If PR Pros and Bloggers Played Nice

PR pros and bloggers love to complain about each other. At the same time, both groups sometimes need each other. But are the complaints and demands of either group fair or realistic?

PR Pros: A Bunch of Shady Sex-Crazed Skirts

The public relations industry is full of crazy parties and dishonesty in service of getting what we want. Right? Um, not quite. But those misconceptions are what happen when the PR industry fails in its own PR efforts.

Why I Won’t Join Your PR Blog Party

As a new blogger in the PR community, it can be easy to get sucked into cliques that go from courting to a perpetual echo chamber. If you want to stand out, consider less ass-kissing and more thinking for yourself.

Improving the Power150

Do you trust blog influence rankings like AdAge’s Power150 Index? You probably shouldn’t. Metrics used are faulty and easily manipulated by those in-the-know. In this post I offer some requested feedback on improving those rankings.

Blog Censorship: Where do You Draw the Line?

No matter what your reason, deleting blog comments after they’ve been published is rarely a good idea. And your readers will notice. Sometimes they’ll even have copies. This is what happens when they do.

Blog Comments Closed Due to Lack of Common Sense

Two things make a blog a blog: content posted in reverse consecutive order, and a social component (the comments). It’s that simple. But if comments are part of what make a blog the social medium it is, why do some bloggers feel compelled to close them? And should they?

Why Do PR Professionals Still Not Understand Blogging?

Public relations professionals have a nasty little habit of claiming ownership of tools and promotional tactics that go far beyond their own uses. In this post I cover PR pros’ misguided views on both blogging and web links as “currency.”