not only was this Webinar packed full of “virtual” bodies, but …

The Original Venture Capitalists: A New Film

An early screening of the first documentary film about the founders of Silicon Valley’s venture capital industry mesmerized an audience of investment bankers and VCs, lawyers, entrepreneurs, technologists and others when it was unveiled by the Western Association of Venture Capitalists as a work-in-progress at a reception last night at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Commercializing the Next Generation of Technology

Some words of wisdom from yesterday’s panelists at Boston University’s Executive Networking Breakfast “Commercializing the Next Generation of Technology” in Menlo Park, CA:   1) “US needs business model innovation” (Innovation is different than invention) 2) “Market Bridging” – Always link technology to the market 3) “You don’t want a solution in search of a problem” 4) “IP is important, …

Daily News Journalists On What Works

So how do PR professionals land a company profile or get a product into a daily newspaper for their clients these days? PR Newswire organized an informative Webinar on that very subject on May 17, 2007. The featured speakers were: Lisa Vickery, Day Editor, National News Desk, Wall Street Journal Steve Trousdale, Deputy Business Editor, San Jose Mercury News Polly …