Monthly Archives: August 2010

When was the last time you revised your crisis communications plan?

The Times had a lengthy story on Sunday that looked at the challenges of crisis communications and the recent PR woes of BP, Toyota and Goldman Sachs. All of the case studies are interesting. I was taken in particular with

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PR do or die for Foursquare

Today at approximately 4:30 PST,  Foursquare will experience what hundreds of other start-ups have endured — an announcement by the market gorilla that they are entering your space. Yesterday TechCrunch looked at whether Foursquare can survive Facebook’s expected announcement of

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Did HP’s PR firm blow its counsel on Hurd?

The ouster of Mark Hurd from HP now has their PR firm is now under examination. The New York Times writes that HP was told by the firm that if it did not reveal the circumstances around Hurd’s resignation the

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The what of Google Wave

I was lucky enough to get an invite to try the beta of Google Wave last year. But after a few minutes of using it I decided to pass. I found it complicated and intrusive. But the platform had lots

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I was wondering how long it would be until we saw these stories about HP

The news cycle on the Mark Hurd story has moved to analysis and unsurprisingly a look at HP Culture. This story from Reuters looks at decline of the “HP Way” and it is not pretty. The story calls out Hurd as it

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Good, Old Fashioned Reporting

http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/08/verizon-iphone-january/ Steve Cheney’s story is an excellent example of good, old fashioned reporting. Instead of “Follow the money” we have “follow the components”. I am excited that there will be another wireless vendor other than AT&T for the iPhone.

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